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Name of restaurant in Danbury CT

Thank you. Makes me sound lazy!!

Has anyone eaten there?

Nov 07, 2013
Nonny in Southern New England

Boom, Westbrook, CT

Liv's is always my first choice, always plan on other restaurants but Liv's always wins out.

Please let us know if you go to Boom -- have not been for a couple of years but did enjoy it then,.

Nov 05, 2013
Nonny in Southern New England

Name of restaurant in Danbury CT

drove by a restaurant going toward Pancho's Tacos that was in a strip mall on the left (if you were headed toward WCSU-- it was called "blank" curry, I think, and it looked like something that I'd like to try.

Unfortunately, I can't find out anything about it -- possibly because I cannot remember the name?

Can you help with the name? The name wins lots of points but if you've been there and can tell us how you liked it, we'd really be happy!

thank you in advance.

Nov 05, 2013
Nonny in Southern New England

Basic Bloody Mary Mix

Skip the celery seed, please, and do use Sacramento's tomato juice.
And, better than vodka? Aquavit.
Can we get to Sunday soon, please?

Feb 23, 2012
Nonny in Recipes

Rabbit: Too Cute to Eat?

Every time I eat rabbit (usually in a French restaurant), my husband feels compelled to tell me about the pet rabbit he had as a little boy named Dr. Watson.
Never bothers me at all.

Feb 11, 2012
Nonny in Features

Momofuku Milk Bar Cookies—from a Mix!

I made these cookies from scratch from the recipe from Momofuko at Christmas - they are the best darn cookies ever but why would I give WS $$ when you can make them on your own.
They are called compost cookies - toll house gone wild.
oh, yea, they are amazing.

Jan 27, 2012
Nonny in Features

The Sandwich Hall of Shame

Sorry, it took me awhile to get through these as I had to go hurl in between.
Do people really serve that?
And, good grief, a pb&j wrap?

Sep 09, 2011
Nonny in Features

Bring Asaparagus to Ecstatic Heights

My feeling is that asparagus season is a good excuse to make eggs benedict so you can drizzle hollandaise all over that al dente steamed asparagus.

Jul 08, 2011
Nonny in Features

How do you use fresh fennel trimmings? Or do you?

Instead of using dill, we use the fronds when we make gravlax - gives it a very distinctive flavor.
Quite yummy.

Nov 06, 2009
Nonny in Home Cooking

Year End New York Times Overview

Roger Sherman is fantastic - great destination dining for a very special occasion.
Love Market, love love love Osetra.
Overall - had to agree with her on most.
Here's a link:

Bernards in Ridgefield (upstairs wine bar)

It's only been open for a bit over a month.
I hear it's very good.
There is nothing bad about Bernard's, WCG. When did you go?
They also have a great $35. prix fixe brunch which is excellent.
Who ever gets to Sarah's Wine bar first, please report back!!

Great Restaurant within 2 hours from Stamford

Roger Sherman Inn -
best restaurant in 2008 according to New York Times - awesome food.
I'd also second Copper Beach - rather chere though - more so I think than Roger Sherman.

Am I the only exhausted cook today???

Just reading up on all the good luck foods for New Year's - forget the chicken, Idealbaker - something about how chickens scratch and that's associated with needing money.
Who knew? Go for pork!! Here it's the thing to do.

Dec 27, 2008
Nonny in Home Cooking

Uses for pheasant leftovers please!

Quesadillas with a fruity salsa.
We make them with duck, why not pheasant?

Dec 27, 2008
Nonny in Home Cooking

Salumi, antipasto salad. Where to get in No. Fairfield Cty?

Want to bring a bunch of antipasti - meats, cheeses and vegies up to a New Year's celebration. Any place in the Wilton/Ridgefield/Danbury area???
I usually have a restaurant source who can get it for me but not this year!

Danbury CT and Brewster NY

Raaci's (spelling) on route 6 is pretty good - home made pastas etc.
Spazi in Danbury on Mill Plain Road - pretty good in a pinch.
Chuck's Steak House - lunch is really reasonable - 12 littleneck clams, steamed in wine, garlic, huge salad bar and breads for $11. - really good and damn cheap.
Jaipore is really good - have o agree with Scargod on that one.
Rosy's is ok but everything is over salted and not sure why as it's not a chain.
Bangkok in Danbury - decent Thai food.
Can't think of anything else!

Dec 26, 2008
Nonny in All New England Archive

Portland OR - Gift Certificate to a Restaurant

Thank you all for your wonderful ideas.
We've decided on Ten 01 - and have already contacted them.
Merry, merry...and thanks again.

Dec 03, 2008
Nonny in Pacific Northwest

Portland OR - Gift Certificate to a Restaurant

Greetings from CT.
We want to give a restaurant gift certificate to my husband's sister and her husband but don't know the area.
They like fancy schmancy or casual equally and are pretty into trying anything and everything.
We'd like to spend about $100 - maybe up to $125.
We've searched your boards but can't make up our minds...Carlyle, Tabla, Jake's...just don't know.
We want to wow them with a holiday present that they can really enjoy.
Thanks for your help.

Happy Holidays to all.

Nov 30, 2008
Nonny in Pacific Northwest

Rodger Sherman Inn "Excellent"????

Yes, pricing is up there but as I said, it's a great place for a special occasion.
Food it top shelf, service also.
I agree that PB is known for loving white table cloth restaurants and I believe she lives in NC so....who knows.
I've disagreed with many of her reviews - just saying that I happened to agree with her on this one.
If you're looking for a less expensive route there, head to the bar - they have a bar menu and it's a beautiful bar - romantic, chic and dark.

Osetra in SoNo

it was crazy looking inside last Saturday when we went by.
When did you go?
Haven't seen a bunch of restaurants full up during the week lately.
Their food is as good as it was from day one. They've added specials and "large" plates in order to please more types of palates but still love them small plates...

Rodger Sherman Inn "Excellent"????

Before you pass judgement, have you been since the new chef and pastry chef came in?
Might want to try it as we have. We've been to the new place twice now - once for Sunday lunch and again last night before the review came out.
The food was amazing - classic food isn't easy to do and it's got lots of little modern twists.
We began with cocktails - no one rushed us into ordering - how refreshing is that?
I started with foie gras counter balanced by a sea scallop with a cranberry chutney. My husband started with the lobster ravioli and it was as PB described in today's review - terrific. Our friends started with oysters in a mignonette dressing and an order of the foie gras also.
All entrees were super - I had a Berkshire pork chop, husband had prawns and scallops in a balsamic hoisin reduction, friends had bass w/risotto (OMG) and her honey had the duck. Out of the four entrees, all were winners and that rarely happens
Desserts were fantastic and we passed them around the table. The Harlequin souffle was brilliant as was the frozen chocolate mousse cake and caramel salted ice cream.
Service was impeccable.
Gotta agree with PB (who herself is getting up there) that the crowd was much older - made us feel quite young in fact, but with a few more foodies zoning in on this place, it should get to be a nicely balanced crowd.
This is definitely a place for a special occasion where they make you feel special - this was a birthday dinner for husband and friend and every one was thrilled with my pick of restaurants.
Definitely go.
And by the by, it's unfortunate but so many reviewers can make or break a place. Sad but true..on the other hand, PB was right on with this place.

Egane & Clive's on Bedford Street, Stamford

Burgerlove, thanks for the info on the dinner/movie package. $20. -- unbelievable.
I've had burgers before marinated in beer - somehow they are juicier and more flavorful.

Jfood returns to Osetra (SONO) - Excellent & Thank You

Been on my A list for a long time.
I still wonder why so many had problems with the small plate concept to begin with - so disconcerting to some.
Food here is 5 star.
It will be nice to have a clam shack Sunday now, too. Chowder, lobster rolls, omelets - not sure about pancakes on that new menu but Dave always comes up with a few surprises as you note, Jfood.
They're also having a Harpoon beer dinner there on 10/14 - the menu looks divine.

Oct 05, 2008
Nonny in Southern New England

Anchovies and your secret uses for them

I add it to olive oil, garlic when making pasta aglio olio.
Love it when I saute cauliflower - just add to olive oil when sauteing - also great with broccoli - it gives it an amazing nearly nutty flavor.
Heat oil & anchovy - then cook sunny side up eggs.
I guess nearly everything is pretty good with anchovies - they melt and no one even can tell.

Oct 04, 2008
Nonny in Home Cooking

Chocolate Caramel Apples with Salted Pretzels

just love caramels with fleur de cel so this sounds like a winner - although I could do without the ganache part.

Oct 04, 2008
Nonny in Recipes

An abundance of egg whites

Pavlova - always forget how good it is but just simple meringues with bits of candied orange or lemon - even chocolate chips are great - and they freeze well.
What are they called? Forgotten cookies or something.
Easy and yummy.

Sep 24, 2008
Nonny in Home Cooking

I am a fried chicken failure

I marinate the chix in buttermilk overnight and then blot it dry, season the chicken itself and then flour a few pieces at a time in a plastic bag.
Then, let it sit for 30 minutes on a cookie rack to "dry".
Then fry in a cast iron pan.
Most of this is courtesy of Alton Brown with a few variations.
Good stuff.

Sep 21, 2008
Nonny in Home Cooking

Honeyed Cashews with Kosher Salt

They remind me of another nut recipe that I make during the holidays and give to friends:
1 Egg White, frothy - no liquid left
3 c. unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Tbs. cinnamon
2 Tsp. cumin
2 Tsp. salt
1/4 Tsp. nutmeg
1/4 Ts. cayenne
Mix well - turn on to parchment lined baking tins.
300 degrees - 15 minutes
275 degrees - 45 minutes - turning once or tw ice
I double recipe - and often make 3 or 4 batches.

Sep 21, 2008
Nonny in Recipes

10 Homemade Pizzas

grilled pizza with pesto, grilled shrimp and a bit of fresh mozzarella.
Sometimes I cheat and go to my favorite pizza place and buy the dough when I'm in a hurry but I'm definitely going to try the fridge method offered by ttriche.

Sep 21, 2008
Nonny in Features

I brought beets

I don't peel my beets before roasting and depending upon size, can take 30 to 60 minutes in an over of 350F to 400F.
I also wrap mine in tin foil to do the steaming thing. It's easy to peel them after roasting.
I love slicing them and doing a stack of beet, goat cheese napoleon kind of thing with honeyed walnuts/pecans.

Sep 20, 2008
Nonny in Home Cooking