Mashuntucket, CT is a hop, skip and a jump from Boston and a great place for an escape weekend, especially in April when the weather should be more Spring-like and High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge presents its second seasons BEER Festival with F&F and local brewers to celebrate the season with an afternoon of beer, food and bowling.
The chefs from each of Big Night Entertainment's venues - High Rollers, Shrine/RedLantern and the Scorpion Bar - will ask attendees to choose their favorite app from three their chefs will create especially for the event that will pair well with the brews. High Rollers' Chef Kevin Scott will also offer other delicious bites including pizzas to go with the tasting's beers.The event is $40 a head in advance, so call ahead at 860-312-2695.
Make it a weekend escape and stay over so you can also check out the new Spring menu items at High Rollers, Chef Scott suggests. New to the menu is a section of pastas including:
Buffalo Chicken Cannelloni (Diced Buffalo Chicken, Blue Cheese, Ricotta, Shredded Mozzarella, Buffalo Marinara) ($14)
Steak and Cheese Tortellini (Shaved Steak, Onions, American Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers, Oregano Cream Sauce) ($17)
Garlic Spinach & Goat Cheese Raviolis (Arugula Pesto, Toasted Pine Nuts, Crispy Prosciutto, Honey Balsamic Glaze) ($15)
Fettuccine Bolognese (Classic Bolognese Sauce, Tri Colored Pasta, House Blend Cheese, Basil) ($15)
Lobster Mac & Cheese (Local Lobster, Cipollini Onions, Truffle Crumbs) ($18)
There's also a new fresh pear and mozzarella salad ($10), and new snacks - Roasted Garlic & Bacon Pretzel Bites (Basil Parmesan Mayo, Whole Grain Maple Mustard) ($10) plus Fried Zucchini Chips (Light Tempura Butter, Lemon Caper Aioli, Dill Ranch) ($10) and Buffalo Teriyaki Chicken Sticks (Wasabi Blue Cheese) ($11).
Two desserts are also new - Apple Raisin Pie Dumplings (Dark Rum Créme Fraiche ($8) and Twinkie (High Rollers American ‘Golden Sponge Cake’ with Vanilla Cream Filling) ($8).