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Six Main in Chester, CT! Wonderful!


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Six Main in Chester, CT! Wonderful!

luciaannek | | Jul 29, 2012 05:37 PM

Hey CHers!

I had a wonderful experience at Six Main in Chester. Here is the link: This restaurant joins a bunch of great spots in Chester, but is the first that specializes in vegetarian, vegan, and raw vegan food. While I am not a vegan, I eat in a vegan co-op for most of the year, so I was very excited to see a vegan restauranteur move into town.

Let me get the negative points out of the way. The service was so-so. We had a male server who was wonderful, but our other server seemed like she didn't know what she was doing. She spilled some olive oil on our table, and took away one of my dinner companion's appetizer plate before we were ready. Additionally, our candle wasn't lit, there was no music, and the room was too hot. There were only two off notes with the food. First, the table bread wasn't very good. It was squishy and too sweet. The dip it came with wasn't very good either. The second food problem was that there wasn't a good way to serve our appetizer, the burrata. It should have come with a cheese spreader and there wasn't quite enough bread. It made it very hard to eat, though the flavors were wonderful.

On to the positive points! The space is just lovely. It is soft, elegant and open. The bathroom was also beautiful.

Our drinks were all wonderful! I order the blueberry spritzer, which was made with cava, pimms, blueberries and orange bitters. It was great, though it didn't pair well with my main course.

My main course as the spicy cucumber noodles. I was blow away. The flavors were bright, punchy and bold. There was lime, cilantro, and basil over crunchy cabbage and cucumber strips. It wasn't shy on spice! I was expecting it to be more of a salad, but it really did seem closer to noodles. My companions got the zucchini quinoa risotto and the red pepper tagliatelle. They were both great. The risotto was creamy and when I asked my companion, a big meat guy, whether it was vegan or not he had forgotten. The tagliatelle was earthy and rich, though could have better been described as mushroom tagliatelle as opposed to red pepper.

Dessert was great too! We got the key lime pie and the cheesecake, both of which were vegan. I loved them. I don't even remember what our server told us they were made out of. It didn't matter. They were wonderful!

Overall, we can't wait to go back. While they still have some bumps to work out, it was a great experience. The food was wonderful. We left stuffed. The atmosphere was elevated and elegant. Hope to go back soon!

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