Continuing my recap of Connecticut, I thought I’d focus on some amazing food we experienced. The first night we were there, we were craving lobster rolls. I googled it so see who was serving them in close proximity to our hotel since I wasn’t up for a long car ride after the drive up there. I found Sunset Grille. It was about 6 miles from where we were staying and they had a waterfront view! We lucked out and it was literally the last day of the season that the restaurant was open! It was nothing special as far as decor goes, but the ambiance was there with the yachts, sea breeze, and delicious food.
They had two kinds of lobster rolls. One was warm with butter, and the other was cold with mayo and herbs. Both were amazing. We got one of each and then split them! I couldn’t decide my favorite. The french fries were also seriously great. I didn’t leave one on the plate.
Up close and personal. We found a beach down the road that was free to walk on since it was October. It was so windy but really fun to just walk around and look out at the water. The next day was New Haven. The little shop was called Maison Mathis and had a great vibe. This was an impromptu stop for coffee and I got a wonderful brown butter chocolate chip cookie. I wish I took a picture to commemorate it and would like to make my own batch. I’m a tad OCD about researching things so I did my homework and knew about most of the cafes within 5 miles of the Yale campus. We hit Claire’s Corner Copia for a late lunch. Isn’t that such a cute name? They specialize in vegan and gluten-free food and have been open since 1975! I had some Asian noodles and veggies. It was so filling and satisfying after a day of walking around the city. But, it also tasted light and healthy. After not having real homemade bread for, basically years, this little loaf was breathtaking. I was obsessed with it, ate every crumb, and want some more. I had some unsweetened blueberry iced tea that was little tart. I actually added stevia and I hardly ever need to do that. Our third day was for traveling home. I found a cute, organic spot for brunch called Baldanza in New Canaan. I have to say, my brioche french toast was probably the best french toast I’ve ever had. Uncured bacon and fair-trade coffee were musts. I loved the diverse but clean choices there. Next time I’m in town, I’ll be back.
My mom had the gluten-free egg sandwich and also said it was the best ever! Mmmmm.