It was a gloomy, rainy Sunday. My husband, Roger, and I set off to find the perfect gift for a thirteen year old. Not only did we find that we had no clue what thirteen year old boys liked, but we could not comprehend why they wore clothes that were three sizes too big. When the monumental task was completed, it was time to fill our grumbling tummies. Roger suggested we try a place that had been reviewed in the area newspaper, Quercibella Wood-grilled Food + Flatbreads in New Hartford, Connecticut. My only regret is that all of my friends cannot experience the farm fresh, old world cuisine served with pride and love. The restaurant focuses on flatbreads and salads, with dinner specials selected according to the market and what is in season. Oak plank tables from California adorn the intimate space. To all my Connecticut friends, if you want to experience a combination of Sonoma, CA and Northern Italy, give Quercibella Wood-grilled Food and Flatbreads a try . Northwest Connecticut is a great destination for leaf peeping, skiing, tubing, antiquing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and entertainment. Norfolk boasts of the Infinity Music Hall and Torrington is home of the world renown Nutmeg Conservatory and Warner Theater. Check out Quercibella’s website at http://www.quercibella.com/. In this world of cookie cutter chains, a restaurant that puts food, family and friends first is a breath of fresh air.