Less than 50 miles from New York one finds the tourist friendly hamlet of New Canaan, Connecticut. Not only is this town one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area, but is also boasts a wealth of fine dining destinations, making any trip to the town an experience that gourmands will savor.
For those planning a trip to New Canaan here are some of the culinary stops that should be on the itinerary.
#1 Elm Restaurant.
With some accolades including being names as one of the top five restaurants in Connecticut, this dining destination offers food based on an elegant promise to provide meals made from only the freshest of produce. Menu highlights include Striped Bass and Smoked Lamb Ribs. An extensive wine list rounds out some exceptional offerings. You can find Elm on 72 Elm Street in New Canaan.
#2 South End.
Identified as one of the best new restaurants in the area South End takes casual dining to a whole new level. A winning synthesis of the old and the new the rustic appeal of South End is not limited to the decor but is also reflected in the seasonal menu items on offer. The barbecued octopus and ‘Nonna’s Meatballs’ made from pork, veal, and ricotta cheese are all worthy of attention. South End can be found at 36 Pine Street in New Canaan.
Thali offers a taste of India in a Connecticut setting. Also identified as one of the best restaurants in Connecticut this dining destination offers meals that provide exceptional Indian inspired taste and dishes that simply burst with authentic flavor. The Cracked Black Pepper Crusted Duck and the generous Chicken Kebabs will delight even the most picky of diners. Seafood and chicken curries are also a taste filled exploration of classic Indian cuisine. Side dishes such as Paratha (Nan bread with butter) and the samosas should be ordered with every meal. Diners will find Thali at number 4, Orange Street in New Canaan.
#4 Basso Cafe.
An intriguing mix of Venezuelan and Italian cuisine makes Basso a ‘must visit’ stop for all lovers of fine food. The restaurant at 124 New Canaan Ave is a haven for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. With a bright and breezy interior and fabulous menu offerings, this well-respected restaurant delivers every time. Highlights must include the ‘Lamb Two Ways’ and the Halibut with baby Italian eggplant.
Visitors to New Canaan will find the town itself delightful – and the culinary experience even more so. For those wanting to sample why this is a town with a growing reputation for providing exceptional cuisine, there is no better time to visit than right now.