7/11 is a lucky combo of numbers, especially because on that day you’ll be able to get the amazing Hotsy breakfast sandwich for just $1. Just stop by any Garden Catering restaurant from opening until 11 and order that Hotsy.
Cheerio, love. Fancy a spot of tea, some crumpets? Okay, that’s about as much British as we know, sorry, so we’ll just go ahead and tell you about an Afternoon Tea Party that’s happening this Friday, 5/6, from 1-3. Tickets are $35 and that includes scones with jam and cream, egg and cress sandwiches, trifle, Royal Tea Loaf, Magic Wishing Stars, tea, and more! And, those scones are legit. Like the same scone recipe from the Queen’s baker legit. Sit back, sip, and relax or stroll through fragrant gardens.
This event will be catered by The Royal Tea Company at a private home in Fairfield. There is also an option to add in a private Designer House Tour for an additional $65. All proceeds go directly to Near & Far Aid, an organization that works with local agencies to help wipe out poverty in Fairfield County.
It only took us a week after Garden Catering on Hamilton Avenue in Greenwich reopened to get down there for breakfast. Yes, we know they are the home of nuggets, but we are breakfast sandwich fiends (or sammies as we like to call them). In fact, if you had asked us if we’d rather give up our beloved sammies or lunch, we’d say sayonara mid-day meal . . . no one needs you when you can have eggs, bacon, chili, cheese, and in the middle of a big ‘ole doughy roll. Continue reading
Garden Catering at 177 Hamilton Avenue has been serving the Chickahominy area of Greenwich since 1999, and to say that have become a major staple in town would be an understatement. In fact, Garden Catering is the place to be when it comes time for some awesome breakfast. As soon as they open the doors, a swarm invades, and the place is flooded with local students, parents, workers, and loyal customers.
After a long day of brewery hopping with Dan’s brother and new sister-in-law Chad & Lindsey, we were in the mood to play an intense game of mini golf at The Sports Center of Connecticut before hitting Dew Drop Inn in Derby, with our minds on wings as we pulled in, we were quickly distracted by the bright shining Donut Crazy sign right across the road. It’s like we have Food A.D.D., so of course we had to work it into our plans.
After Dan won mini golf (by only one point for the record, hehe), we hit up Donut Crazy to get us some dessert for late night. Upon entering, the sweet and doughy smells overcome you and then you feast your eyes upon them. Donuts, a crazy amount of donuts, everywhere. Over 36 flavors to be more specific. Yeah, you can’t help but get that kid in a candy store kind of feeling. Continue reading
That title is pretty much ’nuff said for our review of Sunday brunch at Amore Cucina & Bar (11-3), but in typical OmNomCT style, we’re going to give ya every mouth-watering detail just in case you’re one of those people that needs to see their odds of a killer meal before they place their bets on a new spot.
First off, let’s talk drinks. In addition to their regular drink menu, they also have a plethora of brunch must-haves: a soon-to-be famous bloody Mary bar with 40 different toppings and bottomless mimosas and bellinis in various flavors for $15. Then they get even more creative with some surprises: Magic Milk, featuring brandy, milk, vanilla bean, and chocolate, and different shots too, including a breakfast shot, which Chef Jared Falco (a French Culinary Institute grad and former Executive Chef at Washington Prime) lined up for us a couple times throughout our brunch. This shot is like buttah, made of Jameson Irish Whiskey and butterscotch, chased with a shot of OJ. Yeah, that goes down waaaaaaaay too easy.
Even though we live in Greenwich, we’ve come on over to Westport a few times to check out The Granola Bar. The first time, we had a nice breakfast with plenty of great coffee and food, we checked out their new menu when they began to stay open for dinnertime, and we stopped in after Christmas tree shopping for some snacks and had a chance to sample some of the great desserts that they are serving.
So…remember when we wrote about the Meriden Food Truck Festival going down October 25 +26 just a few hours ago? Yeah…well, we’ve got another one to share with ya, this happening much sooner (9/18 from 4-8) at the Shelton River Walk: Food Trucks in the Valley! This feast by the river is being hosted by The Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center and will help to raise vital funding for them that will go towards programs and services such as helping people who have undergone severe trauma, abuse, or neglect.