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Let us count the ways we love thee, Bodega Taco Bar – Darien, CT

4 Dec

Dan says the scorpion doesn't taste like chicken at all...
Dan says the scorpion doesn’t taste like chicken at all…how exactly did he find this here at a taco bar?

 

Let’s be honest. It’s rare to find a restaurant that expands into multiple locations and still manages to amaze at all of them. Could Chef Michael Young and Chef Luis Chavez keep making the amazing food that we first bragged about devouring at Bodega Taco Bar in Fairfied, and now Bodgea Taco Bar in Darien? Would they be able to keep the Mexican beach food kicking, full of bold flavors, and bring it?  In short, hell freaking yes…and here are the reasons why based on a recent press dinner that we attended:

Uno: Drinks

We had our fair share of drinks, trying almost every cocktail on the menu.  One of the most refreshing drinks is the Figure 8, a cocktail made with Cabo Wabo anejo, rosemary, fig preserves, ginger, and O.J. This is a summer drink if we ever seen one!  It was excellently balanced with the right amount of liquor and just the right taste of rosemary.  Another drink we loved is the Bodega Girl, mixed with Corralejo reposado, strawberry-cilantro mash, and lemon juice.  This was oh so berry-licious and the cilantro added a nice fresh bite too.  Kristien could’ve had 10 of them!  And Dan’s favorite was the spicy as hell Tomalito!  Lastly, Kristien ordered the Bodega Surprise that included a scorpion from the bottom of the reposado.  While most of us at the table were afraid of the scorpion, Dan placed it on his tongue long enough for a pic and even took a nibble.  Doesn’t taste like much, actually.

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Hot Spot Hotshots of Lower Fairfield County « Our 2nd Post for CBS Connecticut

27 Aug

Giovanni at his new hot spot, Volta

Hot Spot Hotshots of Lower Fairfield County « CBS Connecticut

So exciting! Our second post for CBS Connecticut. This time, we explored some hot spot hotshots by us. We look at Valencia and Bodega; Capriccio and Volta; and Scena Wine Bar, 55 Degrees, and Cava. We’ll tell you why the restauranteurs behind these hot spots rock and what to order.  Again, when you click through our post, please click on the FB Recommend tab to boost us up.  Thanks, you all rock.

“Our music library is full of one hit wonders that hit it big, but then sank into obscurity.  There are a handful of people, though, who have remained popular for decades, album after album.  Well, in our food-obsessed culture, restaurateurs and chefs have become the new rock stars of our generation.  The cream-of-the-crop own hot spots that people rave about and put out high quality menus fit for foodies. They use their culinary skills, knowledge, and creativity and translate their success into new restaurant endeavors.  Here’s a glimpse at just a few hotshot restaurateurs who own hot spots in Lower Fairfield County.  Let’s dig in…”

Hot Spot Hotshots of Lower Fairfield County « CBS Connecticut


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