Very tasty food.  Huge wine menu.  And on Mondays, all the bottles on their wine list are half priced, thus, making them twice as good.

They’ve got a really nice selection of small plates to choose from like beef carbaccio with arugula and shaved parmesan, smoked salmon with horseradish cream, bresaola with arugula, parmesan and lemon truffle oil…if you haven’t tried bresaola, you have to head over there immediately.  It’s unbelievable.  Like prosciutto, but instead of ham, it’s beef.

If you’re even a little fond of cheese, get the fonduta.  You’ll have a moment where you’ll actually question if it’s socially acceptable to tip back a bowl of hot cheese and drink it like a beverage.  It isn’t, but you will wish it was.

There are 9 different gourmet panini to choose from and they always have a risotto of the day.  It’s not always easy to find risotto on a menu, and they totally do it right.

Bin 228 Panini and Wine Bar
228 Pearl Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103