Tuesday, March 13, 2018


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Sunday Brunch at LUCAS LOCAL

If you haven't noticed by now, a good weekend brunch is one of my favorite ways to gather with friends or family. There's just something about a late morning / early afternoon get together that simply demands casual food and fun! When I received an invite to a sample tasting of some of the items featured on LUCAL LOCAL Oyster Bar and WoodFire Cookery'Brunch Menu I knew I would be in for a treat!

And I sure was! At first I was a little surprised by the name pairing of "oyster bar" and "wood fired" - as one name implies 'seafood'  and the other 'meat or chops' - but after talking with owner Vince Capelletti, it all began to make sense. I mean, really, who doesn't love seafood on a wood fired grill? That delicious wood fired smokiness enhances any protein it meets! And who doesn't want to visit a restaurant with a great land and sea combo?!!

Capelletti's love for great food and a relaxed atmosphere 'bistro' all comes together at LUCAS LOCAL! The ambiance is an elevated seaside tavern style - and all re-purposed! The floors are comprised of beautiful wide wooden planks from the barns of nearby tobacco farms from over 100 years ago. Walls have been knocked down, opened up, re-arranged, and re-positioned to expose the original wood stove from the building's former home, and some cute little dining nooks.

Lucas Local Fireplace
Exposed Fireplace Hearth
LUCAS LOCAL Oyster Bar and WoodFire Cookery

In addition, there are the most incredible slated wooden and steel chairs, that were made to be super comfortable (they were!!), and a church pew salvaged from an New Haven church.

Lucas Local Chairs
Wood and Forged Steel Chairs - So Comfy - Honest!!
Lucas Local

Lucas Local Church Pew
Re-purposed Church Pew
Lucas Local
Now that you've seen a bit of the decor, let's highlight some of the delicious food and drink we sampled. 

Of course, for brunch, you must start with a Bloody Mary, and I took bartender Sarah's suggestions, and ordered her  "Bacon Me Crazy" prepared with bacon, shrimp, mushrooms, celery, and kalamata olives, and had some super-spicy spices on the rim. 

So. Dang. Good.

Others at the table sampled signature cocktails like their Mermaid's Garden, Tito's Moscow Mule, the Sappy Old Fashioned, and the French 48.

Sappy Old Fashioned
Taconic Distillery, Maple Bourbon, Maple Foam
The Mermaid's Garden Cocktail
Sombra Mezcal, St. Germain, lavendar bitters, lime foam

Yup, some pretty good cocktails and a really fun cocktail menu!

Moving on to our food sampling, we stayed with mostly the seafoods that were featured on their brunch menu, like...

'Clear broth' Rhode Island Clam Chowder. 

Lucas Local RI Clam Chowder
Rhode Island Clam Chowder
Point Judith Little Necks, Potatoes,
Fresh Herbs, Clear Broth

and Oysters Oregano - a hopefully soon to be brunch staple.
Lucas Local Oysters Oregano
Oysters Oregano

How about this take on Eggs Benedict? Made with some delicious lobster!

Lobster Eggs Benedict
Fresh House Cured Bacon, Poached Eggs,
Hollandaise, Potato Hast and Lobster

Some savory Linguine and Clam Sauce!

Linguine and Clams
Rhode Island Little Necks, Fresh Oregano, and Garlic Infused Oil

This beautifully  plated octopus was as amazing as it looks!

Fire Kissed Octopus
Roasted Eggplant and red pepper hummus,
crisp garbanzos, lemon infused oil

And my favorite brunch staple - Shrimp and Grits!

Down South Shrimp and Grits
Grilled Shrimp
Stone Ground Course Grits, Poached Eggs

Some dreamy good waffles!

Waffle Love
Bourbon Maple Syrup, Vanilla Ice Cream,
House Cured Bacon
Fresh Fruit

Everything we tried was so good! We can't wait to return and try some more items from their brunch menu -- and to return for a nice relaxing weekday lunch or dinner. Be on the lookout for their soon to be opened front patio for some summer dining pleasure!

Note that many of the items we were served were sample size portions so your portion sizes may differ.

Be sure you visit LUCAS LOCAL Oyster Bar and Woodfire Cookery soon!

LUCAS LOCAL Oyster Bar Woodfire Cookery

48 S Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470

We were invited to LUCAS LOCAL Oyster Bar and WoodFire Cookery by members of their management and marketing team, however, the opinions expressed are entirely our own.

©  Home Place 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Foxwoods Resort Casino to Host Budweiser Clydesdales





Foxwoods Resort Casino hosts the Budweiser Clydesdales
Internationally Beloved Budweiser Horses to Make Southeastern Connecticut Debut

Join the fun at Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the premier resort destination in the Northeast, where the iconic Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales, in conjunction with Levine Distributing Company, are scheduled to make their public Southeastern Connecticut appearance. 

That's right! The Budweiser Clydesdales will make their debut at the resort’s Grand Pequot Tower at 5:00pm on March 22nd, 2018

The one-of-a-kind experience will feature eight magnificent Clydesdale horses participating in a parade across property so Foxwoods guests can experience their grandeur like never before.

The Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, will first appear outside of the Grand Pequot Tower at 5 p.m. to be unloaded, harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon for the parade. 

An Anheuser-Busch Ambassador will be onsite to share the upkeep and hitching process that goes into caring for this special breed of horses in detail. Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Chairman Rodney Butler and Foxwoods Resort Casino President and CEO Felix Rappaport will receive honorary horseshoes commemorating the rare visit.

“We are honored to host the legendary Budweiser Clydesdales at Foxwoods Resort Casino for their area debut, continuing our mission to offer unique experiences that reach beyond our guests’ expectations and imaginations,” said Monique Sebastian, Vice President of Entertainment and Entertainment Marketing at Foxwoods Resort Casino. “These beautiful horses are timeless symbols of American culture and beloved across the globe and this special event promises to be something Foxwoods’ guests will never forget.”

The Clydesdales’ appearance at Foxwoods is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches, which were first brought to America in the mid-1800s. Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately six feet at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds and have very specific color characteristics. The “Gentle Giants” each consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.

This event is free and open to the public. The most convenient parking available for this event is the Grand Pequot Self-Park Garage located off Grand Pequot Boulevard. 

In the case of inclement weather, the Budweiser Clydesdales horses will be rigged and remain under the cover at the Rainmaker Casino valet for patron viewing. 

For more information on this special event, please visit: www.foxwoods.com/clydesdales.


350 Trolley Line Boulevard
Mashantucket, CT 06338

About Foxwoods Resort Casino

Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered guests The Wonder Of It All as the premier resort destination in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, exclusive retailers and free-to-play online casino games at FoxwoodsONLINE.com. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event. Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.

About Budweiser

Budweiser, an American-style lager, was introduced in 1876 when company founder Adolphus Busch set out to create the United States' first truly national beer brand – brewed to be universally popular and transcend regional tastes. Each batch of Budweiser stays true to the same family recipe used by five generations of Busch family brewmasters. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp and pure beer with blended layers of premium American and European hop aromas, brewed for the perfect balance of flavor and refreshment. Budweiser is made using time-honored methods including "kraeusening" for natural carbonation and Beechwood aging, which results in unparalleled balance and character.

New Haven Restaurant Week - Spring 2018 Edition #NHVeats



APRIL 8-13, 2018

Prix Fixe Options 
Plus Discounted Parking 

Follow the fun at #NHVEats

New Haven Restaurant Week returns this spring in a BIG way -  celebrating its 10th anniversary!

The spring New Haven Restaurant Week will be presented by KeyBank, and will take place from April 8-13, 2018. The bi-annual Restaurant Week will be made all the more super special with the line up of restaurants that are featured! 

With 30 participating restaurants, diners will have the opportunity to experience a variety of New Haven’s finest epicurean talents at an exclusive rate.

“New Haven Restaurant Week has become a much-anticipated celebration of our city’s dining scene and KeyBank is proud to once again partner with Market New Haven and participating restaurants to make it happen. We encourage everyone to take advantage of some great pricing to sample New Haven’s terrific culinary offerings.”
-KeyBank Market President Jeff L. Hubbard.
Special two- and three-course, prix fixe menus will be offered at $17 per person for lunch and $34 per person for dinner, excluding tax and gratuity.  

This year’s spring lineup of restaurants will include newcomer, Jack’s Bar and Steakhouse - the City’s only steakhouse - as well as official wine sponsor, Josh Cellars. 

“Josh Cellars, one of the hottest wine brands in America, is proud to be the official wine sponsor of New Haven Restaurant Week. During this time, we will be extending a special offer to patrons.”

-Tina Afonso 
Trade Marketing Manager 
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits 

Visit www.infonewhaven.com/NHRWInfo to learn more!

As an added incentive, Park New Haven and The Shops at Yale will be offering a special discounted rate of $4 parking throughout the duration of NEW HAVEN RESTAURANT WEEK.  

The offer will be valid at the Temple and Crown Street garages and parking spaces at 255 Crown Street (behind Pacifico) and 161 York Street (behind Harvest) from 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 

The full list of 30 restaurants for this edition of New Haven Restaurant Week includes all your favorites!

New Haven Restaurant Week Participants:

  • 116 Crown – Mediterranean
  • Adriana’s Restaurant – Italian
  • Atelier Florian - New America/Belgian Flair
  • Barcelona Wine Bar - Spanish Tapas Read HERE
  • Basta Trattoria - Organic Italian
  • Caffe Bravo - Italian
  • Caseus Fromagerie Bistro - Sustainable Cheese-Centric Bistro
  • Cask Republic - Upscale American Fare 
  • Christopher Martin’s Restaurant - American Bistro Read HERE
  • Fornarelli's Ristorante - Italian
  • Geronimo - Southwest Grill
  • Goodfellas Restaurant - Italian
  • Harvest Wine Bar - Modern American Read HERE
  • Heirloom - Coastal Farm Cooking
  • Jack's Bar & Steakhouse - American Steakhouse
  • John Davenport's - Contemporary Coastal New England
  • L'Orcio - Contemporary Italian
  • Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale - Seafood
  • Miya's Sushi - Sustainable Sushi
  • Olea - Spanish, Mediterranean 
  • Olives and Oil - Italian
  • Pacifico - Nuevo Latino Cuisine
  • Prime 16 - Modern American
  • ROIA Restaurant and Café - French and Italian
  • Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill - Seafood, Steak & Raw Bar Read HERE
  • Soul de Cuba Café - Cuban Soul Food
  • Tarry Lodge - Italian Read HERE
  • Tre Scalini Ristorante - Italian Read HERE
  • Union League Café - Contemporary French
  • ZINC - Modern American

About Market New Haven: 
Market New Haven supports jobs and taxes in New Haven through promotion of the City’s thriving dining, shopping, arts, culture and events scene, with a view towards bringing in visitors to generate economic activity.
Market New Haven is a public/private partnership among the City of New Haven, Mayor Toni N. Harp and the Board of Alders, Yale University, Yale New Haven Hospital and the local business community.
Local business community funders include: KeyBank, Knights of Columbus, Citizens Bank, Avangrid, U.I., Southern Connecticut Gas, The Study at Yale, Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

About New Haven: 
A vibrant destination whose deep-rooted history has coined it the “Cultural Capital of Connecticut,” New Haven is enjoying renewed fervor. Famed historic sites host lively year-round concerts and events. Acclaimed internationally diverse restaurants, eclectic shopping, cultural adventures and sophisticated nightlife add to the destination’s urban renaissance and dynamic pulse. 

Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #NHV.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Recipe: Butternut Shrimp Bisque

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar

Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho's 

Butternut Shrimp Bisque

Butternut Shrimp Bisque - Chef Franco-Camacho - Shell & Bones Oyster Bar
Butternut Shrimp Bisque
Recipe by: Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho
For Shell and Bones Oyster Bar

One of my favorite things about being a part of the Connecticut media and blog community is that I get to go to some fabulous events, meet some amazing people, and sample some delicious food.

This year I covered New England's #1 Chowder Festival, Connecticut's own ChowdaFest held back in October at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport Connecticut. To give you an idea of how big that was, the Food Network was also there covering the event ... and I was one of the event photographers that had to sign an official release form for them to potentially use my photographs from past years!  

While my photos will likely never be used - it was thrilling to be a part of the media coverage for the event.

One of my favorite tastes of the event was the incredibly good Butternut Shrimp Bisque prepared by Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho as his entry for Shell and Bones Oyster Bar and Grill out of New Haven CT.  It packed some amazing flavor, and although it didn't win in the Bisque Category, I felt it was one of the best "tastes" of the day. 

Shell and Bones is one of my favorite places to visit, especially in the warmer weather because of their waterfront views, and, of course, because of their amazing food. But they're not just limited to summer dining, their menu changes seasonally and even on a warm spring or cool fall day you can sit outside and enjoy great company and gorgeous views.

Long time readers will remember my visit for the launch of the 2016 Fall New Haven Restaurant Week and the incredible food that Chef Franco-Camacho prepared on that visit. (Read it HERE)

Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho New Haven Restaurant Week 2016
Samplings from Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho
 for Shell & Bones New Haven Restaurant Week Launch 2016

And as a special treat - I have the recipe for the delicious bisque from Chef's ChowdaFest 2017 entry! That's right - I reached out to Shell & Bone's PR agency who were able to procure the recipe from Chef Franco-Camacho himself, - and I received special permission to share it with all of you!

Butternut Shrimp Bisque

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill – Executive Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho

Serves 4-6

2 cups Shrimp Shells Stock
1 cup Shrimp Meat, Fresh Cooked

4 cups butternut squash
3 Celery Ribs
2 ea Leeks
1 ea Shallot, minced
1 sprig thyme

1 pinch Black Pepper
1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
½ tsp sea salt

1 tbsp olive oil

1 cup half & half

1/3 cup Cognac


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over a low heat. Add the leeks, shallot and celery with a pinch of salt. Allow the vegetables to sweat for a few minutes. Add the butternut squash and cook for several more minutes, stirring.
  2. Turn the heat up and add the cognac to deglaze the pan, allow the alcohol to reduce to almost to nothing and add the shrimp stock.
  3. Bring the liquid to a boil and then cover the pot and reduce the heat to a low. Allow the soup to simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Carefully transfer the soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Return the soup to the pot. Stir in Half & Half, 1 tbsp of cognac, salt, pepper and cayenne. Add the shrimp meat.
Serve Hot.
Optional Garnish: toasted pumpkin seeds

About Shell & Bones Oyster Bar

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar, located on the waterfront in the historic City Point area of New Haven, Connecticut, offers the finest in seafood and steak, receiving accolades from Connecticut Magazine, New Haven Living Magazine and a “Very Good” review from The New York Times since opening in July 2015.  Acclaimed Executive Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho incorporates fresh and sustainable ingredients to present new takes on classic dishes, including his award-winning New England Clam Chowder, with all soups, stocks, sauces and desserts made in-house.  In addition to its cuisine, Shell & Bones offers an extensive wine and beer list and creative cocktail menu, with several beers, liquors and wines sourced locally in Connecticut.

The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor waterfront dining with an indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pits, complimentary parking and private event space.  Shell & Bones is open for dinner seven days a week, and offers Brunch Friday-Sunday beginning at 11:00am.  For more information, visit http://shellandbones.com/.  The restaurant can also be found on Facebook (ShellandBones) and Instagram (shellandbonesoysterbarandgrill).   

Shell & Bones

100 S Water Street
New Haven, CT 06519

(203) 787-3466

Friday, February 9, 2018

Brunch at the Historic Roger Sherman Inn and Restaurant

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The Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan for Brunch!

Don't you just love historic buildings that turn into town treasures? Well, the Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan CT is just such a gem!

Welcome to the Roger Sherman Restaurant and Inn
New Canaan CT

This beautiful New England Restaurant and 17-room Inn has recently received a culinary transformation with the amazing Chef Francois Kwaku-Dongo at the helm. We were lucky enough to get an invite to join Chef and the Inn's team for a delicious Sunday Brunch.

The Inn is a history lesson in New England buildings with immense crown mouldings, crystal chandeliers, sweeping staircases, and incredible architecture. We also learned that the Roger Sherman Inn was established in 1746! That's thirty years before the Declaration of Independence was even signed! Talk about historic! 

We were thrilled to meet Chef Kwaku-Dongo and discover his take on offering a seasonally-inspired menu, showcasing fresh, locally-procured ingredients. 

Chef Kwaku-Dongo

If you want a a REAL culinary tour of New England that showcases our coastal seafood, local family farms, and talented artisans, the Roger Sherman Inn is the place to go! Using these East Coast ingredients as a foundation for his flavor profiles, Chef Kwaku-Dongo adds his unique twist and blend of spices to bring out the savory or sweetness of each dish. We arrived a bit early and I was completely intoxicated by the aroma of simmering cloves while walking through the dining room. It was pure heaven!

Here are some of the items we sampled for brunch, starting with some delicious brunchy cocktails, like Mimosas, Peach Bellinis, Spicy Bloody Marys, and a creamy Espresso Martini!

Cocktails at the Roger Sherman Inn
Mimosa, Creamy Espresso Martini,
Peach Bellini, Bloody Mary

While still in the lounge we sampled a delicious cured meat platter, served with a side of nice crusty sliced bread.

Cured Meat Platter

Next we moved into the dining room where we sampled some soup and starters. Like this delicate clear broth soup of the day

Market Soup

... and this fresh fruit nestled in a beautiful mango champagne sauce.

Seasonal Fruit & Berries
Preserved Mango Champagne Sauce

Then we shared some small plates and salads at our table, like this tender lettuce salad with apples, walnuts and blue cheese croutons.

Little Gem Lettuce
Pickled Apple, Candied Walnut, Blue Cheese Crouton

... and this light crepe topped with a fresh egg with side greens!

Crepe and Egg
Side Greens

We all scooped up this hearty steak tartar with dueling mustards, aioli, and a farm fresh egg.

Steak Tartare
Herb Aioli, Farm Eggs & Two Mustards

We topped that off with some chicken and sausage hash! Soooo good!

Chicken & Sausage Hash
with Tomatoes

Then we each ordered our own individual entrees. Of course, if eggs benny are on the menu, you know I'm ordering them! These with some smoked salmon were the perfect brunch order!

Eggs Benedict
Smoked Salmon, Tomato Confit, Hollandaise Sauce

My tablemates ordered french toast, Tuna Nicoise, and the brunch special of the day a Baja inspired Cali breakfast dish with black beans, chipolte, and an avocado salad.

Brioche French Toast
Stewed Apples, Vanilla Mascarpone, Home Fries

*Tuna “Riviera Nicoise”
Hard Boiled Egg, Haricot Vert, New Potatoes

This dish truly showcased Chef's West Coast to East Coast journey!

Chef's Special - Poached Eggs
Chipolte & Black Bean
With Avocado Salad

We found a bit of room for sharing a few desserts, and of course, we selected everything CHOCOLATE!

Dacquoise Cake
Almond Cake, Praline Crispy Layer, 
Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Glaze

Here's where Chef's heritage showcased his love of spice, 
in this case the cocoa!

Chocolate Crepe
Fresh Gelato

I simply couldn't resist ending my meal 
with a creamy foamy cappuccino!


Although they are the consummate place for brunch, the Inn is also open for lunch and dinner, as well as having some light bites in the cozy tavern. Each menu is comprised of from-scratch recipes which run the gamut from burgers and bites to more refined dishes, including; House Cured Smoked Salmon; Grilled Octopus with chorizo vin, olives, and fingerling potatoes; Woodbridge Farm Oxtail Raviolo with sun-dried tomato and rosemary jus; Roasted Bronzini with salsa verde, roasted fennel, and fregola; and -Truelove Farms Grilled Pork Chop with braised red cabbage, apples, pancetta, and red wine jus. 

Tavern favorites and bar bites consist of; Lump Crab Cakes with roasted pepper aioli; RS Lobster “Club” Sandwich layered with walnut bread, rocket, tomato, and bacon; USDA Prime Black Angus Beef Mini Burgers with Vermont cheddar, shallot marmalade, garlic aioli, and hand-cut fries; artisanal cheese and charcuterie; and Tuscan Kale tossed with chicory, pecorino, walnuts, in a lemon yogurt dressing. Sunday Brunch is made special with organic Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, tomato confit, and hollandaise sauce, and decadent Brioche French Toast topped with stewed apples and vanilla mascarpone.
The restaurant also is available for catered events, weddings, and any special occasion. These milestone celebrations are made all the more special under this quintessential New England setting with the addition of Chef Kwaku-Dongo’s new menu, gifted team, and forward-thinking vision.

Be sure you visit them soon!  

Roger Sherman Inn

195 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840
(203) 966-4541

We were invited to the Roger Sherman Inn by members of their management and marketing team, however, the opinions expressed are entirely our own.

©  Home Place 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentine's Day at Mohegan Sun

Here's a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day for 2018!

Make this Valentine’s Day extra special at Mohegan Sun where you can enjoy dining and shopping deals offered at Pasta Vita, Hash House A Go Go, Sushi Koya, Splendeur - A Luxury Boutique, Victoria’s Secret and more.

Start with a dinner for two - and end with some delicious sweet treats! And while you're there shop for some perfect retail deals and enjoy live entertainment.

That's right! Mohegan Sun has everything to make a day to remember.

Dine at Mohegan Sun for Valentine's Day:

The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House

  • Butternut Squash Ravioli – House-made butternut squash with sage brown butter, toasted pine nuts, basil pesto and shaved parmesan cheese. 
  • Baked Stuffed Shrimp – Baked shrimp with a crab & Ritz stuffing served with rice pilaf, garlic broccoli and a lemon beurre blanc. 
  • Prime Rib – Slow-roasted 12 oz. cut of Prime Rib served with roasted fingerling potatoes, asparagus and hollandaise sauce. 
  • Daily Dessert – House-made hazelnut chocolate mousse. 

Todd English’s Tuscany: 

  • grill up two 4 oz. Petit filet of beef, truffled silk potato, asparagus, King Crab and hollandaise for $65.00 per person. 
  • For pasta, the restaurant will offer lobster fra diavolo with pan seared 8 oz. Maine lobster tail, spicy roasted tomato sauce and linguine for $36.00 per person.

Pasta Vita:

  • featuring heart shaped raviolis.

Hash House A Go Go:

  • Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancake with Whipped Cream – Famous red velvet pancake with chocolate chips, cream cheese icing and whipped cream. 
  • NY Strip Steak with Grilled Shrimp Skewer – Served with bacon cheddar mashed potatoes and house vegetables. 
  • Grilled Swordfish with a white wine beurre blanc – Grilled swordfish steak topped with a white wine beurre blanc served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. 
  • Wedge Salad – House wedge salad topped with blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, chopped bacon and diced tomatoes. 
  • Salted Caramel Cheesecake – Served with a graham cracker crust and topped with house-made caramel sauce and whipped cream. 

Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain:

  • two five oz. spice rubbed filet mignons, lobster with roasted lemon butter, smashed potatoes, chocolate cream pit and two glasses of Wycliff champagne on Valentine’s Day for $140.00.

Jaspar White's Summer Shack 

  • From February 14th through February 18th enjoy a Valentine’s Dinner for Two for $50.00 per couple. To share: Raw bar (4 pcs.); mixed greens salad with goat cheese, apples, walnuts and house vinaigrette; shack paella; and decadent chocolate cake. Add a split of prosecco for $8.00. Tax and gratuity not included.

Sushi Koya

  • On Valentine’s Day, take advantage of Sushi Boat for Two and dessert to share for $60.00 at Sushi Koya from February 14th through February 18th.

Make time to shop for your valentine at Mohegan Sun!

After your Valentine’s Day meal, head over to The Shops at Mohegan Sun to spoil yourself or your loved one!

  • Everything Under the Sun, Riverview Essentials & Brewster’s Trading Post will offer 10% off Munson’s chocolates on Valentine’s Day. While supplies last.
  • Splendeur – A Luxury Boutique will give away a free Katzmann infinity scarf with any purchase on February 14th. While supplies last.
  • From February 10th through February 13th, spend $85.00 at Victoria’s Secret to receive a gift tote. While supplies last.
Check the children in for fun at Kids Quest while you enjoy a Valentine’s date night at Mohegan Sun! Kids Quest has all kinds of heartfelt activities planned to make little guests smile.

Catch some great entertainment at Mohegan Sun:

When the day is over, visit COMIX Comedy Club for a special comedy show for Valentine’s Day with Laurie Kilmartin. Double availability Date Night Package for this show, 25% off front row & VIP tickets. Promo code: DATENIGHT.

About Mohegan Sun:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mr. Popper's Penguins comes to Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts at UCONN

Mr. Popper's Penguins 
Take The Stage For 
Jorgensen Children's Matinee
Sunday, Feb 25, at 2 pm

Mr. Popper's Penguins at Jorgensen Theater UCONN
Mr. Popper's Penguins at Jorgensen Theater UCONN
Photo Courtesy of UCONN

The Casa Manaña Theater Group will bring their production of  the heartwarming story of Mr. Popper’s Penguins to UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday afternoon, February 25th. 

The enchanting 60-minute action-packed musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s award-winning 1938 book of the same name, (which was also made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey), recounts the story of a simple house painter named Mr. Popper who receives a penguin as a gift from a famous arctic explorer; a gift that quickly turns the Popper household upside down and ultimately sets Mr. Popper off on the adventure of his dreams. 

Children 4+ and those with inner child at heart will love the delightful songs and inventive penguin puppetry. Doors open at 1:30 pm. Show begins at 2:00 pm.

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs.

Mr. Popper’s Penguin tickets are now available:
Adults - $24
Children - $22

For tickets and information, go to jorgensen.uconn.edu, or call the Box Office at 860.486.4226, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, and 90 minutes prior to events. Convenient $5 event parking is available in the North Garage. Free parking is available in Lots 9, F, and L. For a detailed parking map, go to park.uconn.edu.

About Jorgensen Theater

Voted Best College or University Performing Arts Center in the Hartford Courant’s CTNow, Jorgensen presents 30 to 35 diverse performances each season, from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles ranging from classical music to world music and dance, classical ballet and contemporary dance, comedy, family programming and contemporary entertainment.

2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus
Storrs, CT

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