>>The Madison Beach Hotel has appointed a new executive chef. Brendon Dion will oversee the Wharf Restaurant and Port Bar as well as special and catered events. A Culinary Institute of America graduate, Dion was more recently the executive chef at Buon Appetito Ristorante in Stonington and the sous chef for several years at the Four Point Sheraton in Meriden. He also worked at Todd received formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New English’s Tuscany at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino. Dion has developed a menu based on local ingredients. The hotel is at 94 West Wharf Road in Madison. Information: 203-245-1404 or www.madisonbeachhotel.com.
>>In addition to its regular menu, Red Lantern Restaurant & Lounge in Foxwoods Resort Casino is offering three specialty menus on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The #MisoHungry special on Monday features a bottomless miso soup with either fried rice or lo mein. Wednesday brings Endless Sushi with all-you-can-eat choices. Tiki Tuesdays pairs signature cocktails with either sushi or the miso dishes. Information: 860-312-8480 or www.redlanternfoxwoods.com.
>>Carmen Anthony Fishhouse of Woodbury and Carmen Anthony Steakhouse of New Haven will host the traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner featuring seven fish dishes. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Woodbury restaurant and Dec. 21 at the New Haven location. Among the offerings will be baccala, stuffed calamari, fried smelts and sole Florentine. Information: 203-266-0011 (Woodbury) or 203-773-1444 (New Haven).
>>The Mill at 2t in Tariffville is accepting reservations for its New Year’s Eve celebration. A four-course menu ($75) with a pre-meal Prosecco toast will be served at the 5 p.m. seating and a six-course meal ($150) with a Prosecco toast at midnight at the 8:30 p.m. seating. Information: 860-658-7890.
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