Saturday, August 11, 2018

Cirque Éloize 25 Year Anniversary at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Cirque Éloize - A Special Celebration at Foxwoods

For its 25th anniversary, Cirque Éloize once again presents a touching, poetic, one-of-a-kind creation. This amazing acrobat troupe is a driving force of Quebec culture and a leader in the contemporary circus world. For 25 years Cirque Éloize has brought together the circus arts with other art forms as well as technology to thrill audiences seeking sensually rich entertainment. 

Photo Source: Cirque Eloize

Acclaimed by over three million spectators, its creations iD, Cirkopolis and Saloon have been performed over FIVE THOUSAND times in over 500 cities all over the world.

And how lucky are we here in Connecticut?? Foxwoods is hosting the WORLD PREMIERE of Cirque Eloize Hotel!

Hotel is the story of a place and the travelers who come passing through it. A stopover where lives intersect, collide and juxtapose for a brief time to generate tales and memories. Acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music, will draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. Avant-garde stage design, inspired by the elegance of the great hotels, will carry the narrative, complete with cinematographic projections and magical effects. All that remains is to enter through the lobby door and get swept away by the grandeur and poetry of Hotel.

Foxwoods DATES

Wednesday, August 22
Preview Night, Only $20!     7:30 PM
Thursday, August 23         7:30 PM
Friday, August 24       2:00 PM    8:00 PM
Saturday, August 25      2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 26        2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 28         7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 29 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 30 2:00 PM 7:30 PM
Friday, August 31                  8:00 PM
Saturday, September 1 2:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 2 2:00 PM 7:00 PM

Click HERE to buy tickets

Fox Theater
Foxwoods Resort Casino

350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338
Box Office: 1-800-200-2882

About Cirque Éloize

Considered a front runner in contemporary circus, fulfilling the expectations of an audience in quest of meaningful entertainment, Cirque Éloize has conjugated, for now 25 years, circus arts with a wide range of other art forms, as well as with technology. Check HERE to see if they're coming to a town near you!

About Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino is the premier resort destination in the Northeast.  As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event.  Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit  

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Liv's Shack in Old Saybrook CT

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Seasonal Fare at Liv's Shack in Old Saybrook CT

Liv's Shack Sign
Liv's Shack on Bridge Street
in Old Saybrook Connecticut

The summer days are slowing getting shorter which means our brief summer season in New England is also winding down. While we still have plenty of summer days ahead of us, and hopefully a warm fall, some of our Connecticut restaurants operate on a seasonal schedule. Because of that, my friend Gayle and I decided to have a Friday night 'girls night out' and visit Liv's Shack on Bridge Street in Old Saybrook Connecticut.

Liv's Shack Lobster Roll
Views of Old Saybrook CT

Liv's Shack is the brainchild of John Brescio, executive chef, who is also the owner and operator of the beautiful Liv's Oyster Bar on Main Street, Old Saybrook. 

Liv's Shack John Brescio
Chef John chats with visitors
at Liv's Shack in Old Saybrook

Story has it that when the previous owners of the 'shack' located in the Harbor One Marina decided to close after ANOTHER storm hit the shores of Saybrook, the folks at the marina and in the area knew that THE ONE to take it over, and do it RIGHT, was Chef Brescio, whose love of the area, and local sea fare, shines through in all his endeavors. Liv's Oyster Bar is known throughout the area for creating simple, focused dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients, and the stunning seafood that the area provides. 

Yes, folks, Chef Brescio's Liv's Shack continues with that same fine tradition!

Liv's Shack Staff
Smiling Faces at
Liv's Shack in Old Saybrook CT

Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and known for their friendly service and amazing lobster rolls, they also have items like fish tacos, fresh salads, clam chowder, burgers and dogs on their menu. The restaurant offers take out and outside seating only.

The Liv's Shack tee-shirts pictured above are adorable, and on the back, which I neglected to get a picture of, say "NO MAYO". You see, we Nutmeggers don't consider it a lobster roll if you serve it cold with mayonnaise. (People - that is called "lobster salad" roll!) 

Instead, we serve it warm, bathed in a healthy slathering of melted butter, and, my personal preference, is a split down the middle, butter grilled, lightly toasted, roll. 

Liv's half pound lobster roll
a HALF POUND of lobster on Liv's Shack
 large size Lobster Roll

Yep. Just how Liv's makes 'em!  I'm in love!!

But I've gotten WAY ahead of myself! Let me go over what we ordered! For starters, Liv's Shack does not serve alcohol (you can BYOB), but has a wide assortment of Foxon Park soda (a locally made and bottled soda) and other beverages. We brought in a white sangria, as it was a HOT HOT HOT night, and we wanted something light, sweet, and fruity. 

We elected to sit on the deck that surrounds the Shack, where there are comfortable picnic tables that seat two to four.

Liv's Shack Deck
Gayle takes in the views
from the deck at Liv's Shack
Old Saybrook CT

For larger parties there are also large picnic tables around the grounds at Liv's.

Plenty of shady seating
Liv's Shack - Old Saybrook CT

After getting comfortable we went ahead and started with a bowl of made on premise creamy delicious New England Clam Chowder, and their BLT Salad topped with Buffalo Shrimp.

Liv's Shack Buffalo Shrimp BLT Salad
BLT Salad with Buffalo Shrimp

Everything was OH SO GOOD. The clam chowder was chock chock CHOCK full of clams. We both noticed that it wasn't until we were about half done with our chowder that we found some perfectly cooked potato pieces. I don't know about you, but loads of clams to fewer potatoes, is the perfect ratio to me!

Liv's Shack Clam Chowder
Creamy New England Clam Chowder
Liv's Shack - Old Saybrook CT

The BLT Salad topped with Buffalo Shrimp was one of my favorites of the night. I absolutely love that the salad is made with iceburg lettuce! The crunch of the lettuce, the sweet cherry tomatoes, the crispy bacon found throughout the salad, and fresh blend of croutons were PERFECT!  And the nicely spiced Buffalo Shrimp tempered with the creamy dressing is just MORE PURE PERFECTION!

BLT Salad with Buffalo Shrimp at Liv's Shack
BLT Salad
Topped with spicy Buffalo Shrimp

Next we ordered our entrees. Gayle elected to go with the 8 oz Lobster Roll ($35.00). Worth every penny! Gayle said she stopped counting at 6 claws and goodness knows how much more meat! There is also a 4 oz Lobster Roll available for $18.00, and on Wednesday, that 4 oz roll is offered to senior citizens for the low low low price of $15.00 from 11-7.  Take your favorite senior to Liv's Shack for an incredible treat!

Liv's Lobster Roll
Liv's 8 oz Lobster Roll

I was hankering for a really good burger so I went with the double burger with cheese and bacon. The meat is house ground so I knew I was in for a treat!

Bad picture of me
(it was super hot that night!!)

It did not disappoint! They also included a surprise special sauce on it, a blend of a tomatoey creamy mayo. Sooooo good! I thought it might be spicy, but it wasn't at all - just creamy good!

Liv's Special Sauce on a
double bacon cheeseburger
Creamy good!

Meet my house ground
Double Bacon Cheeseburger

When a place makes burgers and lobster rolls this good - you know you've got to go back for more! I'm grabbing the cowboy and planning this weekend's visit to try some more of the goodness on the Liv's Shack Summer Menu.

I see a Hummels Hotdog (another locally sourced item) in the cowboy's future!

Be sure to visit Liv's Shack at the Harbor One Marina soon!

Liv's Shack at Harbor One Marina 

26 Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, CT   
(860) 391-8353

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Disclaimer: Portions of this post were sponsored by the marketing and management team at Liv's Shack.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Liv’s Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook CT

Liv's Oyster Bar Summer Menu

Liv’s Oyster Bar, located on Main Street in Old Saybrook Connecticut, has launched their 2018 Summer food, cocktail and dessert menu.  

The selection of the new options includes:

  • Appetizers and Entrees  

Goat Cheese Stuffed Tempura Squash Blossoms ($14.95), Summer Panzanella Salad ($13.95), Fried Calamari Salad ($13.95), Summer Seafood Roast ($32.95), Sea Scallops ($30.95), Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs ($25.95) and Pan Seared Sea Bass ($30.95).

Photo Source: @LivsOysterBar on Instagram

  • Fresh New Cocktails ($13):  

How do these sweet libations sound?? Try a Watermelon Margarita, Pineapple Mojito, R.A.F. or a Drink 'em bot' Up
Photo source: @LivsOysterBar on Instagram

  • Desserts:  

Key Lime Cheesecake with raspberry sauce and vanilla bean whipped cream ($9); Chocolate Tart with milk chocolate ganache, pistachio crème anglaise and pistachio 10 “Horchata” Whipped Cream ($10)

In addition, the restaurant will be continuing their “Buck a Shuck” Happy Hour for the entirety of the summer, offering a daily “Happy Hour Oyster” from 4:00pm-5:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays).

Photo Source: @LivsOysterBar on Instagram

Liv’s Oyster Bar opened in 2006 out of Executive Chef/Owner John Brescio’s desire to welcome the community to his family’s table, savoring time with friends and family on the shore during summer and beyond.  The menu changes with the seasons, delivering simple, focused dishes with an emphasis on local ingredients, and the stunning seafood, our area provides.  

The restaurant is open six days a week for dinner, in the heart of Old Saybrook at 166 Main Street.  

For more information, visit  The restaurant can also be found on Twitter (@LivsOysterBar), Facebook (Liv’s Oyster Bar) and Instagram (livsoysterbar). 

Liv's Oyster Bar

166 Main Street
Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475

(860) 395-5577

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Recap: Mohegan Sun Tequila Tasting 2018

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The 2nd Annual Mohegan Sun Tequila Tasting

Last weekend, on Friday, July 20th, we traveled up I-95N to visit Mohegan Sun for their Second Annual Sun Tequila Tasting

If you love the smoky elixir of the blue agave plant as much as I do, then put this event on your "must do" list for next year! 

Photo Courtesy Mohegan Sun
Photo Booth

Here's a little history on the background of Tequila. Did you know it was one of North America's first indigenous distilled spirits? Tequila was first produced in the 16th century near the location of the city of Tequila, however, the city itself was not officially established until 1666. This fermented beverage from the agave plant was consumed in pre-Columbian central Mexico before European contact. When the Spanish conquistadors ran out of their own brandy, they began to distill agave to produce what we now know as Tequila. (Information Source: Wikipedia,  2018,

And since July 24th was National Tequila Day, Mohegan Sun's Tequila Tasting 2018 was a great preface to start our own Tequila celebrations!

We decided to spend the night on site, because, well, T.E.Q.U.I.L.A! We were lucky enough to score a room with an amazing view of the beautiful rolling hills of southeast Connecticut. 

Large comfortable rooms
with all the amenities of home 

- and more!
Mohegan Sun Hotel Rooms

Mohegan Sun Room Views
Views for miles!

And now on to the Tequila Tasting and some Mohegan Sun Hot Summer Fun!

I simply could not believe the variety of premium flavors and tastes that were included at this event. Food and drink were included with the admission fees! And I loved the new location in the Expo Center over in the Earth Tower. Although it's a bit removed from some of the gaming areas, it's definitely an easy walk, and on the way there we stopped outside and enjoyed a beautiful sunny patio.

Here are some of the sights sounds and flavors we spotted on our way around the expo center for the Sun Tequila Tasting!

Ayate Tequila

Mexican Street Corn

Casa Pacific Tequila

Tequila Corralejo

Don Julio Tequila

Espolon Tequila

Street Tacos

Herradura Tequila

The Hills Food Service

Ilegal Mezcal Tequila

Karma Tequila

Paella at Mohegan Sun Tequila Tasting

Papalote Mezcal Tequila

Tequila Partida

Reserva De La Familia Tequila

Ripe Bar Juice
For the PERFECT Margarita
and other cocktails!

Clase Azul Reposado Tequila

And look who showed up - a couple of New York and New Jersey Housewives to help get the weekend started!

Photo Source: @DorindaMedley on Instagram
L: Danielle Staub (Housewives of New Jersey)
R: Dorinda Medley (Housewives of New York)

There was SO MUCH to eat and drink --- and lots of water for in-between and palate cleansings.  Food was placed strategically throughout the expo center so it made for some easy food and drink pairings. What a perfect combination of food, fun and spirits!

Mohegan Sun sure knows how to throw a tequila tasting! Be sure you're there next year!

To learn more about Mohegan Sun, please visit them at

Mohegan Sun

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382
General Information: 1.888.226.7711

Hotel Reservations: 1.888.777.7922


Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. 

More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting Connect with them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view them on YouTube and find them on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Disclosure: Portions of this visit were sponsored by Mohegan Sun's management and marketing team, however, all views are our own.

© Home Place 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2018 Headliners

The 8th Annual Greenwich Wine+Food Festival!

Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, located at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT, is a multi-day event celebrating the area’s rich culinary landscape and showcasing innovation in the food and beverage industries. Year-to-year, it will benefits multiple charitable organizations, including Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Greenwich Parks & Recreation Fund, and more. 

The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo will welcome returning chefs Adam Richman and Mary Giuliani, who will join previously announced chefs Scott Conant and Alex Guarnaschelli.  

The 2018 event takes place September 21-22 at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich.

In addition to Celebrity Chefs and the Grand Tasting and multiple competitions, each year the festival features amazing entertainment, such as 2017's Train, 2016's Ziggy Marley, 2015's Little Big Town...

and this year the festival headliner features

Tim McGraw!

The lineup of celebrity chefs continues to grow. Festival favorite Adam Richman, beloved for his Travel Channel series “Man v. Food,” will return to lead a culinary demonstration, mingle with guests at a book signing and host the ever-popular Burger Battle. He’ll be joined by celebrity caterer and author Mary Giuliani, executive chef and author Kevin Des Chenes, and celebrated chef and educator Lindsay Perkins.

Here's a list of the celebrity chefs to date!

 Daniel Boulud
Alex Guarnashelli
Adam Richman
Scott Conant
Mary Giulani
Kevin Des Chenes
Lindsay Perkins
Brian Reilly
Luke Veneer
Bill Taibe
Matt Storch
Robin Selden
Debra Ponzek
Stephen Lewandowski
Geoff Lazlo
Rui Correia
Franco Arturo Camacho
Mogan Anthony
Stavros Karipides
Carlos Baez
Mike Pietrafeso
Steve Maronian
Lisa Maronian
Ian Vest
Brad Spence
Jes Benston
Nick Martshenko
Samantha Benjamin

Suni Unger, “We are thrilled to announce this strong lineup of award-winning chefs. Their passion for their craft shows in everything they do at the festival, from culinary demonstrations to interacting with foodie guests,” added Unger. 

The 2018 Most Innovative Chefs, who will be announced in the coming weeks, and the Festival Ambassador Chefs, who have lent not only their culinary talent but also their enthusiasm for food to the Festival over the years, will provide their gourmet cuisine at the Opening Night Master Chef Wine Dinner, which will honor Alex Guarnaschelli for her innovation and substantial contributions to the culinary world, and welcome Scott Conant and Richman as special guests. Ambassador Chefs will also prepare an exceptional dinner for VIP ticket holders on Saturday.

 This year’s Ambassador Chefs include:

•Mogan Anthony (Village Social) (Friday)
•Jes Bengtson (Terrain Cafe) (Saturday)
•Carlos Baez (The Spread / El Segundo) (Saturday)
•Arturo Franco Camacho (Shell & Bones Oyster Bar / Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill) (Saturday)
•Rui Correia (Douro) (Friday)
•Stavros Karipides (Famous Greek Kitchen) (Saturday)
•Geoff Lazlo (Geoff Lazlo Catering) (Saturday)
•Stephen Lewandowski (Harlan Social / Harlan Publick) (Saturday)
•Lisa & Steve Maronian (Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes) (Friday)
•Nick Martschenko (South End / South End Uncorked) (Friday)
•Mike Pietrafeso (Ada's Kitchen & Coffee / Roost) (Saturday)
•Debra Ponzek (Aux Delices) (Friday)
•Brian Reilly (Mecha Noodle Bar) (Saturday)
•Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering) (Friday)
•Brad Spence (Amis Trattoria) (Saturday)
•Matt Storch (Match / Match Burger Lobster / nom-eez) (Friday)
•Bill Taibe (The Whelk / Kawa Ni / Jesup Hall) (Saturday)
•Luke Venner (Elm) (Friday)
•Ian Vest (Back 40 Kitchen / Mill Street Bar and Table) (Friday)

Tickets for the Festival  are available at or by calling 203.588.1363.

Also available are tickets to the Opening Night Master Chef Wine Dinner, Saturday All Day Pass-(General & VIP). 

The festival weekend will be held rain or shine, and anyone under 21, including infants or strollers, will not be admitted. Animals are also not permitted.


Greenwich Wine + Food celebrates community, charity, food, beverage and more in the Connecticut and New York area with multiple events throughout the year, including theGreenwich Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo, the Serendipity Golf Classic presented by Pure Leaf Iced Tea, and the Serendipity Fun Run presented by Aquafina. The 2018 beneficiaries include the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation and Ment’or. Greenwich Wine + Food is a part of Unger Media. 

For more information, visit


The Greenwich 2018 Wine + Food Festival presented by PepsiCo is a multi-day event celebrating the area’s rich culinary landscape and showcasing innovation in the food and beverage industries. It will benefit multiple charitable organizations including the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation and Ment’or. Sponsors to date include 90+ Cellars, Alfa Romeo, Budweiser, Coldwell Banker, Don Julio, Empire City Casino, Filippo Berio, Hospital For Special Surgery, Hotel Zero Degrees, Ketel One, Kim Crawford, Lifewtr, Meiomi, NuKitchens, Pepsi Zero, PepsiCo, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Rudy’s Limousine Service, Ruffino, Serendipity, Stamford Marriott, Stella Artois, Unger Media, Westy Self Storage and Whole Foods.*  For more information, visit

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cars and Causes in Hershey PA

Cars & Causes Take Center Stage This Weekend in Hershey

Enjoy a fun-filled three-day weekend with a family friendly event at the historic and magnificent Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. 

What:  The Elegance at Hershey is a three-day weekend event at the historic and magnificent Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. The annual event features a vintage race car hill climb, a public Cars & Coffee gathering on Saturday morning and the Sunday Concours d’Elegance – the ultimate garden party featuring the world’s most exquisite collector cars displayed in and around the gardens of The Hotel Hershey. The Elegance at Hershey brings the finest of race cars and show quality classic cars of the pre-World War II and immediate post-World War II period together for a weekend celebrating cars and causes.

 Event Highlights: 

- The Grand Ascent – 
June 8 & 9, 9 am – 4 pm; 
$10 tickets per car

A fine tradition is brought back to life as drivers pilot some of the best vintage race cars up the historic serpentine back road of The Hotel Hershey. Spectators will be treated to a rare opportunity as they view historic race cars in action from several key vantage points along the route. A limited number of tickets to ride in selected cars are available for purchase. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the race! Joining us again this year is Wayne Carini, the host of the TV series Chasing Classic Cars! And, you are in for a very special treat… Chasing Classic Cars will be filming throughout the entire weekend! In addition, Wayne will face off against Ralph Marano for the second time at The Grand Ascent and we’re calling the famous encounter Grudge Match II. You do not want to miss this!

- Cars & Coffee – 
June 9, 9 am – 1 pm; 
$10 per car, no pre-registration required

Cars & Coffee is a tradition among car lovers, offering club members and car enthusiasts an opportunity to show and discuss vehicles in a casual atmosphere. In addition, attendees will be able to view vintage cars participating in The Grand Ascent hill climb. Join us for coffee, doughnuts and car talk.

- Concours d’Elegance – 
June 10, 9 am – 4 pm; 
$35 tickets per person

Modeled after the grandest concours hosted in Europe and America, The Elegance at Hershey is the ultimate garden party featuring 75 of the world’s most exquisite collector cars displayed in and around the impeccably manicured European style gardens of The Hotel Hershey. 

The race cars from The Grand Ascent will also be on display Sunday, as well as a strolling fashion show featuring designs by Nicole Miller. Automotive art, wine sampling, life style art and much more will complete your memorable Elegance experience. Bring the family for the weekend and take advantage of all the Hershey area has to offer!

Who:  The Elegance at Hershey, a 501 (C) (3) organization based in Hershey, PA, was established in 2010. All proceeds from the event are donated to its three charities: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the AACA Library & Research Center and the AACA Museum.

Why:  By combining the very finest in cars with very worthwhile causes, we have established The Elegance as a major national philanthropic event. 

In 2016 and again in 2017, The Elegance at Hershey was named one of the 10 Best Car Shows in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Contest. In just a few short years, The Elegance has become known as one of the hottest events to attend and is very proud to have donated over one million dollars to its three charities.

When:  Friday, June 8: 9 am – 4 pm; Saturday, June 9: 9 am – 4 pm; Sunday, June 10: 9 am – 4 pm

Where:  The Hotel Hershey, 100 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033

Tickets:  Friday & Saturday $10 per car; Sunday $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased on site and day of. If you purchase tickets online, be sure to bring the printed tickets with you.

Event Website

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Spring Menu 2018 at Saybrook Point Inn - Fresh Salt

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New Chef  de Cuisine 


New Spring Menu


Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn

Fresh Salt - Spring Menu 2018

Join me in welcoming Chef de Cuisine Lou-Anne Langlois, a Connecticut native, to Saybrook Point Inn's restaurant, Fresh Salt.

Chef de Cuisine Lou-Anne Langlois
Photo Courtesy of Saybrook Point Inn

Chef Langlois has designed several new dishes for the Spring Dinner Menu and we couldn't wait to sample some of her new creations. So, on a recent spring night, Wendy and Greg from Connecticut Lifestyles and the cowboy and I decided to take a ride to Old Saybrook and visit Fresh Salt!

Fresh Salt Entrance

If you're not familiar with Fresh Salt, it's the main restaurant at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa and is situated overlooking the marina and scenic Long Island Sound. Talk about a restaurant with a view!

Here are some of the items on the new menu!

For a fresh new salad there’s the Petite Candy Beet Salad, featuring Candy-Striped Beets, Beltane Farms Goat Cheese, Watermelon Radishes, Beet-Micro Bulls Blood Mix, finished with a Roasted Pistachio Dressing. 

In the mood for an appetizer? Try the Hoisin Pork Belly Sliders, with Shaved Jalapeno-Lime Coleslaw, Pickled Onions, Tahini Aioli, Caramelized Onion Naan Bread. 

While pondering our order, we started with some of Fresh Salt's signature cocktails before moving on to our appetizers. 

Cocktails at Fresh Salt
Saybrook Point Inn

For appetizers, we sampled the Fried Oysters, Crispy Duck Wings, RI Clam Chowder, and the evening's special, Gazpacho. They were all so good, but you definitely must try those duck wings and fried oysters when you go!

Five Spice Crispy Duck Wings
Sticky Sweet & Spicy Glaze

Fried Oysters
Fennel-Anjou Pear Salad, Horseradish-Lemon Dressing
Chipotle-Lime Aioli

Special of the Night

Rhode Island Clam Chowder

As far as new entrees go, we heard the Grilled Grand Banks Swordfish Loin is quickly becoming a new favorite entree at Fresh Salt, served with a Green Bamboo Risotto, Baby Bok Choy, a Ginger Soy Glaze, topped with Grilled Pineapple-Scallion Salsa. So, of course the Cowboy tried that!

Grilled Grand Banks Swordfish Loin
Green Bamboo Risotto, Baby Bok Choy
Ginger Soy Glaze, Grilled Pineapple-Scallion Salsa 

They've got some great new pasta dishes too! 

Try the Pan-Seared Stonington Driver Scallops with Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta, Asparagus Tips, Tasso Ham, Spring Onions, Roasted Shallot-Parmigiano Cream, Lemon Zest, and Fresh Chives. Arctic Char, served with Beluga Lentils, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Leeks, Blood Orange-Ginger Sauce, Meyer Lemon Oil, and a Baby Arugula-Blood Orange Salad is another not-to-be missed new menu item.

Of course, neither Wendy or I could resist the pasta dishes, so Wendy went with the Scallops and I went with the Carbonara. Both were absolutely incredibly delicious. The carbonara was creamy rich and sooo good! Wendy's scallops were so sweet and flavorful and the pasta was unbelievably good! Fresh Salt has it going on!

Pan-Seared Stonington Diver Scallops
Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta, Asparagus Tips, Tasso Ham
Cipollini Onions, Roasted Shallot-Parmigiano Cream
Lemon Zest, Fresh Chives

Linguine Carbonara
Sweet Peas, Country Ham, Tomatoes
Garlic-Cream Sauce, Egg Yolk

A Creamy Forkful of Carbonara
Fresh Salt-Saybrook Point Inn

Greg was the evenings traditionalist and went with Fresh Salt's Filet Mignon, perfectly prepared and rested.

Filet Mignon 
Roasted Garlic-Chive Mashed Potato, Grilled Asparagus
Connecticut Blue Cheese-Rosemary Butter

Believe it or not we somehow found room for dessert - and there were also some new additions to the menu. We tried the Almond Crunch Sundae, the Brownie Sunday, the Berry Tart, and the Crème Brûlée.

Almond Crunch Sundae
Vanilla Gelato, Candied Almonds
Chocolate Sauce, Fresh Whipped Cream

Fresh Berry Tart

Brownie Sundae
Fresh Whipped Cream
Chocolate & Caramel Sauce

Crème Brûlée.

After dinner we explored the beautiful grounds of the Saybrook Point Inn and enjoyed the gorgeous sunset and cool saltwater breezes before saying goodnight to Fresh Salt after a wonderful meal.

Enjoying the beauty of the Saybrook Point Inn
Bonnie from Home Place and Wendy from CT Lifestyles

The Lighthouse Suite at Saybrook Point Inn

Be sure that you visit Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn and try some of the great offerings on their spring lunch, dinner, or breakfast menus! 

You'll be glad you did!

Saybrook Point Inn 

2 Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

About Saybrook Point Inn

Saybrook Point, is located along the scenic shores of historic Old Saybrook, Connecticut, where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. The Main Inn includes a collection of 82 classically-appointed guestrooms, many featuring water views and private balconies. The Main Inn also hosts SANNO, a relaxing and restorative full-service spa, Fresh Salt, a casual fine-dining experience, an elegant ballroom with a variety of intimate gathering spaces, perfect for private parties, meetings and receptions, and The Health Club, which is a state-of-the-art fitness center. Saybrook Point also features two luxury guesthouses, the historic Three Stories and Tall Tales both offering exquisite guestrooms that convey the story of famous Old Saybrook residents. The pristine Saybrook Point Marina, is a landmark boating destination conveniently located at the mouth of the Connecticut River, serving as a focal point for the Inn and home to the lively outdoor Marina Bar. Located at the very end of the Marina dock, is the unique waterside Lighthouse Suite, featuring breath-taking views and is available for seasonal overnight stays. More information is available at  

About Chef Lou-Anne Langlois

Chef Langlois is no stranger to the New England coastal cuisine scene. Some of her earliest memories are intertwined with the sweet aroma of her mother’s homemade, creamy béchamel sauce, with touches of cloves and nutmeg. Langlois, conveys the warm feeling that comes with a special home-cooked meal in each of her carefully crafted dishes. One of her specialties and personal creative culinary favorites is fresh seafood. Langlois has always placed an emphasis on ocean-to-table, as well as locally sourced ingredients, which is easily acquired at Saybrook Point. With her addition to the Fresh Salt culinary team, we look forward to her passion in the kitchen, as well as some new touches to Fresh Salt's classic New England menu

Disclaimer: Portions of our visit were sponsored by Fresh Salt's management and marketing team.
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