We do not get many Trick or Treaters. Okay we do not get any. So Halloween we usually eat out. It's our little tradition. This year Chris picked Red Hen in Old Saybrook, or as I now call it, my new favorite restaurant.
We had drinks at the bar, a Dirty Martini for me. The dining room was small and cozy. The food was perfect. For appetizers we had the Bowl of Tiny Meatballs. (No photo??) They were served in an arrabbiata sauce and served on arugula. They were a spicy meatball! Note to Lenore - There was crushed red pepper in the meatballs. We also had the Rhode Island Calamari. Perfect. Absolutely perfect.
For dinner Chris had Braised Short Ribs with Gnocchi. The meat was delicious but the gnocchi were not as light as they could have been. The dish would have been better with noodles or polenta or mashed potatoes. Sorry just my opinion.
I had a special, Roast Cod. It was prepared with artichoke hearts, capers, olives, spinach and potatoes. I usually end up bringing leftovers home, something for lunch on Monday. Well I cleaned my plate.
Then there was dessert. White Chocolate Cashew Bread Pudding with Caramel Marsala. OMG. Crazy good. My mouth was so happy. The texture and flavors were perfect.