Dinner at Vyne in Middlebury, CT

Last Tuesday I was invited for dinner at Vyne Restaurant in Middlebury, CT. I had never been before, as living on the shoreline means I don't often venture towards the center of the state - I know it's silly and clearly I'm missing out on a lot after being completely impressed by Vyne.

I didn't know much about the restaurant aside from my quick perusal of the menu before sending my response to the invitation, but I planned on leaving early and hoping I could find a cute spot for outfit photos before dinner. Little did I know the grounds outside of the restaurant were stunning; stone steps, archways, gardens, and a waterfall spanning the length of the entire outdoor seating area. The heat from earlier in the day had tapered off and no one would dare to eat dinner outside, so I had the whole space to myself while I snapped away with my tripod.

When it was time to head in, I was lead through the main dining room to the lounge area with the bar, which apparently a lot of people miss and don't even realize there is a bar! I started out with a cucumber gin martini which was as strong as it sounds and very tasty. Sadly I knew at some point I'd have to drive myself home, so I didn't give any other cocktails a try.

As for the food, an impressive tasting menu with two to three dishes from each course was served. The dishes were unique and delicious. Creamy burrata mingled with grilled peaches and balsamic vinegar, lamp lolly pops were served with pesto sauce (I had to use a piece of bread to mop of every last bit of the pesto), the wedge salad was based on a recipe from the owners grandfather, and I just about devoured the seared tenderloin and wild mushroom risotto.

After a delightful meal, we toured the building, which houses an enormous gift shop on the first floor and a banquet hall for weddings and parties up to 200 guests on the third.

If you are in Connecticut, Vyne is not to be missed!

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The Rundown
Floral Dress J.Crew x Abigail Borg similar
Asymmetrical Strap Mules Zara
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Versailles Earrings  Julie Vos similar
Gold Rectangle Chain Necklace Etsy
Midi Stackable Diamond Ring c/o AUrate New York
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Nail Color "Canyon" Ten Over Ten


  1. That looks like a really gorgeous venue! And I love your patterned dress - it's a nice transitional summer to fall number.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. what a beautiful dress, it's so pretty and that meal looks awesome. I was in CT for just a day, I cannot wait to go back for a longer visit.


  3. That floral dress is beautiful on you and what a lovely restaurant! the gardens are so pretty and the food looks great! :)

    Hope that you have had a good week and have a nice weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From Blue

  4. What a beautiful place!
    I also love your look!


  5. What a beautiful place ! The food looks and sounds amazing !
    What a gorgeous dress and the sandals I really like too.

  6. I loved seeing photos from this event on your instagram because it realy looked like you were having such a wonderful time - and how could you not, in such a beautiful place with such amazing food? I love the sound of the grilled peaches with burrata, what a perfect summer dish! And I also love seeing our Zara sandals get out for the evening - I hope they proved to be comfortable! I didn't have a bad time walking in mine in Athens, although as always, I didn't go super far ;)

  7. The food looks amazing at Vyne! And I love your dress! I'm all about the dark florals for Fall!


  8. What a delicious meal! I love your dress and the bag is so unique!

    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

  9. 1. Still love that dress, the print is perfection
    2. That sounds like so much fun! Sad I missed it! Stupid honeymoon!

  10. Absolutely loving your dress dear! Such a fab print.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  11. Looks delicious. Cute dress!