Eat & Drink

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…

Until recently, Ted Dumbauld never considered producing hand sanitizer at SoNo 1420, the Norwalk distillery he co-owns. In fact, there would have been few bigger insults you could have hurled at him or any other distiller than to compare their booze to an alcohol-based cleaning product. But …

Brandon Collins stood at his station on the canning line at Black Hog Brewing in Oxford, looking out across the brewhouse. An unpaid intern with a master’s degree in chemistry, his 13 years as a protein crystallographer in the pharmaceutical industry shaping his vision, Collins started to se…

Sometimes the most obvious things are right under your nose. For Connecticut culinary colossus Tyler Anderson, that idiom takes on a literal meaning when it comes to pizza. “Recently I came to the conclusion,” Anderson says, “it’s my favorite food in the world, why the hell don’t I have a re…

Amis Trattoria, which opened in Westport in 2017, got a shot of culinary adrenaline over the summer when Jes Bengtson took over the kitchen as executive chef. Bengtson is also the executive chef at Terrain Cafe in Westport, which is owned by the same company. I’d previously been impressed wi…