It’s always a sad day when a venerated restaurant closes, as Cavey’s in Manchester did in May, 2019. So the looming closure of Cavey’s, esteemed enough to draw gourmands from across Connecticut and even beyond, was potentially a terrible one, both for the community and the restaurant’s loyal and well-trained staff. But there’s a hero to this story—one who might already be Connecticut’s top hero.
Do you fancy a pleasant drive through some of Connecticut’s prettiest countryside to visit a classic, 19th-century, New England country inn on whose terrace or porch you can revel in an idyllic lake view and delicious European cuisine? Then the Hopkins Inn overlooking Lake Waramaug in the Litchfield Hills is definitely for you.
If Sherkaan, the name given the Indian restaurant that succeeded vegetarian Thali Too (2008-2018) in New Haven’s Broadway District in the space behind the Apple store, sounds strangely familiar, it should. The name is taken from Mowgli’s chief antagonist in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the sly Bengal tiger—Shere Khan.
The dazzling new 114-room Delamar West Hartford is helping fill the boutique luxury hotel niche in the Hartford area. The fine hotel dining niche may be in less need of filling, but Artisan, a sibling of the Artisan Restaurant in the Delamar Southport and l’escale in the Delamar Greenwich, all overseen by Charles Mallory’s Greenwich Hospitality Group, is nevertheless an important addition to the Greater Hartford dining scene.