Marvelous Monday

17 Mar

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine definitely flew by but that is because it was filled with so many marvelous things!

Marvelous is… a Friday night sushi dinner at Min Ghung! Dan, Alex, and I decided we were all craving sushi so we picked Min Ghung which has always been a favorite sushi spot of mine in Glastonbury. We each ordered three fabulous rolls and my favorite was actual the most basic one I ordered, the Spicy Scallop roll. It was so flavorful and it was something I had never tried before. It was great to catch up on the previous weeks events with a quiet dinner before we all went out to the noisy bar for drinks.

The presentation was amazing.. and it was so yummy!

The presentation was amazing.. and it was so yummy!

Marvelous is… the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday! It was my first time there and let me tell you, it was quite an experience. There were so many people expected to go that we parked in East Hartford and walked across the bridge and went straight to Black Eyed Sally’s for our first beer of the day. We found a great spot right there and watched the parade. There were so many interesting drunk people to watch (I mean it is St. Patty’s Day) and I can’t wait to go again next year.

Dan with our beer of choice for the day, Guinness!

Dan with our beer of choice for the day, Guinness!

Our friend Tyler spotted us from Engine 32!

Our friend Tyler spotted us from Engine 32!

Marvelous is… a Sunday visit to two local vineyards followed by a St. Patrick’s Day feast at Dan’s grandparents house. We planned to finish up the Connecticut Winter Wine Trail with our awesome friends Brian and Natasha by going to Jerram Winery in  New Hartford, CT. The wine at Jerram was delicious and we were having so much fun that we spontaneously decided to visit another nearby winery recommended to us by a mutual friend called Connecticut Valley Winery. The wines at CT Valley were the best that any of us has EVER had. There was seriously not a single bad wine on that list. That made it so hard to decide which wines to buy but I am SO glad we decided to go there and I know we will be making a trip back there this summer to enjoy some more wine. The location was also beautiful and it would be a perfect place to sit outside on a summer day and have a picnic with some of their wine. On the way back from the vineyard, Brian and Natasha dropped us off at Dan’s grandparents house in Avon, CT where we enjoyed a delicious meal of corned beef cabbage, roasted potatoes, cole slaw, and pineapple with Dan’s grandparents, parents, sister, brother-in-law, and niece. It was such a perfect way to end an amazing weekend!

Corned beef, roasted potatoes, and cole slaw! Yum!

Corned beef, roasted potatoes, and cole slaw! Yum!

Are there any local wineries that you would recommend?

How did you celebrate St. Patty’s Day?

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