I am a road trip fan, and in the current travel climate, they still seem like the best option when planning a quick getaway. And while I’ve visited Connecticut on many occasions, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that located in West Hartford is a strikingly beautiful boutique hotel – DELAMAR. It’s the perfect vantage point from which to explore trendy boutiques and eateries, as well as nearby attractions, including Gouveia Vineyards, the Mark Twain House, and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. It’s also home of the Artisan, where farm-to-table cuisine has taken a form of its own.
Founder of the Greenwich Hospitality Group and owner of the DELAMAR West Hartford, Charles Mallory’s passion for historic preservation, art, and design has set the stage for a guest experience unlike any other. With the hotel’s impressive façade and striking interior spaces, it’s fair to say that DELAMAR West Hartford’s signature aesthetic raises hospitality to an art form.
From the moment I arrived and during my stay, I was not only enveloped by cozy comfort, but also surrounded by a mix of luxe fabrics and finishes, sculptural objects, fine art, and whimsical touches that captivated not just my imagination but also my senses—especially my taste buds!
Combining their experience and expertise to create a unique and innovative casual/fine dining restaurant, Artisan West Hartford was conceived by Charles Mallory, Rick Wahlstedt, and Frederic Kieffer. The New England- inspired American cuisine places great emphasis on a farm-to-table experience, boasting an onsite garden and sourcing from local and regional farms.
Artisan Restaurant also offers a one-of-a-kind experience rooted on celebrating the theme of craftsmanship and sustainability. The décor conveys the charm and coziness of a countryside living room. Its bar/lounge is designed to capture the energy of a tavern. And the food—oh, the delicious food—is truly something you must experience yourself. The menu varies daily, but the risotto was what did it for me. Be sure to try it on your next visit!
Learn more about this country-chic gem at ArtisanWestHartford.com.
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