Shanghai Gourmet Westport ct

Shanghai Gourmet, Westport: Tried & True

With the constant buzz and hype (on the internet, social media and in personal conversations) about “what’s new” in the ever-changing culinary scene around us - some of us self-proclaimed foodies get so focused on trying to catch up!.  So much so, that it is easy to overlook the tried and true staples that have been around for years.  They are right here under our noses. They have never failed us. They see us running around from one restaurant opening to the next wine-dinner to the next food festival - and all the while they patiently wait for … Continue Reading ››

Pho 501 east hartford ct

A PHO-nny story!

Last weekend, feeling a bit ambitious AND a bit stir crazy, my honey and I decided to go for a drive and explore the Vietnamese food scene beyond Fairfield county.  Our dear friend “Google” revealed East Hartford as home to one of the highly rated Vietnamese restaurants in Connecticut called Le’s Vietnamese Restaurant.  So off we went.

It was a long drive but we kept our eye on the prize.  And the whole drive up there, we discussed what we are going to order and in which order we will eat it.  A hearty bowl of Pho … Continue Reading ››

Pinotxo Tapas Bar Barcelona

Barcelona – City of Tapas, Paella, La Boqueria and Ferran Adria

I just came back from a fantabulous, food-filled, fun-filled, awe-inspiring, thrill-evoking trip to Barcelona!  Four full days in the city meant 8-12 meals that can be planned and enjoyed. So... what are we waiting for?!

It is hard to find bad food in Barcelona. With the Mediterranean edging right along the city, the seafood was addictively fresh, luscious and delicious.  The markets were oozing with fresh fruits and vegetables.  Tapas bars adorned practically every street in all their glory.  My senses were on an all-time high level of excitement.

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Momofuku ko nyc

“K”nocked “O”ut by KO

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 ››

le fat poodle old greenwich

The Newcomer – Le Fat Poodle

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 ››

bufalina pizza guilford ct

Precious Little Gem Of Guilford

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 ››

jaleo las vegas

Destination: Las Vegas!

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 ››

South end new canaan ct

A Dining Experience Par Excellence.

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 ››

LobsterCraft CT

How Many Ways Shall I Enjoy My Lobstah!

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 ››

Strada18 south norwalk ct

Sunday Sauce – Italian Style

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 ››

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