Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cuvee - West Hartford

Last Tuesday, my friend and I decided to try "Cuvee" before going to see "Julie and Julia". (Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci - sublime)

We loved Cuvee, it's very cozy with a South Beach feel. The menu consists of small plates and a thoughtful wine and cocktail list. The restaurant is divided into two distinct areas: a "wine bar"and "champagne room". Given the current economic climate, it was reassuring to see that the restaurant was busy. After ordering an expresso martini and a champagne cocktail; we decided to share a goat cheese and onion tart, ham and cheese crepes, and spicy beef lettuce cups. The beef cups were terrific, sweet on the first bite followed by a flavorful spicy kick! There were several interesting sushi rolls on the menu, which I would love to try on my NEXT visit. All and all, it was a perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening and a fun place to meet girlfriends for drinks and chat.

Check it out:

Time to get the little one to bed, we spent a lovely afternoon enjoying the beautiful weather with friends who just happen to love cooking. Perfect.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Look Mom, I'm blogging!

So here I am, like a child riding on two wheels for the first time...BLOGGING. I don't proclaim to be any great writer, just a person who is passionate about food and sharing information about it. Nothing gives me greater joy than visiting a great restaurant or winery and being able to spread the word, knowing that others will savor the experience as I did.

Now, I am off to get ready for the cat's birthday party. Yeah, that's what I said. We've got vichysoisse, tuna fish sandwiches and Spiderman cupcakes on the menu. The cat is going to be so surprised!

Chat with you soon