Aug 18, 2011
09:36 AM
Café Connecticut

Rizzuto's Celebrates Summer Bounty


Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen and Bar in West Hartford is the latest restaurant to climb aboard the farm-dining bandwagon. On Wednesday, Aug. 31, the restaurant will join with Urban Oaks Organic Farm in New Britain to present a “Harvest Supper” on the farm they describe as “an elegant evening on a grassy lawn under the stars.”

Rizzuto’s Executive Chef Tony Camilleri has planned a five-course feast, with wine pairings, that promises to be a celebration of summer bounty—with 90 percent of the produce plucked only steps away a few hours earlier. Guests can explore a bit at the 6:30 cocktail reception, while enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres such as grilled asparagus with duck prosciutto and fresh figs with Gorgonzola. Then, at 7, they take their seats under a big tent amid wildflowers and wafting music from a jazz trio. Chef Camilleri’s menu will include a sparkling-fresh salad of baby lettuces and petite summer vegetables, pork belly confit with stone-fruit mostarda, sea scallops with braised fennel and caramelized orange vinaigrette, and natural-beef rib-eye two ways. The dinner winds up with local artisan cheeses, lemon chiffon cake and watermelon prosecco shooters.

Don't miss it!

The Harvest Supper event takes place at Urban Oaks Organic Farm, 225 Oak Street, at the corner of Oak and LaSalle, New Britain. Farm tours begin at 6. Price per person: $85 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 860/232-5000 or visit



Rizzuto's Celebrates Summer Bounty

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