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so long 2011

January 2nd, 2012

This year there was a lot of procrastinating on plans for New Year’s Eve. After our trip to NYC,  I was unsure what we could handle after the holidays.  On Thursday, we finally looked into Union League, but with a 1920s dress optional, it sounded a bit too fancy. We considered Oaxaca Kitchen and mention [...]

 

This year there was a lot of procrastinating on plans for New Year’s Eve. After our trip to NYC,  I was unsure what we could handle after the holidays.  On Thursday, we finally looked into Union League, but with a 1920s dress optional, it sounded a bit too fancy. We considered Oaxaca Kitchen and mention of dj /”dance on all-time hitz” made us nervous. In the end, we squeaked in an early reservation at Caseus and followed dinner with a cocktail at 116 Crown. In the words of Goldilocks, that NYE plan ended up being “just right” for us.

Langres Cheese of Champagne with Berry Compote & Fresh Berries

House Made Egg Parpadella, Black Truffles & Wild Mushrooms
with roasted Hedgehog, Nebrodini and Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, freshly grated black truffle & Sottocenere al Tartuffo grilled cheese crouton crumbs

That’s right, a dinner interlude with mad libs. I’ll spare you the completed version.

Taleggio Crème Caramel
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Popcorn
St. Germain Lemon Dream Bar

On to 116 Crown

Bubbly is flowing, but it’s not ours.

A new favorite: Forth & Clyde


I was fascinated by the attire at this table. If you look closely you’ll see a few of the details, the bowtie, the pleats, the kilt pin, the buttons…

D was driving and he often refers to NYE as amateur night, so we were safely back in Milford in time for the downtown fireworks.

Wishing you a 2012 filled with wonderful adventures and delicious meals! Thanks for visiting, for enduring errors, typos and long stretches with no posts. I’m not much good with resolutions… but I’m working on it. As always, I love hearing from you guys, so (please) say hello in the comments section.

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happy 2011!

January 1st, 2011

Nothing ends a good night of celebrating quite like kicking off your heels. With treacherous bits of ice mixed in with lingering snow banks, last night’s footwear was a dangerous bet!  We sent off 2010 in style with a late dinner at leFarm with Amy & Ryan! Sorry no photos, but there will be plenty [...]

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Nothing ends a good night of celebrating quite like kicking off your heels.

With treacherous bits of ice mixed in with lingering snow banks, last night’s footwear was a dangerous bet!  We sent off 2010 in style with a late dinner at leFarm with Amy & Ryan! Sorry no photos, but there will be plenty more food shots to come this year. I hope your new year is off to a great start.

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breakfast with a view

January 5th, 2010

Check out the view… can you tell where I took this photo?  I’ve been here many times, but never taken the time to sit down with a cup of (free) coffee and savor the amazing view of this giant architectural landmark.  What an unexpected treat to gaze out the window, where snow was blowing in every direction.

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Check out the view… can you tell where I took this photo? 
I’ve been here many times, but never taken the time to sit down with a cup of (free) coffee and savor the amazing view of this giant architectural landmark.  What an unexpected treat to gaze out the window, where snow was blowing in every direction.mystery building

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a long weekend in the kitchen

January 4th, 2010

We tend to cook a lot more in the winter and this long new year’s weekend was no exception. We’ve thought about making baked eggs, but until recently never owned the ramekins that always appear in the photo along side the recipe. We just threw a bunch of leftovers in ours: diced roast pork and [...]

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We tend to cook a lot more in the winter and this long new year’s weekend was no exception.

We’ve thought about making baked eggs, but until recently never owned the ramekins that always appear in the photo along side the recipe. We just threw a bunch of leftovers in ours: diced roast pork and fingerling potatoes with some cheese and tarragon.  These white ramekins are vaguely stackable and a nice price at Crate & Barrel.Baked EggsPomagranate Champagne Punch from New Year’s Eve.  This sparkling punch has a beautiful holiday color and matched perfectly with Amy’s Christmas glasses.Pomegranate PunchIt was a cold weekend, full of winds and snow so we made a batch of Pork and Tomatillo Stew from an old Food + Wine magazine. Pork and Tomatillo Stew

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new years

January 2nd, 2010

Hope you had a wonderful start to the new year. I took a break from the laptop and now I’m re-energized for the week ahead. I’m heading to NYC, not once but twice this week! Let me tell you how much this guy hated being in front of the camera when we met. If you took too many photos on [...]

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Hope you had a wonderful start to the new year. I took a break from the laptop and now I’m re-energized for the week ahead. I’m heading to NYC, not once but twice this week! DLet me tell you how much this guy hated being in front of the camera when we met. If you took too many photos on vacation, he would get downright surly. Now that I carry my camera more often, he’s gotten used to being photographed and doesn’t growl at the camera.  These photos are from a quiet New Year’s Eve lunch at one of our favorite spots in Milford, The Bridge House.DBridge House in Milford, CTBridge House in Milford, CT