the pantry

the litchfield hills original local source for artisan foods, cheese, bakery and exceptional gifts for the kitchen and table — since 1977

Washington Depot, Connecticut
Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 6PM


Sit Down Dinner Menu


Spiced Pear – Ketel One Pear Vodka, Pear Nectar Rosemary


Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Sweet Maine Shrimp n Grits — spoons of creamy white grits with scampi style baby shrimp

Ahi Tuna Tartar with Autumn Pears, Avocado Ginger, Scallion, and Sesame

Pulled Duck Salad with Sour Oranges and Aragula on Dried Apricot Crisps

Soy Glazed Beef Short Rib Pot Stickers

Baby Blue Cheese Popovers with Roasted Black Mission Figs, Local Honey Essence

All Beef Sliders with Bacon and Swiss Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Tomato Aioli, Brioche Bun

Spring Rolls with Avocado, Cilantro, Scallions, Ginger Sweet Soy Suace

Grilled Oysters with Champagne Beurre Blanc


Stationary Hors D’oeuvres

Pâtés with Pickled Vegetables, Cured Meats with Hard Cheese, Marinated Olives

Local Cheeses, Sweet and Salty Nuts, Fresh Vegetables with Dill Dip, Fresh Fruit and Crackers,

Grissini, Baguettes, Flat Breads and House Made Focaccia


First Course

Silky Corn Soup with Lemongrass, Coconut and Gingered Fresh Crab Meat

Home Made Dinner Rolls with Sweet Cream Butter



Local Rack of Lamb with Fresh Cherry Sauce, Yukon Gold Potato 

and Sweet Potato Gratin, Glazed Baby Carrots


Grazing of Desserts

Fall Harvest of Desserts Including Bite Size Pecan Pies, Apple Tarts,

Maple Bread Pudding, Carrot Cupcakes, Cheesecakes, Mini Ice Cream Cones,

Local Cider Donuts with Appletini Shooters, Local Hand Made Chocolates 

Beverage Station Featuring Cappuccino, Expresso and Latte

Regular and Decaf Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Coffee, Cream, Milk, Lemons, Equal, Splenda


Popcorn —popping to go bags with brown butter, rosemany, and lemon zest