on the romance and had a luscious lunch with a view at The Wharf Restaurant located inside the Madison
Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, in Madison,
Connecticut where Chef
Brian Warmingham is the talent in the kitchen, and the stunning views
of Long Island Sound are the perfect complement to the cuisine. As the
day was gorgeous and sunny, we had lunch on their expansive wraparound deck
with views of Long Island Sound. If we were any closer to the water, we would
have needed to be on a boat.
Charred Shishito Peppers
menu is inspired and has enough selections to appeal to a variety of palates.
We began by sharing an appetizer of Charred Shishito Peppers with gochujang
vinaigrette, toasted sesame, and pickled raisins. This was a wow of an
introduction to Chef Brian's style. The addition of the gochujang vinaigrette
and the pickled raisins really added zing to the shishito peppers and made them
MBH Tuna Tartare
continued with another appetizer, the *MBH Tuna Tartare prepared with sashimi
grade tuna, English cucumbers, avocado, soy, ginger, sesame seeds, and homemade
wonton chips. This was a beautiful presentation that was sheer freshness and
delight on the palate.
Farro and Grilled Peach Salad
taste was from the Salads section, the Farro and Grilled Peach Salad with house
mix (curly endive, red lettuce, radicchio) blueberries, red onion, pistachios,
blue cheese, and honey balsamic. This salad was the essence of summer. Farro is
one of the ancient grains and it provided both texture and protein as well as substance.
While substantial on its own, if guests desired, they could add grilled
chicken, shrimp, salmon, crabcake, or scallops to the salad for an additional
was the fifth state to join the Union, and as such, we like to do things a bit differently.
When it comes to Lobster Rolls, Connecticut's version is hot and buttered
poached lobster presented in a New England roll, which is a top cut roll with
the sides exposed, that are buttered and grilled, as opposed to other versions
of lobster rolls which are cold lobster salad dressed with mayonnaise. Hot,
buttered, and delicious, The Wharf Restaurant's version was hands-down fabulous
especially when accompanied by housemade potato chips, housemade bread and
butter pickles, and freshly made coleslaw. We paired our selections with
Hampton Water Rose (owned by Jon Bon Jovi and his son Jesse), which was light,
luscious, and lovely.
with a sweet tooth, The Wharf Restaurant has an enviable and inspired dessert
menu. On the day that we dined at the restaurant there was Strawberry Rhubarb
Shortcake, Brown Butter Cake with passion fruit puree, limoncello blueberries,
with fresh whipped cream, and Basque Cheesecake with chocolate covered
strawberry, to name but a few.
Chocolate Cake with White Mousse Filling
pastry chef had created a special dessert for the day, a Chocolate Cake with White
Mousse Filling, we opted to indulge, and share that. This tasty presentation
was enhanced with drizzled dulce de leche and fresh red raspberries.
Accompanied by double espressos, it was the perfect culmination of a delectable
and gastronomic lunch at The Wharf Restaurant.
Madison Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
had lunch on the deck, the interior of the restaurant is lovely and would be
especially inviting during the cooler months to sit inside and overlook Long
Island Sound and fondly remember summer days.
GM John Mathers and Chef Brian Warmingham
also like to read the Chefs' Recipes section where Chef Brian Warmingham
takes time from the kitchen to speak with Luxury Experience and provides his
very tasty recipe for Charred Shishito Peppers with Gochujang Vinaigrette
and Pickled Raisins.
Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am until 9:00 pm, and on
Sunday from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm.
For more information on The Wharf Restaurant, please vist the website: www.TheWharfMadison.com
time, cheers and Bon Appetit!
Beach Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
about our visit to Madison, Connecticut in the Destinations, Hotels
and Resorts - The Homestead Madison, Restaurants - Cafe Allegre, Restaurant - La Foresta, Restaurant - The Wharf Restaurant, Chefs' Recipes, Spas - The Healing Salt Cave and Wellness, Adventures - Riding a Bicycle Built for Two, Adventure - Timble Island Cruise, Liquor Cabinet - Stony Creek Brewery, and Wine Cellar - Charmard Vineyards and Bistro sections of
information on visiting Madison, Connecticut, please visit the websites: www.madisonct.com and www.ctvisit.com.
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