Nibbles: Chamard Vineyard
Why has it taken me so long to visit Chamard Vineyard, especially since so many friends have told me the food is divine? I recently had lunch there on a Wednesday, a birthday lunch for one friend that included an opportunity to meet new friends. The Chamard menu is simple and very French. It is the same for lunch and dinner. The frisée salad reminded me of one I had in Paris. Here it is called the Lynonnaise and it was just perfect: The lettuce crisp, the tiny pork just chewy enough, the half-inch-square croutons so luscious it seemed to be drenched in butter. Atop the salad was a perfectly poached egg. As for the pommes frites (French fries) with garlic aioli, I am still dreaming about them.
115 Cow Hill Road, Clinton, CT