Trophy Room – A Hidden Gem in Wellington

Trophy Room dining room

I’m kind of bummed that it took me this long to dine at Trophy Room in Wellington.  It’s a hidden gem in this equestrian town, and I am excited to help spread the word.

I need to first note that Palm Beach Chef James Strine oversees the New American menu (Chef Jimmy’s previous culinary experiences landed him as executive chef of Grato and Buccan, and executive sous chef of Cafe Boulud).  That alone should be reason to visit this refined dining establishment.

Chef Jimmy and his team really took the time to offer up different culinary options.  He did some serious R&D – even on the bread that you receive at the table. We tried this artful marriage of light and airy focaccia and parker house rolls – I hope its still there when I return!  (We tried not to eat too much of it – you know, you hear your parent’s voice in your head saying, “Don’t fill up on the bread.”  It’s really hard not to.)

Our waitress was extremely helpful and honest when it came to recommendations. I was super impressed with her knowledge of the wine – especially the delish Pinot Noir I tried.  She told us the story behind the wine making, making it taste even better going down!

Dinner Time at Trophy Room

Here’s a peek at what I (thoroughly) enjoyed!
drink and menuTrophy Mule: cucumber infused Tito’s, rernet branca, rosemary, lime, Fever Tree ginger beer

cauliflower appetizerSpicy Cauliflower: crispy cauliflower, kimchee vinaigrette, scallions with green goddess dressing for dipping

focaccia breadFoccacia Bread: traditional, light and airy focaccia bread with a secret twist

himachi crudoHimachi Crudo: diced ginger, avocado, jalapeno slices, and crispy plantain chips

Maryland crab dipMaryland Crab Dip: super cheesy deliciousness served with bread rounds and pickled jalapeños

Meatball slidersMeatball Sliders: one bite and you’ll know what makes them one of the most popular choices on the menu

Grilled octopusGrilled Octopus with Beef Marrow over Bucatini: oh.em.gee

braised beef tongueBraised Beef Tongue: truffle glaze and mustard seeds over pureed potato.

pizzaPizza: light and crispy, fresh tomato and cheese

dessertDessert: heaven on a plate

Check out Trophy Room on Mondays for Pizza Night, as well as Happy Hour specials on beverages and light bites from 4p – 7p daily!

If you’re looking for a place to host your next business dinner, meeting, party, or charity event check out the private dining room as well as the outdoor patio.  I attended a charity function for Horses Healing Hearts there and the private event room was perfect.

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Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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8 thoughts on “Trophy Room – A Hidden Gem in Wellington”

  1. Agnes Dela Cruz

    I love the vibe of the place. And, the food looks so delicious!

  2. With all the sumptuous food you shared with us, this place is indeed a true treasure place.

  3. vicky hallnewman

    Those meatball sliders! They look so tasty. I am always looking for new places to eat and try new foods out. THis looks like you had a lovely time.

  4. The pizza and the braised beef tongue are what got my attention! Both are my faves. And also my husband’s 🙂

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