In September I visited New Haven for my third Taste of New Haven tour, in the city’s Theater District. I owe you guys a recap but am low on time, hence a lovely Wordless Wednesday. Thank goodness for days of the week that start with “w”, right Meg? Sorry for no mention of Halloween, but I’m saving that til Friday (mua ha ha suspense).
Taste of New Haven owner/tour guide Colin Caplan, Jeff from Ripe, and moi!
Honestly one of the worst cocktails I’ve EVER tasted. I think it was a Cranberry Vodka but I tasted Cranberry Blah.
However the food was fantastic! Waffle & sweet potato fries, plus an ahi tuna sandwich on some delish wheat bread.
My favorite spot on the tour – Kitchen Zinc! No surprise since my fave food is pizza. The white bean salad on the left (with roasted tomatoes, basil pesto, roasted radicchio, pearl mozz) blew my mind.
The classic Margherita pizza! Adored this place’s thin crust.
My favorite pie – the Broccoli Rabe with roasted garlic, ricotta salata, mozzarella, and local Salemme hot pepper flakes. It had quite a kick!
My (first) plate.
Of course Jeff was my tour companion!
I actually enjoyed this fall beer enough to go back for a second glass!
I don’t even really like kettle corn, but this was pretty yummy! We all got samples!
Stops at historical sites are scattered throughout the tour. Colin has written books on New Haven and knows so much!
We each got to try a gourmet Chocopologie chocolate. I chose the one with the dried rose petal!
Our last stop was Kelly’s, a gastropub that had pretty good food AND accommodated me with wine instead of beer! I had a mini salad, pulled pork sandwich, and fried brie.
Our last bite was mochi from The Mochi Store! I thought it was okay but this was Jeff’s fave part of the tour.
If you’re free tonight, head to the Taste of New Haven website to register for the Trick-Or-Eat Spooky Tour! It starts at 7PM and runs to the spooky hour of 11PM. Nosh on scary good eats and learn about the city’s haunted history!
Have you ever been on a food tour?
Which of these bites would you have wanted to try most?