Ellen Bowen

Quick Facts: Grew up in NY metro area…spent most of my career in the fashion shoe business (you should see my closet! ), but was always in charge of picking the restaurants to go to entertain clients…in the days ofthose expense accounts! CTbites Invites Curator and Managing Director/Editor of new MIAbites.com

My current food cravings are: Braised Short ribs and roasted root vegetables!

The only fast food I will eat is: Shackburger

If I could be any Iron Chef, I would be:  Bobby Flay

My favorite restaurant in Fairfield County is:  Paci

My favorite restaurant in the Tri-State area is: Scarpetta NYC

Restaurant dish I wish I could make at home: Scarpetta's creamy mushroom polenta

My go-to dinner party entrée is:  Marinated Butterflied Leg of Lamb on the grill

When I’m not eating, I’m….shopping for shoes!

Prepared food I have let people think was home-made… Rack of Lamb from Trader Joes

I’d rather pick (pumpkins, apples, strawberries): any kind of berries

The last book I enjoyed was: Steve Jobs

My favorite movie of all time is:  Wizard of Oz

My favorite food related movie of all time is:  BottleShock