As you enter the Cottage Restaurant, you are most likely to be greeted by Dorothy Queen, proprietor and mother of the other two proprietors of this three-generation family-owned-and-run business. You might be dressed casually or decked out for a special evening. Either way, you will feel comfortable. The ambience of the Cottage is understatedly elegant yet decidedly unassuming. It serves equally well as host to couples looking for a little quiet time, large parties of business people, and even single diners. All the patrons of the Cottage have one thing in common. They either love good food or they discover just how good food can be. It is absolutely not an exaggeration to say that you have a huge chance of eating one of the best meals of your life at the Cottage Restaurant and Café in Plainville, Connecticut. On top of that, the Cottage's dynamite, yet affordable wine list provides you with the opportunity to fully enjoy that meal as it was meant to be. It is no accident that the Cottage's menu quotes the old adage, "Eat, drink, and be merry." The heart and soul of the Cottage is Co-owner Chef Patty's cooking. It truly comes from her heart and soul. It is a passion that produces meals that food critics have described as lush and sensuous. Each dish is a creation that starts with fresh local seasonal ingredients. From there, Chef Patty draws on a wealth of knowledge that includes a rigorous culinary education, cooking experiences from a variety of cultures and regions, and her own unique creativity to dream up a melding or flavors, textures, and colors that ultimately provide a test for the senses. No two dishes on her menu will be anything like each other. And, her menu changes with the seasons providing her with continuous opportunities to explore experiment and create wondrous food. Chef Patty is a master craftswoman as only the greatest chefs are.