Some reservations are so hard to get that the harder you try… and subsequently fail, the more obsessed you get with trying even harder. But then, as your obsession grows - so does your expectation. And you find yourself grumbling: “This place better be damn good, or else….”
Ko is one such place to me. I have tried and tried to get a reservation for my friends and I. And every time I explored the reservation system - it appeared that a reservation for 1 was far easier to get than the same for 2 or more … Continue Reading ››
What a breath of fresh air. As I dined at Le Fat Poodle in Old Greenwich it occurred to me that, with the tiresome explosion of gastropubs and modern american restaurants all around us, this newcomer is a welcome change. It made me feel like I was on a vacation. Where, I couldn’t say - because it is hard to discern one distinct corner of the globe the restaurant may draw its inspiration from. Could I be in Fiji? Or Paris perhaps? But the mussels tasted like Thailand …. so maybe Asia? The menu and decor at this … Continue Reading ››
It was at a holiday party last December that we (my honey and I) were engaged in a deep conversation with our dear foodie-pals Amy and Ryan. The topic of discussion was: great pizza in Connecticut. Of course famous New Haven based legends like Pepe’s, Modern Apizza and Bar came up. We concurred that each is amazing in their own special way. But then Amy and Ryan told us about Bufalina in Guilford. A must try, they said. Twist our arm, we said. ;-)
A cozy little spot with just a handful of seats, Bufalina is … Continue Reading ››
I eagerly jumped at the opportunity to get away from this incessant frigid winter in the Northeast - even if it was just a weekend in Las Vegas. A girls getaway was a good enough excuse. Heck! at this point I didn't even need an excuse. JUST GET ME THE HELL OUTA’ HERE!!!
Las Vegas. Sin-city! Yep! Here you will find plenty of ways to nurture any one, or combination of, your favorite sins. Of course, the one closest to my heart is “gluttony”! As a matter of fact, I can often be caught making excuses for … Continue Reading ››
A super creative Fairfield county chef is redefining our dining-out experience - with an impeccable menu, comprising of dishes prepared with the perfect balance of passion and restraint, complete with flavor profiles and textures that are unique yet comfortably familiar.... and wonderful twists and surprises at every turn. Top it all off with a staff that is incredibly professional, attentive and friendly and what you get is a dining experience par excellence.
My honey and I had a fabulous and memorable dinner at South End in New Canaan recently. I had been there before for Continue Reading ››
I just couldn’t say “No” to a recent invitation to check out the updated menu at LobsterCraft in Darien. I have followed captain Mike all over Fairfield county since he first started his business in a food truck. He has since expanded with a brick and mortar location in Darien as well as his first location in New York city (1 Penn Plaza). I love LobsterCraft and its creative menu - and judging by captain Mike’s recent business expansion, I am obviously not the only one who feels that way.
The menu is getting better … Continue Reading ››
Bold. Big hearted. Bursting with flavor. BAM!!!
Sunday night at a dinner table full of friends (old and new), unusual selections of beer, impeccably chosen wines paired with delicious and hearty food! Laughter and camera flashes bursting every now and then. Unanimous oooh’s and aaah’s heard all around as each dish arrived at the table. Each unmistakably oozing with love, passion and pride that went into it. Conversation ranging from topics of food to nuances of wine to upcoming beer festivals to local gossip to who can drink the most alcohol to travel destinations to….. Don’t you … Continue Reading ››
The bright yellow Mexican food truck in Norwalk at the intersection of North Ave and Main St always seems to be there. Always surrounded by tons of parked cars and groups of people (mostly hispanic) eagerly waiting for their order to be ready. Some are there on a lunch break with their co-workers and some are there with their wives and kids.
What does that tell me? That the food must be authentic. And one day when I finally pulled up my car to try a few dishes from El Azteca food truck… well! It looked authentic … Continue Reading ››
I first heard about Cochon US Tour in a casual conversation - about a year or so ago. For some bizarre inexplicable reason, I initially thought it was some kind of a music festival. Ha! Thankfully, curiosity made me look it up on Twitter and I started to follow @COCHON555. What I got was tons of tweets about .... no! not music...... but PORK!
I was hooked. I wanted to know more. I wanted to be a part of this pork-laden experience. Further google-searching made me realize that this is a traveling experience - traveling from … Continue Reading ››
... I am savoring the wonderful flavors of tried, tested and true BBQ.
Come lunchtime, it’s the usual scene at my work every day. Folks are on this diet or that plan - salads are the only thing they can eat - some are just snacking on fruits and raw vegetables all day - some go as far as skipping lunch and waiting for their big meal at dinnertime! Ugh!
Not me! Lunch time is scared to me. I start thinking about it the day before - soon after I am done with lunch as a … Continue Reading ››