Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Grilled Fresh Striped Bass

Renato along with a few family member and friends recently had a male-bonding fishing trip. He left the house at 2:30am, was on the boat in Groton, CT by 4:30am and he was home by 1pm with fresh striped bass aka striper, not to be confused with Stryper, already cleaned and ready for cooking.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Announces Most Innovative Chefs

The Greenwich 2014 Wine + Food Festival presented by Serendipity Magazine has just announced the honorees for this year's Most Innovative Chefs Gala. At the Sept. 25th gala, the 14 chefs will create and serve some of their ingenious foods.

In addition, chef restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be honored at the event as will be chef restaurateur, author and TV personality Geoffrey Zakarian ("Chopped," "The Kitchen").

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An Elegant Summer Picnic by Parallel Post

Two Sundays ago (yes I'm behind on blogging) we had the pleasure of attending the Parallel Post Farm To Trumbull dinner held at Gilberties Herb Gardens.

It was a beautiful day - plenty of sun, a gentle breeze, an array of cocktails and delicious bites.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Touch of Local For Seasonal Items at Robeks

Robeks is a fresh juice and smoothies franchise with 10 locations in Connecticut. I was excited to learn that for their new seasonal menu items they are sourcing melon and mint (as much as they can) from local farms.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Food For All 2014 Fundraiser

Community Plates, the technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization dedicated to ending food security just announced that date of their signature fundraiser "Food For All". The benefit to support the fight to end hunger is Thursday, Oct. 2nd at  the Darien Community Association.

At the event while enjoying amazing food and drink from the area's newest restaurants, you'll learn about the organization's goals for the coming year and celebrates its many accomplishments.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Last year I wrote about my love/hate relationship with green smoothies. Since then I've tried lots of different fruit and veggie combinations ... and you know what, it's not so bad. In fact, I've grown to enjoy them.

This is why I was actually excited when Max (Max's Best Bootcamp) asked for a smoothie recipe for our latest Recipe of the Week. In our latest collaboration we bring together fruit and a hint of veggie for a simple smoothie.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Carl Anthony's Trattoria: Proving Me Wrong One Delicious Bite At A Time

New restaurants get written up and shared around the social media world. Makes sense. But what about the places that have been doing their thing for a while? Yeah, they often get overlooked.

I have to admit that one place I have overlooked for years is Carl Anthony's Trattoria in Monroe. I’ve passed by it while traveling up and down Route 25 never giving it a second look. I just always assumed it was a typical local Italian restaurant serving up the stereotypical Italian-American fare. It was completely snobby of me. It turns out, I was totally wrong.