It’s fall season and everywhere we look – we find vibrant colors emerging on the trees. Each year, around this time, my honey and I like to take a drive up to Litchfield and enjoy the spectacular foliage. And each year, food plays a key role in our trip-planning.
Last year we enjoyed a spectacular meal at the Community Table restaurant. The only problem with that experience was that reservations are necessary to ensure a table, and as a result we found ourselves stressed out throughout our drive – just to make sure we cover all our must-see sights, get in some serious hiking, stroll through the picturesque towns along the way and then still make it right on time to the restaurant.
So this year we decided to let our day and our pace guide us. Let’s just “go with the flow” – we decided. Well! it turned out to be a perfect idea … because we found ourselves hungry in Litchfield!
And when we are in Litchfield, we LOVE dining at the West Street Grill. We discovered this gem totally per chance one year – the warm, welcoming faces of staff and owners beckon us in, while the tantalizing aromas make sure we don’t leave until we have had a good sampling of the menu. While the menu is modern American, I see it being executed with classic French flair.
West Street Grill is such a perfect fit in the scenic town of Litchfield which oozes tons of old-world charm. It is truly one of those places that instantly make you feel like you belong here- and you are always welcome here. And when you ARE there – you can almost count on striking a conversation with its owners and managers Charles Kafferman and James O’Shea! You are bound to chat with them like you have been friends for ever! This is what I LOVE, people! I thrill in meeting people behind the food I eat. It just gives me a deeper appreciation of what I am eating – as well as a more gratifying dining experience.
It is said that on any night at West Street Grill, you are bound to spot a celebrity or two having dinner. What impressed us the most is that we feel just as special and important each time we dine here!
West Street Grill, Litchfield CT | http://weststreetgrill.com