Each year, Connecticut Magazine works on creating a list (with the help of readers) of 40 people who are the “Best and brightest among Generation Next.” On the “40 Under 40” list you’ll find producers, directors, activists, musicians, teachers, motivational speakers and even some recognition for the culinary world in CT.
First up is everybody’s favorite food reviewer, Daym. You might remember Daym Patterson from his hilariously awesome videos where he’d review some burger joints like Plan B on his YouTube Channel, Daym Drops. And, yes, that led him to land his own TV show on Travel Channel called “Best Daym Takeout.” Awesomeness!
Also, there is Kimberly Dulka, who is the owner at Red Clove Farms/All-American Valley General Store in Seymour. Through her fourth generation farm, she is not only providing fresh, sustainable, and organic produce, but she has also organized events at Red Clover Cafe such as Sunday brunch, Saturday farm-to-table meals (literal meaning here), and even daily service. You’ll want to check out the Connecticut Magazine post to see what gave her a dose of inspiration.
Next up is Chef Tyler Anderson, the chef and owner at Millwright’s in Simsbury. Millwright’s motto is “Inspired New England Cuisine,” and with dishes like Chicken & Dumplings (featuring cracklings) and a pork loin served with apples, turnips, squash, a Johnny cake, and smoked syrup, you can see what that means. Another reason why Millwright’s has become one of the most sought after destinations in Connecticut is Chef Anderson’s love of all things local. He features food from farms and local purveyors and even has a section on his menu that highlights food from his own garden including a Roast Cauliflower Steak made with grains, turnip puree, and black currant. Chef Anderson is also involved with many charities. Find out more about him on the Millwright’s site and in the “40 Under 40” article.