Sign Me Up

Sign Me Up For:

 

Our Partners

 



 

Search CT Bites
Eating Out

Pho Saigon: Real Pho. Really off the beaten path. 

If you like Italian cuisine (I mean real Italian) and you haven't been to Fortina in Armonk yet, something is ALL wrong. 

 

The Latest Talk
Twitter
Thursday
Mar242011

Last Chance for Bishops Orchards CSA

Bishops Orchards is 30 spaces away from hitting their maximum number of CSA sharholders this year.  If you have been contemplating being a part of the Bishop's Orchards CSA this year, don't miss your opportunity.  They will be taking registrations online through this Sunday, March 27.  There are 3 CSA options for you to choose;  a Full Share, a Half Share and a Flower Share.  The flower share is one you can either add onto a Full or Half Share, or participate buy into alone. Click here for more information.

What is a CSA? CSA stands for "Community Supported Agriculture" and refers to a program where yourlocal farmer (Bishop's Orchards) offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Each share entitles members to a weekly box of fresh-picked produce, discounts & specials

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Mar232011

Napa & Co's Sea Bass w/ Artichokes & Blood Oranges

For my money, there is nothing better than being a fly on the wall in a top notch kitchen. Watching a talented chef doing what they love is akin to a trip to the opera (or maybe that's just me). I had such a experience when I asked Arik Bensimon, Executive Chef at Napa and Co. to share a recipe from his current repertoire. And what's a recipe without a proper beauty shot? For this, we had to make the dish.  Join us in the kitchen for Chef Arik's Black Sea Bass with Chickpeas, Artichokes and Blood Oranges.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Mar232011

"The King of Cheeses" Tasting @ Fairfield Cheese Co.

Join Fairfield Cheese Company for a special cheese tasting on Friday March 25, 5:30-8pm 

It's been called, "The King of Cheeses," and even if you have a different opinion it is hard to deny the appeal of Parmigiano Reggiano.  No longer relegated to a pasta topping this authentic Parmigiano Reggiano is a great choice for any cheese plate.  Fairfield Cheese Co. decided to take the plunge and just received their first full wheel (about 80lbs.). In their quest to always find the best of the best, this gorgeous wheel comes from the great affineur Giorgio Cravero. 

This Friday at 5:30pm everybody is invited to watch Chris crack it open. Of course while you're tasting, FCC will also be pouring a little something Italian to celebrate the occasion

Fairfield Cheese Company 2090 Post Road, Fairfield 203.292.8194

Tuesday
Mar222011

Food 411: Name the Restaurant that Served This...

Where were these tacos devoured? Post your guess below:

(Winner will receive CTbites swag)

Tuesday
Mar222011

Chickens For All @ Audubon Greenwich

Raising your own chickens is getting more popular each year and getting easier, too. For anyone who has had the pleasure of eating a fresh poached egg, still warm, straight from the coop, it's akin to the richest of savory desserts. Bright yellow yolks, firm whites...makes you think it's worth investing in some chickens. 

If you're nodding your head, read on for a great event we caught on The Fairfield Green Food Guide: On March 27th, get inspired to start your own coop and learn the basics of how to get started when Melina Brown, founder of the Southern CT/Westchester Backyard Poultry Meetup, and Derek Sasaki and Traci Torres, local experts and owners of Norwalk-based My Pet Chicken LLC, visit Audubon Greenwich to discuss the how-to of raising your own chickens.  This event will include a short presentation, a screening of the acclaimed film, 'Mad City Chickens', and ample time for Q&A.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Mar202011

It's All Good At Lakeside Diner in Stamford

How many CTbites contributors does it take to order chicken salad, a breakfast burrito, a Grecian omelet, a reuben sandwich, grilled blueberry muffins, pancakes, apple pie, coffee milkshakes and the worlds' BEST homemade donuts to top it all off? Apparently only 3. But the full bellies and groans were all worth it due to the great food and fantastic retro atmosphere at the LAKESIDE DINER in Stamford. Located at the bottom of the ramp of exit 34 off the Merritt, this joint offers the quintessential diner experience. So much so, it has been used as a location in several films including "College Road Trip." It isn't large and it isn't fancy. This is authentic diner fare done right. Mel, I would kiss these grits anytime. 

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Mar202011

Pinot Party @ BONDA March 22nd

BONDA Chef Jamie Cooper will be hosting a Pinot Wine Dinner Tuesday March 22nd @ 7PM with Fat Cat/Fountainhead pouring their favorite Oregon gems. The boys of Fountainhead will be at Bonda along with Jim Anderson of Patty Green Cellars. It's a Pinot Party and one of the most passionate Pinot experts, Mike Pelletier will be on hand alongside special guest, Jim Anderson of Patricia Green Cellars, featuring ’09 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir. Check out BONDA's tasty menu below:

Click to read more ...

Sunday
Mar202011

Coffee Cupping (Tasting) @ espressoNEAT in Darien

Have you ever wondered why coffee houses bother with options at the brew bar? Do you think you could tell the difference between a $3 cup and a $6 cup if you tasted them side by side? Yes, much like wine, coffee has different varietals, single origin beans, as well as organic options. EspressoNEAT would like to invite you into their coffee obsessed world for an afternoon of sniffing, sipping, slurping, and spitting. (Nobody can handle all that caffeine at once.) They will be using a few handy tools to help keep track of what you're drinking and your discerning palate will never approach a cup of coffee in quite the same way. 

What:  1 hour cupping tutorial and coffee tasting

Where: espressoNEAT 20 Grove Street, Darien

When: DATE CHANGE!!! Saturday April 2nd @ 1PM 

Click to read more ...

Friday
Mar182011

Wine On The Water @ The Boathouse At Saugatuck

Spring is a time for rebirth; a time to emerge from hibernation and celebrate new experiences. One of the most exciting new experiences I have recently come across is happening every Tuesday 7-9PM at The Boathouse At Saugatuck. Chef John Holzwarth is coming out of the kitchen and cooking in the main dining room for an immersive weekly wine tasting event, "Wine On The Water." Weather permitting, they will move this party to the beautiful outdoor riverside patio featuring a raw bar and seasonal nibbles. These evenings are geared towards wine appreciation and exploration and if you've had the opportunity to sample the wine list at The Boathouse, you know they have some very unique finds. 

@ $35 a person, this should become a weekly recurring event in your calendar.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Mar182011

Cherry Pecan Granola via The Parsley Thief

I've been going through a granola obsession lately. I eat it for breakfast, sprinkled on low-fat Greek yogurt, with some agave syrup over the top. I was intrigued by this recipe from the new cookbook, Power Foods, (published by the people of Whole Living magazine)because it's packed with healthy ingredients...I love the addition of ground flaxseeds. I did adjust it quite a bit, because as written, it was a bit flat. I think they were going for a more healthy, low calorie take on granola & of course, I made it a bit less healthy. This is my take on it.

Click to read more ...