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Steam Coffee Bar Opens 2nd Location at Westport Train Station

15 Jan

Steam Coffee Bar Westport

It seemed like it was the perfect idea:  give Metro North customers (and locals) a few good things to make their morning better and the commute into NYC just a little bit more manageable.  And, Steam Coffee Bar did just that when they opened up inside the Green’s Farms train station.  There Briana Pennel and Chris Barrett had created a coffee shop that featured CT-based Shearwater Coffee Roasters, breakfast sandwiches, and plenty of freshly baked goods and pastries courtesy of Briana.

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C Is for Cookie: The Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest Rocks Greenwich

16 Dec
From Top left to right:  Brown Butter Cookies, Mocha Surprise, Gingerbread Cookies, Cranberry, Peppermint Patties Cookies, Kour, Buckeyes, and Raspberry
From top left to right: Browned Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chestnut Cranberry Mocha Supremes, Gingerbread Cookies, Orange Cranberry Pistachio Cookies, Peppermint Patties Cookies, Kourambiethes, Buckeyes, and Double Chocolate Raspberry Filled Cookies

There was plenty of snow this weekend to make things a pain in the tookis to get around, but you best believe that didn’t stop Marcia Selden Catering, Winston Flowers, OmNomCT, a select crew of judges, 8 talented bakers, and a huge crowd of tasters from hitting up the 1st Annual Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest!  This is true devotion, you know?  Nor rain, nor sleet, nor snow storm can stop voracious cookie enthusiasts.

When we arrived, Winston Flowers (already a beautiful shop in downtown Greenwich) was decorated so festively.  We met up with Nicole Straight and Robin Selden of Marcia Selden Catering and immediately went into the back room to meet the judges.  Chef Plum of Plum Luv Foods, Robin Selden from Marcia Selden Catering, Lisa Maronian from Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes, and John Barricelli from SoNo Baking Company were all ready to eat the cookies set upon the judging plates.  But, they couldn’t eat quite yet…

Judges and OmNomCT at Marcia Selden Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest
OmNomCT with Judges Robin Selden, Chef Plum, Lisa Maronian, and John Barricelli

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Ultimate Holiday Cookie Contest and Party with Marcia Selden Catering

25 Nov

You know the holidays are around the corner when you or someone in your family busts out the cookie recipes.  It’s just an OmNomCT_logo.001unwritten rule:  cookies=holiday time.  And, it’s with that kind of spirit that we’re very excited to announce The Ultimate Holiday Cookie contest with Marcia Selden Catering!  You’ll have from DecemberWinston Flowers 2-10 to submit your holiday cookie recipe and photo to Marcia Selden Catering’s contest page tab on Facebook.  Then, on December 11 we’ll both pick our top 6 recipes that we’ll share with you and Marcia Selden Catering.

SLEC-20-logo-A-screenThe top 6 entrants will then prepare 5 dozen cookies for the sweetest of all holiday events on 12/15 from 2-3:30 at Winston Flowers in Greenwich.  This event is open to the public and requires you to come hungry because there will be lots of cookies toPlum Luv Foods logo taste and there will be refreshments to make it all go down smoothly.  And four awesome judges will be on hand to crown the Ultimate Holiday Cookie Champion!  First up is Lisa Maronian from Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes in Greenwich.  Both Lisa and her husband Stephen have appeared on Food Network Challenge and their creations have been featured on The Today Show and countless publications.  The second judge is  John Barricelli The SoNo Baking Company & Cafefrom SoNo Baking Company who has countless cookbooks and was the host of the show “Everyday Baking from Everyday Food.”  Third up is Chef Plum from Plum Luv Foods.  Chef Plum has become known for his Dinner Underground series, his run on The Taste, recently winning Guy’s Grocery Games, and for his brand new segments on “Better TV” from The Hallmark Channel.  And, the final judge is Robin Selden, who is executive chef at Marcia Selden Catering.  She’s got the golden touch when it comes to food and has helped to bring in countless awards, honors, and amazing meal experiences.

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