Rooftop 120, Glastonbury, CT

Rooftop 120, Glastonbury, CT

As the weather warms up and the evenings become balmy, it’s the perfect time to move your party outdoors and Rooftop 120 in Glastonbury has the perfect patio just for that!

Rooftop 120, Glastonbury, CT

Rooftop 120, Glastonbury, CT

Rooftop 120 is New England’s largest four-season rooftop restaurant and bar. Recently, I was invited to a blogger event as the restaurant was introducing their new chef.

I was invited to a blogger event at Rooftop 120.

I was invited to a blogger event at Rooftop 120.

Executive chef Dan Fortin was previously the chef at Infinity Music Hall and Bistro.

Introducing executive chef Dan Fortin

Introducing executive chef Dan Fortin

With over 20 years of culinary experience, he has cooked at award winning restaurants like Stone Terrace on St. Johns U.S. Virgin Islands, Mantra in Boston and locally at Apricots in Farmington and Trumbull Kitchen in Hartford.

At Rooftop 120, Chef Dan has made the menu his own by introducing a progressive new take on American cuisine.

Chef Dan has made the menu his own by introducing a progressive new take on American cuisine.

Chef Dan has made the menu his own by introducing a progressive new take on American cuisine.

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We had the opportunity to taste four of his new tapas.

We tasted four of the new tapas.

We tasted four of the new tapas.

The aji chili rubbed steak sat on top of grilled zucchini with peppadew peppers and chimichurri sauce. The steak was flavorful and had a little kick to it.

Aji chili rubbed steak

Aji chili rubbed steak

The jerk spice tuna was topped with fruit salsa and paired with fried plantains.

Jerk spice tuna

Jerk spice tuna

The soy-ginger-marinated avocado halves were filled with tempura fried oysters and drizzled with yuzu harissa aioli. It was an amazing combination of creamy and crispy textures.

Soy-ginger-marinated avocado halves were filled with tempura fried oysters

Soy-ginger-marinated avocado halves were filled with tempura fried oysters

Finally, we sampled a red beet and goat cheese bon bon served over shaved fennel orange salad topped with medjool date reduction. That was my favorite!

Red beet and goat cheese bon bon served over shaved fennel orange salad

Red beet and goat cheese bon bon served over shaved fennel orange salad

At the bar, which there is two – the “big bar” which leads to the sky deck with the fire pit and stunning views, and the “little bar” located inside the dining room – is master mixologist Tyler Devecchis.

"Little" bar

“Little” bar

The “big bar” leads to the sky deck with the fire pit and stunning views.

The “big bar” leads to the sky deck with the fire pit and stunning views.

He made us a delicious martini cocktail with tropical fruit flavors.

A delicious martini

A delicious martini

 

Inside Rooftop 120 guests will find a cozy atmosphere filled with a selection of intimate, comfortable seating, perfect for enjoying cocktails, small plates and entrees.

Rooftop 120 has a cozy atmosphere.

Rooftop 120 has a cozy atmosphere.

Guests will find a  selection of intimate, comfortable seating, perfect for enjoying cocktails, small plates and entrees.

Guests will find a selection of intimate, comfortable seating, perfect for enjoying cocktails, small plates and entrees.

You can find Rooftop 120 on the third floor in the Eric Town Square at 120 Hebron Avenue in Glastonbury, CT. Happy hour is every weekday from 5 – 6:30 pm. On Tuesdays, Rooftop has half off bottles of wine. There is live music and rooftop entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.

You can find Rooftop 120 on the third floor in the Eric Town Square at 120 Hebron Avenue in Glastonbury, CT.

You can find Rooftop 120 on the third floor in the Eric Town Square at 120 Hebron Avenue in Glastonbury, CT.

 

Have you been to Rooftop 120 in Glastonbury?

Where’s your favorite place for outdoor drinks and dining?

 

Disclaimer:  While I was invited to the blogger event by Rooftop 120’s marketing team, the opinions and views expressed above are my own and describe my personal experience at the event.

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