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Michel Nischan Named 2015 Humanitarian of the Year by James Beard Foundation

28 Jan
Michel Nischan in his element; photo from WholesomeWave.org

Michel Nischan in his element; photo from WholesomeWave.org

Chef Michel Nischan makes us happy and is someone that we look up to in so many ways. He worked with Paul Newman to create the legendary Dressing Room in Westport that was one of Connecticut’s first farm-to-table restaurants. His cooking and approach to food helped to show that local was not only better for the community, but could also taste better. Along with his love of all things local came a movement that would soon become the major focus of his life: sustainability.

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Major Noms: Dressing Room and Lieb Cellars of LI Wine Dinner

10 Apr


When we went to The Dressing Room last year, we were impressed with the hands on approach to the food, the attention to detail, the focus on all things local, and the do it yourself approach.  They had some killer mac & cheese and we still longingly dream about the Naughty Angel dessert.  Yes, grilled poundcake…ahhhhhh.

SAM_2453As you might be aware, Paul Newman and Michel Nischan (only one of the coolest, most groundbreaking, and nicest chefs in the ENTIRE world) started The Dressing Room.  The same attention to detail and reverence for ingredients that we mentioned comes together in the Lieb Cellars wine dinner on 4/11 at 7 pm for $75 per person (tax and tip extra).  This time around The Dressing Room is pairing four courses with Lieb Cellars wines.

We’ve been to Lieb Cellars on the North Shore of Long Island and it’s just a breathtaking experience.  Plus, the wine’s pretty good, too. ;)  If you’ve never been out to the North Shore, it’s a must summer trip.  We can usually hit up six vineyards in a day.  Any more than that is just pure suicidal!

Without further ado, here’s the menu: 

1st Course

Smoked Sunburst Trout:  frisee, micro amaranth, champagne vinaigrette, trout caviar, and buttered croutons

Paired with Lieb Cellars Merlot Blanc

2nd Course

Pork and Cabbage Stew:  savoy cabbage, preserved tomatoes, asparagus, hen of the woods mushrooms, and garlic toast

Paired with Lieb Cellars Pinot Blanc

3rd Course

Grilled Sankow Beaver Brook Lamb Chops: caramelized fennel, carola potatoes, pearl onions, lamb jub, and micro herbs.

Paired with Lieb Cellars Cab Franc


Lemon Custard Pie:  fresh whipped cream and candied lemon peel

Paired with Lieb Cellars Blanc De Blancs

Dressing Room

Lieb Cellars Paired Wine Dinner

4/11 at 7 pm, $75 per person, plus tax and tip

Address:  27 Powers Court

Westport, CT

Reservations:  (203) 226-1114

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