I Adore Arugula.
Arugula is a rare gem in the convoluted restaurant scene of West Hartford Center. On many occasions I have gone to Arugula by myself because the food is so good I would rather not talk to anyone while I let the flavors dance across my palate. My favorite dish is the appetizer of mussels in a coconut curry broth served with crisp sweet potato fries and an herbed mayonnaise. The dish is served in a giant teapot that keeps the mussels exquisitely warm while allowing you to pour out the aromatic broth into your bowl. The chef offers an exceptionally generous portion of about three-dozen oysters, so I often order this reasonably priced $13 appetizer as a meal. I also love the appetizer of escargot swimming in an herb de provence butter served with slices of brie croustini. In addition to astonishing appetizers, Arugula also boasts an impressive array of gourmet flat breads, exceptionally conceived entrees, and a well thought out wine list to boot. And don?t forget dessert. Their lemon cake with blue berry sauce is perfection.
If you want innovative, yet unpretentious, cuisine, served in generous portions at a reasonable price, then Arugula is the restaurant for you!