If you would like to learn more about the wines from Italy, Bar Sugo is hosting wine a series of wine classes exploring the different Italian wine regions. Hosted by Megan Pascarella, Beverage Director at Bar Sugo, and another wine expert, each wine class will include wine education and tasting of selected wines. To complement he selection of wines, classes include the chef’s selection of artisan cheeses and house-cured meats. Each class is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity. Limited seats available and reservations are required.Read More »
Event Updates Include New Wednesday Evening Dinner Added to Line-Up; Details Released for Thursday Wine Dinner; Celebrity Special Guests; and More
With the fifth annual GREENWICH WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL, presented by Serendipity magazine (www.greenwichwineandfood.com) and benefitting Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund, less than a month away, event organizers have announced some exciting additions to this year’s festival, including:
- The addition of an intimate, champagne dinner on Wednesday, September 23 with Chef Rui Correia of Douro Restaurant. The five-course dinner, accompanied by awarded select champagnes including Dom Pérignon, Krug, Moët & Chandon, Ruinart and Veuve Clicquot, will be held at the new Gaia Restaurant, 355 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich CT.
- Kathie Lee Gifford will host, along with special guest Geoffrey Zakarian, Thursday’s Wine Dinner event at The J House Greenwich. The evening will include a four course prix fixe menu from Chef Conor Horton, paired with Kathie Lee’s own GIFFT Wines.
- James Beard award winning chef, health advocate and author Rocco DiSpirito will be hosting Fridayevening’s Most Innovative Chefs Gala, which will also feature special guest John Stage of Dinosaur Bar-B-Q, honoring the fourteen chefs who will be celebrated as this year’s class of Most Innovative Chefs. In addition, a silent auction will be held to benefit Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and the evening will be capped off by a performance from legendary Reggae group, The Wailers.
- Celebrity culinary talents who will be leading culinary demonstrations and sommelier presentations inSaturday’s Culinary Village at the AITORO & DACOR Celebrity Chef Demo Tents, presented by Balducci’s,including chef restaurateur, author and television personality (“Chopped,” “Iron Chef” and “The Kitchen”) Geoffrey Zakarian; chef, author and television personality (“Chopped” and “Iron Chef”) Alex Guarnaschelli; author and television personality (“Man v. Food,” “Man Finds Food” and “Food Fighters”) Adam Richman; Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman (also cookbook author and host of “Kimberly’s Simply Southern” cooking show); television personality, author, singer, playwright, songwriter and partner in GIFFT wine Kathie Lee Gifford; chef and “Top Chef” winner Harold Dieterle; chef and winner of Food Network’s “Extreme Chef” Terry French; New York City chef Paul Denamiel; chef and television personality (“Chef Wanted” and “Frankenfood”) Kevin Des Chenes; and Belgian Master Beer Sommelier Marc Stroobandt.
I’m a busy gal – I’ve got a routine that’s got me rushing all the time. Go for a run in the morning, get myself ready, get my daughter ready for school, prepare breakfast, off to school and work, back home, prepare dinner, and occasionally blog. Repeat.
I work in NYC and there are plenty of places to grab lunch but sometimes I don’t have time to go out, and then when I order food for delivery, I often make the wrong choices of what to eat health-wise. Sometimes I bring lunch from home, but my crazy appetite leaves me hungry within an hour of eating it.Read More »
SEUncorked is the newest addition to downtown New Canaan located at 15 Elm Street. Chef/Owner, Nick Martschenko, expands his restaurant portfolio by proudly presenting the opening of SEUncorked, the younger and sassier sibling to his current culinary hot-spot, South End Restaurant. SEUncorked, a New American restaurant, is the place to eat, drink and socialize. With quality and passion always a priority, Martschenko builds on his expertise offering fresh, locally sourced, organic ingredients and creating unique small plates and entrees in a relaxed, laid-back and fun locale. Craft beers, water and wine will be available on tap as well as a superior, craft cocktail menu highlighting classic cocktails prepared with a SEUncorked twist. Another unique offering is an extensive “shot” program where guests may pick their poison by the ounce. Stylishly designed with a warm and casual vibe, SEUncorked seats 50 people and provides the perfect environment to eat, imbibe and socialize. Whether you’re looking for an affordable yet cool downtown restaurant to take your date, a warm, inviting space to socialize with friends, or an unpretentious after-work happy hour spot, SEUncorked has something for everyone. An outdoor patio provides additional space to enjoy snacks and taps and special events for fine-weather days.Read More »
September is the unofficial start of oyster season. In the latest issue of Serendipity Magazine, you’ll find a guide called “Oysters 101” covering what you need to know about the popular shellfish, from cooking to slurping. Whether you’re a novice or aficionado, these tips will guide you on how to shop for, shuck and serve oysters.
Here’s an excerpt:Read More »