It was a cold and damp January evening outside, but inside Winfield’s at the Greenwich Hyatt, I felt as if I was on vacation in a tropical locale. Was I in Miami? The Caribbean or Mexico? I was in fact inside a restaurant that is a tranquil tropical oasis filled with tall palm trees, tropical plants, garden umbrellas, a waterfall and running stream, a gazebo bar, and soaring Mayan pillars that support the glass roof. It is a very special indoor space and is located inside the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich Ct. The restaurant has just launched a new menu which were eager to try.
I felt I was in a tropical paradise and dining on delectable food and sipping classic cocktails. There are many nice dinner selections and plates to share with a broad assortment for all tastes. There is also healthy options by creating your own entree by selecting the meat/fish/tofu and then choosing the sauce and the sides.
Starters: We shared some of the appetizers in order to get a sample of what Winfield’s has to offer. We tried the Poached Shrimp with grilled lemon , the Mediterranean trio of roasted red pepper hummus, baba ghanoush, egg plant caponata and grilled pita bread. Both were delicious with nice presentations and great choices for the vegetarian in your party.
We so sampled the Maryland Crabcake with roasted butternut squash and brussel sprout relish with lemon pepper aioli. The crabcake was perfectly cooked and the compliment of squash and spices made for an interesting taste treat. A very nice presentation on a unique plate.
If pizza is your favorite try one of the several flatbreads offered. The margarita pizza flatbread with fire roasted red and yellow tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella is a sure winner.
Main Course: I selected the Pan Seared Salmon with asparagus and Mediterranean couscous. This was a light healthy choice and so delicious.
If pasta is your favorite, try the Pumpkin ravioli, with shaved brussel sprouts, and dried cherries in a butternut squash sage cream sauce. A real satisfying dish with an interesting combo of ingredients, though I wish the cream sauce was a little lighter. A real comfort food. For steak lovers, we tried and enjoyed the NY Strip Steak with potatoes and roasted asparagus. The steak was cooked as ordered and was delicious.
Desserts: You will want to try one of the excellent desserts. We sampled two including the Marquis Chocolate cake (yum!), and the interesting Croissant with pumpkin spice ice cream. Both were great and a fun way to round out an excellent dining experience.
Need to get away but can’t make it to the islands? Then have dinner and drinks in the tropical oasis at Winfields .
Winfield’s at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 East Putnam Ave Old Greenwich Ct.
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