| May 26, 2013
NEW YORK — Your $400 date at Carbone doesn't begin with anything fancy. No caviar, no foie gras.
Instead, your waiter appears in a red Zac Posen tuxedo, looking and sounding like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny." He pierces a chunk of parmesan...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:34 PM
SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Canary Islands — These islands are Europe's Florida: a subtropical climate, sandy beaches edged with palms, even theme parks as large as those in the United States.
Yet, many Americans don't have a clue where these seven...
| May 10, 2013
The Ravenswood 'hood, already home to a craft beer bar, Fountainhead, and a brewery, Begyle, could see the arrival of even more beer courtesy of a brewpub called Band of Bohemia.
Led by a team that includes an Alinea sommelier, Craig Sindelar, and a...
| May 10, 2013
| 6:23 PM
If you can think of no other gift for your mom on Mother's Day, there's always an easy fallback: Treat her to a meal after all the ones she has cooked for you. Here are some local restaurants offering holiday packages this weekend:
| May 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Cannes Film Festival has always been the place to see and be seen. But after spending a week or more running between the jam-packed Croisette Palaces and red-carpet events, film execs and talent often wind up yearning for tranquility, privacy or...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" has come out, and three-year champ Noma, in Copenhagen, has been knocked from its No. 1 perch.
El Celler de Can Roca, a Spanish restaurant presided over by the Roca brothers, has bumped René Redzepi's...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert
May 3, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 987-6000, bushnell.org
Most chefs don't radiate calm and goodwill. The kitchen has always been a place of heat and energy...
| May 2, 2013
In the last six months, three highly regarded restaurant chef/operators — Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Graham Elliot of his eponymous restaurant, and David Flom and Matt Moore of Chicago Cut Steakhouse — have opened sequel restaurants,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat.
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Charlie Trotter says he first thought of closing his namesake restaurant after his plane sat on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
“I realized really how fragile the world is,” he reflects. “I love what I...
| Mar 21, 2012
OK, admit it: The only carrots you eat are pre-peeled and bagged. You've been buying chicken tenders so long you've forgotten that the bird comes with bones and skin. And the only dough you ever touch these days has George Washington's face on it....