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

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Tried 2Hopewell today for dinner as I promised I would go back [see original review below]. Took some time but it was well worth the visit. Three of us for a birthday dinner [not mine]. Wedge Salad: baby iceberg, candied bacon, pistachios, tomatoes, blue cheese dressing, balsamic reduction [$6] [deemed the best ever], Shrimp and Grits: sautéed shrimp, parmesan herb grits & smoked red pepper coulis [$11] and my Mixed Beets: greens, radish and beet infused oil, goat cheese, pistachio pesto [$8] which was fantastic.

Then on to the entrées: Braised Short Rib of Beef  black pepper gnocchi, chorizo, tomatoes, mushroom buerre rouge & crispy shallots 'slurpilicious' [$29], Stonington’s Bomster Family Scallops  lobster corn risotto, chef’s veg, sherry cream sauce [$27] and my Pan-fried Veal Chop parmesan  pounded bone-in chop, breaded & pan fried with cappelini pomodoro [$33] which took up the whole plate and had bone off the dish. This was accompanied with a glass [good pour] of Sauvignon Blanc [$8]

Desserts were the Chocolate Mousse with berries and my White Chocolate Tuille.

After theater in the bar at 2Hopewell in South Glastonbury made a very successful ending to a very nice day. Nicest people ever; on the phone, at the door, in the bar.

I had the soup of the day: Sweet Potato Bisque [$6] with goat cheese and candied walnuts and delicious. What a way to start Autumn. Then with a Pumpkin Ale [$6] I had the Short Rib BLT [$15] with Sweet Potato Fries [$2 upcharge] as did two others and we all enjoyed this immensely. One order of Scallops from the dinner menu also got a rave review. Dessert was shared; Berries and Chocolate Mousse [$9] in an almond tuile shell and great whipped cream. 

This is a place to remember. We will definitely be back to either the bar or the dining room [or both].

blognote: They split the bill, one for each couple but messed it up a bit.

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