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

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Copper Beach Inn

Delightful Christmas dinner today with friends at the Copper Beach Inn in Ivoryton, CT. 

The offering for the day was a prix-fixe four course meal [$68]. My meal consisted of first course: Seared Foie Gras on brioche toast, fig jam and pomegranate seeds [excellent], second course: Potage of Winter Vegetables with toasted pumpkin seeds and herbed crème fraiche [aggressively spiced but underwhelming] and the third course: Honey Roasted Half Duck with dried fruit and an orange sauce served with a sweet potato gratin [excellent]. The dessert was a slice of Yule Log which we had packaged and took home. I accompanied the meal with a glass of Syrah [$14]. Others at the table had the Spiced Grilled Prawn [excellent], the Basque Seafood Bisque [very good], the Beet Carpaccio [good] and the Seared Stonington Scallops [excellent]. All is all, a wonderful meal, window view, good service, excellent crusty grainy rolls and very good service. They were filled up with tables of varying sizes and a long list of reservations. Hopefully this trend of offering an excellent of holidays will continue to grow!

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