Which Connecticut Restaurant Was Named One of America's 50 Best of 2023

Florence Carmela
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One of our many wondeful Connecticut restaurants has made the New York Times restaurant list, of America's 'Top 50' best places to eat! The Litchfield County restaurant is praised for it's "kaleidoscope of flavors" and "warm cocoon of service." This is the only Connecticut restaurant the NY Times has named on it's new list of America's top dining spots. The restauraunt is called Ore Hill & Swyft, and it's located at 3 Maple Street in Kent, Connecticut. According to Connecticut Patch ''It's the state's singular culinary sensation, in the eyes of the Times' experts. The new compilation of eateries represents the "50 places in the United States that we’re most excited about right now," the editors wrote, and is only the paper's third such annual roundup.'' This classic Litchfield County eatery is named for the road that leads to the Rock Cobble Farm in South Kent, Connecticut.

On the official Ore Hill and Swyft it also states that the eatery is ''Farm-focused in an intimate environment and a casual tavern in a historical setting, serving wood-fired, farm-driven pizzas, shareable small plates, and seasonal entrees that aim to both comfort and inspire. Working closely with nearby Rock Cobble Farm, the food at Swyft follows the flavors of the seasons. The extensive beer selection offers a variety of local brews, while the cocktail and wine lists combine familiar favorites with new discoveries. With takeout and party space available and a family-friendly weekend brunch, Swyft is both a touchstone and a meeting point for Northwestern Connecticut and New York.'' The Swift-Bull House bears the names of two families who owned it for a combined 177 years. Located at the intersection of two main roads, it was built circa 1781 by Asaph Swift, grandson of an Englishman, William Swyft, who had emigrated to America (spelling variations were common among the region’s early settlers).''

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