Connecticut Dining – Summer Menu at Fresh Salt
Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Introduces New Summer Menu
Looking for a new restaurant to try this weekend that offers casual fine dining restaurant in Old Saybrook, then look no further than to Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point. In addition to featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients year round, , Fresh Salt has introduced a new Summer menu for that features seasonal dishes inspired by the bountiful harvests of local farmers and fisheries. Named Best Upscale Dining in Connecticut by the state’s restaurant industry association, Fresh Salt works closely with its local farmers and artisans to ensure the highest quality of locally grown ingredients from land and sea go into its creative delights. Local partnerships include Cecarelli Farms of Northford, Medlyn’s Farm of Branford, Belltown Hill Orchard of South Glastonbury, Fair Weather Acres of Rocky Hill, Baggott Family Farms of East Windsor, and Rose’s Berry Farm of South Glastonbury, and Fresh Salt’s commitment to its native waters features oysters within a 100-mile radius. Gambardella Seafood of Stonington provides the local catch-of-the-day with fresh day boats of clams, oysters, mussels, shrimp, tuna, cod, swordfish, and salmon.
The new summer menu features the bounty of the season through unique dishes such as the “Beggar’s Purse” pasta dish which features fresh pasta filled with pear, Taleggio, Robiola, Ricotta, English peas, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes in a white wine sauce; and Cavatappi Primavera with broccoli, asparagus, cherry tomato, oyster mushroom, yellow pepper, and olive oil in a white wine sauce.
If you are looking for something on the lighter side, Fresh Salt has you covered. Consider trying one of their fresh and delicious salads such as the Wild Field Greens and Arugula Salad locally sourced goat cheese bruschetta or the Heirloom Tomato and Peach Salad. Nothing says summer like these two dishes that are fresh, light and local.
In addition, guests can dine on one of Fresh Salt’s fresh seafood dishes, including:
- Pan-roasted All-Natural Black Pearl Salmon served with Roasted Cauliflower
- Local-grilled Peach, Couscous, Passion Fruit Beurre Blanc
- Lemon Sea Salt Pan-Seared Cod served with Mushroom Risotto, Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes Blistered in White Port
- Local New England Summer favorites such as Soft Shell Belly Clams, Fried Oysters or a Seaside Tempura Platter with Golden Brown Scallops, Oysters, Calamari, Zucchini and Peppers
If you are looking for something a bit more hearty than salads or seafood, Fresh Salt’s dishes from the grill and the oven, are sure to satisfy your pallet. These include:
- Fresh Salt’s Free Range All-Natural Half Chicken served with Edamame-Mashed Potato, and Yellow Beans in a Rosemary-Limoncello Sauce
- Grilled French-Cut Pork Chop served with Roasted Peruvian-Purple Potato, Grilled Corn, Passion Fruit-Barbecue Sauce and Smoked Hickory Sea Salt
At Fresh Salt, guests will savor fresh, seasonal and local cuisine served in Old Saybrook’s most spectacular setting – the spot where the fresh waters of the Connecticut River meet the salt of Long Island Sound. It’s a treasured and historic place, rich in life, and the restaurant reflects that lively diversity. Chef d’ Cuisine Gese Rodriguez offers a simple yet high quality approach to transforming the fresh seasonal ingredients of Connecticut into beautifully inspired dishes.
About Saybrook Point:
Situated along the picturesque shores of historic Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Saybrook Point features a collection of 100 elegantly-appointed guestrooms, a rejuvenating full-service SANNO spa, and casual fine dining restaurant Fresh Salt, as well as a unique waterside Lighthouse Suite. In addition, the historic Three Stories and Tall Tales luxury guesthouses offer exquisite rooms that convey the story of famous local residents. The pristine Saybrook Point Marina, a landmark boating destination conveniently located at the mouth of the Connecticut River, serves as a focal point for the Inn. More information is available at www.saybrook.com.