Holiday Biscotti for even the Notti

Holiday Biscotti for even the Notti

From those busy bakers at Companion Bakeshop comes this super delicious stocking stuffer, a six-pack (as it were) of artisenal biscotti perfumed with orange zest and studded with almonds and cranberries. One lovely package for $4. Better get some extra to consume with...
Main Street Garden Cafe!

Main Street Garden Cafe!

This outstanding appetizer salad of organic heirloom tomatoes, and a tumescent pannacotta laced with garden basil was one of many flavor-intensive summer dishes I enjoyed at Main Street Garden & Cafe last week. Our main course— a wood-fired pizza topped with...
Bastille Day Рtime to celebrate la libert̩

Bastille Day Рtime to celebrate la libert̩

And here are two more possibilities among the many ways (see post below re: Storrs) to celebrate our Gallic cousins in their annual Fête Nationale. Consider joining French wine legend Martine Saunier at a pouring of old world beauties, including vacqueyras,...

Bastille Day @ Storrs

Can you say “allons enfants de la patrie?” Well it’s time once again to raise a glass to our revolutionary French brethren. On Saturday, July 14th, Storrs Winery will be hosting “La Fête Nationale”, better known as Bastille Day.  Featured wines...
Stern Cooks the Flavors of Spring

Stern Cooks the Flavors of Spring

That would be Katherine Stern, who’s busy transforming the season into edible orgies of flavor, texture and delight. Last night we sampled an outstanding entree of roast halibut, toasted farro and roasted leeks sauced with a pistachio pesto. A great pasta dish...
Le Cigare Volant – debut dinner

Le Cigare Volant – debut dinner

Yes there is a new chef, and a new name over at the Bonny Doon Tasting Room. Le Cigare Volant’s the name, and Ryan Shelton—formerly of the Michelin two-star restaurant Baumé in Palo Alto—is the chef. Our initial dinner last week gave us plenty to smile...