My wife and I have dined at the Hopkins Inn on several occasions, usually for lunch or 'Kaffee und Kuchen' while we were visiting Litchfield. The last time I reviewed it on Tripadvisor was seven years ago, when we had lunch there.
Yesterday, we decided to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary by having dinner at the Hopkins Inn. We've had problems before, when we tried to get a table during their busy season, so this time we took the precaution of making a reservation, which turned out to be a wise decision since the place filled up not long after we turned up.
It was a mild evening, so we sat on the terrace - a pleasant location with a view of Lake Wauramaug. As it happens, we were at the same table that we had back in 2008. It was right in the corner of the terrace, with a good view of the lake, and tucked away from the rest of the tables.
Service was very attentive and friendly.
The food was superb - delicately cooked, and fresh.
We started with a bowl of chowder - creamy, tasty and wholesome, with the accent on seafood rather than potatoes.
For Entrée, I had Sweetbreads Viennese - a generous, gently breaded portion, cooked to perfection (yeah, I know - it's a cliché, but in this case it was accurate) served with fresh vegetables (carrots and green beans)
My wife had Raumschnitzel, which she thought was excellent.
And, of course, they served their secret ingredient - home made Rösti. If you are unfamiliar with this superb Swiss/Austrian side dish, I suggest you visit Hopkins.
I finished with a rather nice Pecan Pie, with ice cream and industrial quantities of Schlagsahne. Magic!
My wife had Apfelstrudel, also liberally accompanied by cream. She said it was splendid.
Sometimes, one feels full at the end of a meal. Not this time, the quality and the portions were just right.
Recommended (but be sure to make a reservation).
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