Just went back this afternoon for 'early bird' [4 to 5pm]. Had a $45 gift certificate 'won' at the CVOC Gala silent auction. The two meals came to $42.29 so with a little extra for a tip had a great meal.
Usual great bread basket [go pumpernickel!] and big family style salad [those dressings are my downfall; especially mixed together].
Entrées of Scampi over Linguine and my Petite Bouillabaisse with baby scallops, mussels, clams and lobster claw [with a little kick to the broth].
Glass of White Zin and a Land Shark beer.
They wrapped the fruit basket to go and it was added to my breakfast.
Lunch today the The Saybrook Fish House Restaurant in Rocky Hill. I guess there are other locations. This is the one I always use. Today it was the MSG group [Middlesex Genealogical Society] which is a fancy name for 6 people from the gym who want an excuse to go out to lunch. Actually when there were more of us. we did a lot of family history work and shared it at our 'meetings.'
The specials sounded good so three members tried them: Grilled Spiced Salmon with Sweet Potato Fries [$12.95], Jumbo Shrimp stuffed with Crab and wrapped in bacon [$11.95]. The rest of us ordered from the luncheon menu: my Fried Oysters with Fries [$11.95] which had a good number of very fresh, well seasoned oysters; Bay Scallops over brown rice [$9.95] and Grilled Salmon with steamed veggies [$11.95]. All of the above came with Clam Chowder [very thick], Fish Chowder [looked very good] or a side salad [an individual version of the big salad bowl] with the choice of two dressings: creamy Caesar and Champagne Vinaigrette [I mixed them].
Several people ordered a dessert [$6.95 each] or shared one: Coconut Cream Pie, Apple Tart and Banana Bread Pudding. That and a few wines [$5], coffees and a beer [my Stella Artois $3.75].
Good meal, good service, good conversation. Next time, who knows where? I'll let you know.