Chef Marcell Davidsen at Community table

We first met Marcell Davidsen at his ambitious Ny Haven pop-up dinner in 2014. I vividly remember arriving quite late thanks to a last-minute trip to the pediatrician. I was stressed out by our tardy arrival and frustrated at missing part of set menu for the evening.  Our on-time friends (and fellow diners) had mentioned our situation to the chef and not long after we were seated, all our missed courses were whisked out to our table. It was a unexpected act of kindness and I have never forgotten it.

Back in May, Chef Davidsen succeed Joel Viehland as the new executive chef at Community table in Washington, CT and a few weeks ago we finally popped in with friends after a day touring farms in Litchfield County. We all claimed to only want an impromptu drink, but then predictably wound up sampling our way through several items off the menu. August is a wonderful time to experience the bounty from local area farms, but I still maintain if you live in Connecticut and are up for a drive, this restaurant is worth a visit – no matter what the season. Whenever we’re in the area, I find it difficult to consider dining anywhere else.

Oysters on the half shell at Community table

Oysters on the half shell

Heirloom Tomatoes on Toast at Community table

Heirloom Tomatoes on Toast

Cucumber and Corn Salad at Community table

Cucumber and Corn Salad

Venison Tenderloin at Community table

Venison Tenderloin