Mark your calendars! We are so excited to be the kick-off location for the Mixology Madness Competition sponsored by Connecticut Distributors Inc. Mark your calendar for January 30th and come watch some of the top mixologists in the state battle it out for a place in the finals! You just might see our very own Jamie Oakes or Chelsea Solkowski along the way...
Let's Get Ugly and Feud Drive 2017!
Bring the ugliest holiday sweater you can find from the back of your grandma's closet and get here any time after 6 PM. Live music begins at 8 PM. Whether you are having dinner or just grabbing some drinks, make sure to check-in, tag yourself in a picture at Cure, and get in the running for ugliest sweater of the season!
Our friends over at Taprock Beer Bar & Refuge thinks our Ugly Xmas Party is stupid and will be rocking Santa suits the following day. I think they might underestimate how ugly our sweaters are going to be....anyways this has officially become a Feud Drive. From now until Christmas bring in a canned good to our collection box to benefit the Farmington Food Pantry. Make sure you put our Let's Get Ugly! party on your calendar for #christmaseveeveeve, and we suppose Santa Con Taprock as well. Whoever collects the most food items wins Christmas and gets to make the losing GM guest bartend for a night!
We are ready, are you?
Exciting news! We had Chef Plum from Restaurant Road Trip on WTNH pay us a visit with his amazing production crew. To view the entire episode that aired this morning simply click on the post title above!
Make sure to stop in next weekend and check out our back room for some exciting new changes! See you soon.
Monday can't come soon enough! In addition to our usual amazing Industry specials paired up with live music, we will be kicking off the sale of Cure Growlers!!! That's right, starting Monday you will be able to come in, enjoy great food, awesome beer, and take one (or two) for the road.***
This Monday July 10th:
At 3pm join us for $2 and $3 can and bottled beers, $4 drafts, and $5 drink specials!
At 5pm we've got a special $3 bar bite menu to include Salmon Burger Sliders, Porchetta Meatballs, Shaved Celery Caesar Salad and Pork Belly Sliders to name a few.
At 6pm live music begins with the very talented Travis Winkley!
Make sure to follow us on Untappd for the latest in our draft line up as well as upcoming events. Lastly, a little spoiler alert....you just might see more draft lines behind our bar!!
See you Monday!
***Growlers will be sold beginning at 5pm and will be available until 9pm. Growlers will be limited to two per customer and must be purchased within legal off-site liquor sale hours. To purchase our refillable bottle, it is $5 and it can be filled on a future date for just the cost of the draft if returned clean.
As you may or may not know, Brunch is a huge staple here at Cure. Our weekends just wouldn't be the same without it! And with Easter just around the corner, what better idea than to come on down here with the whole family after the egg hunt is over and indulge with some delicious Benedicts, Mimosas, Bacon, Bloody Mary flights and more! Check out our brunch menu here.
We are extending our normal brunch hours for Easter Sunday until 4 pm, and will resume our regular dinner menu after that if you would rather come in for dinner! Call today to make a reservation for you and your whole clan! We can't wait to spend the holiday and officially ring in spring with you all!
We are officially less than 1 month away from the taste event you don't want to miss!
The First Annual Taste of Farmington is coming to Farmington Gardens on April 27th to benefit the Farmington Food Pantry CT. Having distributed almost 92,000 pounds of food in 2016, the all volunteer non-profit organization tremendously helps hundreds of Connecticut families receive the assistance they need. On average, the Farmington Food Pantry distributes over 1,900 pounds each week.
We at Cure felt the slogan "Communities for a Cause" fit in so perfectly for what we are trying to accomplish: To give local businesses, friends and families an opportunity to come together, experience what "The Valley" has to offer and help our neighbors.
We are grateful to have such incredible support from the people of Connecticut, our generous sponsors, participating businesses, and the Town of Farmington.
Join us on April 27th from 5:30 - 9:30 for a one of a kind taste experience from over 25 of the best restaurants, local farms, breweries, and wine representatives of the Farmington Valley.
You guyyyssss!!! It's almost Saint Patrick's Day! Come on in for dinner with us Friday night for a few of our favorite Irish food and drink specials!
And DON'T FORGET that this Saturday we, along with our amazing neighbors Olive Bar + George's Pizza AND Taprock Beer Bar & Refuge, will be hosting you this AWESOME IRISH pub crawl!!!
Starting Saturday March 18th at Cure, from 11am - 2pm we've got an Irish inspired brunch with live music from Steelhead! From 4pm - 7pm Steve Dunn will be playing live at Taprock!! Then head on over to O Bar for DJ Darth Vader from 8:30 to close to finish your St. Pat's party off right!
All bars will be featuring Irish Pub Fare and have $4 Irish drafts and $5 Jameson Specials all day and night!!!
And for those of you who will need a little hair of the dog on Sunday morning, don't fret we've got you covered! Our Bloody and Bacon Flights will be flowing starting at 10 am sharp!
Mardi Gras is one of our favorite times of the year! Here at Cure we are strongly inspired by southern food, drink and culture, especially by our super cool friends down in 'Nawlins. The music, culinary culture, and night life has had such a huge influence on restaurants and bars all over the world! And so what better excuse to whip up some classic NOLA specials for y'all??
Join us next Tuesday, February 28th! We will be serving up some delicious New Orleans inspired food and drink ALL DAY LONG!
Cajun Bloody Marys
Cheddar Corn Bread
Roasted Pork Belly
Oyster Po Boy
we are open on tuesdays from 11:30-10, serving food until 9pm! come down and say hey!
The month of love is upon us, and we are excited to not only be hosting so many of you love birds next Tuesday for our Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Dinner, but to also be throwing our second annual SINGLES SATURDAY party! We're taking a little bit of a different approach this year.. Think online dating come to life! Starting at 8 pm, if you come in and show us your active online dating profile or app on your phone you get a Signature Singles Saturday Cocktail for FREE! 🎉🍸🍹 We will be running drink specials all night.. and who knows, you might even find yourself a valentine?! 😘💘💝
We love a celebration here at Cure, especially when it involves fries, gravy, cheese and booze!! Right now, our northern neighbors in Québec are currently not only celebrating their annual Winter Carnaval Festival, (which has been named the largest winter festival in the world after over 1 million people attended it in 2006!!) but we recently learned that is also Poutine Week!
Winter Carnaval this year is being celebrated from January 27th to February 12th, and includes lots of outdoor parties, food, sledding, ice castles and ice sculpture competitions. The famous carnaval drink Caribou is served as a shooter in ice cubes cold, or hot (which is how we prefer it!) This delicious hot wine and whiskey beverage dates back to colonial times when loggers and hunters used to make it from actual caribou blood and whiskey to stay warm while working during the cold months.. pretty intense! Click here for a great recipe to make this classic winter drink at home!
There is also 'le Bain de Neige' which is where people dress in bathing suits and play in the snow.. we're still not totally sure for what reason.. (there must be some Caribou involved in that!)
As many of us in Connecticut do, (Langevin, Lessard, Pelletier, Gengras, Belanger, Lefebvre, Poirier, Gagnon, Martel and so on...) some of us at Cure have family ties to the province and after the terrible event that occurred in Québec City last weekend, we wanted to send them some love in the only way we know how.. with our food!
So in honor of our crazy-awesome French Canadian neighbors and relatives, Winter Carnaval, and Poutine Week, we are offering our Poutine at 50% off all day today and tomorrow! So come on in for lunch, happy hour, dinner, brunch, or a late night snack and indulge in a Québec classic with us!
And don't forget we also have our Beer Brunch with Black Hog Brewing on tomorrow from 11-2!!
Easy Rye-da Micheladas
Coffee Milk Stout NITRO
THC Denali Pale Ale
& some Barrel Aged Granola Brown
ALL Black Hog drafts are $4 from 11 am - 2 pm!
And try out our BRAND NEW Winter Brunch items like the Lobster Roll Benedict or the Beef Short Rib Sweet Potato Hash! YUM!
We will be having a special Super Bowl menu available on Sunday after brunch (2-close; regular dinner menu won't be being served) including $5 drafts and $5 bites(wings, calamari and fries)!! We will also have our raw bar, mixed green salad, BLT's and burgers being served till close.
Happy weekend everyone, and we hope to see you soon!
It's that time of the year again!! We were so honored to have received Best New Restaurant last year for Best of Hartford Magazine, and we couldn't have won without all of your support!!! We would be so grateful if you could take a few minutes of your time to vote for us again this year!
We have until 11:59 pm on February 26 to cast votes, so head on over and vote for us for Best Restaurant Bar, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Brunch, and whatever other categories you think we deserve!
We've thrown together a little visual recap of some of our favorite dishes and drinks from the last year, we hope you enjoy looking over them as much as we enjoyed making them for all of you! To many more seasons of creative cooking and cocktails at Cure..
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR ENDLESS SUPPORT!
Winter may have already officially begun, but for us at Cure Winter starts today! Come on in to try some of the new items on our Winter 2017 menu.. The Saffron Roasted Chicken, BBQ Harissa Rubbed Lamb Ribs, Roasted Beet Gnocchi, and Steak Tartare (with a twist) are among our new comers. Our dessert menu is all brand new, and our cocktail menu has had a beautiful facelift as well! We look forward to seeing you and hearing your feedback! To see the full menu, click here!
We also are excited to announce our Valentine's Day Dinner prix fixe menu!! For details and to see the actual menu, click on the image below. We are already taking reservations for after 5 pm, so don't wait!! Take your sweetheart out to a dinner neither one of you will forget!!
photography: Jennifer Marcuson
Our winter menu is getting it's final touches, and will be live as of January 16th! We are so excited for the change in season, and flavors on our food and cocktail menu that we just HAD to share a recipe with you; just in time for your Christmas and New Years celebrations!!
'Coast to Coast' is one of Matt's latest creations; a perfect blend of spice and sweet, creamy yet tart and refreshing.. It's sure to be a total hit at your holiday gathering!
Ingredients (per cocktail);
- 2 oz Havana Club Anejo Rum
- .75 oz Somrus Indian Cream Liqueur
- .75 oz pineapple juice
- .5 oz lime juice
- 2 dash of black walnut bitters (Fee Brothers makes a great one!)
- 1 bar spoon (a teaspoon can be used in place) of house moroccan honey (substitute regular honey)
- sprig of fresh mint
- sliced/crushed almonds
- slice/wedge of lime
Mix all ingredients (not garnish) in a shaker over ice, shake vigourously.. (Matt style!), and pour into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish, serve, and ENJOY!!!
all photography by Jennifer Marcuson for Cure Restaurant and Bar, 2016
Have you made plans for New Years Eve? Join us! We are offering a special prefix menu for the evening with two seatings; one at 5:30 pm and one at 8:30 pm, along with a complimentary welcome glass of Champagne with your dinner! The Colbys Band will be playing in the pub starting at 9:30 pm accompanied by late night hors d'oeuvres and a midnight Champagne toast, all included in your dinner price of $75!!
Even if you don't dine with us, you can still join us in the pub after 9:30 for music, hors d'oeuvres, and a midnight champagne toast for a cover charge of just $20!
NYE 2016 Menu $75
Seatings at 5:30 PM; 8:30 PM
Pastrami bacon/toasted almonds/lemon zest/feta
Spicy Tuna Tartar
Sriracha & ginger aioli/tempura crumble/sesame/micro daikon radish
Winter Root Vegetable
Turnips/beets/carrots/radish/parsnip puree/buttered bread crumbs/basil
New England Clam Chowder
Roasted Apple & Sweet Potato Bisque
Chestnut honey/corn bread/micro red mustard
Baby Kale Caesar
Smoked croutons/Grana Padano
Dried cranberries/shallots/beets/rice wine vinaigrette/pepitas
Roasted root vegetable ratatouille/parsnip puree/pickled onions/basil
Braised Beef Short Rib
Celery root puree/pickled tomatoes/roasted pistachio pesto/horseradish demi-glace
New England clam chowder cakes/celery salad/bacon jam/kettle chips
Salt Roasted Beet Gnocchi
Roasted butternut squash/honey chevre/bourbon candied pistachios/pickled beet
Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée
Honey oat Crumble
Crispy Pork Belly
Salted bourbon caramel/vanilla bean ice cream/cranberry chutney
Carrot cream cheese frosting/whipped cream/candied pistachios
Call, email, or message for more details!
No plans for Thanksgiving Eve yet? No worries! We've got you covered with good food, good drink, and good music!
Join us one week from today for drink & craft beer specials, delicious bites, and a DJ playing music that's good for your soul (and for your dance moves) all night long!
Already dreading Monday? Don't! Treat yourself to this amazing menu available tomorrow only (Monday November 14th) from 5-10 pm. This menu is available to all, both in the dining room as well as in the pub and at the bar. You can choose to order items à la carte, or the full cocktail menu with food pairings for $65!! These are our favorite menus, when we get to be creative and show you something different that you maybe wouldn't have tried on your own!
And don't forget that all month, for every cocktail sold, we will donate $1 to the Movember Movement to support Men's health and promote awareness of the various cancers affecting men.
Come on in Monday night and start your week off right!!
This Thanksgiving, take more time to enjoy your family by letting us do the farm-fresh cooking for you! Bring Cure home by placing an order for pick-up on Thanksgiving Day. We will have two pick-up times; 12:00 and 2:00.
Smoked Turkey, Spaghetti Squash, Mac+Cheese, Sausage and Vegetarian Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie are just a few of Chef's menu items this year! For the full menu and a printable PDF order form, click here.
Orders can be placed by phone, by email, or in person but they MUST be submitted by November 17th.
We look forward to cooking this special meal for you and yours!!
For the second year in a row, Chef Greg Marcuson will be representing Cure at Hartford's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry event on November 3rd at The Riverview in Simsbury, CT. It is always such an honor to be included in such events where we are really able to give back, and of course to be able to work alongside such incredible talent from all over the region!
"Hartford's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry is the city's hottest and most trend-forward food and beverage event, bringing together award-winning chefs and mixologists from the region. After a successful 2015 event, this year's event will again feature cocktail and dessert receptions and a multi-course seated dinner prepared tableside by New England’s best chefs."
Here is the list of participating restaurants for 2016;
Arethusal al Tavolo - Dan Magill - Bantam, CT
Avert/Treva/Zohara - Scott Miller - West Hartford, CT
Bear's Smokehouse - Jamie McDonald - Hartford/Windsor, CT
Cafemantic - Jon Hudak - Willimantic, CT
Cook and The Bear - Ed Jones III - West Hartford, CT
Cure Restaurant - Greg Marcuson - Unionville, CT
Elm - Luke Venner - New Canaan, CT
Grants/Restaurant Bricco/Bricco Trattoria - Billy Grant - West Hartford/Glastonbury, CT
Heirloom - Carey Savona - New Haven, CT
Krust Pizza - Matt Wick - Middletown, CT
Max's Oyster Bar - Hunter Morton - Hartford/West Hartford, CT
Mercado Food Truck - Roy Riedl - CT
Millwright's Restaurant and 1680 Tavern - Tyler Anderson - Simsbury, CT
On20 - Jesse Powers - Hartford, CT
Present Company - Jeff Lizotte - Tariffville, CT
Rooster Co. - KC Ward - Newington, CT
Stages At One Washington - Evan Hennesey - Dover, NH
Tallulah On Thames - Jake Rojas - Newport, RI
Thali - Prasad Chinomula - New Haven, CT
The Pine Leaf - Joel Viehland - New Milford, CT
The Whelk - Bill Taibe - Westport, CT
Winvian - Chris Eddy - Morris, CT
Unfortunately online ticket sales are no longer available, but if you would still like to purchase tickets, please contact Julianne Gambert at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-478-6575
Join us this Saturday, October 29th, for our first annual Beer For Boobies event!!
All day and night we will be pouring draft beers for a cause! For every draft beer purchased Cure will donate $1 to the Susan. G. Komen Foundation.
Specialty drafts & local brews all day and night!
Lawson's Finest Liquids Sip of Sunshine IPA
New England Brewing Co. G - BOT D. IPA
Stony Creek Beer Big Cranky D. IPA
Black Hog Brewing Co. Coffee Milk Stout AND Granola Brown
Two Roads Brewing Company No Limits Hefeweizen
Founders Brewing Co. Backwoods Bastard Scotch Ale
Lagunitas Brewing Co Pils
We love nothing more than coming together for a cause, especially when it involves delicious local brews!! See y'all on Saturday!