An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
The Connecticut Table

June 2014

Foxwoods Sets Stags' Leap Wine Dinner Oct. 23; Caymus Event Was Great

10/02/14

Foxwoods Sets Stags' Leap Wine Dinner Oct. 23; Caymus Event Was Great

Foxwoods just announced its latest wine dinner at its premier restaurant, Paragon, and this one on Oct. 23 will be centered on the outstanding wines of Stags' Leap Winery in Napa Valley, Calif.

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Best Connecticut Places to the Watch World Cup With Great Food, Drinks

07/09/14

Best Connecticut Places to the Watch World Cup With Great Food, Drinks

Watch the biggest matches of World Cup 2014 at Connecticut dining hotspots that combine great soccer with great food and drinks.

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Coriander Cafe in Eastford Offers Gourmet Dinners, Great Sandwiches and Breakfast All Day

07/02/14

Coriander Cafe in Eastford Offers Gourmet Dinners, Great Sandwiches and Breakfast All Day

Coriander Cafe may be located in the heart of sleepy little Eastford, but its big menu and gourmet offerings are enough to wake up any appetite.

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Authentic Italian in Casual Atmosphere, Romanacci Cafe the Perfect Stop

06/30/14

Authentic Italian in Casual Atmosphere, Romanacci Cafe the Perfect Stop

Romanacci Cafe on the Norwalk-Westport border offers Artisan pizzas, Focaccia paninis, crepes and more in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Christopher Martin's in New Haven: Great Pub With Fine Dining Too

06/27/14

Christopher Martin's in New Haven: Great Pub With Fine Dining Too

The surprise for many at Christopher Martin's in New Haven may be the hearty food presented with elegance in the dining room opposite the bustling bar.

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Wine Bar Taking Scoozzi Spot in New Haven; Batali’s Tarry Lodge Coming

06/24/14

Wine Bar Taking Scoozzi Spot in New Haven; Batali’s Tarry Lodge Coming

Harvest Wine Bar is taking over the former site of Scoozzi Trattoria in New Haven, and Mario Batali's Tarry Lodge should be open by the fall, adding to the luster of the Elm City's dining scene.

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Summer Guide to Best Gourmet and Homemade Ice Cream in Connecticut

06/23/14

Summer Guide to Best Gourmet and Homemade Ice Cream in Connecticut

We scooped back in time to serve up once again our summer guide to the best ice cream in Connecticut from 2012. What was delicious then is just as delicious now.

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Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot's Primary Food & Drink, Greenwich, Closes

06/20/14

Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot's Primary Food & Drink, Greenwich, Closes

Celebrity chef Graham Elliot's Primary Food & Drink in Greenwich has closed abruptly after just six months.

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Joe Bastianich Stars in New Reality Show ‘Restaurant Startup’ on CNBC

06/18/14

Joe Bastianich Stars in New Reality Show ‘Restaurant Startup’ on CNBC

Legendary restaurateur, Italian wine expert and TV personality Joe Bastianich, who lives in Greenwich, is starring in the new show 'Restaurant Startup' on CNBC.

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Edible Artistry: Tastings With Top Connecticut Chefs at Hartford Arts Venue

06/16/14

Edible Artistry: Tastings With Top Connecticut Chefs at Hartford Arts Venue

A new series at Real Art Ways gives guests insight into the creative process of chefs at some of Connecticut’s most celebrated restaurants and allows foodies and art lovers alike to sink their teeth into some mouthwatering dishes.

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Best Tacos in Connecticut: We Add Spice to CTbites' 'Ultimate Guide'

06/16/14

Best Tacos in Connecticut: We Add Spice to CTbites' 'Ultimate Guide'

Our friends at CTbites just published a guide to the best tacos in Connecticut and we're taking the opportunity to add a little more spice to the conversation.

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French Riviera, Connecticut’s Gold Coast Meld in Collaboration Dinner

06/08/14

French Riviera, Connecticut’s Gold Coast Meld in Collaboration Dinner

Chefs Brian Lewis of Elm Restaurant and Didier Elena of Chefs Club by Food & Wine will team up for a collaboration dinner on June 12.

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Shake Shack Celebrates 10th Anniversary with All-Star Burger Lineup

06/06/14

Shake Shack Celebrates 10th Anniversary with All-Star Burger Lineup

We've got some good news and bad news for Connecticut burger lovers.

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Best Homemade Doughnuts in Connecticut for National Donut Day

06/05/14

Best Homemade Doughnuts in Connecticut for National Donut Day

For National Doughnut Day June 6 we offer a list of the best homemade doughnut (or donut) places in Connecticut.

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Barcelona Wine Bar in New Haven: Spanish Tapas With Local Flavors

06/04/14

Barcelona Wine Bar in New Haven: Spanish Tapas With Local Flavors

There are nine Barcelona restaurants: six in Connecticut and three out-of-state – Brookline, Atlanta, and now Washington, D.C., all co-owned by Sasa Mahr-Batuz and Andy Pforzheimer. The New Haven location opened in 2006.

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