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Madison Beach Hotel (Madison, CT)? Or other brunch of note?

:) My mom read that very designation in New Haven Living, which prompted my inquiry here. Thanks for introducing yourself and giving us some info about your menu.

about 14 hours ago
kattyeyes in Southern New England

Madison Beach Hotel (Madison, CT)? Or other brunch of note?

Thank you both, chowmensch and jdgall. I must admit the sushi at Fresh Salt had me leaning that way. :)

Madison Beach Hotel (Madison, CT)? Or other brunch of note?

I never heard a peep about this place, so I'm wondering about their brunch. Strikes me odd there's not even a menu online. Anyone been?
http://madisonbeachhotel.com/resort-d...

I remember hearing positive things about Fresh Salt:
http://www.saybrook.com/wp-content/up...

And Water's Edge:
http://www.watersedgeresortandspa.com...

If you had to choose for a special occasion, where would you go? Or is there somewhere else entirely you'd send us?

9 Iced Coffee and Iced Tea Upgrades

"Next morning, spike the cold brew with some amaretto and Pernod, and you’ve got a slightly buzzy, biscotti-flavored iced coffee that inspires cheer." How I love to spike my cawfee IN THE MORNING! :P Funny stuff. Sure would make my workday more interesting.

Jul 23, 2015
kattyeyes in Features

'Salad' / cheat comfort foods

I've been doing this "in a nest" thinG since the warm weather started. I've made nests of arugula, dressed simply with a lemon mustard vinaigrette (or even just lemon olive oil), then whatever over the top.

Here's a buffalo chicken patty (made locally by Longhini, New Haven, CT) over a fancy nest with nasturtiums:
https://www.facebook.com/KattysKitche...

And tomatoes and burrata in an arugula nest with shrimp on the side:
https://www.facebook.com/KattysKitche...

Lamburgers are also nice in a nest. I like them with salsa verde right over the burger and the greens:
https://kattyskitchen.wordpress.com/2...

Nice to have cool 'n easy options when it's so hot!

'Salad' / cheat comfort foods

Jul 22, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking
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Forbidden City

Forbidden's got a seasonal (summer-only) street food tasting menu right now and it's EXCELLENT! We go fairly regularly for lunch (love their hot and sour soup and chicken lo mein), but hope to get there more often to enjoy the limited time offerings. My favorite tastes so far are the Dan Dan noodles--heat seekers, this one's for you--and the crispy Malaysian meat loaf.

https://www.facebook.com/KattysKitche...

Don't forget, if your meal includes a drink and you love lychee, make it a Drunken Concubine. And if you have more than one, plan to stick around for a while or bring a designated driver! ;) Also, you'll see they suggest wine pairings beneath each item on the special menu.

Mystic Market - Mystic CT Gourmet Foods

Anything special you'd like to recommend for lunch? I get down to OS often enough and know you and I enjoy similar things. :)

Mystic Market - Mystic CT Gourmet Foods

Gotta say, in OS, you can't beat Fromage. Or I think it would be hard to beat, anyway!

What is your weirdest kitchen experience?

Neato! The past couple of days, I've heard a strange, sucking sound emitting from my garbage disposal/InSinkErator. Of course, due to my own vivid imagination and this thread, it has freaked me RIGHT THE HELL OUT, so I run it just to make sure nothing is in there. Or whatever is in there is dead. Silly me.

Mickey's (Hamden, CT)

Two words: chocolate soufflé
Two more: SAVE ROOM

What a wonderful thinG this is, served with raspberry sorbet! Highly recommend. Well worth every penny and calorie.

Mikado, Middletown, CT closed?

Well worth it if you haven't already been. Thanks for the heads up! :)

Mikado, Middletown, CT closed?

They are OPEN. Don't know if they had technical issues yesterday, but the phone is working just fine as of right now. I just called. You sorta spooked me. :)

860-346-6655
http://www.mikadoct.com/

What is your weirdest kitchen experience?

BINGO!!!

Jun 13, 2015
kattyeyes in Not About Food

No "POST" button

Nope. Not the case for me, anyway. :)

Jun 12, 2015
kattyeyes in Site Talk
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No "POST" button

Same, Windows using Chrome. It's exactly as you described--seems to happen when I try to make more than one comment on the same thread. Definitely now new; has been happening for quite a while now (at least since sometime last year, if not longer).

Jun 12, 2015
kattyeyes in Site Talk

What is your weirdest kitchen experience?

Natural selection. :)

Jun 11, 2015
kattyeyes in Not About Food

What is your weirdest kitchen experience?

I was rolling on your first sentence alone! HA HA HA HA HA HA! I think it was how casually you said it. :)

What is your weirdest kitchen experience?

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What my nightmares are made of--except they're usually all over the floor or ground, and I can't get where I'm going because THERE THEY ARE. I always tell my mom, well, I'd be moving straight back home till my house sold, never to enter the dwelling again, if I didn't have a coronary first ...

Jun 11, 2015
kattyeyes in Not About Food
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Fresh mozzarella cheese in Newport RI?

I bought Narragansett Creamery mozz last week at my local Whole Foods. Very nice! How lucky your local Stop & Shop stores carry it! :D

CT food finds 2014: our year in review

I've had Berlin Lunchbox on my list since you posted. Finally got there this week. Whattagreatfind--thank you!

Save room for a cupcake! Or shoot, make time to drop in to grab one if you find yourself on the Pike.

"Dynamite" sandwiches in RI? Where can i try one?

Is there a recipe you prefer? I've been reading along and was thinking of trying to make at home. I'm with Jay--haven't made Sloppy Joes in years and these sound delish.

Friendly’s Peanut Butter Sauce

Jun 08, 2015
kattyeyes in Recipes

Friendly’s Peanut Butter Sauce

Jun 08, 2015
kattyeyes in Recipes

Angry meatball in the Tums commercial: what's he saying?!

Well, get your fonduzzo on it, then!

Jun 08, 2015
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Angry meatball in the Tums commercial: what's he saying?!

I, for one, like "Kiss my little butt!" Let's all try to drop it into conversations and see how that goes. BACI FONDUZZO!!!

Jun 08, 2015
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

'Salad' / cheat comfort foods

You also made me think of tabbouleh, which I've yet to make, but seems pretty straightforward and a good add for this topic. :)

That with a lamburger or hamburger would be nice-nice.

Jun 08, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

'Salad' / cheat comfort foods

Yes! I love chicken salad, especially because it's two completely different meals: starts as roasted chicken, gets a second round as chicken salad. :) Lots and lots of variations how to do it, too.

Your thread is a great reminder for some easy and cool summer meals. Glad you helped me start thinking along these lines, too.

Jun 08, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking
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Wanted: Buttery Chardonnay for everyday drinking

Do you mean Freemark Abbey?
http://www.freemarkabbey.com/chardonn...

Jun 08, 2015
kattyeyes in Wine

'Salad' / cheat comfort foods

I make a similar salad to yours with potstickers--need to revisit that idea as it's a good one!

Adding to the suggestions, how about a BLT salad? It's pretty much bacon guacamole with mayo over your favorite greens. Details here:
https://kattyskitchen.wordpress.com/2...

Here's a Thai-like spicy chicken salad I like (and need to make again, too). It's kinda like laab or larb and is nice to make when mint is blowing up all over the yard:
https://kattyskitchen.wordpress.com/2...