I don’t normally post pictures of myself on this blog, but there are so many things I love about this one. First off, Mike is double plaiding it, meaning, the man is wearing plaid on plaid. When I questioned him about his use of mixed patterns, he said, “that’s what I felt like doing.” I on the other hand, am so invested in autumn, and spend so much time thinking about my outfits, that I have matched my nail polish color to the foliage. My second favorite thing about this picture is that there’s a port-a-potty about 5 feet to our left and 1.2 inches outside the frame of the shot.
This weekend, we brought another group of friends to Sharpe Hill Vineyard and we’re going back again Saturday for my birthday with reservations that were made in early September. Every single time we go, we hear couples asking if they can get a table, and every single time the staff explains that they have been booked up for months. This weekend we heard a staff member suggest a couple go to the Vanilla Bean in town. Now, the Vanilla Bean is great, but when you’ve been sitting on Sharpe Hill’s deck smelling the wood-burning grill, Vanilla Bean is not what you’re craving. (Leeanne explains this scenario much more compellingly in her blog.) The Vanilla bean is where you go for breakfast, you do not go for a romantic meal.
Good Places to Eat Near Sharpe Hill Vineyard
You may not be able to get a Saturday night reservation for two on-the-fly at any of these places, but a little advance planning may score you a high-end meal in a beautiful setting, just a short drive from the vineyard.
The Golden Lamb Buttery
499 Wolf Den Road
Reservations: (860) 774-4423
37 Putnam Road
Reservations: (860) 928-0008
The Inn at Woodstock Hill
94 Plaine Hill Road
Reservations: (860) 928-0528
Still River Cafe (call ahead, this one may be closed)
134 Union Road
Reservations: (860) 974-9988
More things to do in the Quiet Corner.
The series Five Good Places started because I kept finding myself in unfamiliar towns and villages and wondering where to eat. I didn’t want Subway or McDonald’s, I wanted something unique and special, so I decided to do a little research ahead of time and am continually compiling dining guides for towns and regions. Peruse them all: Five Good Places.
You can also suggest a good place by emailing me, or leave a comment below.