CT Eats

CT Eats: Eating in ROC for Dummies

So, be you vegan or omnivorous, in search of brunch or lunch, really hungry or just sorta in the middle, Rochester’s got your back.

CT Eats: Food, Fun, and Flowers at Lilac Fest

The turkey leg is too big to get your mouth around, and the meat is so tender that you can just tear it off. Felt like Medieval Times. Would recommend.

CT Eats: Chocolate is the star at Hedonist Artisan Chocolates

As fantastic as the fun flavors were, they perfectly balanced with the real star of Hedonist: luscious, luxurious fresh chocolate.

CT Eats: Mamma G’s a mixed bag

As much as I adored those entrees, dessert left me wanting. Our waitress, who had a good track record with the timballo, claimed that “Dario’s dessert” was the best dessert. I hope that statement was her personal opinion and not the restaurant’s advertising, because if that is their signature dessert, then I think they’ve neglected that department.

CT Eats: Cuckoo for Coco Garden Malaysian Restaurant

Not only can Coco Garden come up with exciting flavors, but they know how to mix up the perfect shake as well. Even without the incredible taro flavor, this milkshake would have been to-die-for. Thick, creamy, and silky smooth. Wendy’s Frosties are quaking in their boots.

CT Eats: Jines shines bright

All of Jines’ portions are generous, and this dish was no exception. When the waitress placed this mountain of meat and cream in front of me, I started getting excited.

CT Eats: Lento is farm-to-table perfection

The octopus had a lovely chew at the first bite, and proceeded to melt in the mouth. The warm vinaigrette on the salad was creamy and smooth with a bright flavor, highlighting the fresh meat. The meat was simple, just a bit of salt and charred-goodness, making room for the dressing to thrive.

CT Eats: Jay’s Diner, Late-Night Edition

To honor the mindset of “random midnight cravings,” we decided on the deep-fried fantail shrimp, chocolate chip pancakes, lasagna, and a Mexican sundae.

CT Eats: Wegmans’ restaurants surprisingly classy

My entree was the ziti alla montanara, featuring luscious butternut squash and a sumptuous porcini and parmesan cream sauce. This dish had a stellar balance of salty, cheesy, earthy, and sweet flavors.

CT Eats: Yummy Garden Part II

After months of sorrowful separation, Shagun and I ventured back to Yummy Garden for another taste of glory. This time for the hot pot, as promised. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the hot pot experience is essentially cooking your own food in boiling broth at your table.