Along with providing classy urbanites with a pastoral setting of forested hills, treacherous water traps, and the scenic Moosup River, the Foster Country Club offers a full 18-hole, par 72 course for your golf-cart-rampaging pleasure. Players of all skill levels can get in on the action, but every golfer should beware of the approach to the elevated green on hole 6, the double dogleg on hole 12, and the resident troll beneath the covered bridge.
Every Sunday, the culinary commanders at The Mansfield General Store line the shop’s wooden clapboard walls with classic brunch dishes. French toast serves as a crispy pedestal for scrambled eggs and bacon, which patrons can garnish with syrup and butter slung from dainty cut-glass dishes. Strawberry rivulets cut channels through fluffy pancake stacks and cornbread. Additionally, health-conscious diners can concoct a wholesome fruit, yogurt, and granola parfait. For dessert, forks pierce a crackly crust before sinking into the apple crisp’s gooey center.
Andiamo's culinary masterminds quiet grumbling tummies with a menu of traditional Italian dishes prepared with an American twist. Decadently fried mozzarella wedges ($8) rest beside a vat of marinara sauce, and crispy tomato bruschetta with pesto and mozzarella ($8) stokes stomach fires like old-timey hard candies made of flint stone. Customizable bowls of pasta drenched in an array of 12 sauces, including pesto cream and roasted garlic ($12), entangle chicken, sausage, or meatballs in plumes of angel hair, penne, linguine, or bowtie noodles, and a mound of lobster ravioli ($14) nuzzles against diced tomatoes and pink vodka sauce. Chefs masterfully concoct nine chicken ($13) or veal ($14) dishes, including the eatery's signature Andiamo preparation, which blends Frangelico cream sauce, diced tomatoes, and portabella mushrooms. In addition to the savory spread, feasters can rinse uvulas with a glass of wine ($4–$5) or flaunt amateur archaeology skills by digging through sweet strata of tiramisu ($5).
Cafe Gianna's freshly constructed dishes reflect flavorful Old-World Italian recipes served morning, afternoon, and evening. Executive chef Dave Thomas melds seafood, veggies, and succulent carne into pastas, pizzas, and children's songs about lost meatballs and pairs globally inspired à la carte eats such as the popular sesame-encrusted ahi tuna with gourmet desserts. The courteous wait staff, food-laden plates in hand, navigates through a cozy dining room or a private event room that holds 20–40 guests. During warmer seasons, outdoor seating offers mealtime views of Coventry and its roving wildlife imported straight from Tuscany.
The chefs at Smakosh Restaurant prepare an eclectic melange of Polish and American cuisines, from western omelets to homemade pierogis. In the morning, you can enjoy their classic American breakfast fare, including hefty omelets or waffles, or try one of the signature Polish dishes, such as whipped cheese-stuffed crepes topped with berries. After 11:30 a.m., you can dig into grilled kielbasa sausages, grilled cheeseburgers, and the latest soap operas if you bring in your own television.
Flare's band of culinary savants bring together Italian flavors on a menu of home cooked pastas, fresh seafood, and toasty pizzas baked in a brick oven. Appetizers invite dining duos and quartets to share homemade lasagna rolls stuffed with ground beef, cheese, and house sauce, which limbos with grace under the mouth's laser security beam. For pizza, chefs paint a doughy canvas in a tableau of specialty toppings such as danish ham, capicola, italian sausage, and shredded mozzarella that melts via the flames of a brick oven. Eaters navigate their forks through lobster-filled ravioli drenched in a brandy cream sauce and tossed with tiger shrimp. Finally, hands intertwine to split up a dessert pizza weighed down in a choice of four sugary toppings, such as Reese's peanut butter cup or sliced strawberries drizzled in chocolate. Groups of four pair their Italian eats with a bottle of red or white wine, including a Citra pinot grigio collected during Italy's seasonal wine deluges.