For many restaurants, it began out of necessity. There were supply-chain issues at grocery stores, but restaurants saw a rapid drop in business and were often overstocked. Some restaurants began operating as boutique markets and grocery stores. They offered then-hard-to-get essentials like t…

The secret is in your hand. Even if the recipe is the same, it’s the hand of the one who makes it that matters in the end. These words play a pivotal role in Jim Casey’s cooking career. “I heard this from a chef once and it’s stayed with me for a long time,” says Casey, chef-owner of Bridges…

Back in early March as the coronavirus was spreading through Connecticut, but before the state had shut down, award-winning chef Bill Taibe reduced seating capacity inside his three Westport restaurants. But he was worried for his staff’s safety and didn’t like the atmosphere of unease perva…

Tonnarelli cacio e pepe, a seemingly humble yet flavor-packed pasta creation, is “a true classic dish with a small twist,” says Jes Bengtson, executive chef at Amis Trattoria in Westport. “You taste every flavor and texture intended.” Eschewing traditional red sauce in favor of buttery-chees…