Wild Pear for Happy Hour
Hard to believe it was 4 months ago that I was enjoying a friend filled lunch (outside!) at Pete's Place, just two doors down State St. from Wild Pear. I recall one member of our group gazing longingly down the sidewalk. Probably wondering why she ever agreed to venture out of her comfort zone. It's a risk when you put me (Variety is good!) in control of the venue. I believe that it encourages us to take notice of our surroundings and appreciate the details.
As soon as I grasped the door handle at Wild Pear I felt their desire to use the historic qualities of this old building to their advantage. Sadly, Wild Pear only serves dinner twice a month, on First Wednesday and for their Sunday Supper Club (reservation only), BUT they do have a happy hour, Monday-Saturday from 3:30-5:30 PM.
I arrived at 3:30 PM and asked for a table for 4. Jennie and Rebekah walked in the door minutes after me. We browsed the happy hour menu that is displayed on the table--cocktails on one side and food on the other. We ordered a Classic Martini, a Peartini, a Cosmopolitan and a Chipotle Raspberry Margarita. Once our drinks were brought out we ordered food; wild rice chicken soup, acorn squash curry soup, sweet potato truffle fries, bread & pear plate (?) and a hummus plate. Perfect fare for the shortest day of the year!
Wild Pear's happy hour menu offered up a nice variety of freshly prepared food to choose from, their sparkling clean, beautiful decor provided a welcoming atmosphere and our smiling, winking waiter treated us to excellent service.
372 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Mon – Sat: 10 am – 5:30 pm