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Oyster Club Cooks Up Small Things in a Big Way

Oyster Club Cooks Up Small Things in a Big Way »

By: Owen McDonald

Oyster Club is cooking up small things in a big way It’s a lovely day in Mystic, Connecticut. Attractive people walk briskly through the cheery harborside... more

Bar Bouchée Chef Jeff Cave Talks Authenticity

Bar Bouchée Chef Jeff Cave Talks Authenticity »

By: John Gaffney

Bar Bouchée Chef Jeff Cave Talks Authenticity Dressed for early afternoon prep in cargo pants and long sleeve t-shirt, chef Jeffrey Cave launches into a... more

White Bean Sausage Stew

White Bean Sausage Stew »

By: Chef Ron Hook

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Vietnamese Spring Roll

Vietnamese Spring Roll »

By: Staff

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Grilled Lamb and Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Lamb and Chimichurri Sauce »

By: Chef Ron Hook

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Champagne Supernova

Champagne Supernova »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Traveling through time and taste in the land of bubbly By Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS When it comes to symbols of celebration, there is no image more... more

Chef Michel Nischan’s Visionary Crusade

Chef Michel Nischan’s Visionary Crusade »

By: Jessica Ryan

Activist chef Michel Nischan’s visionary crusade The name Michel Nischan is familiar to many in Connecticut. The chef and restaurateur co-founded The... more

Connecticut River Shad — Revivifying a Fishery

Connecticut River Shad — Revivifying a Fishery »

By: Wick Griswold

Connecticut River Shad – for thousands of springs, people have hauled these silvery swimmers out of the river to bake, broil, saute, salt or pickle in brine.... more

Feeding Fairfield

Feeding Fairfield »

By: Sherri Daley

Feeding Fairfield is our guide to great Gold Coast eating Long before Tarry Lodge opened its doors, Westporters were whispering behind trembling menus, "I... more

The Heart and Soul of Chef Jacques Pépin

The Heart and Soul of Chef Jacques Pépin »

By: Emily Cahill

The master gourmand on food, and the art of living With the holidays swiftly approaching, it’s hard to imagine a more inviting scene than sharing food and... more

Il meglio dell’Italia via Alforno and Cafe Allegre

Il meglio dell’Italia via Alforno and Cafe Allegre »

By: Tom Soboleski

Il meglio dell'Italia means "the best of Italy." At two shoreline eateries, Alforno and Cafe Allegre, the finest Italian cuisine is always on the menu. In a... more

The Coastal Traveller at Harborview Nantucket

The Coastal Traveller at Harborview Nantucket »

By: Owen McDonald

  Did Herman Melville have a problem with Nantucket? In Moby-Dick, his fanatical Captain Ahab hailed from there. Spooky first mate Starbuck was also... more

Russet Woods and Apple Wine

Russet Woods and Apple Wine »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Autumn in Connecticut brings hearty new vintages Ask any New Englander what they love about living here and chances are they will tell you it is the change... more

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real »

By: Denis Jakuc

It’s nice to talk about farm-to-table eating along the shoreline and in neighboring communities, but how do we really know that “local” fruits,... more

Al Fresco Style

Al Fresco Style »

By: Leslie Singer

Coastline shops hold surprises for every al fresco host Photography by Susie Cushner. Stylist, Diana Hartman Gathering with friends and lingering for... more

The Coastal Traveler – Trump Central Park

The Coastal Traveler – Trump Central Park »

By: Owen McDonald

Trump Central Park, New York City Towering over Manhattan’s Columbus Circle is Gaetano Russo’s 1892 statue of Christopher Columbus. He’s a... more

Grilled Fruit

Grilled Fruit »

By: Chef Ron Hook

// Never thought of grilling fruit? No idea how to do it? Have no fear. Our resident chef shows you just how easy it is to grill up a summer snack that's... more

Against the Tide: Brett Elliott

Against the Tide: Brett Elliott »

By: Owen McDonald

Brett Elliott makes theater happen. He parlayed a gig managing his high school’s new auditorium at 18 into a theater degree from Michigan’s Saginaw Valley... more

The Coastal Traveller; Saybrook Point Inn

The Coastal Traveller; Saybrook Point Inn »

By: Owen McDonald

The quest for a sublime equidistant getaway is quite real in American life, and surprisingly common. Those whose lives are half in Boston and half in New York... more

Coastal Cooking: Lobster Ceviche

Coastal Cooking: Lobster Ceviche »

By: Chef Ron Hook

A delicious recipe for lobster ceviche. Watch the video above for instructions; see below for your grocery list. Enjoy! Ingredients 2 1-1/2 lb lobsters,... more