Manolo Blahnik executives create a restaurant and wine bar across from their Connecticut dairy farm
George Malkemus and Anthony Yurgaitis of Arethusa Farm and the Manolo Blahnik shoe empire envisioned a simple, pleasant atmosphere for guests to wine and dine—Arethusa al tavolo restaurant. The menu features modern American dishes with a Mediterranean twist like the roasted rack of lamb with spring garlic crust ($32). The wine bar serves a variety of wines by the glass, beers on tap and farm-fresh gourmet cheeses from the adjacent dairy farm. 822 Bantam Rd., Bantam, 860-567-0043, arethusafarm.com.