Chef Brian Lewis Bringing The Cottage to Greenwich Avenue

Chef/Owner Brian Lewis of The Cottage and OKO announced these days that he will be increasing and bringing The Cottage to Greenwich, Connecticut. Found at 49 Greenwich Avenue, the 60+ seat cafe and bar will rejoice fantastic seasonal ingredients sourced from nearby purveyors and farmers through Chef Brian’s celebrated signature fashion of American cooking, delivered with casual class and coastal charm. The Cottage Greenwich is slated to open later this yr.

“We’ve constantly looked ahead to the day that we can convey The Cottage to a new sector right after staying so blessed with our devoted clientele and hardworking crew in Westport,” said Lewis.  “As we professional these types of continued aid during COVID and just after six effective several years in Westport, the time was correct to mature and find a sister spot to complement the first Cottage.”

Although the Greenwich area will function a number of signature Cottage dishes and cocktails, the food stuff and beverage plan will mirror the team’s each day creativeness encouraged by the seasons, whilst staying in live performance with the Westport Cottage spot. Both of those the food items and beverage menus at The Cottage Greenwich will be count on ingredients from nearby purveyors and farmers in the Connecticut and New York region.  The menu will feature Cottage favorites which includes Wagyu Beef Brisket Steam Buns, Duck Fried Rice, The Cottage Burger and Incredibly hot Fudge and Peanut Butter Sundae. In addition to these classics, Chef Brian is on the lookout ahead to but a different canvas to convey his culinary passion and creativity.

The beverage software will also contain community products in its seasonal menu. Cottage bar favorites this sort of as The Smokey Peat and The Spicy Pear will be highlighted along with equally vintage and signature cocktails. An intercontinental wine list will be curated of the two new and outdated earth favorites, offer you a comprehensive range of nearby craft beer, and offer very low or no alcohol selections.

“At our soon-to-be four cafe locations of Comprehensive Residence Hospitality Team, the team will often be the heartbeat of our places to eat,” added Lewis.  “I’m delighted to be embarking on this place in a new industry with the leadership and skills of each Chef Christian Wilki, who oversees all culinary operations as Executive Chef, and Ralph Leon, who oversees all front of home functions as our Director of Beverage and Hospitality. We thrive on bringing gifted, hardworking, and focused crew customers up by the ranks of our restaurants.”

The Cottage Greenwich will aspect the similar warm, cozy aesthetic and shade scheme uncovered in the Westport site, but with numerous accents distinctive to the room.  Architect Rick Hoag from Frederick William Hoag Architect and Inside Designer Megan Zwick from MZ Interiors will oversee the establish-out and design and style.

Because opening in Westport December of 2015, The Cottage has obtained quite a few accolades for its regionally sourced cuisine, which include not long ago becoming named the #1 cafe in Fairfield County by Hearst Connecticut Media/CT Bites, and earning an “Excellent” rating from The New York Periods. 

The Cottage Greenwich will be open Tuesday-Sunday for supper services, increasing to supply lunch, Sunday brunch and to-go choices soon following. 

For additional details, visit www.thecottagewestport.com or the restaurant’s new social media channels: Fb (@TheCottageGreenwich) and Instagram (@TheCottageGreenwich).

Greenwich native dishes up dinner for Sylvester Stallone

Scene… Actor, producer and screenwriter Sylvester Stallone of “Rocky” fame and his family members had been viewed eating at the Pelican Café in Lake Park, Fla. The well known Italian American cafe and bar, which opened in 2008, is owned by former Greenwich resident and town indigenous Mark Frangione and his wife, Karen Howe.

Scene… Award-winning actress/producer Elisabeth Moss of “The West Wing,” “Mad Men” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” was noticed obtaining evening meal at Mediterraneo on Greenwich Avenue on Friday night time.

Out there… “Broadway at the Bartlett,” a virtual gala for 2021, takes spot at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31. NBC Information 4 New York newscaster Chuck Scarborough, a Stamford resident, will provide as host at the gala, featuring enjoyment by users of the forged of “Ain’t As well Proud — The Daily life and Periods of The Temptations.” This year’s function honors Polly O’Brien Morrow and Cheryl Carter. It will also aspect an on the net silent auction, which will open up on March 27 and shut at 8 p.m. March 31. Donations will assist to make the Herb Back garden accessible for all talents. For extra data and to go to, email [email protected], contact 203-487-5263 or go to bartlettarboretum.org.

Out there… To rejoice Women’s Heritage Month, the Greenwich Library is that includes with bestselling historic novelist Lauren Willig in discussion with accomplishing arts librarian Dora Salm that will go dwell at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17. Willig will go over her new book, “Band of Sisters,” which is based on the real tale of a group of young gals who gave up basic safety and affluence to perform as humanitarians in occupied France during World War II. Willig is also the writer of “The Summer State,” the RITA Award-profitable Pink Carnation collection, and three novels co-created with Beatriz Williams and Karen White. She is an alumna of Yale College and Harvard Law Faculty. For a lot more details and to sign up to acquire a connection to the prerecorded interview, go to www.greenwichlibrary.org.

Scene… The Ernie DiMattia Emerging Younger Artist virtual looking at will just take spot on Zoom at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 14. Chris Israel, a Stamford resident and a junior at Brunswick Higher Faculty in Greenwich Nicole Talamo, a sophomore at New Canaan Substantial College and Marco Greco, a senior at White Plains Higher School in New York were named winners of The Palace Theatre’s 2021 Ernie DiMattia Emerging Youthful Artist Awards for composing original a single-act performs. All three will witness their visions appear to everyday living with digital readings by experienced actors, led by Broadway veteran Luis Salgado. The party is absolutely free and can be seen by all at http://little bit.ly/3sEIB1D (Conference ID: 922 4821 7325 with Passcode: 115718). For far more information, contact 203-325-4466, or stop by www.palacestamford.org.

Irish fare… The Bedford Playhouse in close by Bedford, N.Y., is featuring an Irish Pub Evening at the Playhouse Café on Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20. The Café will be serving distinctive Irish fare in honor of St. Patrick’s Working day weekend. Reservations are needed concerning 5 and 8 p.m. by means of e-mail to [email protected] For much more data, go to www.bedfordplayhouse.org.


Explosive news… City Director of Parks and Recreation Joe Sicliano stated past 7 days that options are underway to keep Fourth of July fireworks in Outdated Greenwich immediately after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the yearly exhibit previous yr. Tentatively, the exhibit is scheduled for July 3, with a rain date of July 5.

And which is all for now.

Later…

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