Artisan Brings New England-Inspired Cuisine from ‘Garden, Mill, Sea and Land’ to West Hartford – We-Ha

Artisan will officially open Sept. 7, 2017, at the Delamar West Hartford Hotel at 1 Memorial Rd.

By Ronni Newton

Fig tree mural by Jonas Wickman. Dining room of Artisan Restaurant in West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Appetizers and wine with friends at a farmhouse table nestled in a garden of fresh herbs and vegetables … a light dinner al fresco under a shaded pergola lit by mason jar pendants … a beer and a burger in an intimate brick-floored tavern with the backdrop of a cozy fire on one side and a vibrant mural on the other … a full-course meal served in a casually-elegant Scandinavian-style room adorned with a mural of fig trees … a private event in a stunning room illuminated by copper chandeliers that hang from a gold-leaf barrel ceiling. All of these experiences can be had right in West Hartford, in a new restaurant named for the artistic nature of the food as well as the elements that create the unique establishment.

Artisan is a feast for the eyes and the palate, a restaurant that offers a variety of beautiful dining atmospheres and a menu that features fresh-for-the-season New England-inspired and locally-sourced dishes.

There’s something for everyone’s taste in seating as well as food in the distinct outdoor and indoor spaces and a menu that rather than being divided into courses is separated by: “The Garden, The Mill, The Sea, and The Land.” Each of those sections offers “taste and share” options as well as larger entrees.

Nehantic Abbey crusted fluke with parsnip, leek, and concord grapes. Artisan Restaurant in West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Artisan, located on the ground floor of the Delamar West Hartford Hotel, is the award-winning restaurant’s third location. Others are in the Delamar Southport (CT) and Newfane, VT. All are under the direction of Executive Chef and Partner Frederic Kieffer – who is also the executive chef of L’Escale at the Delamar Greenwich.

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