Ciao from L’Orcio!
After my bike climb to the summit of East Rock Park and seeing an awesome sunset, I felt I deserved a good meal if I could find one outdoors.
Approximately 5 miles away I found a beautiful outdoor venue at L’Orcio. It has a well decorated outdoor patio with socially distanced tables. While reservations are highly encouraged I was able to secure a lovely spot in a corner with a heat lamp overhead.
Channel 8 CT happened to also be filming this evening and so I learned of the love story behind the Italian husband and the US wife who met in Italy and returned together to create this family owned restaurant.
Not surprisingly, there was a quality wine selection and menu options. I was so aromatically impressed by the Branzino with a scent of fresh rosemary upon arrival. It was not only delicious but a fun surprise to find it had been stuffed with a fresh sprig.
While I rarely engage in dessert I made an exception here as not only did they make the dessert on premise but I found a unique option in the chocolate mousse cake with rum soaked almond amaretto cookie crust . . . With whipped cream of course!
Metered parking is also available across the street for the area.