KLAFF’S Gets Cookin’

Winter Chef Series 2013



Crab cake with an avocado and cucumber salad in a crystallized ginger lime consommé

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According to the American Restaurant Association, dining out is the number one recreational activity in the USA. In good economic times and bad, whether out of necessity or sheer enjoyment, restaurants, and food in general, provide great comfort. Did you also know that the kitchen is the number one place in the home where people congregate, as researched by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. It’s the hub of the house, whether out of daily routine, or as a place to entertain, the kitchen is the “epicenter” of the home. Klaffs is acutely aware of these two lifestyle facts.

Throughout the month of February, Klaffs, Norwalk and Danbury’s premiere home design stores will welcome Fairfield County’s most dynamic chefs into their kitchens of their impressive showroom floors. 2013 features Klaffs’ top of the line kitchen selections, including LaCornue, a leader in hand-made ranges that are made of the finest materials, metals, artisanship, and craftwork. Each range is custom made to order for each client.
 
To highlight this impressive appliance and the many kitchens found at Klaffs, guest chefs will be demonstrating their cooking prowess with a series of cooking demonstrations and food samplings every Saturday afternoon in February from 12-2 pm.

The winter time line-up includes:

South Norwalk, 28 Washington Street

February 2
Tinto Bar & Tapas, Norwalk

Chef/Owner Carlos Hernandez presents the Spanish food culture in the form of Tinto Bar & Tapas. Superior ingredients, an attractive atmosphere, attentive service, and value are at the forefront of this fun tapas bar and gathering place. A variety of big flavors, creative tapas, and fresh fruit cocktails, all at accessible price points – all without compromising quality, are at the forefront of Tinto’s always festive dining experience.

February 9
Bar Sugo, Norwalk

Located in Norwalk emerging eastside district, Chef Pasquale Pascarella, a dynamic young chef and the owner of the popular Contina Pizzerias in Fairfield County, introduces his brand of casual, fun Italian dining in the form of Bar Sugo, a contemporary trattoria and wine bar serving “modern Italian meets peasant food.” Momma’s meatballs, damn hot peppers, and homemade short rib agnoletti are some of the favorite dishes customers are talking about.

February 16
Morello Italian Bistro, Greenwich

Chef Kevin Garcia prepares modern Italian cuisine at Morello Italian Bistro in Greenwich, CT. Morello is owned and operated by the London based restaurant group MARC, Inc. Morello Bistro combines regional Italian cuisine with exceptional wines and superior service. Chef Garcia has designed a menu of sophistication, sans the pretense.

February 23       
Cotto Wine Bar, Stamford

Silvy and Claudio Ridolfi came to downtown Stamford via Roma Italia and brought with them a modern Italian food culture with an impassioned wine identity in the form of Cotto Wine Bar. The sleek and sexy wine bar and eatery offers over 200 impressive wine selections, with an emphasis on Italian varietals. Chef Greg Depelteau prepares rustic Italian cuisine, staying to true to its ancestral roots. Neapolitan style pizza, antipasti, paninis, pasta, and slow braised lamb over polenta cakes are a few menu highlights.

Danbury, 11 Newtown Road

February 2         
Redding Roadhouse, Redding

The Redding Roadhouse is a charming historic New England restaurant and tavern. In July of 2012, new owners, Chefs Wirt and Karen Cook spruced up the popular tap room, rustic dining room, private event spaces, and outdoor patio and took a more modern approach to contemporary American cuisine. A sustainable food culture is at the forefront of this famous restaurant and gathering place.

February 9         
La Piazza, Ridgefield

Chef David Limon Romero of La Piazza returns to Klaffs preparing Italian comfort food, perfect for the brisk cool days of winter. House made pasta, slow simmered sauce, and market fresh meat and seafood are at the forefront of this charming Ridgefield restaurant.

February 16       
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar, Bethel, Westport, Stamford, West Hartford

Chef Tony Camilleri of Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar brings casual Italian dining to Connecticut. His high-energy, value driven restaurants are located throughout Connecticut. Join Chef Camilleri while he prepares classic Italian dishes that focus on fresh, quality ingredients and simple preparations.

February 23       
WAFU Asian Bistro, Southport

Chef Salmon Chen mastered the art of Japanese cuisine and sushi making at such prestigious New York restaurants including Masa, Nobu and Tao. WAFU’s eclectic décor is matched by Chef Chen’s modern approach to traditional raw, seared, cured and cooked sushi creations. The best ingredients, many of which come from Chinatown and various ethnic markets throughout New York’s boroughs, are evident in every bite of WAFU’s bold and vibrant menu.

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