While I have my favorite restaurants in downtown Celebration, I like to go off the beaten path and head over to Celebration Golf Club’s Windmill Restaurant. Matt & I had a fantastic breakfast there at the start of the year, and knew we needed to order lunch sometime. While relatively tame, the menu has a few options that are worth a second glance, such as the Pear and Brie Sandwich. It certainly took me a couple minutes to decide on what I wanted.
Matt ordered the Southern Fried Chicken Salad which consisted of battered chicken tenders served on crisp greens with tomatoes, bacon, cheese, scallions, and a buttermilk ranch dressing. The veggies were all fresh, and chicken retained some crispness, and overall was a good salad. The prepackaged cheese was a bit underwhelming to me, and the bacon was nearly nonexistent.
I chose the Cajun Shrimp BLT Wrap. Sandwiches are served with a side of French fries, onion rings, or fruit. Matt seemed to recall the fries were good when he had them in the past, but I opted to give their onion rings a try.
I’m glad I ordered the rings, because they were very good. They had a light, crispy panko breading that stuck pretty well to the onions, which also has a good flavor. I’d gladly order them again, and while not listed on the starter menu, I’m sure they would oblige and sell them as a side.
The wrap had its strengths and weaknesses. As a concept, I wasn’t sure about the shrimp and bacon combination. Matt doesn’t like shrimp and he found it odd. According to the menu, it’s flat grilled seasoned shrimp with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a chipotle aioli. Sounds decent. I did, however, find a few things that disappointed me. The overall wrap was grilled, which to me is a poor idea when a wrap is chock full of shredded lettuce. There was hardly any bacon, much like Matt’s salad. I can probably count on one hand the few pieces I had in the wrap; not cool when it’s marketed as a BLT. Apart from what was mentioned in the description, there were also both red and green peppers in the wrap. They were not anticipated, and not a flavor I wanted to welcome.
But as I mentioned, there were strengths. The chipotle aioli packed some heat. I’m not afraid of heat at all, but I think some may find it a bit much, which I loved. The shrimp was cooked perfectly and deveined, which I think some places might overlook since it’s being tucked into a wrap. While bacon was lacking, there were several pieces of shrimp which made the wrap a bit more substantial. After eating a full half of the wrap, I picked out the shrimp of the second half. It’s not an item I’d order again without a few changes.
Are there any items on Windmill’s menu that stand out to you? If you’ve visited, how was your meal?