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2012 Maple Sugar Fest Weekend and Chef’s Challenge a Huge Success

4 Mar

 

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the place to be, month after month.  Exhibits run all year long, and visits to the otters, goats, and other farm animals are just an entrance away.  There are wine tastings, special dinners, tons of events for the family, and even a killer car show.

Then, of course, there is the holiest of all events at SM&NC:  Maple Sugar Fest Weekend, including The Chef’s Challenge.  This is our third year of attending the event and we loved the new format of having it all go down during the same weekend.

First, we walked on over to the Bendel Mansion to feed our appetite for maple syrup infused goodness that is The Chef’s Challenge.  The 2012 competition included A Dash of Salt, Susan Kane Catering, EOS Greek Cuisine, and long time competitor David’s Soundview Catering.

Here’s a breakdown of the syrupy goodness:

A Dash of Salt

• Frittella arancia e lo sciroppo d’acero, aka fritters with orange zest and maple syrup.  These were crispy on the outside, while moist on the inside.  It was amazing how they were able to fluff up the fritters with air and make these treats so light and fluffy.

Susan Kane Catering

• Scallops wrapped in bacon.  The scallops were soaking up in the maple syrup and were cooked perfectly which isn’t easy to do, especially in the tiny oven they brought along.  The bacon was crispy and added great flavor.

• Grilled mini tacos with sweet potato, cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheese.  Seemingly odd, but incredibly delicious with great flavor combinations.

• Mini sandwiches with braised pork on a tiny brioche bun.  The pork was delicate, a result of being slowly simmered for over 6 hours with apples, onions and more.

EOS Greek Cuisine (OmNomy 2011 winner for Best Mediterranean

• Baklava with maple syrup.  Baklava tends to be overly chewy and hurts your teeth, but this baklava is just right.  Also, there was just the right amount of sweetness, brought from the maple syrup.

• Fig and maple syrup bread pudding.  The pudding was moist and full of flavor.  Really awesome.  Even more awesome?  This is on their menu at the restaurant, btw.

• Myzithropita.  Ricotta, eggs, sugar, phyllo, fresh mint, butter, and maple syrup.  These little cheese pies had the perfect taste combo with just a hint of mint that made this little treat light and refreshing.

David’s Soundview Catering

• Red velvet whoopie pie.  Holy good God.  Delicate and moist red velvet cake kept together by a wonderfully mapley maple cream center.  Not overly sweet, just right.

• Grilled sandwich with smoked cheddar, maple glazed bacon, and pulled chicken.  When grilled up, they drizzled SM&NC maple syrup on top.  So ama-wait for it-zing.  This was the most talked about dish of the event.

The Winner

Kristien and I had a super difficult time voting for our favorites.  We did love all of the food there and didn’t have one single thing that we didn’t like.  When it came down to it, we felt that EOS Greek Cuisine or David’s Soundview Catering would win the prize because the maple flavors really shined through the most.  So, congratulations to David’s Soundview Catering!  They put together a great sandwich that people couldn’t get enough of…yeah, we might have had two each, but who’s counting?  Some people had 3…but they were just halves, chill.  Also, congratulations to EOS Greek Cuisine, A Dash of Salt, and Susan Kane Catering for putting together awesome dishes.

Other Fun Stuff

We renewed our memberships and bought three nice bottles of SM&NC Grade A bottles of maple syrup to wash our breakfasts down with.  With the way Kristien puts syrup on her waffles, that might only last a month.  Then, of course, we had to visit the otters, goats, pigs, donkeys, sheep, and alpacas.  For days like this, volunteers take the animals around for walks so that you can pet and meet the furry cute ones.  They also showed you how they make their maple syrup through the evaporation process.  There was a tree tapping demo and a maple sugaring demo, too.  All in all, a great time.  We look forward to coming back to SM&NC over the course of the year and for the next Maple Sugar Fest Weekend!  We’ll keep you posted on more of their food-related events.

If you’re a nature lover, hiker, animal lover, have a family, or enjoy museums then SM&NC is the perfect place to have a membership.  Join by clicking here.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Road

Stamford, CT 06903

Omnomivore’s Guide to Stamford Summer Restaurant Weeks 2011 – Stamford, CT

14 Aug

Yup, yup, we got the deets for you.  It was surprisingly hard to find the info about Stamford Summer Restaurant Week 2011, but we dug and dug just for you.  It seems that restaurant week has more exceptions now (like no Fridays or Saturdays), which is kind of frustrating.  We hope it doesn’t become a trend, because we all love restaurant week!  What better chance to try a whole bunch of spots, eat cheap, and go home happy? :)  Here’s a link to the official site with menu lists.

What do you think of the new rules and exceptions?  Also, what spots are you planning on hitting?  If you want help or suggestions, let us know!  Either way, here are the vitals with OmNom next to places we’ve reviewed:

Monday, August 22 – Monday, September 5

Prix-fixe lunch and dinner at the following spots:

$10.11 Lunch & $15.11 Dinner

Black Bear Saloon           203-324-4448

OmNom * Grand Burger (Dinner Only)  ***Try the Elvis Burger!***          203-323-3232

Kujaku Japanese Restaurant           203-357-0281

OmNom  Lola’s Mexican Kitchen (Excludes Fridays & Saturdays)            203-674-5652

Lucky’s Classic Burger & Malt Shop            203-978-0268

OmNom    SBC Downtown Restaurant & Brewery            203-327-2337

* Tiernan’s Bar & Restaurant           203-353-8566

OmNom    Volta Gelateria Creperia           203-883-8841

$12.11 Lunch & $20.11 Dinner

BUtterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge           203-504-8123

OmNom    Capriccio Café (Lunch Only)            203-356-9819

Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant           203-359-4747

Quattro Pazzi (Excludes Fridays & Saturdays)            203-324-7000

OmNom    Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza Company            203-973-0077

Tengda Asian Bistro            203-353-8005

$20.11 Lunch & $30.11 Dinner

  * Aria Restaurant          203-324-2742

* Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar           203-348-4800

 OmNom    Bar Rosso (Excludes Fridays & Saturdays)            203-388-8640

* The Capital Grille            203-967-0000

 Chez Jean Pierre (Excludes Sundays)            203-357-9526

Columbus Park Trattoria           203-967-9191

* Emme of Capri           203-353-0626

 OmNom    EOS Greek Cuisine (Excludes Fridays & Saturdays)            203-569-6250

 Mitchell’s Fish Market            203-323-3474

 * Morton’s Steakhouse (Dinner Only)            203-324-3939

 napa & co. (Lunch Only)            203-353-3319

OmNom     Tappo Restaurant (Excludes Fridays & Saturdays)            203-588-9870

OmNom     * ZAZA Italian Gastrobar (Excludes Fridays & Saturdays)            203-348-2300

 This year in partnership with Stamford Hospital, Stamford Tables will host KIDS’ FANS 5-2-1-0, a program designed to promote nutrition and fitness in Stamford. All children under 12 will be offered a healthy lunch for $6.95 and dinner for $9.95 at most of the above listed restaurants. An * next to the restaurants above means they aren’t participating in this new promotion.

Also, the first 3,000 Summer Restaurant Weeks patrons will receive a voucher for a free small popcorn with the purchase of a general admission ticket to the Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford Street, valid thru 9/30/11. Yeah popcorn.  Except, with a small, we’d have that done before the first preview! ;)

Support the Arts in Stamford, Bid on Stuff, Get Stuffed! A Grand Summer Night – Stamford, CT

26 Jul

Sit, stay, good doggy!

You know all that great, funky art that’s all over Stamford?  Well, last year we had “It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs” and that was a cute, furry success.  This year we’re being treated to “Wit & Whimsy,” a fun and–what’s the word–whimsical (lol) collection of art, but how does the art get there?  Well, the first step is to get the funds to support the artists.  That’s where Stamford Downtown and the Stamford community waltzes in.  They’ve created A Grand Summer Night to help fund all the awesome pieces in the downtown open air museum.  Here’s how to get your nom on and help out:

8/10/2011, $90 per person

UConn, Stamford

5:30:  Hors d’ ouvres and cocktails from: 

Acqua Panna/San Pellegrino, Black Bear Saloon, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Café, DiMare Pastry Shop,
Kujaku Japanese Restaurant, Market Restaurant, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Morton’s The Steakhouse, SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Stamford Wine & Liquor, and ZAZA Italian Gastrobar.

7:30 Dinner, dessert, and coffee at select Stamford spots:

Aria RestaurantBar RossoBarcelona Restaurant & Wine BarBUtterfield 8 Restaurant & LoungeThe Capital Grille,
 Chez Jean PierreColumbus Park Trattoria, Emme of CapriEOS Greek CuisineFerrante
Mitchell’s Fish Market, Napa & Co.Quatrro Pazzi, and Tappo (also in our CBS review)

Make reservations here by July 28, picking your top 4 restaurants.  That’s gonna be tough! :)

Silent auction and raffle prizes, too:

Silent Auctions:  Getaways to Steam Boat Springs, CO and Woodloch Pines Resort in the Poconos, golf packages at local courses, pet boarding, fine jewelry  and more!

Raffle Grand Prize:  42” Panasonic Flat Panel HD Television, Courtesy of County TV & Appliance

Second Prize: Spa & Shopping Spree, Courtesy of Stamford Town Center: $250 Stamford Town Center Gift Certificate and $200 Agora Spa Gift Certificate
Third Prize: $250 Stamford Town Center Gift Certificate

For more info go to www.stamford-downtown.com

“Initiated by the Friends of Stamford Downtown, A Grand Summer Night was created to provide the perfect opportunity to experience the delectable cuisine that makes Stamford Downtown the dining capital of the region. Net proceeds from the event are used to purchase outdoor art and to help defray the costs of significant Downtown art exhibits.”

EOS, in the Top 100 Greek spot list, celebrates 3rd birthday in style! EOS Greek Cuisine – Stamford, CT

29 Jun

Have your baklava and eat it too!

EOS Greek Cuisine in downtown Stamford is celebrating three years of kick ass Greek food that just, plainly and simply, freaking rocks.  How hardcore is EOS?  Well, they’ve been included in the Top 100 Greek Restaurants in the U.S. by The National Herald.  Notice they are the only Connecticut Greek spot on this list?  So, if you’ve never had a chance to go there, or if you’re a seasoned (hahahaha) vet, we’ve got a great time for you to visit.

Tuesday, 7/19/11

From 5-10 p.m.

$45 per person

You know the deal:  pick an option from each course, and commence Omnoming.  Here’s a breakdown of what we’d pick:

Course 1:  Batzaria.  We know Kristien is chemically dependent on goat cheese and with the beets and the sauce…damn right she’s getting that.

Course 2: Avgolemono.  When restaurants say, “Our famous blah blah,” we don’t usually listen.  But, if EOS says that, we listen.  We’re excited to try this course because their use of lemon is superb here.  If you’ve tried their lemon potatoes, you know this is true.  We loved those potatoes so much that we tried to duplicate them at home.  Yes, they turned out well, but they were missing that real kick that only EOS has.  

Course 3: Arni Kebab.  If you've been to a few Greek spots, you know they probably have lamb on the menu.  We actually think it's part of the Greek law:  thou must serve lamb.  So, if God has ordained it, who are we to argue?  Look at this kebab:  char-grilled lamb with peppers, onions, and tomates served with-wait for it-lemon zest mashed potatoes.  Holy Moses!  Please refer to how great their use of lemon is with Course 2, then come back here, then read again, then come back here.

Course 4: Baklava Sundae.  You are officially Greek if you enjoy kickin' back and noshing on some baklava.  But, really, what better way to enjoy it then by using it to create an ice cream sundae with?  The baklava isn't too chewy or too stick-to-your-teeth-for-the-next-ten-daysish.  Great dessert for baklava lovers or for a person who is experimenting and is a virgin to Greek desserts. ;)
EOS
490 Summer Street
Stamford, CT
Phone: (203) 569-6250
Site: http://eosgreekcuisine.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eos.greek.cuisine

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