Once in awhile, we like to take short road trips and explore areas outside of Westchester County and NYC. Last Saturday, we decided to drive up the Merritt Parkway to Hartford for the first annual Savor CT event at the Connecticut Convention Center.
Hosted by Chef Robert Irvine, this event had everything you could ask for! From fine wines to delicious food and chef demos, it offered a little bit of everything inside a great venue for this type of event. Don’t be too jealous, but here is a sampling of what we ate:
In addition to the food, the highlight of the day was hearing from Chef Irvine as he saluted veterans, brought audience members up to the stage during his cooking demonstration and really worked the crowd. One thing’s for sure: we definitely want to stay on his good side. 😉 We also listened and learned about Ming Tsai, who both offered kitchen tips and had the audacity to suggest Chef Irvine hit the gym. Both demos proved that these chefs have senses of humor in addition to kitchen chops!
As with all our road trips, we do our best to include a little history along with food. We had the opportunity to tour the home of Mark Twain as well as visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Both sites taught us something and helped round out our trip to Hartford.
Many thanks to Annika Deming at the Connecticut Convention Center for her help in arranging passes for us to attend the event. We’re already looking forward to next year and hope to see you there!