Where to go for New Year’s Eve in Fairfield, CT

The best places to ring in the new year in Fairfield, CT.   BONNE ANNÉE (THE FRENCH WAY!) BISTRO VERSAILLES New chef J. Carlos Rodriguez offers a holiday-inspired menu to ring in the New Year. Classic French cuisine options include a Potato Leek Soup with Bacon Lardon and White Truffle Oil, Torchon de Foie Gras, Arctic Char, Pork Belly Confit, and more. Oh, and dessert includes a decadent German Chocolate Bomb with Pecan Coconut filling. TIME: Dinner hours COST: A La Carte RESERVE: 203-661-6634 GO: 339 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich   DOUBLE THE FUN BAR BQ & MCFADDENS The collaboration between [...]

Food Philosophy with Chef Christian Petroni

[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”] [av_video src=’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeMz71Ua3RU’ format=’16-9′ width=’16’ height=’9′] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Chef Christian Petroni—chef, restaurateur and TV personality—is well-known for taking pairing his social media posts with a bit of Parmesan-encrusted humor. But the creator behind Fortina took a pause the laughs to have a heart to heart about where our food comes from during this year’s Greenwich Wine & Food Festival. While I love Christian’s sense of humor, the five minutes  he took to talk about his food philosophy was refreshing and empowering. “This is the way we [...]

By | 2016-10-17T00:12:42+00:00 October 17th, 2016|chefs, eat + drink, fairfield, ignite, positive quotes, westchester|0 Comments

Walk-Away Wednesdays at Watson’s

There are days I like to go out to dinner and then there are evenings I prefer to come home and cook. And then there are days where I'm so tired (or so crazy busy!) that I don't really have time for either, let alone grab a bite to eat. In this case, I know most of us go for what's easy—drive thru, anyone? wink wink!—but what if we had a more delicious pick up option? Thanks to Watson's, Best of Greenwich Winner and full service catering and event firm, you have a healthier hump day solution. "Walk-Away Wednesdays at Watson's" allow you to pre-order your meal [...]

By | 2016-04-19T10:51:37+00:00 April 19th, 2016|fairfield, gourmet shops, westchester|0 Comments

Baked Apples Recipe from Judy & Joy

Last week, things got a little uncharacteristically emotional on Fork This with IntoxiKate. Guests Judy Vig and Joy Paoletti (aka Judy & Joy), identical twins who are self-taught Italian American cooks and cookbook authors, popped on the show to promote a campaign near and dear to their hearts—Breast Cancer Awareness. The duo has a unique approach to cooking and life—Judy recently celebrated her third year of being a breast cancer survivor—and their recipes are created two ways: traditionally, and with a twist. The ‘traditional’ way is prepared by Joy and the ‘healthy’ twist created by Judy.  I immediately fell in love with [...]

By | 2015-10-07T21:57:06+00:00 October 7th, 2015|fairfield, recipe|0 Comments

The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook Recipe: Low Country Bouillabaisse

If you’ve tuned into Fork This with IntoxiKate or if you are a member of the #FoodieNation, you know there are a few things that are near and dear to my heart: supporting local business; farms; and trying new seasonal recipes. When a cookbook came across my desk featuring all three, I couldn’t wait to talk The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook with co-author Christy Colasurdo (Tracey Medeiros completes the duo). Colasurdo swung by the WGCH studio yesterday to discuss the 150 seasonal recipes from the state’s top chefs and farmers. The stunning photography showcases the food and the recipes are paired with profiles [...]

By | 2015-07-12T19:50:22+00:00 July 8th, 2015|fairfield, farm to table, recipe|0 Comments

Westchester Restaurants Open for the Holidays

"Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat..." When I think of holiday dining, I can't help but think of the old nursery rhyme/Christmas carol my grandfather  would sing every year. If your goose isn't getting fat {or, you've decided to forgo cooking altogether this year}, you may want to swing by these Westchester restaurants for a meal and a little holiday cheer. {IntoxiKate Tip! Make sure to make reservations ahead of time!}   Westchester Restaurants Open for the Holidays: Where to Dine on Christmas Eve Farmer and the Fish Open: 5 - 9 p.m. The Deal: Four-Course Prix Fixe [...]

By | 2014-12-23T00:54:46+00:00 December 23rd, 2014|entertaining, fairfield, westchester|0 Comments

Photo Recap: IntoxiKate Happy Hour at City Limits Stamford

Last Thursday, members of the Westchester #FoodieNation headed to Stamford, CT, for the IntoxiKate Happy Hour at City Limits. The recap, in photos, is below. For more images, please visit IntoxiKate: Living Life Deliciously on Facebook. A special thanks to everyone who attended the event, as well as Laura and the entire team at City Limits Stamford. The space was perfect, food delicious, and the gift bags were above and beyond (and thoroughly enjoyed the next day!). City Limits Stamford generously allowed us to use their spacious back room, where the offered a beautiful spread, including crab cakes and chipotle [...]

By | 2014-04-07T10:55:49+00:00 April 7th, 2014|fairfield, wine|0 Comments

RSVP to The Next IntoxiKate Happy Hour At City Limits Diner Stamford

When I first moved down to Westchester, my first photo shoot with Intown Magazine was scheduled at the City Limits Diner with Peter Assue. The mag featured the chef as one of the most interesting people in White Plains, and spending just a few short hours with him (while watching dish after dish come out of the kitchen), I knew—this wasn't your average diner. With fresh ingredients and an upscale twist on traditional diner finds, City Limits Diners—in White Plains and Stamford—offer a great selection on breakfast, lunch and dinner. But in addition to the quality of food, these locations back [...]

By | 2014-03-25T13:00:54+00:00 March 25th, 2014|fairfield|3 Comments

Coming Soon: Locali Pizza Bar + Kitchen in New Canaan, CT

If you're a fan of Village Social Kitchen + Bar, heads up! The boys behind the Mount Kisco eatery (pictured above, from left to right) Chef Mogan Anthony, Joe Bueti and Anthony Legato, are set to open a sister restaurant opening in New Canaan, CT, soon. Locali Pizza Bar + Kitchen will offer Mediterranean plates and savory, gourmet pizzas delivered straight from a handcrafted Stefano Ferrera Neapolitan wood‐burning oven. Neapolitan style pizzas will range from $11-18, while smaller fare dishes will range from $5-18. Pair your meal with a variety of house wines (Locali promises affordable glasses). Check back with IntoxiKate.com and keep a watchful [...]

By | 2013-10-14T11:28:49+00:00 October 14th, 2013|fairfield|1 Comment