French cuisine served with an American flare

Patrick Jean has taken his French roots to America’s plates. He is the owner of “O” Bar and Grill in Trumbull and The Brasserie and “O” Bar Martini Bar and Lounge in Fairfield. Jean started operating restaurants 15 years ago when he opened the Saint Tropez Bistro ...

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In Wilton: Reiki rolls out sushi bar and Asian cuisine

Reiki restaurant at 239 Danbury Road, Wilton, is a mecca for sushi lovers – but not limited to fans of raw fish. “We have an assortment of foods ranging from Thai to Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian,” said Regina Cheow, one of the partners in the new bistro, with her husband, ...

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In Shelton: Il Palio highlights fresh, local ingredients

Growing up in the small town of Tucci, in the Piedmont region of Italy, Il Palio’s executive chef Margherita Aloi learned how to cook simply and tastefully using only freshly-picked herbs, vegetables and produce. When she took over the reins at Il Palio, located in Shelton’s ...

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Farm-to-table restaurant opens: Bistro 7 in Georgetown

You could say that Matt Criscuolo’s new restaurant, Bistro 7, is an improvisation on a theme. The new restaurant at 991 Danbury Road, Wilton, which opened recently, is the fourth one in the area launched by the restaurateur and jazz saxophonist, but it has a new angle. His other ...

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In Monroe: Jennie’s Pizzeria celebrates 77 years

Jennie’s Pizzeria in Monroe is celebrating its 77th year serving Italian food to the area. Founded in 1935, three generations of DeSimones have run Jennie’s. Their story begins in 1918, when Neapolitan immigrants Alfonso DeSimone, Sr. and his wife Assunta operated their Savoy Bakery ...

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In Georgetown: The Olive Market

The Olive Market has been a member of the Georgetown community since 2001, but owner Fernando Pereyra says some Redding residents are still shocked when they discover this shop. Mr. Pereyra’s shop is a mix between a deli, market, coffeehouse, and tapas restaurant chock full of ...

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The Redding Roadhouse has new owners

The Redding Roadhouse re-opened July 5 under new ownership. Ted Stonbely, who grew up in Redding and now lives in Weston with his wife and co-owner Colleen, bought the restaurant with Karen Cook and her husband Wirt Cook, the new executive chef. “We loved its reputation, the bones of the ...

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