Bailey's Backyard

   For this latest feature from Local Connecticut we've partnered with The Hangry Italian, to share Bailey's Backyard with you and the experience she encountered while visiting the restaurant. 

   Over the course of blogging, I’ve had the privilege to experience many fabulous restaurants all over Connecticut. I’ve found some of the most unique dining experiences at farm-to-table restaurants. I’ve recently had the pleasure of dining at Bailey’s Backyard in Ridgefield, CT, an American farm-to-table restaurant and catering company. The entire dining experience was impeccable from start to finish. Bailey’s has been in Ridgefield for over eighteen years.

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   Upon arrival, I received a genuinely warm greeting and I immediately got the feeling that Bailey’s was a true neighborhood gem. The owner Sal Bagliavio was welcoming and made sure to be apart of every aspect of his establishment. A recent addition, executive chef Zachariah Campion, has worked in restaurants all over the Hartford area. Bailey’s Backyard works directly with many farms in CT including Earth Root and Holbrook. Bailey’s is considered to be one of top farm-to- table restaurants in Fairfield County. They add new items to the drink and food menus every couple of weeks, making each visit new and exciting.

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   During my dining experience I tasted crab bisque, scallops, pork belly tacos, tuna poke, mahi mahi, filet, and duck. Every dish I sampled was one more delicious than the next. The dish that stood out as a favorite was the duck, it is often known as a “hit or miss” dish and it was certainly a hit. The skin on the breast was scored which made it so crispy and melt in your mouth. Served with a fennel orange puree, Candied fennel pedals, beet dust, pickled grapes, black truffles and duck jus. Bailey’s is so unique because they cater to vegans, since they work so closely with local farms the chef always has ingredients to make dishes up on the spot. You would never even know that the seared carrot cake they have is vegan. Chef offers a 4 course pre-fixe menu on Wednesdays for $40, which is a nice way to always ensure you’ll be able to try something new that is not on the a la carte menu. Overall, I would rate Bailey’s Backyard five stars from the food to the service, they are a pleasure to dine at.

We want to thank The Hangry Italian for partnering with us on this latest feature. We highly recommend you follow her on social media to continue following her dinning experiences around CT. Warning, it will make you very hungry! Facebook and Instagram: @thehangryitaliangirl