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 www.saybrook.com.  

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.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The 2nd Annual Sun Tequila Tasting at Mohegan Sun

The 2nd Annual 

Sun Tequila Tasting 

Takes Place 

Friday, July 20th 

at Mohegan Sun!

Tequila Fest returns to Mohegan Sun!

One of my FAVORITE events of the summer returns to Mohegan Sun with their second annual Sun Tequila Tasting!

What: Tequila lovers can discover a variety of premium flavors and aromas when Mohegan Sun’s Tequila Tasting returns this summer.  

When: Friday, July 20th, 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Where: Earth Ballroom in the new 125,000 square-foot Expo Center with outdoor patio

Get ready to toss back some tasty tequila during Sun Tequila Tasting on Friday, July 20th. Salted, sugared or with lime, Mohegan Sun has it all! 

Sample tequilas and margaritas at their mixology stations and pair your favorites with complementary Mexican fare. 

Savor the flavors and the memories at our photo booth, dance to the beats of a live DJ and more!

Tickets for this 21+ event are $50.00 per person and are on sale now through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster. 

To learn more about Sun Tequila Tasting, please visit their website at https://mohegansun.com/sun-tequila-tasting.html

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 mohegansun.com. Connect with them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view them on YouTube and find them on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Royal Wedding - At the Roger Sherman Inn

The Royal Wedding of 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

You're Invited!
The Roger Sherman Inn Invites You 

to a Very Special Viewing of
The Royal Wedding of 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Saturday, May 19, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
$40.00 per person

I was hoping someone would do this - and the Roger Sherman Inn didn't let me down! The fairytale wedding of the unconventional Prince Harry and his American bride-to-be Meghan Markel takes place on Saturday, May 19 at St George's Chapel on the  grounds of Windsor Castle.

A live viewing of this highly anticipated event will take place at the historical Roger Sherman Inn on the grounds of 195 Oenoke Ridge in the charming town of New Canaan, CT.

The wedding airs live at 7:00 AM with the nuptials set to begin at 8:00 AM and will be shown on large screen TVs throughout the Inn.

Roger Sherman Inn's guests are invited to partake in the Royal Wedding celebration over champagne cocktails and a lavish buffet breakfast, complete with elderflower and lemon scones, the flavors of Harry and Meghan’s wedding cake. 

Joining in the festivities will be a special guest, former footman to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana of Wales, Mr. Chris Ely. Mr. Ely will share with guests his experiences from his time spent at Buckingham Palace and many of the state and private residences of the British Royal family performing estate management duties.  Upon arriving in the states, Mr. Ely was the personal butler to the elusive Mrs. Brooke Astor.     

“This is the one wedding where you can come as are - casual Saturday morning attire with a fanciful hat, perhaps?,” teases Roger Sherman Inn owner and creative soiree planner Nes Jaffre,” We host a lot of weddings at our beautiful New England inn but this will be our first daybreak wedding and we can’t wait!”

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (203) 966-4541

$40 per person (plus tax/gratuity)

Roger Sherman Inn
195 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT
(203) 966-4541

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