Whether you’re a food lover or just celebrating special occasions and events, almost everyone has a favorite restaurant, rustic pub or bistro that is high up on the A-List as their first choice when making reservations. New England certainly has an abundance of local specialties, and the Mill On the River restaurant in South Windsor, Connecticut is mine.
This past weekend my family celebrated not only Mother’s Day, but also my youngest daughter’s graduation as she received a Master’s Degree in Education from Springfield College.
Connecticut Covered Bridges
As the former Podunk Mill, the Mill On the River boasts the oldest dam in Connecticut built by Colonists and Native American Indians. The building has been completely restored with timbers and boards from Connecticut tobacco barn sheds
I always try to get a table with a water view of the Covered Bridge that is known as “Kissing Bridge” and the waterfall and dam. The grandchildren were so well behaved as there was plenty to look at out the window!
As a life-long native of New England, I love rustic and historical buildings. The Mill On the River is one of the most picturesque restaurants in Connecticut, and is a favorite venue of many brides for Connecticut Weddings.
You may have even heard about it as the term Bridezilla was coined and became famous at this wedding in Connecticut.
We enjoyed taking photos on the outside deck overlooking the water, and the grandchildren had a great time stretching their legs after dinner running on the beautiful lawn and playing inside the Gazebo.
My family ordered a bottle of champagne off of the extensive Wine list to toast the Graduate with some bubbly. I must say that they also make the best chocolate martini I’ve ever had! For dinner, I ordered the Signature Fra Diavolo which was a half Maine lobster, and local seafood including rock shrimp, scallops, spicy tomato pomodoro and shaved Parmesan. The Mill On the River is also well-known for their German food, including Hunter-Style Veal, “Jagerschnitzel” as well as Wienerschnitzel.
With an extensive menu of creative continental cuisine and a welcoming New England atmosphere, The Mill on the River is perfect whether you’re planning a wedding in Connecticut or looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The Mill On the River also has banquet facilities and rooms for small gatherings such as bridal or baby showers or for any special occasion.
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