Wordless WIAW: Millwright’s Goodbye Dinner

As I mentioned previously, my department took me out to dinner at my favorite Simsbury restaurant, Millwright’s, to bid me farewell during my last week at work.

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This post is actually being published on my first day at my new job, so I’m writing it the day before and am also making it fairly wordless. I’ve got a TON to do to continue getting settled in Boston! So here’s my recap of our amazing meal, which was the perfect send-off and very appropriate for What I Ate Wednesday.

Work/dinner outfit…skirt purchased at Kohl’s on Black Friday. Not showing: the still-attached sensor. Ugh.

My pre-dinner cocktail, the Luini’s Widow: barrel-aged amaretto, gin, lillet blanc, orange bitters.

The kitchen was kind enough to send its own goodbye gifts!

Baked Tapioca Custard: all the flavors of clam chowder (IT WAS TRUE!)

Agnolotti: oxtail, “french onion” broth, gruyere crisp.

Chilled Lobster: yogurt, apple, cabbage dill

Chilled Lobster: yogurt, apple, cabbage dill

Instead of a soup or salad to start, I opted for…

Some of the most wonderful baby cabbages, with pistachio crumbles!

With a side of…

My boss picked out two fabulous reds for the table: Decoy Pinot Noir (my first time having it since Sun WineFest 2011!) and

My boss picked out two fabulous reds for the table: 2011 Decoy Pinot Noir (my first time having it since Sun WineFest 2012!) and 2008 Chatom Vineyards Zinfandel.

Everyone ordered his or her own entree…

My entree, the cod: calamari, fennel, ginger aioli, citrus, olive crumble.

Then we all shared a bunch of desserts!

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Chocolat Semifreddo: Grand Marnier cream, poached cranberries, cashew croquant

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My favorite of the night…Sticky Toffee Pudding (chantilly cream, espresso ice cream).

A gift from the kitchen - White Chocolate & Orange Mousse with honey tuile and candied fennel.

Another gift from the kitchen – White Chocolate & Orange Mousse with honey tuile and candied fennel.

I’m very grateful to the Millwright’s team for making my last outing with my department so memorable. I’m so happy I was able to visit this special restaurant before moving away from CT. We had a blast and left completely satisfied!

Do you like to order your own food out, share, or a bit of both?

Which dessert looks best to you? Which app?

 

12 Responses to "Wordless WIAW: Millwright’s Goodbye Dinner"

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  1. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    February 26, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Can’t I just say that I want everything? ;-) Although for desserts, I have to admit that the chocolate semifreddo is sticking out to me – I’ve only had semifreddo once and I seriously adored it!
    I usually get my own entree, but I like sharing apps and desserts.

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    • Caitlin

      February 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      This was my first time having it and I ADORED it.

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  2. B

    February 26, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    It looks like you had a great dinner and a great time!

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  3. Caitlin

    February 26, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Goodness girl! That all looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of getting stuff to share so I can try a little bit of everything ;) There is no way I could choose a favorite from those desserts, though..,they all look phenomenal as does your entree and the agnolotti. I love that you had port with dessert, too. I need to do that more often! Such a good way to end a meal!

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    • Caitlin

      February 26, 2014 at 4:29 PM

      It is really so special!

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  4. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    February 26, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Mmm sharing desserts is the best! (Since I’m a vegetarian I can’t usually share entrees haha) That sounds like an awesome good bye dinner!

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    • Caitlin

      February 26, 2014 at 4:28 PM

      My coworker is a vegetarian and she too feels the same about sharing desserts vs entrees/apps! She couldn’t try most of the apps brought out and doesn’t even like brussels so she couldn’t try those either.

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  5. Kerri

    February 26, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Love that skirt!

    Thinking good thoughts for you on your first day :-)

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    • Caitlin

      February 26, 2014 at 4:27 PM

      Thank you lady! Hope you enjoyed El Sarape BTW!

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  6. Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's

    February 26, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Everything looks so good, but brussels and pistachios, be still my heart. #oldladyloves. MUST BRING NICK THERE ASAP.

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    • Caitlin

      February 26, 2014 at 7:45 PM

      You and he seriously need to visit. He would love the bourbon drinks that the bartender, Chris, makes!

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  7. Brittany @ Barr & Table

    March 8, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    I LOVE your outfit and all of the food. And gimme your cocktail pleaseandthankyouuuuuu!

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