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A stay at a fine Bed & Breakfast should be an opportunity to sample fine cuisine at local restaurants. Whether you leave the comfort of your lodging for fine dining or a farm stand, know that the luxury of our Bed and Breakfast awaits your return.

We hope that you will have an enjoyable outing at some of the excellent establishments we recommend below.


RESTAURANTS

Boulders Inn | on Lake Waramaug, East Shore Rd., Rte. 45, New Preston, CT 06777. Phone: 860.868.0541. Fax: 860.868.1925. Exquisite New American cuisine in a spectacular setting overlooking Lake Waramaug. Award-winning Wine Program. Enjoy a romantic dinner in the glass-enclosed Lake Room or on an outdoor terrace during the summer. Dinner daily except Tues.; closed Mon. & Tues. during winter. “Award of Excellence” - Wine Spectator. Rated “Excellent” - Zagat’s.

Bulls Bridge Inn | 333 Kent Rd., Rte. 7, (4 mi. from Kent Center), Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860.927.1000. You’ll enjoy the warm, friendly atmosphere of this historic restaurant and tap room. The menu features an excellent selection of steaks, chicken, fresh grilled seafood, and a salad bar. Parties, receptions, off-premises catering. Dinner nightly.

Cornwall Inn
|
270 Kent Road, Cornwall Bridge CT 06754 | 860.672.6884. |
CornwallInn.com | Casual country dining in the Tavern and Restaurant. GREAT DRINKS!

Carole Peck’s Good News Café | 694 Main St. South, Rte. 6, (3 1/2 mil. off 1-84, Exit 15), Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203.266.GOOD (4663). From the nationally acclaimed kitchen of Carole Peck – Modern American and Global Cuisine with a healthy twist. Private Dining for Groups to 50 available. Art Gallery with changing shows. Full bar and cocktail lounge. Extensive selection of beers and wines. Takeout counter, fresh baked breads and pastries. Lunch daily 11:30-2:30, Dinner 5-10, Sun. Lunch 12-3. Closed Tues. Handicap accessible. All major credit cards. “Best American and Best Desserts Statewide” CT Magazine, January 2003.


Chaiwalla Tea Room, |1 Main Street, Salisbury, CT06068. Phone: 860.435.9758. A charming tearoom, in a little clapboard house set back from the main street in Salisbury, is a haven for anyone who wants a home-style late breakfast, light lunch or casual afternoon tea in warm and restful surroundings. Try the amazing tomato pie, sweet dessert pies and lovely tea. Winter hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday (closed in March).


Doc’s Restaurant | Roberto & Paulette Pizzo, Chef Owners. 9 Maple Street, Kent Village Barn Shops, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: 860.927.3810. www.DocsTrattoria.com. Full bar, all credit cards | Traditional Italian Cuisine and Pizzeria Reservations recommended. Monday - CLOSED. Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 12p - 3p | Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5p-9p | Friday & Saturday 5p-9:30p | Sunday 1p-8p

Fife 'n Drum Restaurant and Inn | Rte. 7, Kent, CT 06757. Phone: (860) 927-3509. www.fifendrum.com. Family owned since 1972, Dolph and Audrey Traymon along with daughter Elissa Traymon Potts, operate the areas finest three star restaurant featuring tableside service, Caesar Salad, Rack of Lamb, Filet au Poivre, 500 wines, & Dolph at the Piano Nightly. Lunch, Dinner, Tavern Menu, & Sun. Brunch. Closed Tues.

G.W. Tavern | 20 Bee Brook Rd., Rte. 47, Washington, CT 06794. Phone: (860) 868-6633. Stylized version of a colonial Connecticut tavern replete with a wood burning fieldstone fireplace and a magnificent landscape mural. Outside terrace dining overlooking the Shepaug River in the summer, fireside dining in winter. Wide range of menu choices including fresh fish, seasonal items & steaks, reasonably priced. Open 7 days lunch & dinner, Sat. & Sun. Brunch.

Hopkins Inn | 22 Hopkins Rd. Overlooking Lake Waramaug, Warren, CT 06777. Phone: (860) 868-7295. Specializes in contemporary Austrian cuisine, complemented by an extensive wine cellar. Warm weather dining on a shaded garden terrace overlooking Lake Waramaug and the hills beyond. Private parties of up to sixty guests accommodated. Open late Mar -Dec. Closed Mon., except holidays.

John's Cafe | 693 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: (203) 263-0188. “Very Good” NY Times, “Smart Contemporary American Café”, Zagat’s “Award of Excellence” Wine Spectator. Casual & relaxed New American Restaurant and Bar in Woodbury’s “Antiques Row”. Seasonal menus with local products. Open for lunch & dinner Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun.


Oliva | In the center of New Preston Village, Rte. 45, New Preston, CT 06777. Phone: (860) 868-1787. Italian and Mediterranean fare in a charmed setting, featuring the cuisine of Chef Riad Aamar. Gardens and outside terrace seating available in season. Lunch: Sat. & Sun. 12-2:30. Dinner starting at 5:30 Wed.-Sun. Closed Mon. & Tues. Visa/MC. Reservations recommended.

J. P. Gifford Catering and Events | J.P. Gifford Catering & Events will provide a complete event experience. Chef | Owner James Neunzig can coordinate rentals, photography, entertainment and catering for an intimate party of twenty to an elegant wedding of three hundred. Make dining enjoyable for everyone by leaving the shopping, cooking, serving, and cleaning to their staff.
860.235.9285
www.jpgifford.com
information@jpgifford.com

Manna Dew Cafe | Continental fare with delicious and generous portions.
Wednesday open this summer with roast prime rib dinner specials
Thursday 5:30 - 9:30 Tapas Specials & Open Mic @ 10:00
Friday 5:30 - 10:00 Live Jazz, Folk & Blues @ 10:00
Saturday 5:30 - 10:00 Bar Open Late night
Sunday 5:00 - 9:30 Open Early for Dinner
Monday 5:30 - 9:30 Tex Mex Specials
Closed Tuesday & (Wednesday in the winter months)
Open late every night serving drinks, desserts and cheese
54 Main Street, Millerton NY | 518. 789.3570

The Mayflower Dining Room | I especially liked the fact that Executive Chef Timothy Au uses local organic produce and other regional products. In fact, vegetables, herbs, and lettuce are grown in the hotel’s own Rossiter greenhouse. The servers were knowledgeable about the special menu items, and combined the right amount of attention without being pretentious or overbearing. For more casual fare, try the Tap Room for a great bowl of soup, salad, or steak sandwich. It’s cozy, romantic, and less expensive than the main dining room. For those thinking healthy, a spa menu is offered both in the spa and dining rooms.
(+) Outstanding organic cuisine, with some of the ingredients grown on the property.
118 Woodbury Rd, Washington, CT 06793 | 860.868.9466


Pastorale | Wonderful French Bistro dishes.
223 No. Main Street, Lakeville CT. | 860.435.1011

Pub and Restaurant | A relaxed English style "pub" located in an historic building close to the Norfolk Green. The lunch and dinner menus feature a full range of great American foods flavored with touches of the current culinary trends together with the largest selection of beers in the State. Open Tues.-Sun. 11:30 am-10 pm.
Rte. 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. | 860.542-5716


Salsa Restaurant
| New Mexican Cuisine. Oversized burritos smothered in red or green chili sauce, grilled-to-order fajitas, 4 different homemade salsas served with warm corn tortilla chips, roasted vegetable enchiladas and many other favorites made by chef/owner Bill Thomas with the freshest ingredients available. “Best Mexican-Litchfield County” CT Magazine Readers’ Choice Restaurant Poll. Full takeout service available. Lunch 11-3 Tues.-Sat.; Dinner Sun., Tues., Wed., Thurs. 5-9, Fri. & Sat. 5-10. Closed Mon. Dinner reservations recommended.
54 Railroad St., New Milford, CT 06776. | 860. 350-0701


Serevan | Middle Eastern Cuisine. The 18th Century name of a bird found on the Ile de France, it also conjures images of ancient Armenia -- site of Lake Sevan…the historic capital, Yerevan… and home to Chef Serge Madikians' ancestors.Blending cultures as deftly as he combines flavors, Serge invites you to savor the pleasures of Serevan Restaurant. From his rich imagination and multifarious background comes an exceptional cuisine, celebrating flavors and ingredients from the Middle-East and the Mediterranean traditions.
www.serevan.com
Thursday through Monday for dinner 5 pm to 10 pm.
Autumn Lane on Route 44, West of Route 22 Amenia, NY 12501.
Tel. 845.373.9800 | Fax: 845.373.9888

The Pantry | Celebrating 26 years as northwest Connecticut’s outpost for imported and domestic gourmet and specialty foods. Continental breakfast, luncheon, and afternoon tea is served at cafe tables surrounded by hand painted pottery, kitchenware, and culinary gifts. Picnic boxes, take out foods, fresh bakery, and exceptional catering available. “... takeout doesn’t get any better than it’s fine gourmet salads and sandwiches and excellent homemade soups,” one of the “Best Dining Values” in Litchfield County, Zagat’s. Tues-Sat, 10-6.
Titus Square, Washington Depot, CT 06794. | 860.868.0258

Upper Crust Pizza Kitchen | 373 Litchfield Rd., Rte. 202, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: 860.350.0006 | Fax: 860.355.0360. A picturesque Tuscan farmhouse interior sets the stage for a unique dining experience. Wonderful salads, fresh pasta, 100% Italian wine list, Cappuccino & Espresso. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Sun.-Thurs. 12-9 pm, Fri. & Sat. 12-10 pm. Reservations accepted. Private room available for parties.

West Street Grill | West St., On-the-Green, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: (860) 567-3885. Considered to be the style setting restaurant in Connecticut according to many national food critics and patrons alike. Specializing in a global style of cooking and updated classics relying on the very best ingredients, with sensational flavors. Not to be missed. Sensational lunch and extraordinary dinner. ***NY Times. Featured in Bon Appetit & House Beautiful. ****CT Magazine, ****Hartford Courant. Lunch Mon. - Fri. 11-3, Sat. & Sun. 11-3:30 Dinner Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-9:30, Fri. & Sat. 5:30-10. Reservations Dinner only. Summer Hours: Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30-3:00; Sat.-Sun. 11:30-3:30. Dinner: Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-9:00; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10:00. MC/VISA/AE.

The Woodland | 192 Sharon Road, Lakeville, Ct Phone 860.435.0578. American with continental touch.

Wood's Pit B-B-Q and Mexican Cafe | 123 Bantam Lake Rd., (Rte. 209), Bantam, CT 06750. Phone: (860) 567-9869. The kind of joint your friends talk about that makes you wish you had discovered it yourself. A small "Real Pit B-B-Q" Restaurant that also features Mexican, full service, bar and takeout. Casual and fun for the whole family. Zagat's - N.Y. Times. Open Tues.-Sun. lunch and dinner. Closed Mon.

The Woodward House | 4 The Green, corner of Rte. 132 and Rte. 61, Bethlehem, CT 06751. (203) 266-6902. Fax: (203) 266-6903. The historic Woodward House centered in Bethlehem across from The Town Green has been reborn by Chef/Owner Jerry and wife Adele Reveron, Four beautiful rooms, each unique can accommodate 50 guest, for intimate to mid-size dining and meetings. The chef's award winning hand is evident not only in the restaurants artistic entree, but equally in the incredible desserts. Voted Best New Restaurant Litchfield County, CT Magazine 2005. NY Times ***; CT Magazine ***; Hartford Courant ****. Open Wed.- Sat. 6- 9, Sun. Brunch 11-3, and Sunday Dinner 5-9. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Click here to visit their Web site.

Sweet Tooth?
Bantam Bread Company
| 853 Bantam Rd., Rte. 202, Bantam, CT 06750. (860) 567-2737. The Bantam Bread Company produces lean, healthy breads using organic stone ground flour, seeds and grains. Our lean breads allow for an indulgence in our well-crafted rustic desserts. Wed.-Sat. 8:30 - 5:30, Sun. 8:30 - 5. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Belgique Patisserie & Chocolatier
| Main Street, Kent. 860. 927.3682 features exquisite European desserts- fresh Belgian chocolates made on site as well as imported Belgian chocolates. The authentic nelgian hot chocolate alone makes this a stop not to be missed. Newly added is the wonderful Salon de The.

Kent Coffee & Chocolate Company | Main St., Kent. (860) 927-1445. Featuring 50 varieties of coffees and teas. Hand-dipped truffles, fudges and assorted chocolates - including sugar-free made on premises. Cappuccino, espresso, coffee, and hot chocolate sold by the cup. Open daily 7am -5pm. Call for mail order information.

Kent Wine & Spirit | Main St., Kent. 860. 927-3033. Customers can find an unsurpassed selection of wines from all corners of the world. Owner Ira Smith has over 21 years of experience. Wine tasting every Saturday.

The Millstone Cafe & Bakery | Catering too!
14 North Main Street, Kent, CT 06757 | 860.592.0500

info@themillstonecafe.com| www.themillstonecafe.com

The Silo Cooking School at Hunt Hill Farm, Since 1972, Upland Rd., off Rte. 202, New Milford, CT 06776. Phone: (860) 355-0300 or (800) 353-SILO. Fax: (860) 350-5495. Nearly 100 classes! Mar - Dec. The roster of instructors includes: Carol Berman, Giuliano Bugialli, John Guillemette, Ruth & Skitch Henderson, Nick Malgieri, Micol Negrin, William Okesson, Christopher Prosperi, Mary Risley, Rick Rodgers, Daniel Rosati, Betty Rosbottom. Custom Groups, Junior Chef & Kids Classes, Gingerbread Classes, Bridal Showers, Corporate Team Building. Apr.-Oct.: 10-5 Wed.-Mon.; open daily 10-5 Nov.-Dec.

LOCAL APPLE ORCHARDS
Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm, LLC P, SF, V, LF

Ed & Michael Bozzi, Proud Farmers
461 Cornwall Bridge Road | Sharon, CT 06069
860.364.0025

June - Nov. - 7 days (no rest for a farmer!)
www.ellsworthfarm.com

Ellsworth Hill Farm and Orchard - home of the world's first pink pumpkin and now...a blue one too! Ellsworth consists of 70 acres, 17 of which, are full of 17 varieties of apples. Apples are ready to be picked daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through November, or until they've all been picked. You can also pluck your own strawberries, blueberries, summer & fall raspberries, apples, plums, pumpkins, and gourds. Family fun hayrides too!

LOCAL FARM STANDS
Kent Farmers Market
| local goat cheese, maple syrup & lots of veggies
Kent Green | Kent, CT 06785

May through October 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WIC Certified


Marble Valley Farm
| CSA, Farm stand, flowers, garlic, gourds, greenhouse, herbs, melons, salad greens, vegetables Farm stand: Saturdays and Sundays
170 Kent Road, Kent, CT 06757 | 860.592.0020 | meganhaney@charter.net

FARM STAND - Saturdays & Sundays


LOCAL VINEYARDS
White Silo Winery
is a small winery located in the Litchfield hills in the rural town of Sherman. The Wines: Raspberry, Blackberry, Rhubarb and Sour Cherry wines, both Dry and Semisweet, are produced and bottled at the winery from unsprayed fruit grown at the farm. On the terrace, overlooking the gardens, mountains and ponds, enjoy a glass of wine, or their specialty, Blackberry sangria, with homemade Connecticut farm cheese. Or indulge in a few chocolate truffles. Live a little. Tour the 1850’s barn, the silo, the art gallery, or just sit at the wine bar and enjoy the wine tasting.

Hopkins Vineyard is a family owned Connecticut Century Farm and one of the very few farms left in Connecticut that has been owned and operated by the same family for over 200 years. Visit Connecticut's first winery-established wine bar. Located in the Hayloft of a 19th Century barn, the Wine Bar features a casual atmosphere of charming cafe tables with a stunning view of Lake Waramaug. Visitors can relax and enjoy award-winning wines either by the glass or bottle along with a delicious selection of cheeses and country pates served with fresh bread. Throughout the winery, Hopkins has a surprising variety of gift items and wine accessoiries as well as unique and hard- to-find gourmet foods.

The Connecticut Wine Trail | www.ctwine.com
Fourteen vineyards are joined by the Connecticut Wine Trail. The trail is split into two sections that will take a day a piece. Discover some of Connecticut's beautiful vineyards and fine wines. This Trail will also take you through some of Connecticut's most scenic and historic towns - from Brookfield, steeped in New England charm, through scenic New Preston, and on to Litchfield, a historic village of great beauty.

 

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