Aways such a blast! I have been a HUGE fan of this outstanding culinary event. I have been going there since they first started 5 years ago! And over the years I have seen it grow and succeed by leaps and bounds. It’s orchestrators, ie: the team at Serendipity magazine really know what they are doing. They addressed a need that folks around here didn't even know they had. And they met that need in a super-fun and a super-creative way.
With a vibrant culinary landscape, Fairfield county Connecticut needed a mega-event to bring together all … Continue Reading ››
Each time I visit Brooklyn, I am enchanted by experiences old and new. Brooklyn oozes with hip and trendy vibe. Bustling restaurants and cafes, bakeries, art galleries, boutique shopping, unusual eats, the famous botanical garden and so much more!
Last weekend my friend Aurelie showed me around some of her favorite hot spots in Brooklyn. To start our adventure we decided to meet at one of my favorite places in Brooklyn: Mast Brothers! I can never resist a taste of their chocolates which are made from the highest quality and highly curated ingredients. The attention to detail … Continue Reading ››
Am I talking about a scene in my bedroom. Or, perhaps I am referring the famous movie scene with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal! Yes! Yes! YESSSS!!!!
We’re on a food blog for goodness sake! So….. let’s take our minds out of the gutter shall we?!!
The “Ooh’s and Aaah’s" I speak of, could be heard all through the elaborate blogger dinner I attended last week. We were invited to preview the season’s menu at Bailey’s Backyard in Ridgefield CT. Have you been to Bailey’s Backyard? If you have - you must have sampled some memorable … Continue Reading ››
Well! How do you like the sound of that?
No. I am not describing some utopia from our dreams. This is a place as real as the food they are planning to serve you and me. A lot of restaurants try to come close to this vision…. but very few succeed in realizing it down to every minute detail.
Back 40 Kitchen. Here is a place that accomplishes its goals right down to the organic fine wines, and non-GMO spirits & cocktails it … Continue Reading ››
Paloma took on a highly coveted waterfront spot at Harbor Point in Stamford about a year ago. With a celebrity chef name like Aaron Sanchez…. the buzz quickly spread like wildfire in and around Fairfield county. Every foodie knows exactly who Aaron Sanchez is. His face is all over the Food Network, for crying out loud! And if you know him, you know that you can expect a wide array of Latin cuisine at his restaurant, Paloma.
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Man, I love my boss lady! I love her for many reasons…. she is kind, thoughtful, considerate and an adorable workaholic! But mostly I love her because she understands my foodie obsessions… which is what led her to introduce me to this super delicious and ultra authentic food at La Esquina Latin Grill! One day when out of the blue, she proposed to me that we step out the office and try this new restaurant which opened up just around the corner…. I could not resist!
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Don’t fret. There’s plenty to do. In fact, you need days to fully explore this neighborhood brimming with eclectic, multi-cultural experiences. After all, it is home to Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Milk Bar, Ippudo, The Bao, Chikalicious Dessert Bar, Ducks Eatery, Root&Bone, Momofuku Ko, Brodo, Booker & Dax, PDT….. just to name a few. All these glorious experiences are packed in a handful of blocks. That’s New York for you! Simply incredible!!!
Last weekend, my honey and I went exploring and searching for new experiences in East Village.
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I was in a state of frenzy! Excited and restless - to take it all in….. all at one time, if possible. Too anxious about missing something un-missable! I wanted to shout out, “Step Aside And Fork It Over”!!!
Those were my true feelings the whole time I was at the “Fork It Over” brunch hosted by three phenomenal Westport based businesses: The Whelk, Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and Saugatuck Grain & Grape. The event was to raise funds for the Westport Farmer’s Market - an organization I truly admire because it brings pure … Continue Reading ››
So what on earth is Latin-Nikkei cuisine? Who started this? How did it come to be? Wait….. is this a typo?
Nope! No typos. Latin-Nikkei cuisine actually exists. It’s a phenomenon founded in Peru… a latin country with apparently a lot of Japanese immigrants. The result of which is a fusion….. a dynamic marriage of two culinary cultures….. giving birth to a very unique and a very unexpected flavor profile…. christened the “Latin-Nikkei” cuisine.
I was as surprised, as you probably are now, to hear this. Until recently I had never heard anyone mention this type … Continue Reading ››
Busy day at work? Feel like taking a break and going out for lunch? Need something fast? And definitely something good? Love seafood? Well….. I have the perfect answer for you!
Fjord Fish Market in Cos Cob, Connecticut.
I have visited there a few times in the past couple of months. It is Fairfield county’s premier fish market - well known for its quality and fresh seafood offering premium and responsibly-sourced seafood. How perfect that they also offer prepared as well as made-to-order foods - complete with party platters as well as lunch options … Continue Reading ››