River Tavern
Date Pudding with Dark Rum Caramel Sauce

River Tavern introduced farm-to-table cooking to Connecticut fourteen years ago, and although many copied the format, it’s still the go-to for their daily changing menu and innovative use of locally sourced ingredients. While you’ll rarely have the same entree twice here, there is a dessert that their devoted customers would heartily protest if removed from the menu: Date Pudding with Dark Rum Caramel Sauce, otherwise known as sticky toffee. Warm, comforting and completely irresistible, the airy date cake sits in a puddle of caramel with a dollop of freshly whipped, barely sweetened cream. The combination of gooey sauce, steaming cake and cooling cream is a wonder. Sometimes we skip dinner and just order pudding, with a Vodka Pink (their signature cocktail) on the side. It’s on my short list of best desserts, ever. Plan ahead, each serving is made to order.

23 Main St, Chester, CT 06412, United States
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Opening times
Wed: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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