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 ››
Delicious. Decadent. Drool-worthy. Divine!
Yes, after months upon months of hearing all the cronut hype, I finally got my first taste of this one-of-kind-sweet-treat! This month’s version was incredible layers of airy and crunchy pastry with a surprisingly delightful cream filling of Valrhona milk chocolate, topped with caramelized malt icing and a drizzle of maldon sea salt. Not too sweet... definitely rich in taste, I was absolutely amazed at the crunchy layers not only outside but deep inside the layers upon layers of this pastry.... infact, I am still wondering, “how did Dominique Ansel do that”!
It’s not … Continue Reading ››
A trip to Delhi, India is an explosion of sensory experiences.
Loud noises(from horns blaring), millions and millions of people out on the streets (at all times of day or night), perpetual atmospheric haze (from the pollution and dust), constant raw chill in the air during winter months (both outside and inside the homes-which are typically not heated)... All of these factors will make you feel like running back to the comforts of life in the US as soon as possible.
Ahhhh..... but then there is the generally electrified energy all around, the smiling faces of … Continue Reading ››
It’s a fact: I am a foodie who keeps her word.
Last week I promised a sequel to my “Top 10 bites in Fairfield county”. And so here we are with “My Top 10 bites beyond Fairfield county”. A list compiled from my travels near an far. From New York city to Urbana-Illinois to Paris to London! Phew!!! It was a tough job - but oh, so flavorful!
So brace yourselves peeps.... here we go!
MY TOP 10 BITES OF 2014 BEYOND FAIRFIELD COUNTY
1. Bowl of Ramen at Ippudo, NYC
. This has to be my favorite Ramen … Continue Reading ››
Well, folks! As 2014 comes to a close, I can’t help but look back and feel a great sense of satisfaction. I ATE A LOT this year - and I am all the happier for it. My personal journey took me on an exploration of all things food near and far! I got to check off a lot of items on my list and of course add tons of new ones.
There were many memorable bites of food and full-on dining experiences. In the next few articles, I will recap of my most notable food moments of … Continue Reading ››