Last Saturday I had the opportunity to meet up with some fellow Connecticut blogger’s. The event was organized by Wendy & Greg from ConnecticutBloggers.com and graciously hosted by J. Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville. Relic Brewing was also there with some samples of their amazing beers!
In addition to the samples from Relic, we were also treated with some samples of J. Timothy’s summer beer menu, banquet menu and regular menu. I can honestly say that everything I had was phenomenal!
We had a Beef Tenderloin Crostini with a Gorgonzola sauce as an hors d’oeuvre before we sat down for dinner, the beef was really tender and sauce was just perfect. Then when we were all seated they brought out the wings! J. Timothy’s is known for their “dirt wings” which were invented there about 20 years ago. Dirt wings are fried and sauced, then fried and sauced again! They were really, really good! I tried Buffalo, Honey Gold BBQ, Teriyaki and General Tso’s.
This was followed by Butternut Squash Ravioli, Scallop Waldorf Salad, Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin and Haddock au Gratin. Everything was so good! Even the haddock (and I’m not much of a fish fan.) My favorite though was the Pomegranate Pork Tenderloin, which they brought us knives for and according to my friend Wendy, “You know it’s going to be good when they bring you a knife!” The pork tenderloin was wrapped in bacon and served with a pomegranate balsamic glaze, over mashed potatoes and garlic spinach!
Me & Wendy!
For dessert they had these amazing chocolate truffles made with chocolate ganache and rolled in oreos and bread pudding made with cherry vanilla cheesecake. Oh my gosh, both were delicious!
I’m not much of a beer connoisseur, but I liked the samples I tried. Every one of them! My favorite by far was the Le Petit Abielle from Relic! It was a Belgian ale brewed with lavender and local honey. So, so good.
I had such a great time chatting with the other bloggers and Nikki from J. Timothy’s and Mark from Relic Brewing!
Some of the people I met were:
- Wendy & Greg from Connecticut Blogger’s
- Wendy from Weight’s Over
- Seth from Link with Wink
- Trisha @randompink
- Leslie from The Bank Roll
- Julie from Jewels Photography & Life
- Nanci & Garrison from Conversation Crossroad
- Maria from Pappa Don’t Preach
- Cait from Cait Plus Ate
- Katie from Walk in Love
- Dominique from Craftfully Cooks
- Hilary from My Own Blog Review
- Tammy from Martini Hunter