Reheated: Martha, Anthony & Mario ... Oh My

Amy Kundrat

Batali is coming to Westport! The red pony-tailed chef closed on the former Abbondanza space last Friday. The restaurant will be tentatively called Tarry Lodge Enoteca & Pizzeria.  

Martha Stewart & Anthony Bourdain in Stamford this Saturday: Stewart will be making an appearance at Stamford’s Fairway Market this Saturday, Feb. 12 at 11 am – just prior to Bourdain's appearance at Stamford's Center for the Arts.

Daniel Lanzilotta, aka The Mindful Chef, takes the Fairfield Green Food Guide’s Winter Farmers’ Market Challenge to create a Valentine’s Day Dinner made almost exclusively from farmers’ market ingredients. 

Have you made your Valentine’s Day reservations yet? Check out the CTbites top ten restaurant list in Fairfield County

CTbites reader meet-up at Stamford’s The Fez, Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 pm prior to the Anthony Bourdain appearance. Information & RSVP. 

Bonda is featuring Open That Bottle Night, a BYOB evening each Tuesday offering no corkage fees. Read our recent CTbites review.

In Greenwich, Gabriele’s Steak House  will open at 35 Church Street, the former home of Luca’s beginning, Feb. 16 and Meli-Melo will reopen “definitely by the weekend.” 

Sign-up for French Chef Emilie’s famous macaron class on Feb. 13 in her Trumbull kitchen, information at

First place 2011 Chowdafest winners: Clam Chowder from Mansion Clam House in Westport; Lobster Bisque from Nicholas Roberts Bistro; and Corn & Poblano Chowder in the creative category from Southport Brewing Company. Check out the full list of winning chowdas.

Have you entered the Cocktail naming contest for New Canaan’s Pine Social yet? 

The perfect CT summer road-trip; Dinners at the Farm, a series of benefit dinners on farms in Madison & East Lyme recreate a sense of connection to farming. 2011 schedule & registration is now available.

A Valentine's Day recipe in the nick of time. A classic hand-rolled truffle recipe c/o South Norwalk's Knipschildt Chocolatier.