As I was perusing the Coventry WinterFresh Farmers' Market newsletter, I noticed the following:
"The Connecticut Farm to Chef Program serves as a matchmaker bringing chefs and farmers together. Carrie Landry, chef at Zest Restaurant in Tolland, frequently sources locally-grown ingredients at our market for her restaurant’s signature dishes. Check out Zest’s Valentine menu featuring Hurricane Farms Cuban roast pork; and mesclun greens with marinated cucumbers, roast marinated beets, grilled asparagus, Beltane Farm chevre and blood orange vinaigrette dressing."
Upon further googling, I see Zest was formerly Monet's Table--a special place I visited and enjoyed thoroughly handful of times in the past. Would love to get back there at least for lunch. I fondly remember their pumpkin ravs in sage butter and Frangelico cream sauce.
When did it open? Has anyone been? I will be sure to report back when I get there.
And the Coventry Farmers' Market is still on my list, too. It's a haul I'd rather do in nicer weather, but on the list, just the same.