While you never really need an excuse to treat yourself to a meal out, it’s even better when eating out also benefits a good cause. On Sunday, April 8th, all eleven Max restaurants will participate in “Dine for a Cause” to benefit the New England and Palm Beach County Autism Speaks chapters. 10% of all… Continue reading Autism Speaks, Max Listens
A few miles away from West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square lies Park and Oak Restaurant, a restaurant that has diverged from the standard culinary equation of what makes a restaurant popular and trendy in Hartford’s suburbs. Chef David Borselle has made an intentional decision to create a neighborhood restaurant that stands out from… Continue reading Park and Oak Brings Elevated Comfort Food to West Hartford
Simsbury’s Popover Bistro and Bakery was one of the first bakeries I ever profiled on my blog, so I am so excited to share their latest offering with you. The bakery/café/restaurant is co-owned by Pam Landry Paydos, Colin Reynolds, Jose Viola, and Faith Crowe. Their business has continued to grow since they opened in 2014,… Continue reading A Popover Surprise
Tucked away in the wooden, foliaged hills of Simsbury, Connecticut lies Millwright’s Restaurant, a culinary treasure that utilizes local ingredients and curates an exceptional, special occasion dining experience. Pastry Chef Kristin Eddy is part of the James Beard nominated-team at the five-year-old restaurant. Eddy, who is originally from Hartland, Connecticut, is young. After graduating from… Continue reading Rising Star: Millwright’s Pastry Chef, Kristin Eddy
If it seems like you’ve been seeing a number of specialty coffeeshops popping up across the state of Connecticut in the past few years, you’re likely not the only one. With details like flower arrangements in mason jars, marble tables, chalkboard menus and business names that seem more like the name of an indie rock… Continue reading A Cup of Comfort at Rebel Dog Coffee Co.
After graduating successfully, yet uninspired, from Central Connecticut State University, Jamie Bordonaro was still curious to learn the difference between a chiffonade and a julienne and endive versus escarole. He enrolled in the “West Point of Culinary Schools”— The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York— and received his Associate’s Degree in Culinary… Continue reading Chef Jamie Bordonaro Finds His Culinary Passion
In a time when Food Network dominates television screens across the country and when cooking demonstrations are condensed to a three-minute birds’ eye view video demonstration, face-to-face culinary instruction for the ordinary home chef is rare, yet highly valued. Lindsay Perkins, a freelance culinary instructor based in West Hartford, Connecticut, saw a need for easy-going… Continue reading Lindsay Culinary: Coming to a Kitchen Near You