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Harvest Supper

LW1 Sep 8, 2009 08:28 AM

Had dinner at Harvest Supper on Friday and i'm happy to report it was fantastic. My wife and i started with a very nice cheese plate and then we both had an asparagus app with egg and truffle that was off the charts. Heavy, yes, but i was not going there to diet. For my main i had pan seared skate served with a puree of celery root. excellent. My wife chose to have two more apps for her dinner: seared foie gras with mini blueberry panckages. so rich, so yummy. and finally a stuffed roasted quail. excellent.

one of the better meals i have had in a long time. alas, we had no room for dessert but it was well worth it. the changes they have made in the kitchen show and I will certainly be back.

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    sibeats Sep 8, 2009 08:53 AM

    Glad to hear you enjoyed. I had the skate dish a few weeks ago and it was delicious. And as far as I'm concerned, anything with an egg on top is great!

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      CTburgerlover Sep 8, 2009 09:45 AM

      Sounds right on par with our experience there a couple of weeks ago...we had the foie gras app, veal entree, and clam & codfish entree, made sure we shoehorned in some bread pudding for desset. Everything was great, including the service and ambience. Best restaurant in New Canaan by far.

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        lovesublime Sep 14, 2009 11:26 AM

        SHOEHORNED! I actually just laughed out loud at that. Im going to Harvest Supper this coming Wednesday and am looking forward to it even more after reading these fabulous reviews!

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        DoraSalm Sep 27, 2009 05:48 PM

        I just went to Chowhound Saturday and, while the food was superb, the restaurant was so loud that we couldn't even hear our friends. The food was great, but rather that enjoying the meal, we were rushing through it just so that we could hear ourselves.

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          sibeats Sep 27, 2009 08:56 PM

          Yup, sadly it can be uncomfortably loud. We try not to go on saturday nights, but lately it's been busy on every night since the food is so good. A little acoustic treatment on the ceiling would go a long way...

          1. re: DoraSalm
            LW1 Sep 28, 2009 06:59 AM

            i have to be honest, it 's not the quietest place, but it certainly not uncomfortable loud. you can go to several places in NYC that are significantly louder. either way, glad you enjoyed the food.

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            wincountrygirl Sep 28, 2009 03:41 AM

            Where is this place?

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              jfood Sep 28, 2009 05:27 AM

              Downtown New Canaan at 15 Elm Street.

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                stevel Sep 28, 2009 11:53 AM

                There are some really good restaurants that I just can't dine in because how the restaurant is set up. Really crowded or really noisy my wife won't go no matter what. Bistro Bonnie Nuit and Harvest Supper unfortunately come to mind.

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                  LW1 Sep 28, 2009 01:54 PM

                  it's funny what different people perceive as loud. i would never think that the noise level at bonne nuit is high and i've gone there a million times at different point of the week.
                  the schoolhouse?

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                    sibeats Sep 28, 2009 02:22 PM

                    Never been to BBN. The Schoolhouse is generally pretty good...we were there this past Sat night and there were a couple of large tables and it was LOUD! It was definitely an aberration though. I find Harvest much louder on a regular basis. Of course I love the food at both places, and a little cacophony isn't going to keep me away!

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                      stevel Sep 28, 2009 03:03 PM

                      I go to Schoolhouse but not with my wife, the tables are TOO close. I go with my wine group but usually eat on the patio. We are the NOISY ones, so we try and stay away from everyone!

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                        sibeats Sep 28, 2009 03:59 PM

                        Boy, your wife is sure missing out on some good food! We haven't noticed you yet at the schoolhouse, but now that it's cold out you'll be moving inside!

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                          CTeater Sep 29, 2009 04:44 AM

                          Is the wine list any better than it was last year? I go with my group, too, and we wnet through 7 bottles, none very exciting, and all a bit pricey. Owner was very nice and asked us for suggestions, but never thad the energy to get back to him. So dependent on the supplier. Loved the food, and the owner was a charming fellow. Agree the table are too close, though.

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                            stevel Sep 29, 2009 07:50 AM

                            We bring our own wine and pay Tim corkage. We've had some incredible bottles. We might be going in Oct.

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                              stevel Oct 2, 2009 02:05 PM

                              Walked by today and they had a menu in the window for a dinner their doing at James Beard house in December. It looked fantastic! $150 pp with wine pairing.

              2. Poindexter Oct 12, 2009 12:51 PM

                We went Saturday night and it was pitch perfect. Simple dishes, well composed with high quality ingredients. I had a beet salad atop bleu cheese foam and a veal chop. Ms. P'dexter ordered duck.
                We were tucked away in a corner, are used to eating in the City and have four loud bratlets at home, so I can't say the noise was a problem. Besides, a bit of buzz never hurt anybody; plenty of sedate country clubs serving up prime rib in Fairchester, if quiet's yer thing.

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