Hot Cocktails


Warm up your winter with these cozy cocktails from some of the top bartenders in the area. Norman’s Hot Chocolate Jeffrey Hodson Hub and Spoke, Bridgeport, CT “Warm and chocolaty, this cocktail is like a warm hug or a snuggy sweater in the dead of winter. It was inspired by chilly days and Norman Rockwell … Read more

5 Quick and Easy Recipes from Local Chefs

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The best cooks have their favorite recipes—so easy they can barely be called recipes. Here, some of the Greenwich Wine + Food Ambassador Chefs share their go-tos. Stavros Karipides Famous Greek Kitchen in Greenwich, CT “I love to cook my Xorio (Country) Chicken dish for my family (or like my children refer to it, Daddy’s … Read more

Kim Brown’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Everyone loves a good chocolate chip cookie. Here, Kimmy Cakes’ Kim Brown shares her own recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. MAKES: APPROXIMATELY 30 COOKIES 2 sticks butter, softened 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar, gently packed 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour … Read more

Food Inspiration: Platters & Boards

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Looking for a way to take your entertaining to the next level? We’ve got just the thing—wow your guests with a stylishly prepared platter or board. This book will teach you everything you need to know. The book, Platters & Boards, serves up plenty of beautifully-styled cheese and charcuterie platters, as well as unique boards (with … Read more

In the Kitchen with Kimmy Cakes

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Step into Kim Brown’s baking studio in a beachy neighborhood in Stamford, CT, and you immediately understand one thing about her business outlook: bigger isn’t better. Like the California-bred Brown herself, the studio is sunny and petite—less than 200 square feet of oversized ovens, mixers and not much else. It’s part of a former guest … Read more

A New Indoor Dining Spot Comes to Port Chester

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Last year, Village Beer Garden opened outside the Port Chester train station with Bavarian favorites like crispy chicken schnitzel sliders and bratwurst heroes. Now, the culinary options are expanded with the addition of Station House, an indoor spot with coal-fired pizza, roasted oysters and classic salads. This summer, catch Band of Horses on August 10 … Read more

5 Dorm Room Must-Haves for Your College Student


The owner of the popular Kirby and Company shop, Elaine Kirby, just opened a little sister store in Darien, CT. “Kirby Girl takes girls on their journey from their backpacks to their first apartment,” says Kirby. This summer, she’s looking forward to helping college students make their dorm rooms a little more vibrant and colorful. … Read more

Quick and Easy Recipes from Local Chefs


Some of the 2018 Greenwich wine + food festival chefs share the recipes they make that are so simple, they barely need to be written down. Fresh Heirloom Tomato Sauce Mike Pietrafeso, Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee, Riverside, CT, and Roost, Darien, CT Serves: 4-6 2 pounds fresh heirloom tomatoes (about 6) 3 cloves garlic, shaved … Read more