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Café D’Azur Celebrates One Year in Darien with Killer $25 Dinner Deal

21 Apr

The vegetarian platter at Café D’Azur...not to be missed.

One of our favorite places in Stamford used to be Myrna’s.  We say used to be because they closed down, moved shop to Darien, and opened up under a new name with a new concept.  Café D’Azur is the name, crepes, Mediterranean, and Lebanese is their game.  We’ve been sitting on a post about Café D’Azur for a while now, but we just found out about something too cool not to share.  Expect a review and write up pretty soon.

Here’s the news: to celebrate a year in business, Café D’Azur is offering a $25 cash only dinner menu from April 21-28.  Make sure that you mention that you read about this from OmNomCT and you’ll get a free glass of wine.  Really, we’re serious.  Do it.  They won’t look at you funny, they will give you a glass of wine.  Our strategy going in will be to order four different dishes so Danny and I get a good variety.  When we ate here, we were very happy about the food.  The falafel was the best we ever had, the hummus was fresh, and full of flavor.  The service was great and we even get a tip:  mix some hummus with tahini to get a dip of heaven.  So, behold…the menu:

Starter Choices

Soup du Jour

French Onion Soup

Mediterranean Salad:  romaine, diced tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, and sumac in lemon vinaigrette

Provençal Salad:  beet, fennel, corn, gorgonzola cheese with balsamic vinaigrette

House-made Hummus:  plain or with garlic – chickpea dip with sesame tahini sauce and fresh lemon

Escargot à la Bourguignonne:  baked in butter aioli and fresh parsley

Entrée Choices

Scallops St. Jacques:  pan-seared over cauliflower purée, in a carrot juice reduction and basil

Fresh Sole Fillet:  pan-seared à la Française over sautéed spinach

Paella:  simmered seafood, chorizo and chicken with rice in a saffron threads-flavored broth

Brochettes d’ Agneau:  charcoal-grilled lamb kebab-style with vegetables over rice

Brochettes de Poulet:  charcoal-grilled chicken kebab-style with vegetables over rice

Vegetarian Crêpe:  grilled mushrooms, tomato, pepper, zucchini, corn, olives, scallions and greens

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Omnomivore’s Paradise in Darien: Winter Restaurant Week 2012!

25 Jan

Try the brand spankin' new Darien Social!

Whatcha doing Monday, 2/6, thru Friday, 2/10?  Well, now you know.  You’re going to be heading out to Darien Restaurant Week.  Darien is proving to be quite the contender in the restaurant scene lately, especially with the soon to be open Darien Social.  Each restaurant will have at least three courses for you with a prix fixe meal at either $10.12 or $20.12 for lunch or $15.12 or $30.12 for dinner.  Details aren’t live yet, but we’ll update this post when we get them.  Check out the restaurants along with comments:

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Café D’Azur:  Great Mediterranean food and also French dishes.  Review to come.

Cesco’s Trattoria:  We’ve heard great things about Cesco’s, with some people swearing that it’s amazing Italian.

Chuck’s Steakhouse:  This is a landmark in Darien, yet we’ve never been.  Good time to try…

Coromandel:  Great Indian food, up there in the ranks with Thali.

Darien Social:  The new boy in town, promising to be hot stuff.  Read our post and try it opening week.

The Goose American Bar & Bistro:  We’re also have heard great things here, but have yet to try.

The Melting Pot:  Dip stuff in cheese and chocolate?  Hell yes.

Phil’s Grill:  We’ve heard the beer selection here is great and so’s the food.

Robeks Juice:  We’re interested in seeing what the options will be.  We LOVE us some Robeks!

Rory’s Restaurant:  Same owners as Blue Lemon in Westport.  Excited to try the classy, wicked pub food.

Scena Wine Bar & Restaurant:  Seriously awesome Italian.  It’s a must try restaurant.

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Details and participating restaurant updates: www.darienchamberonline.com or (203) 655-3600.

Also, keep an eye out for some special events and restaurant weeks all going down in Stamford.  We’ll post the info up for those in about two weeks.  They’re up on our Nomworthy Events calendar already, though.  ;)  We love ya, that’s why.

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