Today is the second of a two-part, pictorial round-up of the food and restaurants I profiled over the last six months. Keeping in mind I’m a photographer, not a reviewer, I’ve used one favorite photo from each restaurant and a link to their website to refresh the eater’s memory.
Again, I want to thank every owner and chef I’ve profiled for their generosity, warmth and humor. It is they who’ve made this blog possible, and I’m grateful to each of them.
• Cafe Romeo: http://www.cafe-romeo.com/
Regular latte, left, and mocha latte made by barista Chris Perry.
• Seoul Korean Restaurant and Bar: http://seoulrestaurantct.com/
The Stone Pot Bibim Bap: hot rice, vegetables, beef (or tofu) and egg, served sizzling. The diner mixes it all together while it still sizzles.
• Elm City Market Cafe: http://www.elmcitymarket.coop/
BBQ Pulled Pork, macaroni and cheese (with six cheeses), and Brussels sprouts with pancetta.
• Press Artisan Pizza: http://www.presspizza.com/restaurant.php
The lobster tail entree with coconut-basmati rice, almond julienne squash and orange beurre blanc.
• The Pantry: 2 Mechanic St. New Haven
The Cinnamon Roll Pancake with a frosting swirl.
• Bentara: http://www.bentara.com/
Mee Soup Istimewa: Egg noodles with vegetables in a peanut base. The spiciness is enhanced by white pepper.
• Istanbul Cafe: http://www.istanbulcafect.com/
Hunkar Begendi (Sultan’s Delight): tomato-marinated lamb on a bed of creamy, smoked eggplant in a classic Ottoman dish, here with a basket of house-made Turkish bread.
• Soul de Cuba Cafe: http://www.souldecuba.com/
Fricase de Pollo: Marinated chicken, sauted with onions and Spanish olives, with tropical and Mediterranean spices. Served over arroz blanco with frijoles negros and platanos maduros.
• Geronimo: http://www.geronimobarandgrill.com/
South Dakota smoked buffalo brisket tacos with cilantro-cabbage, radish and lime, with Hatch green chile sauce.