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The Connecticut Table

July 2014

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

07/29/14

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

No. 9 Restaurant chef-owner Tim Cocheo will be featured Aug.15 with produce from Weatogue Farm in Salisbury, and on Sept. 13, Executive Chef Brandon Scimeca of the Interlaken Inn will cook with ingredients from Chubby Bunny Farm.

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Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

07/28/14

Sweet Pea’s Greenwich Bakery: Breakfast, Lunch and International Flair

Sweet Pea’s Baking Company is not just another small town bakery – it’s much more. Owners Rafael and Katjia Pita met as young students in Paris.

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New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

07/23/14

New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

Panera Bread pursues baking innovation in its test bakery located in the New Haven store.

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Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

07/23/14

Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

New Haven has been home to Prasad Chirnomula’s two stand-out Indian restaurants, the elegant Thali and the more casual, as well as vegetarian, Thali Too. When Chirnomula was encouraged to open yet another eatery, he surprised everyone by switching continents and culinary interests. He and co-owner Tom Brandt went Mexican and called it Oaxaca Kitchen.

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A Connecticut Company Wants to Change the Way People Eat Candy

07/22/14

A Connecticut Company Wants to Change the Way People Eat Candy

Torie & Howard makes all natural organic hard candy that's low in calories and far healthier than other options on the market.

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New Eli's Tavern in Milford Dazzles With Delicious Gastropub Delights

07/17/14

New Eli's Tavern in Milford Dazzles With Delicious Gastropub Delights

Eli's Tavern, the latest outpost in the mini Eli's empire, has a talented young chef turning out hearty, delicious and creative gastropub food.

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Prime Season for Pure Local Food at Farmers Markets Across Connecticut

07/16/14

Prime Season for Pure Local Food at Farmers Markets Across Connecticut

Here's a guide to farmers markets all over Connecticut, which offer locally-grown, often organic fruits, vegetables, meats, breads, sweets and so much more.

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One of America’s Best Restaurants Hosts Connecticut Organic Farming Fundraiser

07/15/14

One of America’s Best Restaurants Hosts Connecticut Organic Farming Fundraiser

The Five Diamond Relais & Chateau resort Winvian in Connecticut, and its master chef Chris Eddy, are hosting the CT NOFA fundraising dining event July 18, and educational events July 19.

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Celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez of 'Chopped' Opens Paloma in Stamford

07/14/14

Celebrity Chef Aarón Sánchez of 'Chopped' Opens Paloma in Stamford

Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez of "Chopped" and much more is opening a Latin-inspired grill called Paloma at Harbor Point in Stamford.

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Best Gourmet Food Trucks in Connecticut, a Sampling (Festival July 19, 20)

07/10/14

Best Gourmet Food Trucks in Connecticut, a Sampling (Festival July 19, 20)

Food trucks going gourmet is a sizzling hot trend in Connecticut. To preview the 1st Annual Food Truck Festival July 19 and 20, we take a look at 17 of the best gourmet-on-the-go trucks.

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Al Fresco or Inside, La Tavola a Delicious Waterbury Italian Charmer

07/08/14

Al Fresco or Inside, La Tavola a Delicious Waterbury Italian Charmer

La Tavola, a neighborhood Italian restaurant on the western side of Waterbury, raises its umbrellas over several tables in its front patio to enable patrons to savor the relaxed atmosphere as they experience the exciting dining experience chef/owner Nicola Mancini Jr. offers daily, inside as well as outdoors.

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New Tierra Restaurant in Westport a Gem for Latin-Inspired Cuisine

07/07/14

New Tierra Restaurant in Westport a Gem for Latin-Inspired Cuisine

Desperately seeking authentic Latin inspired cuisine with a strong Mexican flairand some cocktails that can render you “muy feliz?” The new Tierra in Westport could be the place for you.

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