Had an amazing lunch and interesting tour of the Millwright Restaurant this afternoon. Our host was the engineer and builder of this historic place that has been located here in Simsbury since forever. The building and setting are gorgeous and the view from your dining room table is stunning.
We started with a taste of the Parsnip Soup [$8] winter spices, pear & golden raisins, walnuts [convinced the chef to plate one serving into four] and it was delicious. I do think though that the pear had been replaced with granny smith apples.
For two entrées there were the Fish and Chips [$12] which I did not order because I thought it might be too mundane; wrong! The fish was cod, the fries fried in duck fat and the tartar sauce had pickled ramps. There was one order of the Salmon of the day which was pronounced very good and the array of vegetables looked appealing. I ordered the Croque Monsieur [$14] which was extremely well executed and delicious. The gruyere was definitely present, the ham was carved from a well baked and seasoned piece and the accompanying duck fat fries were super. This could well compete in a café in Paris.
Luncheon is served only on Fridays. The tavern has its own menu and dinner menu looks promising. Hope to eat there again. Wish it weren't so far away but maybe that is a good thing!