Autumn Game and Wine Dinner at Willimantic's Cafemantic

A La Carte

Leeanne Griffin

5:16 PM EST, November 17, 2013


Cafemantic, 948 Main St., Willimantic, hosts a "Game of Rhones" dinner Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m., featuring six courses of fall game dishes and Michel Chapoutier wines.

Chef Jonathan Hudak will prepare the menu, which includes stuffed quail with pear, forest mushroom and applewood bacon; hand rolled potato gnocchi with rabbit ragout and black truffle butter; herb roasted squab with cabbage, apple and Syrah glaze; roasted breast of duck with cassoulet of cranberry beans, cotechino and autumn vegetables; roasted saddle venison with celery root, oats, and huckleberry venison jus. The dinner finishes with a tasting of autumn desserts.

The inspiration for the dinner stems from owner Andrew Gütt’s experiences growing up in rural Marlborough hunting with his father, according to the restaurant.

Cost is $88. Reservations and information: 860-423-4243, cafemantic.com.