While we were at the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market, we decided to go into the village of New Milford. It is a cute little historic town, with lots of shops, places to eat, an apothecary pharmacy and a even a farmers market on the green on Saturdays. One of my favorite shops is called Homeward Bound. It is a home interior store and they carry a variety of things I adore. Red Flower candles, Bella Notte linens, Juliska ceramic and glassware..just to name a few. Needless to say, since I am a bargain hunter, I can’t afford the majority of priceless items in the store…but I love to get decorating ideas and just browse. I especially love to visit after my trip to the flea market…maybe I’ll find the perfect way to use those one of a kind treasures I just unearthed!
We also wanted to try a new spot for lunch called Forsythia right on Bank Street. We didn’t realize it, but the chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America. Yes, the one I constantly tell everyone I live 5 minutes from. But their best claim to fame is that it’s the home of the $3 Cosmo. Nope, not a typo. Three bucks! Uhh…I can’t even get water for $3 at the movies…so this quickly becomes my new favorite place in New Milford. The Cosmos were not even watered down…they were full strength. They were served with homemade potato chips that were light and crispy!
We wanted something light, not too filling. We each ordered a salad. I had the Chinese Chicken Salad, which was delicious, though a bit disappointing. The waitress had told me it came with red peppers..which I love, but out it came…sans red pepper, with zucchini in its place. (Did I happen to mention that I don’t really like zucchini?) But it was still very good..the dressing was one of the best Asian style dressing’s ever…I could really taste the sesame oil.
Chris had a Crab Cake Salad, which was perfectly cooked, light and crispy on the outside and loaded with real crabmeat. It even came with a side of lemon, smartly wrapped and tied with cheesecloth so your seeds would not wind up in your salad. Very clever!
We were so full and for $37 for 3 cosmos, 2 very large salads, tax and tip…it was a great bargain! We will most certainly be back.
PS…did I mention the $3 cosmos?
20 Bank Street
New Milford CT 06776
Thomas Morans Forsythia
31 Bank Street
New Milford CT 06776