| Apr 28, 2011
Tweets and Facebook posts from the Market at Hartford 21 can be torturous at lunchtime if you're hungry and far from downtown Hartford. There's White Bean and Arugula Pizza with a lemon cream sauce, Chorizo and Escarole Soup; Veal Bolognese with rigatoni....
| Jul 14, 2010
| 5:18 PM
You are in for an Italian culinary treat. One of Orange County's most accomplished chefs, Franco Barone, former executive chef of Antonello Ristorante for nearly 20 years, and his wife, Donatella, are hosting their first wine dinner at 6 p.m. July 27 at...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 1:26 PM
In December, Mary and Joe Barbera relocated Aida Bistro & Wine Bar, their forward-looking, season-following and enduringly popular Italian restaurant, from its original strip-center home to a free-standing building, just across the way in a sprawling...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 12:05 PM
You could film a 1960s movie in the dining room at Romano's, a family-style restaurant in Glen Burnie.
It is a large room, filled with purple chairs and tables covered with white tablecloths. Paintings of vines decorate the walls. Families — a...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 6:22 AM
A meal that is at once romantic and virtuous — could there be a more perfect Valentine's Day dinner?
These filet mignon with pomegranate-burgundy sauce certainly make a delicious case for it.
Making it happen actually is quite easy. Start with...
| Sep 2, 2010
2008 Arnaldo Caprai Grechetto "Grecante"
Arnaldo Caprai is better known for his intense Montefalco rosso than for his whites, so this lyrical wine comes as a surprise. Made from 100% Grechetto, an indigenous grape, it is crisp and refreshing, all...
| Sep 5, 2010
By 10 o'clock on a summer night in Copenhagen the more than 3,000 lights that cover the Nimb Hotel in the Tivoli Gardens are aglow, but the sky is still a turquoise blue as the sun just begins to set. I have a view of it from the restaurant Herman...
| Sep 30, 2010
Before the Bravo network ever dreamed up "Top Chef," Tom Colicchio, the show's head judge, already had a remarkable career. He was chef and partner at New York's Gramercy Tavern in the mid-'90s, then in 2001 opened his own restaurant, Craft, a block away,...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 3:31 PM
Riccardo Bosio opened Sotto Sopra in 1996, taking over the downtown space that had been ravishingly renovated for a short-lived beauty named the Vanguard Cafe. The space is still a dream, and you can see why those opera evenings Sotto Sopra produces...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 11:21 AM
Caesar's Den feels like the old Little Italy. The owners live upstairs, just as at other restaurants. The main dining room is cozy and comfortable, tables are set with white cloths and the serving staff is dressed in semiformal attire: white shirts and...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 10:58 AM
I try to be a positive person, to search out the best in each situation. Mamma's Cucina, a Hampden restaurant that serves Italian fare, makes that a challenge. Nothing there is remarkably bad, but neither is it exceptional. It is mostly in the middle....