Worth Tasting, the Original Culinary Walking Tour of Downtown New Haven

It was a spectacular fall day for the culinary walking tour on Saturday, October 19. In addition to CT residents, guests from Massachusetts and New York enjoyed four hours experiencing New Haven’s culinary treasures.

The next tour which is already more than half filled, is on December 7. For reservations, please call 203-777-8550


welcome at the Omni.


A taste of java at Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea

Cheese sampling at Caseus


A sampling of Katalina’s Cupcakes and treats


Wow! Mashed potato and bacon pizza at BAR


Patrick, owner of Kelly’s welcomes the guests


A delicious salad was served at Atticus


Claire of Claire’s Corner Copia, tells the history of her restaurant


"Works of art" at Union League Cafe


Topping it all of with an artisan chocolate at WAVE.

The rain held up for us on Saturday for “Worth Tasting,” the culinary walking tour of downtown New Haven. It was great to see repeat guests who brought along friends to experience the tour. Two of the participants came from Brooklyn, NY.

The next tour is July 14, 2012. You won’t be hungry after this tour. For reservations, please call 203-777-8550 or 203-415-3519

Worth Tasting….The Culinary Walking Tour of New Haven

Saturday, April 28 the weather was perfect for the first culinary walking tour of 2012. The tour served as the midway meeting place for two of the guests who came from Princeton New Jersey and Boston Massachusetts. One participant was delighted that she was able to do some shopping for unique birthday gifts at some of the stops.  It was a fun group who were into the culinary scene of New Haven.

The next tour is June 9. For tickets, please call 203-777-8550 or 203-415-3519


The tour makes a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

Don’t Miss “Chef to Chef: Picnic Battle for the Planet”

Join two exciting New Haven chefs for a special picnic with The Nature Conservancy after the Rock to Rock Earth Day bike ride April 21 in New Haven. And…I will emcee this sustainable picnic throw-down!

Get ready to rumble (and celebrate), Earth Day style!

It won’t be just any picnic when New Haven chefs Jason Sobocinski from Caseus Fromagerie and Bistro and Bun Lai from Miya’s Sushi get together for The Nature Conservancy’s Picnic for the Planet after the Rock to Rock Earth Day bike ride.

About 1,000 riders will join Rock to Rock, which benefits organizations that are working to create a greener, healthier New Haven community.

At the Rock to Rock finish line in East Rock Park at 1 p.m., the two chefs will engage in a light-hearted, friendly “Picnic Battle for the Planet” to craft the most delicious and sustainable picnic dish. Bun and Jason will be working with a palette of ingredients chosen by Facebook friends of The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut and donated by Elm City Market. To help decide which ingredients they use, visit the Nature Conservancy’s Facebook Page

Along with the picnic, the Conservancy is fielding a team of rider-fundraisers at Rock to Rock to support its Long Island Sound Program, which aims to protect and restore one of the Northeast’s most valuable urban resources. Conservancy Trustee Todd Miranowski has generously offered to match, dollar for dollar, the total amount of donations made to “Team Nature Conservancy Rocks!” up to $10,000.

“The Nature Conservancy is so grateful to Todd, Jason, Bun, the organizers of Rock to Rock and everyone who is making this possible,” said Frogard Ryan, executive director of The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut. “I’m passionate about good food, and all good food starts with nature – from cheese to sushi. This exciting Picnic for the Planet event will bring attention to the many ways Long Island Sound – and all our lands and waters — feed our bodies and our souls.”

The Nature Conservancy launched Picnic for the Planet in 2011 to nurture people’s connection to the planet and the food it provides. Last year’s Picnic for the Planet was a great success with thousands of people joining more than 600 picnics in 61 countries on all seven continents.

This year, in addition to the hosting New Haven picnic, the Conservancy is hosting picnics around the world including in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C. International picnic sites include Beijing, China; Arusha, Tanzania; and Melbourne, Australia.

Picnic for the Planet is part of The Nature Conservancy’s All Hands on Earth campaign, which aims to build an active, global community for the environment and provide everyday ways for people to get involved in creating a healthier planet.
 Check out this video of Jason


Check out this video of Bun



·         Rock to Rock/Picnic for the Planet
April 21, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
West Rock and East Rock Parks in New Haven, CT

Chef Jason Sobocinski

Chef Bun Laii

Iron Chef Elm City is on Sunday, April 22

Check out the link below of this CT Style, “In The Kitchen” segment where Chef Ben Gaffney of Atticus, is given a “secret” ingredient and prepares a quick dish with it. This is just a tease as to what to expect on Sunday. See Ben compete against Chef/owner Dave Brooks of Judies and Jeremy Martindale Executive Chef at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale. Judges will be Jane Stern of “Roadfood,” Sarah Breckenridge of Fine Cooking Magazine and cookbook author Pam Anderson .A few tickets are available. Please call 203-777-8550 or 203-415-3519


What a spectacular, crisp fall day it was on Saturday, November 12 for “Worth Tasting,” the culinary walking tour of New Haven. Fun, food and great conversation were enjoyed by all. The next culinary walking tour is Saturday, December 10, 2011. There are only a few spots available so please call to reserve. 203-777-8550 or 203-415-3519