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RECAP – SAVOR CT 2015 was Absolutely Amazing!!


SAVOR CT, a celebration of Wine, Food, and Spirits at the CT Convention Center in Hartford!  There were sooo many amazing CT restaurants that took the crowd by storm.  This was 1 particular event this year that CT Ain’t So Bad wanted to make sure we attended!!  Thanks for having us!!

We attended the Sip, Savor & Stroll – The Grand Tasting
Connecticut Convention Center Ballroom
Session 1: Friday, April 10th 7:00pm – 10:30pm

Indulge in a culinary celebration! Sip, Savor & Stroll your way through an extraordinary selection of domestic and international wine, as well as some of the world’s finest craft beers, high caliber spirits and artisanal food offerings.  Enjoy superior foods from top Northeast restaurants.

Savor will feature the best the industry has to offer in a unique setting – gather with friends to enjoy a cocktail in one of our sponsored spirit lounges or stroll through our wine and food tasting tables. Craft beer tastings will be showcased in a pub-like atmosphere throughout our galleries.

Be entertained and educated as you watch Robert Irvine, Mary Ann EspositoMing Tsai and other celebrity chefs on the Savor Kitchen Demonstration Stage.


Check out our photos from the night!

WHAT DID WE TRY, YOU ASK…we wish there was more time…there was sooo much to try!

Barcelona  Oxtail Croquettes with Piquillo Aioli
Bear’s Smokehouse  Smoked Brisket
Bella Bella Gourmet  Foie Gras Bratwurst topped with Seared Foie Gras, Whole Grain Mustard, Onion Jam
Cavey’s  Local Calamari Ceviche with Organic Carrot Gazpacho
First & Last Tavern  Prosciutto and Fig Slider & Chicken Confit with Polenta and Romesco
Feng  Feng Chef Roll & California Roll
Foxwoods Resort & Casino  Spiced Lamb & Spring Peas, Wilted Chicory
Grass Roots Ice Cream
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro  Lobster Hushpuppies with Creole Remoulade & Ground salmon slider with a kimchi cole slaw
Majorca  “Croquetas de Arroz” Fried Rice Ball with Chorizo, Saffron and Manchego Cheese served over Roasted Tomato Salsa with Citrus Aioli
Max Catering and Events  Whipped Salt Cod, Spring Radish, Sourdough
The Mill at 2T  2t Fried Chicken, Brussel Sprouts, Bacon Buttermilk Ice Cream, Hot Pepper Honey
Millwrights  Smoked Farro “Risotto” with Wild Mushrooms, Chicken Cracklings
Octagon  E 88 Prime Rib Baguette & Arancini Cup
ON20  Turducken Pâte, Red Onion Jam, Rye Toast & Swiss Chard and Vermont Creamery Ricotta Dumplings, Sweet Potato Fondue, Candied Walnuts
Plan B  Mini Cheeseburgers
Thali / Oaxaca Kitchen  Key Lime Guac, Pork Belly Crisps, Chile Crème Fraiche
Toshi Izakaya  Toshi Roll & California Roll
Trumbull Kitchen  Pastrami Shortribs with Red Cabbage Horeseradish Crème Fraiche
The Willows  Maple Leaf Farms Duck Meatballs with Chili Glaze & Thai Style Melon Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger
Chimay Grand Reserve (Blue)
Latis Rodenbach Grand Cru Vintage
Overshores Tripel Brun
Hendrick’s Gin
Monsieur Touton Wine
Worldwide Wines
Cloudy Bay
Tenuta Santa Maria
Tullamore Dew
Wild Turkey
Rutherford Wine Company

& MANY MORE!!Savor-logo-4c 728 337“Savor’s Grand Tasting, a two-day celebration, will spotlight top talent in the culinary industry including Robert Irvine, host of Restaurant: Impossible on Food Network. Chef Irvine will be joined by other celebrated chefs and world renowned vintners sharing their expertise. Tickets to The Grand Tasting are all-inclusive, where guests will sample bold cuisine, stylish wines, world-craft beers and the leading trends in inspired spirits. A fantastic line-up of chefs will perform on the Savor Culinary Demonstration Stage and share their signature recipes and trade secrets with you!”


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