We know you’ve seen the awkward pictures: crying kids, afraid for their lives, trying to free themselves from the grips of the Easter bunny conveniently located at your local mall. Truly, pics with Peter Cottontail are enough to scar a child for life and make them fear furry white things. But, then again, perhaps it has inspired a growing crowd of people who call themselves Furries and kinda dig furry white things. Either way, it’s hard to understand this Easter bunny thing. Does he lay eggs or just steal them from chickens? That’s kind of mean, right? Well, it’s our time to get revenge on him for stealing all those eggs and for haunting our nightmares. Yes, we present to you a guide to some Fairfield County restaurants where you’ll be able to enjoy your own portion of the Easter Bunny.
Rabbit loin with lentils, prunes, and mustard oil at Bar Sugo in Norwalk
Bar Sugo, Norwalk: Chef Pat Pascarella takes great pride in his use of game and you’ll often see rabbit on his menu. Whether it’s in the form of a meatball, loin, or another creation of his, it’s always great.
If you’re going to have game meat, you really only have two options to get it done right as far as we can see:
1) Head to Grandpa or Grandma’s kitchen.
2) Head straight to a restaurant that has a chef that you trust.
Unfortunately, when you’re headed out to a restaurant, it’s hard to know who the trusted chefs are until you’ve tried their game dishes. For the timid and those afraid to try more exotic meats, this could be a deal breaker. The meat might be too dry, it might not be cooked the right way, or the flavors might be off-balanced, leading to an unpleasant taste.
Lucky for you we know that Chefs Pat Pascarella and Paul Failla at Bar Sugo have the art of wild meat down, er, pat. ;) And, to show off these skills, they’ve created a five course wild game dinner that will be hosted on 10/22, staring at 6:30. It’s $60 per person and that includes wine and beer to go with each course, plus it includes the tax and tip! For a dinner like this, that’s a pretty nice cost, especially if you want to venture off into the dark side of the culinary world. Yes, maybe you can delve deeper than just chicken, pork, and beef?