Tuesday, July 29, 2008

7/24/08-The New Mill, Southington, CT

Col and Dave's rehearsal dinner was booked here by Dave's parents and what a good choice! First time here for almost all of us. The evening was started with hot appetizers-fried calamari, thinly sliced steak on small toasted squares of bread, bruchetta, chicken satay with a sweet dipping sauce and cajun shrimp--everything was quite good! Then we were served salads--either house or caesar (Tom and I had caesar--good salad, peppery dressing!) followed by our choice of entree--Tom enjoyed the salmon while I had maple-glazed pork loin with sweet potato hash. The entrees we ordered were very good, although we both agreed that we should have gotten the NY Strip when the plate was placed on the table in front of Kelly's boyfriend Tom (smart man, ordered the steak!) The night would not have been complete without the warm molten chocolate cake that was placed before us, though we were so stuffed from dinner I don't think anyone finished it!

Although this menu was pre-planned, our choices were excellent. The decor? I'm a bit confused. Looks as if we're going for an African safari theme, but not quite sure--they should stick to the basics, let the old wood all around the restaurant give the place its charm, not the leopard print curtains.


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