Chefs

Scoozzi’s Executive Chef now at Mory’s - February 24, 2012

Mory’s on York Street has revamped their lunch and dinner menus – as a result of hiring new Executive chef Jeff Caputo. Jeff had a wonderful,


Pacifico, New Haven - February 21, 2012

Three of us stopped by Pacifico after seeing the amazing Meryl Streep in Iron Lady at the Criterion. After Connecticut Magazine …selected Pacif


Prasad Chirnomula at the James Beard House - November 30, 2011

Lucky, lucky me.  I got to attend the incredible dinner earlier this month at the James Beard House in New York City (167 W 12th Street) where Pra…


Prasad Chirnomula Cooking at Beard House - October 21, 2011

Prasad Chirnomula and Sommelier Raju Somerpet is returning to the Beard House on Friday, November 4. The restaurateur of New Haven’s Thali,…


Bar Bouchee (Formerly Bar Bouchon) in Madison - October 14, 2011

Those who frequent restaurants in the New Haven area are familiar with the food and impeccable service of chef owner Jean Pierrre Vuillermet at…


Taste Restaurant & Lounge - July 28, 2011

Since Taste is a local neighborhood restaurant, I’ve eaten there numerous time. It’s a small 50-seat place in a comfy setting, wi…


Oaxaca, New Haven - June 17, 2011

My first visit to Oaxaca — New Haven’s newest edition to its lineup of authentic ethnic restaurants — was the week it opened during th…


The Suburban, in Branford, CT - January 20, 2011

Arturo Franco-Camacho and his wife Suzette have another hit restaurant, this time a gastro pub in the suburban town of Branford, aptly called T…


The Copper Beech Inn Goes to the White House - July 6, 2010

Executive Chef Tyler Anderson of The Copper Beech Inn recently accepted an invitation from First Lady Michele Obama to travel to Washington an…


The Copper Beech Inn Earns 5 Stars - June 14, 2010

The Copper Beech Inn, known for its refined elegance and intimate New England style, received 5 Stars for its Copper Beech Restaurant in the Jun…

Food & Wine Names Best New Chefs 2010 - April 8, 2010

New York City, April 6, 2010 — At a celebration this week at The Four Seasons Restaurant, Food & Wine Editor in Chief Dana Cowin announced t…


Malaysian Kitchen: Roti Chanai with Curry Lentil Sauce - April 5, 2010

“Please Join Malaysian Ambassador Dato’ Sri Dr. Jamaludin Jarjis for an introduction to Malaysian flavors,” said the in…


2010 James Beard Foundation Awards – Semifinalists - February 19, 2010

The  2010 James Beard Foundation Awards restaurant and chef award semifinalists were announced yesterday. Selected from thousands of onli…


From Iberia to Latin America: Second Stop Bespoke Restaurant - June 17, 2009

“Where do I get green apple juice?” asked Arturo Franco-Camacho, as he smiled and sliced a green apple before putting it through a


Bespoke’s Arturo Franco-Camacho’s Milk Chocolate Banana Terrine - February 11, 2009

During the Global Tastes Restaurant Tour as part of Sneak Peek Week in New Haven, Arturo Franco-Camacho demonstrated this incredibly easy Ban…


Chef Denise Appel’s Spring Rolls from Zinc (New Haven) During Sneak Peek Week - February 9, 2009

The first stop on the Slow Food restaurant tour during Sneak Peek Week was at Zinc (964 Chapel Street, New Haven). Denise — a fan of Vietnamese-


New Haven Restaurant Tour: Scoozi’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Mustard Greens - February 5, 2009

Last week during one of  the Sneak Peak Week  for New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas to be held June 13 to 27 this yea…


Sneak Peek of New Haven’s International Festival of Art & Ideas - January 9, 2009

Get a sneak peek of  June’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas at one or more of the activities planned from January 26 through 3…


Bespoke’s Warm Fig and Cherry Tart - July 23, 2008

I returned to Bespoke… (New Haven, CT) with yet another friend, to introduce Arturo Franco-Camacho’s creative cuisine… again I w


Thali’s Konkan Crab - June 24, 2008

During the second stop of Saturday’s restaurant tour, Amal Raj — a chef from Thali — demonstrated how to prepare Konkan Crab, their signa…


A Taste of Bespoke with Arturo Franco-Camacho in New Haven - June 14, 2008

“Day boat scallops smell fresh, like sweet milk,” explained Arturo Franco-Camacho, owner and creative chef of Bespoke (New Hav