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Sharpe Hill Vineyard (Pomfret, CT): Destination Dining in Connecticut's Quiet Corner

kattyeyes | Sep 17, 200907:02 PM

Sharpe Hill has been one of my favorites for many years. It's also one of my mom's favorites, so as a belated birthday celebration, we met one of my mom's friends and her daughter to celebrate on Labor Day weekend.

It was a perfect day to sit outside and enjoy the setting along with the wonderful food that IS Sharpe Hill. We began our meal with a shared fruit and cheese plate that is our favorite way to begin a meal here. It was more than plenty to serve the four of us--I'll let the picture speak for itself.

As always, I had the filet, beautifully presented, cooked perfectly rare as ordered, and accompanied by red and blue potatoes, some squash, fresh tomatoes and a slaw...not to mention the garden-fresh flowers you see pictured.

Everyone else at the table ordered the lamb and loved it. I'm not a lamb fan, so I can't comment, but it was served with mint jelly, potatoes, tomatoes and carrots. My mom ordered hers medium-rare, our friends ordered it medium. Each dish was cooked as ordered and as you can see, we enjoyed generous portions.

Regardless, we always save room for dessert--especially at places as special to us as Sharpe Hill. Each mom shared a key lime tart with her daughter--and one of our friends pronounced it the best key lime tart she had ever had. Not sure I can argue with her...I found myself wishing I didn't have to share it, it was especially excellent and garnished with mint and fresh berries. Lovely to look at and even lovelier to eat!

My mom chose the Dry Summer Rose with her meal. Our friends both loved the Ballet of Angels. I am a fan of both the St. Croix and Cab Franc and very honestly don't remember which one I chose that day. Both pair nicely with filet.

If you haven't been to Sharpe Hill yet, remember to make a reservation in advance (they book up quickly!) and use your credit card to hold the reservation with a $50 deposit (refundable or can be applied to your bill). Also, if you'd like to do a wine tasting prior to your meal, show up 20-30 minutes beforehand. I love to go with my mom and with friends, but can't deny this is quite the setting for a romantic meal.

Details here:

- fruit and cheese plate
- filet mignon
- lamb
- key lime tart

Sharpe Hill Vineyard
108 Wade Rd, Pomfret, CT

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