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Red Means Go @ Rouge Brasserie + Oyster Bar in Greenwich, CT

10 Dec
Yeah, where we dined, NBD...

The stunning side room where we dined…

What major things have you accomplished in 12 days? Maybe you were able to bake up your holiday cookies, redecorate a room to your house, or reorganize your closets. Oorrrr, how about opening and redesigning an entire new restaurant? That’s exactly what Rouge Brasserie & Oyster Bar, transforming the space that was Lolita into a brand new swanky hotspot. Fabiana, the designer for cb5 Restaurant Group, made use of some of the design elements of Lolita, while adding her own touches as well as the ideas of Jodi Pennette. Everybody pitched in, including General Manager Diego who hand painted the beautifully ornate mirrors in the back room.

The very talented Josh Moulton

The very talented Josh Moulton

Rouge is sexy, lush, and oozes that certain je ne sais quoi of a French brasserie. The bar is quaint and intimate, while off to the side you have an elevated dining area, a large room with comfortable dining areas, and a large, stunning communal table. We were there as guests for a press dinner and you best believe we were ready to eat. With Executive Chef Josh Moulton (of Union Square Cafe, Gabriele’s, Tavern on the Green, Gramercy Tavern, a CIA grad, and a sommelier at age 24), we were excited to see what was in store.

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Adios Lolita, Bonjour ROUGE Brasserie + Oyster Bar – Greenwich, CT

7 Oct

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Update:  Rouge is open now and here’s our review.  

While we’ve been to Red Lulu in SoNo right after it opened, we never had the chance to visit its sister restaurant in Greenwich:  Lolita.  Well, we’re not going to get that chance to ever visit this Greenwich hotspot.  That’s because the cb5 restaurant group has embarked upon a monumental transformation.

Opening November 1, you’ll find ROUGE Brasserie & Oyster Bar has replaced Lolita.  Much of the inspiration for this opening goes back to a previous cb5 restaurant, BLEU.  At the time of its opening, BLEU was a groundbreaking restaurant and definitely pushed the limits of Fairfield County dining.  And, taking it back to BLEU again, cb5 is assembling a reunion of sorts right at the restaurant.  Many of the servers and bartenders are back along with Josh Moulton who returns as Executive Chef.

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