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Free Adult Drink Pairings with Ghoulish Candy at Bottlerocket in Westport, CT

8 Oct

RELEASE THE KRAKEN!  Yes, right about now, my friend from school (Dan here) is reading this and wishes that he lived in Connecticut.  See, he has a bit of an addiction to Kraken black spiced rum.  In fact, he’ll probably talk to me tomorrow and arrange a visit to see us and to check out Bottlerocket of Westport.  On Saturday, 10/27, they’ll be mixing liquor and wine with some classic Halloween candies.  This tasting is FREE and goes from 1-4 pm.  You don’t need reservations for this event and you can bring your kids, too.  Just remember they don’t get to Release the Kraken!

Here’s what you can expect to try out:

The Classic: Newton Chardonnay and Candy Corn
Treat Amongst Tricks: Chateau Malescase Haut-Medoc 2006 with LA Burdick Single Source Madagascar 70% Chocolate
Rum ‘n Coke: Kraken Spiced Rum with Coke Bottle Gummies
Where There’s a Well, There’s a Way: W.L. Weller Bourbon with Milky Way Minis

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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