Taste of Darien 2/19-2/26

  A Restaurant Week to Brighten these Cold and Snowy Days…. Darien Taste of the Town makes its newly branded debut this winter during a week-long celebration of Darien’s thriving restaurant scene. Food enthusiasts can take advantage of specially created prix fixe menus and special offers from the area’s favorite restaurants. This year’s event will coincide with some of Darien’s vacation days and will include a weekend, providing stay-cationers and families more opportunities to partake in Darien Taste of the Town. Participating restaurants will offer a special prix-fixe lunch / dinner menu or special offers throughout Darien Taste of the

Happy National Pizza Day!

Happy National Pizza Day!  If you know us, you know we LOVE pizza.  We love making it, eating it, and blogging about it. Here are two great pizza recipes to make at home: Caramelized Onion & Tomato Flatbread Quick & Healthy Pita Pizza And here are our top picks for where to enjoy pizza today out! Bar Sugo Strada18  BAR New Haven Molto Brick & Wood Bufalina Modern New Haven Roseland Apizza   Let’s eat some pizza!! -Cristina & Jeff

Brick + Wood’s Featured Chef Series

Tonight launches the first Brick + Wood’s local chef series where a guest Chef from a neighboring restaurant will showcase a unique pizza to be served on one specific night.  Such a cool idea and a great way to support local culinary talent!  Check out the lineup below:   We’ll be sure to be there to route on our favorite chefs and try their signature pies! -Cristina & Jeff

A Look @ Greenwich Wine + Food Festival 2014

For all of those who couldn’t make it to the Greenwich Wine + Food Festival last weekend, here is a photo recap to catch you up!  There were SO many highlights … we don’t even know where to begin.  A BIG thank you to Serendipity Magazine for putting on such an amazing event!  It’s really an honor to be part of something so powerful.     There were so many vendors that it was impossible to get to them all.  But we had the opportunity to meet a lot of really great people, including our new friends at BuonCello.  You MUST taste this

Greenwich Wine+Food Festival 2014

Get ready!  The 4th annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival is in two weeks (September 25th-27th) and tickets are on sale. This three-day event benefits Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and there will be more than 100 participating restaurants and vendors.  Presented by Serendipity Magazine and other sponsors, the festival will feature a Raw Bar wine tasting on Thursday, the “Most Innovative Chefs Gala” on Friday, and the Culinary Village on Saturday. The event is located at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS   So who’s going to be there?  A lot of really amazing

#FoodForAll2014 Community Plates Event

Food for All 2014 is just around the corner!  What is it?  It’s a charity event for Community Plates, the technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization dedicated to ending food insecurity in America.  Food for All features some of Fairfield County’s newest restaurants showcasing their signature dishes.  And this year, there will even be Craft Cocktail Bars presented some of the most innovative bartenders in the area. The celebratory evening begins with a VIP cocktail reception (6-7 PM) featuring Marcia Seldon Catering, followed by the main event (6:30-8:30 PM) which will include featured restaurants, libations, music, dancing and more. And because I’m a total

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY to Harbor Brew Fest 2014

Summer always goes too fast, right?  But there’s so many great things about fall to look forward to.  There’s football, fall squashes, apple picking, pumpkin EVERYTHING… There’s another thing about fall to look forward to! And that’s HARBOR BREW FEST.  This year, The Harbor Brew Fest will feature international, domestic, and local beers, CT’s most popular food trucks, and most talented bands.  Get ready!  The event will kickoff with a Brewers Special from 12-1 PM and general admission will begin at 1 PM and pour until 5 PM.  And hey… you get to hang out at a baseball stadium all

Clarke Culinary Center with Chef Pietro Scotti

A few weeks ago, we had the absolute pleasure of attending a culinary class at the Clarke Showroom in South Norwalk, CT.  We were completely blown away!!  Between the facility, the chef, the wine… and, of course… the food, we truly enjoyed the whole experience. The Clarke Culinary Center is nestled inside the inspiring showrooms of Clarke, New England’s exclusive distributor for high-performance appliances from Sub-Zero, Wolf and Asko. For years, showroom visitors asked Clarke to offer cooking classes due to its depth of knowledge about culinary arts. In 2009, Clarke tested a short series of cooking classes with local

Our Weekend with Jones Dairy Farm

Recently, we had the pleasure of joining the Jones Diary Farm team at The Culinary Institute of America for an exciting weekend full of eating, cooking, and learning about the Jones Dairy Farm, their products, and their point of difference. We arrived in Rhineback, NY at the Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn, the oldest inn in the United States, promptly around 6 PM and checked in.  We were impressed at how quaint the downtown of Rhineback was – full of restaurants and boutique shops.  The Inn itself fit in perfectly with the town … historic, cozy, but certainly not stuffy. After a

2014 Mohegan Sun Winefest

3 Feb 3 Comments Cooking with Jeff and Cristina Events

Last weekend, we attended the 11th annual 2014 Mohegan Sun Winefest and we have to say… it was an absolute blast!  The 2014 Winefest offered the following events: Friday, 1/24: Bourbon Tasting presented by Beam Inc. Long Trail Craft Beer and Food Pairing Featuring Cookbook Author John Holl & Executive Brewer Dave Hartmann Saturday, 1/25: Sun WineFest Grand Tasting Elite Cru Tasting Celebrity Chef Dine Around Sunday, 1/26: Sun WineFest Grand Tasting 10th Annual Mohegan Sun Oyster Open Presented by Absolut Tune We decided to go with The Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon from 12-5, which boasts over 1,000 national and international wines,

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