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The Griswold Inn

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36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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April 2016

Art Tour & Talk

April 10, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Free

The art tour and talk will be led by owner Geoffrey Paul, expert on the Inn's collections. While the talk and tour are free, capacity is limited therefore reservations are required, 860.767.1776. For planning purposes, this event will last approximately 90 minutes.

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May 2016

Art Tour & Talk

May 15, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Free

The art tour and talk will be led by owner Geoffrey Paul, expert on the Inn's collections. While the talk and tour are free, capacity is limited therefore reservations are required, 860.767.1776. For planning purposes, this event will last approximately 90 minutes.

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December 2016

December Dining at the Griswold Inn

December 1, 2016 - December 30, 2016
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Enjoy spirited festivities at the atmospheric Gris during this month-long celebration. The Holiday Bill of Fare features popular game offerings as well as more "traditional" menu items. While served by costumed wait staff, the Royal Court Singers perform seasonal classics table-side. And on December 1 only, you may also enjoy a special performance by the a cappella Coast Guard Idlers. Festive indeed! For reservations ring 860.767.1776. December 1 through December 30 5:30pm to 9:30pm For reservations call 860.767.1776

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December 2018

New Year’s Eve at the Griswold Inn

December 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$60

Ring in the New Year at The Gris and enjoy dinner, drinks, live music, dancing and a midnight toast! The Inn’s chefs have created an elegant 3-course complete dinner featuring entrees like Grilled Filet of Beef, Seared Atlantic Salmon, Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and Roasted Long Island Duck. Vegetarian options are also available. The Inn’s Tap Room will feature ‘cocktail piano’ from 5:30-8:30 pm followed by the Dizzy River Band from 10pm until 1am. Dinner seatings begin at 5:30…

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January 2019

New Year’s Day Brunch at Griswold Inn

January 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Celebrate the New Year with a bountiful spread laid out buffet-style. The holiday brunch features a variety of breakfast selections, including made-to-order omelet and Belgian waffle stations, as well as savory lunch/dinner offerings and a variety of desserts. Reservations recommended,   Adults - $34/Children 7-12 - $17/6 and under - FREE!

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March 2020

It’s All About the Reds: Zin is In!

March 5 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$20

Some of America’s most valued Zinfandels are produced in this renowned Sonoma County winery. We will explore three examples of site-specific Zin Blends that express the rare climate and soils of these prestigious vineyards of California. In addition, the Inn's Executive Chef will provide small plates for pairing and comment on creating a menu that is well-matched with the featured wines. This event includes a brief cooking demonstration. The fee for participation is $20 and advance reservations are required, 860.767.1776.…

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It’s All About the Reds: A Passion for Pinot

March 12 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$20

Oregon is known for producing world-class Pinot Noirs and Wine Enthusiast called out Willamette Valley Vineyards specifically as “one of America’s great Pinot Noir producers”. Three Pinot Noirs will be featured, each of which exude a sense of place from this distinctive Oregon winery. In addition, the Inn's Executive Chef will provide small plates for pairing and comment on creating a menu that is well-matched with the featured wines. This event includes a brief cooking demonstration. The fee for participation…

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Irish I Were at The Gris – St. Pat’s Day Celebration

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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All manner of festivity is on tap with Irish food and drink served up all day and night, and the spirited Jovial Crew performing in the Back Room beginning at 7:00 p.m. The traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage is a featured addition on lunch and dinner menus and Reuben Sliders may be enjoyed in the Tap Room from 3 – 5pm. Along with the requisite Guinness, Irish whiskeys, liqueurs and specialty drinks are also on tap! Festive indeed! For dinner…

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It’s All About the Reds: Washington’s Rewarding Reds

March 19 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$20

Chateau Ste. Michelle combines Old World wine-making traditions with New World innovation to produce award-winning wines in this Northwest region. We’ll have an opportunity to experience three of their varietals that are uniquely Washington in style. In addition, the Inn's Executive Chef will provide small plates for pairing and comment on creating a menu that is well-matched with the featured wines. This event includes a brief cooking demonstration. The fee for participation is $20 and advance reservations are required, 860.767.1776.…

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Irish I Were at The Gris – Essex + Gris Go Bragh

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Immediately following the Annual Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade, (parade begins at 10:30 a.m. from the Essex Town Hall and ends in front of The Griswold Inn) step into the Tap Room where all manner of festivity is on tap! The bar will be open for business at 10:30 am and lunch is available beginning at 11:00 am. The Martin Kelly Duo performs from 11:30 until 2:30 and Face in the Foam, aka a beer selfie event sponsored by Guinness,…

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Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email message@experienceessex.com