'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the town, people were running around like crazy, trying to not get rundown! 

This week is a busy week for everyone. Traveling, last minute shopping, lots of gift wrapping, grocery shopping, preparing the house for your family, this list could go on. We'd like to suggest you take a break for yourself this week and let us take care of planning what's for dinner for a night. 

We've added 3 new Small Plates to our menu last week and we definitely think it's worth a trip to New Haven to have a taste. We won't bore you with words, but instead, we'll tease you with these delicious looking photos! 

Fresh Burrata Shallot Jam/ Bacon Gremolata/ Melted Leek Puree/Fennel Pollen

Fresh Burrata

Shallot Jam/ Bacon Gremolata/ Melted Leek Puree/Fennel Pollen

Grilled Jerk Shrimp Creamy Cheddar Grits/ Pepper Jelly/ Pickled Red Onion

Grilled Jerk Shrimp

Creamy Cheddar Grits/ Pepper Jelly/ Pickled Red Onion

Salmon Gravlax Potato Cakes/ Pickled Beets + Coarse Mustard/ Fromage Blanc/ Truffle Honey

Salmon Gravlax

Potato Cakes/ Pickled Beets + Coarse Mustard/ Fromage Blanc/ Truffle Honey

In addition to Chef Denise's tantalizing plates, Michael Egan, our in-house Sommelier, has added some incredible wines to our wine list, the perfect bottles to impress your dinner guests with. These wines are limited and they won't be on our list for long, so ask your server about them! 

2015 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Notes of dark cherries, clove, herbs, star anise, earthy, oak

2015 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Notes of dark cherries, clove, herbs, star anise, earthy, oak

The 2015 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape is fantastic wine. Dating back to 1549, this esteemed winery has, and most likely will always be, a legend. The 2015 version of this wine is a worthy chapter in the winery's history and will go down as one of the best ever made. Made still from all 13 allowable grapes, a tradition that has clearly stood the test of time.

2015 English Hill Pinot Noir Notes of chocolate, dark cherries, herbs, pomegranate, oak

2015 English Hill Pinot Noir
Notes of chocolate, dark cherries, herbs, pomegranate, oak

The Withers vineyard sit less than 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and is highly influenced by the fog line and cool maritime breeze. The Vosne-Romanee clones of Pinot Nior planted here are the source of arguably the best in California. This is a VERY small production and we're happy to have it on our menu. 

2013 Aubert Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard. Notes of honey, dried flowers, citrus, oak, with a creamy finish.

2013 Aubert Chardonnay, Ritchie Vineyard.
Notes of honey, dried flowers, citrus, oak, with a creamy finish.

Aubert Ritchie Chardonnay is an extremely limited wine from California's greatest Chardonnay producer. This is wine is from the oldest vineyard that Mark Aubert makes wine from and we're thrilled to be able to offer this wine to you.