Crawling through Stamford

Even though we’re residents of Westchester County, we’re always intrigued to visit new places to eat no matter the town. Last week, half of FP attended the Old Greenwich Dishcrawl, which was a great time. This week, the Stamford Dishcrawl provided us another opportunity to get a closer look at the food scene in Fairfield County.

The first stop on the crawl was Quattro Pazzi. Owner Judd Malin welcomed the crowd and mentioned that “Quattro Pazzi” means “4 crazies” in Italian. One thing that wasn’t crazy was the food. We were treated to a big plate and to think this was just the first stop!

Red beet and arugula salad with goat cheese, Prince Edward mussels, porcini pappardelle with mushrooms
Red beet and arugula salad, Prince Edward mussels, porcini pappardelle with mushrooms

The porcini pappardelle was delicious with well-prepared mushrooms and a great sauce. The mussels were cooked just right!

Next, we walked across Bedford Street to see Maddy’s Food Truck waiting for us. Chef St. Juste introduced himself and told us a little bit about the food he prepared for us. One thing we love about food trucks is that they provide an authentic taste.  He served the following to the hungry crowd.

The crawl continued to Bar Rosso, another great Italian restaurant in downtown Stamford. As we sat down, our plates of food were waiting for us.

Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, garlic oil, and fresh basil. Veal meatballs in a tomato sauce with grated parmigiano cheese. Eggplant caponata
Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes, veal meatballs in a tomato sauce and eggplant caponata

Everything on the table was delicious especially the veal meatballs. We enjoyed great conversation with people at our table as we learned a little about everyone’s taste for food. It’s always fun to get to know people while enjoying a great meal!

Before we walked into Bar Rosso, we walked by a gelato place and wondered (and hoped) if it was our last destination. To our delight, after we left Bar Rosso, the crawl continued right next door at Volta Gelateria Creperia.

Strawberry and coconut/hazel gelato

Having gelato was the perfect way to end the night! We also learned that it was more than just a gelato place. It also serves delicious sandwiches, hearty soups and tasty crepes for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Four great places in one night- what else could we ask for? A big THANK YOU to Susie for being a great Dishcrawl Ambassador as she made sure everyone had a good time and were well fed.

With so many great places to eat in Fairfield County, we might have to visit the state more often. Just don’t tell our Westchester and NYC friends 🙂

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