Extraordinary recipes from
Connecticut’s Gold Coast

With recipes for the home cook from over fifty of the area’s most celebrated restaurants and showcasing over 200 full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Fairfield County Chef’s Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and locals.

The Restaurants

109 Cheese & Wine, Ridgefield • Artisan, Southport • Bar Sugo, Norwalk  • Barcelona [Town: Norwalk, Greenwich, Stamford, Fairfield • Bereket, Bridgeport • Bernard’s & Sarah’s Wine Bar, Ridgefield • Bobby Q and BarQ, Westport and Stamford • Bodega, Fairfield • Bonda, Fairfield • Boxcar Cantina, Greenwich • Burgers, Shakes & Fries, Darien, Greenwich • Carole Peck’s Good News Café, Woodbury • Casa Villa, Bridgeport, Stamford • Catch a Healthy Habit, Fairfield  • Chocopologie, Norwalk, Greenwich, Stamford • Community Table, Washington • Coromandel, Norwalk, Darien • DaPietro’s, Westport  • Dressing Room, Westport • El Charrito, Stamford • eleven14 Kitchen, Greenwich   • elm, New Canaan  • Espresso NEAT, Darien • Fat Cat, Norwalk • Hannah’s, Danbury • l’escale, Greenwich • La Zingara, Bethel • LeFarm, Westport • Liana’s • Fairfield • Match, Norwalk • Matsu Sushi, Westport • Michele’s Pies, Norwalk/Westport • Napa & Co., Stamford • Nicholas Roberts Gourmet Bistro, Norwalk • Paci, Southport • Saugatuck Grain & Grape, Westport • Schoolhouse at Cannondale, Wilton • SoNoBaking Company, Norwalk • South End, New Canaan • SouthwestCafe, Ridgefield • Stanziato’s, Danbury • Strada, Norwalk • Sugar & Olives, Norwalk • Tarry Lodge Enoteca Pizzeria, Westport • Terrain Garden Cafe, Westport • Thali, Ridgefield, New Canaan •  Valencia Luncheria, Norwalk •  The Whelk, Westport

The Sidebars

Focus on Farms
Diners & Dives
SoNo Marketplace
Craft Butchery
Coffee Roasters
Norm Bloom & Sons
Mobile Food: Food Trucks & Carts
Saugatuck Grain & Grape
Tacos … and more!

About us

Author: Amy Kundrat

Amy Kundrat is the executive editor and partner of CTbites.

Amy Kundrat Amy’s career leading communications and new media teams began in the art world, where she spent nearly a decade working for museums, to media start-ups, and academic institutions until starting her own firm, ARK Projects. She works at Yale University directing new media projects, where she often indulges in New Haven’s famous apizza scene. A running and cycling enthusiast, she lives in the woods of northern Fairfield County with her husband and a pair of retired racing greyhounds. In her spare time she attempts to elevate her homemade pizza game, almost always paired with a Negroni. Follow me: @Modernamy

Photographer: Stephanie Webster

Stephanie Webster is the editor in chief and founder of CTbites.

stephanie-websterBorn and raised in NYC by parents who design restaurants for a living, she developed a passion for finding out-of-the-way gems during weekly trips to the depths of Chinatown and trips abroad. She began her professional career as a photo editor in the magazine industry, migrating to new media consulting during New York’s first dot-com wave.  A seven-year excursion to Seattle exposed her to a casual yet innovative approach to food that hadn’t yet made it to the East Coast. When she relocated back to Connecticut, she made it her quest to find great food and support a community of eaters that live for their next meal.

What they’re saying

Michael Stern

Being a travel writer, I see plenty of nice places to live, so why do I choose Connecticut? Simple: for the food. This book proves that rationale. Here are delicious recipes from the best restaurants in Fairfield County as well as loving descriptions and evocative photos of them all… The incredible diversity inclues not only regular restaurants but also farmers’ markets and ice cream parlors, diners and pizza parlors, coffee roasters and food trucks… This is a great book about a great place to eat.

Michael SternRoadfood.com and coauthor of the Roadfood books and the Lexicon of Real American Food
Patricia Brooks

As a decades-long observer and critic of the Connecticut Restaurant scene, I applaud Amy Kundrat’s handsome new book on Fairfield County, center now of so many superb restaurants.

Patricia BrooksNew York Times writer, Food Lovers’ Guide to Connecticut author
Savory Sweet Eats

As a native to Fairfield County, I couldn’t agree more with Kundrat’s description of the area in her introduction…
Beyond the thoughtful introduction painting an accurate picture of Fairfield County (so much so that you might find yourself nodding in agreement with Kundrat’s description)…
What differentiates Fairfield County Chef’s Table from a typical cookbook, in addition to the amazing recipes included from each chef, is the attention and care given to the information and background story included about each establishment.

Savory Sweet EatsRead the full review on SavorySweetEats.com

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