an egg is an egg...meditating at the Museo Miró in Barcelona

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Simsbury the 'Inn' place to be....

Went to TheaterWorks yesterday to see 'The Exonerated'. Good play, well staged and riveting.

Ate at the Evergreens Restaurant at The Simsbury Inn. Went with TheaterWorks group: MER, NO, TD and yours truly. NO had two different discount cards so two entrées got subtracted from the bill!

NO and I had appetizers: he had the Fried Calamari and I had Split Pea and Ham Soup. I tasted the calarami but was not impressed. The soup, however, was quite tasty. A nice basket of bread accompanied by an Herbed Chipotle Butter helped stave off hunger pangs as we perused the menu.

For entrée MER and I had the Roast Duckling special with Roasted Root Vegetables and Cranberries over a Cornmeal Stuffing, TD had Swordfish topped with Ginger Grapefruit Butter [with Mashed Red Bliss Potatoes] instead of rice] and NO had the Osso Bucco.

We all skipped dessert but sat and enjoyed the grand piano player who had started playing as we were finishing our meals.

The winner was the Split Pea and Ham Soup. The Duckling was not crispy as described and a bit fatty. The Osso Bucco looked a little dry.

bloginfo: Evergreens is located on the second floor of The Simsbury Inn at 397 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Phone is 860.651.5700.

blognotes: The dining room is very well appointed. The tables are set far enough apart for good conversation. The service was very nice. The piano player lent a festive atmosphere to the dining [many people were evidently there for Valentine's Day]. The dessert menus [in silver frames] reflected the holiday.

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