Overlooking Darien's Metro North station, Executive Chef Nick Bilello has reappeared in the kitchen of Darien Social, a modern American "neighborhood bar and restaurant," set to open today.
Having opened the original Burger Bar & Bistro in South Norwalk in 2006 and worked in the kitchens of Habana and Ocean Drive, Bilello adapted his style and approach to Darien, with a menu that will include “snacks and small plates” such as local oysters, pork belly “BLT sliders” and Swedish meatballs (with foie gravy). An organic beef “social burger” topped with caramelized onion, black pepper truffle mayo, and Shelburne cheddar should also figure prominently on the menu.
The bar is given much attention at both ends of the spectrum, with 31 draught beer handles as well as "skinny" cocktails available and their own take on classic American cocktails including a “White Manhattan,” High West Silver Oat Bourbon, sweet vermouth, and Luxardo Marachino.
With its central location, a cozy luxe space and a promising management team – General Manager Baird Van Beever, Assistant General Manager Christian Orlando, Beverage Director Mike Boughton and Executive Chef Belillo – Dariel Social will be a restaurant to watch this winter.
Darien Social is located at 10 Center Street in Darien, CT. For more information, call 203.614.8183 or visit them online at www.dariensocialct.com.