I love days when I am off from work and I have no commitments or appointments. Those are the days when I feel total freedom to do WHATEVER I want! It’s pure bliss.
My honey was out of town last weekend and I found myself with one such day. Aaaah! What shall I do? Where shall I go? More importantly, what shall I eat?!!! The questions stormed my brain…. and the answers lay in the never-ending and always-evolving list of “must-have-experiences” that I maintain on my cell phone.
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A somewhat intimidating name, don’t you think? Yet one that holds promises of old world charm and, of course, some damn good beer! I had no idea what to expect in terms of the food. All I knew was that Rothbard Ale+Larder is brought to us by the same folks that brought us Walrus+Carpenter in Black Rock, CT.
While Walrus+Carpenter is all about southern comfort food - paired with beverages from the US, Rothbard brings us curated comfort foods from Germany, Belgium, Alsace and Switzerland. Naturally the beverages chosen to complement these flavors come from the same … Continue Reading ››
I had such a great time at The Chelsea in Fairfield CT the other night at a blogger dinner. It was a night of mind-blowing food, delicious cocktails and scintillating conversations.
The menu kept me at the edge of my seat all evening. Each dish came out with a myriad of unexpected flavors. At the Chelsea, you will not be in any danger of getting bored, as nothing seemed repetitive. There were reverent homages to the beautiful cuisine of Italy in the form of homemade pastas. The expertly executed Duck Buns and China Ribs took me on … Continue Reading ››
The hashtag must have been trending all of last weekend, because the entire city of New York was abuzz with foodie-centric activities. Each year the New York City Wine & Food Festival brings together thousands of chefs, restauranteurs, food-lovers, food-purveyors and culinary thrill seekers. For four days all your culinary role-models and TV celebrities from all over the world present hundreds of foodie events, at all price-points, all through the day and night… just for you. There are grand tastings, burger bashes, dessert wonderlands, last night soirées, bloody mary brunches, intimate dinners, cooking demos, talks and so much … Continue Reading ››
A few weeks ago I noticed a new account that followed me on social media. @ChutneyChefs. The name was so intriguing. Chutney is a generic name for delicious sauce condiments with any Indian meal. Just hearing that word makes my mouth water. Obviously, I could tell that that Chutney Chefs is an Indian business….. but I was curious to learn more about it.
Turns out that this is a very neat home delivery service that brings fresh, fully-cooked Indian meals right to your doorstep. All you have to do is order online, wait for the order … Continue Reading ››
Funny story. Crazy story. But true Story!
It all started about 2 years ago, when I used to follow @ugeats (Underground Eats - which does not really exist anymore) on Twitter. These folks used to create incredibly tempting culinary experiences, and all one had to do was sign up to be a part of it. One such experience was called the Sichuan Pepper Trail… inspired by an article written by Robert Sietsema’s for eater.com back in Aug 2013. This article noted the best places to experience this unforgettable pepper often found in Asian cooking. For … Continue Reading ››
With a powerful mission statement, full of promises like that, I couldn’t resist my urge to want to learn more about Mill Street Bar & Table. After all, this sounds like is a promise of passion and dedication - something that most can not and will not live up to. So, can Mill Street keep their promise?
Sourcing from local purveyors as well as their very own farm (the organic Back 40 Farm in Washington CT), partnering with a rock-star chef who is committed to using seasonal bounty in unique and creative ways, and forming a dynamite … Continue Reading ››
Over 20 years ago, I went to a holiday luncheon hosted by my then company (yes … I am THAT old) at a really special restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick NJ. This restaurant was still fairly new, but from what I had heard, it had already developed quite a phenomenal reputation. At that time, I was not so savvy about fine dining (my honey and I were on a tight budget in those early years of our marriage) - but I left this restaurant feeling like I had experienced something special… something worth cherishing. Well! I … Continue Reading ››
I must sound like a broken record by now…. but each year I can’t help raving about the greatest and the most talked-about foodie event in Fairfield county! I still can’t believe we are so lucky as to have a fantabulous food and wine festival happening practically in our backyards. I mean, who needs to go to Aspen anymore? We have a seriously high-calibre culinary experience for the taking! Not just touting local culinary talent but also that of national level celebrities and chefs… the Greenwich Food+Wine festival should be an absolute must-do on every foodie’s and food-enthusiasts’ … Continue Reading ››
BIG flavors composed by BIG food-enthusiasts who are BIG personalities with BIG hearts and BIG ideas, which has led to BIG plans and BIG successes!
That pretty much sums up my thoughts on Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant group, which initially started in South Norwalk and have now expanded across the country at a speed that is simply mind-blowing. From Connecticut to Massachusetts to Georgia to Washington D.C.!!! One can only wonder what’s next for this winning team.
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