MONIQUE SOURINHO - food photographer, stylist, recipe developer, and professional taste tester. Nothing fills my cup more than connecting with visionaries (especially over a great meal). To learn more click here.
Some places have a way of leaving a person speechless. In this case, visiting and dining at The Essex Restaurant did exactly that. From the teamwork of hospitality, to the nautical details in decor, from the displays of culinary expertise, all the way to the final results of edible artwork, the overall experience was nothing short of delectable. That said, scroll onwards for visuals from the restaurant’s relaunch, now located at 247 Main St. Old Saybrook, CT.
About The Essex Restaurant:
Before we get started, here is a little backstory about the restaurant, in words of Head Chef and Owner, Colt Taylor:
“Experience Modern American cuisine that draws inspiration from the land, sea and deep heritage of the Connecticut River Valley, alongside a legion of international flavors. The Essex marks the transition between old New England charm and upscale elegance; a time that calls for refreshment and rejuvenation.
Steeped in the rich heritage of the Connecticut River Valley, the land infuses our culinary vision with the freshest locally-sourced products available from farm and sea. We call on traditions from around the world, as well as the avant-garde to represent both the nostalgic and the modern through progressive interpretations of timeless dishes.”
* Admittedly, I am a little biased. I am thankful to say I am fortunate to grow alongside Chef Colt’s restaurant. Through the years, he allowed me to develop my photography skills through our food collaborations. And for that, I am undoubtedly grateful. Though, even if I did not have this opportunity, the food and atmosphere would still lure me in. (Thank you David Milton for introducing us. It is always a pleasure for the three of us to create together!)
Recent Articles Featuring The Restaurant:
- The Day: Why The Essex Restaurant just relocated to Old Saybrook
- PR Newswire: The Essex, a Leading Connecticut Restaurant, Re-Opens
- The Connecticut Examiner: All Smiles at Relaunch of The Essex in Old Saybrook
To stay up to date with Chef Colt’s menus, please visit the restaurant website at www.theessex.com. To follow along through social media, visit their Instagram account at @TheEssexRestaurant or their Facebook page.