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Author: Lou Gorfain

L’Escale in Greenwich: Better Than Ever

Chef Frederic Kieffer created the exquisite l’Escale in Greenwich, followed by Artisan in Southport, then again in West Hartford.  We were more than pleased by our dinner, the restaurant’s beguiling

Top 10 “Grab-able” Burgers In Fairfield & New Haven Counties

For the past few years, CTBites’ annual Top Ten Burgers has crowned the best premium hamburgers in Southwest Connecticut. Featuring the usual suspects, the rankings didn’t vary much each summer. (In

Jesup Hall in Westport: Bill Taibe Recreates LeFarm

After Bill Taibe unexpectedly shuttered the acclaimed, but miniscule LeFarm two years ago, his disappointed fans and following hoped for another game-changer from the chef who also minted Westport

Millwright’s: Chef Tyler Anderson Creates Inspired New England Cuisine in Simsbury

Four years. That’s the time Tyler Anderson devoted to perfecting his signature dish, Tapioca Custard. A lush confection of clams, bacon, onion, potato and fennel, the delicacy perfectly defines the

The Tavern at GrayBarns Opens in Norwalk: Silvermine Tavern Reimagined

“It’s a 21st Century iteration of a 19th Century Inn,” Robert promised. So, before the six of us scattered to warmer climes for the winter, we chose the newly opened Tavern at GrayBarns for our

Kala Bistro Opens in North Haven From Olea Chef, Manuel Romero

Though open for just two weeks, Kala Bistro has already attracted a small throng of regulars. The night we dined, the staff recognized more than half the patrons, greeting them warmly, like old

Present Company: Chef Jeffrey Lizotte Masters the Art of the Unexpected

Simsbury, a bucolic community nestled in the Farmington Valley about 25 minutes north of bustling Hartford, has rarely been considered a culinary hotspot. But unexpectedly, this former mill town is

Le Fat Poodle: Chic Dining in Old Greenwich, With a Wink

Unlike its Franco-centric siblings – the Le Penguins in Greenwich and Westport– Le Fat Poodle is a Parisian Bistro in name only. Indeed, its faux French appellation comes with a big wink, setting the

Top 10 Burgers In Southwest CT: 2017 Edition

2017 was a good year for burger lovers in Southwest CT. A closing (Fleisher’s Craft Kitchen) and a fire (The National) have sadly removed two of 2016’s winning burgers from contention in our 2017

Two Boots Pizza Brings Its Unique Pizza to Stamford

As a card-carrying carnivore, I entered Two Boots with some misgivings. This quirky, new pizzeria in Stamford’s Harbor Point was celebrating World Vegan Month, prompting manager Roberta Petit to