Author Archives: Jonathan Braverman

Review: 4½ stars “Special,” Treva, West Hartford

Our grapevine reaches into every nook and cranny of Connecticut. We’re always scouring the state for what’s new and good. Recently, the name Treva has come tripping off the tongues of chefs and foodies whose opinions we respect.[...]

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, West Hartford

I have held Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in West Hartford in high esteem even longer than it has been open. How, you may ask, is that possible? [...]Continue Reading

Avon Old Farms Inn, Avon

4 Stars… Special

Something New Is Afoot At Avon Old Farms Inn

There has been a tendency in some of Connecticut’s most storied inns to serve less than spectacular food. A couple of these, in towns like Wilton and Wallingford, have recently closed, one a presumed casualty of a constricting economy or a failure to maintain its connection with the dining public, the other due to a fire. Others, like the Spinning Wheel Inn in Redding Ridge, have been retooling, making an effort to elevate their game. I visited Avon Old Farms Inn, without doubt one of Connecticut’s most appealing dining venues, to determine [...]Continue Reading