By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
One of the most popular items on the new menu at Cottonwood on the Greens is the traditional Polish pierogis served with carmelized bacon and onions and a small house salad.
Eatery owner Pawel Listwan actually makes the pierogis himself from a recipe that belonged to his grandmother. He even makes the cheese called “twarog” himself and prepares the potatoes on site.
New menu item Oysters Mornay, roasted with Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses are a big hit at Cottonwood on the Greens. Courtesy photo
Listwan says customers are responding enthusiastically to the new menu items including nine different salads, a fried green chile strips appetizer, and the Oysters Kilpatrick or Mornay, which are a house speciality.
“We have lowered our prices and expanded our menu for both lunch and dinner,” he said. “We have noticed many new regulars and more families coming to dine with us. They are enjoying the variety of food offered especially our Italian, Thai, Japanese and Greek options.”
Many locals go to Cottonwood on the Greens for their steaks, which are $19-$21 and come with vegetables and a choice of mashed potatoes, baked potatoes or the popular green chili scalloped potatoes.
Lunchtime favorites include a gyro sandwich, fish and chips, and the shredded roast beef sandwich served with melted Swiss cheese and carmelized onons. Gluten free and low carb options are available as well.
Cottonwood also offers specialty and build-your-own pizzas including a smoked salmon pizza and a frutti di mare pizza with shrimp, calamari, oysters and mussels. Their burger patties include beef, chicken breast, black bean and veggie and Ahi tuna.
There are four different steaks on the menu at Cottonwood on the Greens. Courtesy photo
Atmosphere and ambience are high on the list for Listwan and his wife, Dorota, who take pride in providing a relaxed and comfortable dining area for customers, complete with panoramic views of the surrounding area across the golf course.
They have hosted weddings, graduations, retirement parties, and the high school NJROTC ball in their community room.
“Sunday is becoming the most popular day here because of the prime rib brunch which also features pancake, waffle, and omelette stations, and includes non-alcoholic drinks,” Listwan said. Cost for the buffet is $13.95 for adults, $9.95 for children under 11, and free for children three and under.
“We are constantly asking our patrons what they would like to see at our restaurant and doing our best to accommodate their wishes,” he said.
Some 40 golf tournaments have been slated for the golf course during the coming months, which will keep the restaurant busy.
Breakfast is served 9-11 a.m., lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner 5 to 9 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, call 505.662.0404.