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 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.
Executive chef Dan Fortin was previously the chef at Infinity Music Hall and Bistro.
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.
We had the opportunity to taste four of his 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.
The jerk spice tuna was topped with fruit salsa and paired with fried plantains.
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.
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!
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.
He made us a delicious martini cocktail with tropical fruit flavors.
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.
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.
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.