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  • Chef Luis Restaurant

    Chef Luis Restaurant

    After the fourth course was served, the waiter informed us that we still had four more. I looked at Fernando from across my plate of pan-roasted Sea Bass with spinach and roasted potatoes (Lubina Mediterranea), and then at the waiter, who walked away without a revelatory smile or laugh.  "You'd ...

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  • Martel Bistro & Bar

    Martel Bistro & Bar

    My travels on the Metro North, via the New Haven line, brought me to Martel Bistro & Bar, in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Owned and run by Francophile Marty Levine, the restaurant is a French-American Bistro that caters to a local audience.  "In Paris, normal everyday eating is informal and live...

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  • The Boathouse at Saugatuck

    The Boathouse at Saugatuck

    Chef John Holzwarth From oysters to wine, Chef John Holzwarth seeks local, sustainably produced products for his Boathouse at Saugatuck, in Westport, Connecticut. Situated inside the Saugatuck Rowing Club, but open to the public, the menu here is comprised of local ingredients to which Ho...

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  • Saugatuck Grain & Grape

    Saugatuck Grain & Grape

    On October 5, 2010, Mimi McLaughlin and Jeff Marron opened Saugatuck Grain & Grape in Westport, Connecticut, directly across the street from the Metro-North station.  And though the train provides their bread and butter, the shop has since become a destination.  "When we first opened," says ...

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  • Liquor Locker on Main St.

    Liquor Locker on Main St.

    Much like the estates of many of our producers, Liquor Locker of Westport, Connecticut has been in the family for years.  "Forty-four years," says Harvey Skolnick, the wine shop's proprietor, "that's what my ex-wife told me.  At the time this was Main Street, and basically the only street.  Ther...

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  • Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines

    Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines

    On Tuesday, I met Fernando, our Chief Operating Officer in Connecticut to visit with a handful of our accounts, including Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines a boutique shop in Darien, CT. Here we met up with Peter Troilo, baby-faced with a beard and statured intent, whose father Nicholas first opened t...

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