Last Friday, as the skies cleared up and the temps warmed up, over 60 attendees at CTbites Invites “Kickoff of Summer” Happy Hour on The Patio at Artisan enjoyed the gorgeous setting, the plentiful Margaritas and Chef Frederic Kieffer’s grilled hors d-oeuvres.
The theme of the Happy Hour was to introduce the new outdoor grill, recently acquired from The Lone Star state and even the Margaritas featured a grilled lime garnish.
The cozy patio bar was a buzz as the servers circulated with platters of prosciutto and mint wrapped grilled cantaloupe, grilled sesame salmon, grilled pineapple and shrimp skewers, baby lamb chops with mint yogurt and grilled vegetable and fruit skewers.
As the sun began to set over the Delamar Hotel, clusters of both new and old friends settled into the confortable seating and commented on how lucky we were all to have such a beautiful and serene outdoor place to meet.
Rumor has it that as a side bonus of this successful event, that Chef Kieffer and staff are currently working on a special "Patio Bites” menu of grilled items to order while sipping your cocktail and wine on Artisan’s outdoor patio. So enjoy Happy Hour on the Patio at Artisan throughout the summer.
Photography courtesy of Heidi Curran