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Monday
Dec312012

CTbites Staff Picks for TOP EATS OF 2012

It's that time again...time to reflect on the year that has passed, and look forward to what is yet to come. For the food obsessed in Fairfield County, 2012 was a stellar year. The restaurant scene literally exploded with some very notable openings, and 2013 promises to continue the trend. 

As we say good bye to 2012, we asked the CTbites Team to list the restaurants at which they spent the most time eating throughout the year. What you see below are the STAFF PICKS for TOP EATS OF 2012.

Let us know your favorite spots as well.

Happy New Year from CTbites

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Wednesday
Dec292010

Our Top 10 Eats of 2010

The Schoolhouse at Cannondale: Mushroom Truffle Soup Chef LaBant's Mushroom soup with truffle oil achieved maximum sounds of audible appreciation at a recent meal. His French culinary know how is evident in all of his sauces as well as this wonderfully decadent starter. 

The Boathouse:  Lobster Salad I'm embarrassed to admit how many of Chef Holzwarth's Lobster Salads I have consumed in 2010. A composed salad with the absolute freshest market vegetables, avocado and heirloom shell beans pedestaled on large chunks of succulent lobster meat. It's good stuff. 

leFarm:  Local Beets & Oregon Lentils, Pecans, Aged Ricotta with La Quercia Ham A celebration of fresh ingredients, tastes and textures, this dish sits in perfect harmony. Earthy, sweet, rich and savory, this is a dish often craved. 

Chao Chi: Foie Gras Beignet Now shuttered, this amuse bouche is stamped into my memory from a long meal enjoyed there. The buttery softness of the foie gras paired with a light and doughy shell was finished with a blackberry jam drizzle. Bravo Prasad. 

Bereket Turkish Restaurant: Manti This hole in the wall in Bridgeport (soon with a new larger location) serves a Turkish classic "Manti," tiny folded triangles of dough filled with ground meat and onion, floating atop a bed of yoghurt, meat drippings and spices. As close to Istanbul as it gets in FC. 

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Thursday
Dec312009

My Top 10 Eats of 2009

I've done a lot of eating since the inception of CTbites in June of 2009 but there are only a handful of restaurant dishes that I crave in the wee hours of the night. Here are some of my most memorable meals in no particular order. Read at your own risk...this is good stuff. Feel free to add your faves to the list below. 

 

Strada 18 (Sono) Veal Bolognese over whole wheat strozzapreti 

LeFarm (Westport) Griddled Octopus with fennel, la ratte potatoes, chorizo, harissa, aioli   

The Schoolhouse at Cannondale (Wilton) Berkshire pork loin, braised bacon, sweet potato puree, mustard greens, and braised onions

Los Molcajetes (Norwalk) Camarones Sarandeados

The Dressing Room (Westport) Sunburst Trout smoked caviar, shallots, apples, spaghetti squash

Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro (Norwalk) Napoleon of Sriracha Tuna tartar, avocado & ginger pickled daikon

Cafe Lola (Fairfield) Moules Au Curry

Little Pub (Ridgefield) Tortilla soup

Valencia Luncheria (Norwalk) Pernil (Venezuelan pork roast) Arepa

Burgers, Shakes & Fries (Greenwich) Cheeseburger with cheddar, sauteed onions and a fried egg