Rocky Neck Art Colony
Every town should be lucky enough to have this kind of cozy but sophisticated bistro. Chef Ken Duckworth honed his skills at Le Relais de Auteuil, a two-star Michelin restaurant in Paris, and it shows. From an impressive wine list, which includes hard-to-find French Chablis and California zinfandels, to inventive new-American dishes, such as a New England-inspired "haddock-style chowder" of delicately poached fish, bacon, and potatoes in a creamy sauce, Chef Duckworth knows his stuff.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.