When one restaurant door closes a new one opens. The institution that was Mario’s closed last year, but this week I had the privilege of attending an intimate event celebrating the opening of Harvest Wine Bar & Restaurant, at their newest location on Railroad Avenue in Westport. This farm to fork eatery joins the popular Greenwich and New Haven locations as well as Cava, Scena and 55, and is the result of the collaborative endeavor of the Kluber, Nube and Vincente Siguenza sibling team, who have over the past 10 years combined their passion for wine, food and customer service to create some of the area’s finest dining establishments.
We couldn’t get enough of the three tartares – tuna, salmon and steak. The tuna was accompanied by avocado, red onions and cilantro with flavors enhanced by the wonderful soy marinade. The salmon was paired with bits of jalapeno that offered just the right amount of heat so as not to overwhelm, as well as lemon zest and baby arugula. The fish were perfectly firm yet tender to the bite. The steak, from Slope Farms in the Catskills, with hints of truffle, Parmesan and quail egg practically melted in my mouth. All three tartares were served on homemade chips.
The House Made Lamb Meatballs were firm but tender. Made from hand-butchered Colorado lamb, basil, oregano, fresh tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese crostini, this was a wonderful variation of the traditional.
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