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Chef David Soto brings Latin food with a unique twist to Norwalk with Aji 10

3 Mar
Executive Chef and owner David Soto and Sous Chef Erick Omar Soto

Executive Chef and owner David Soto and Sous Chef Erick Omar Soto. Photo from Aji 10’s Facebook.

Even though we’re both Italian, if we had to narrow down our favorite cuisine it would undoubtedly be Latin American. Whether it’s ceviche, lomo saltado, rope vieja, mofongo, arepas, tacos, and so on, we just can’t get enough. So you can only imagine how much we’re drooling here as we fantasize about the menu at Aji 10, a brand new Latin restaurant at the border of SoNo and East Norwalk, located at 10 Wall Street.

Photo from Cristiano Dos Santos

Photo from Cristiano Dos Santos

Opened just a few weeks ago on January 23, the former sous chef at Paloma and Executive Chef at Baang and Splash, Chef David Soto, has created a killer menu that features Latin American foods and Nikkei, a popular fusion cuisine of Japanese and Peruvian you can’t find anywhere in Fairfield County. Not only that, but Aji 10 also brings the first-ever (that we can think of) Pisco bar to the SoNo dining scene, which features the much-loved spirit in Peru and Chile. So, what’s Chef Soto’s story, what makes him an awesome addition to SoNo, and what are some of the best dishes to order off the menu? Take a look . . . Continue reading

Aaron Sanchez’s Paloma to open soon w/ pop up bar and food this weekend – Stamford, CT

20 May
Yes, this dove brings the olive branch of peace, but can he also bring us a cocktail?  We're thirsty as hell...

Yes, this dove brings the olive branch of peace, but can he also bring us a cocktail? We’re thirsty as hell…

Update:  Paloma is now open and here’s our review!

There have been lots and lots of rumors going around, you know?  Did Aarón Sánchez‘s (Chopped, Heat Seekers, and owner/chef of Mestizo) deal to take over The Beer Garden at Harbor Point with his brand new restaurant Paloma fall through?  Well, we got some confirmation from Hey Stamford! today that this isn’t the case.  PJ Kennedy reported earlier this morning that not only will Paloma be opening up mid-June, you’ll also get some first tastes of the menu along with some nice drinks right outside where The Beer Garden used to be starting this week.

PJ stated that the following schedule starts this week (and might continue until the opening) at 15 Harbor Point Road:

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