Chef Brian Zoni of the newly opened South Bay Greenwich shares his favorite restaurants in Fairfield County. Eat Where the Chefs Eat is a column where local Chefs and food industry insiders share their favorite restaurants in the New York metro area. Learn where your favorite chefs go when they aren’t in their own kitchens!
What are your favorite restaurants in Fairfield County?
I’m from Fairfield so most of my restaurant recommendations are near Fairfield. When I’m not working, these are my go-to restaurants:
Martel (Fairfield, CT)
Martel is a classic French bistro. I like the roasted cornish game hen. You also can’t go wrong with their fish dishes.
Hoo Doo Brown BBQ (Ridgefield, CT)
The wings are great!
55 Wine Bar (Fairfield, CT)
I go there for dinner and I love the short rib mac and cheese.
The School House at Cannondale (New Canaan, CT)
Get their duck confit. I also like brunch. The eggs benedict is good.
The Cottage (Westport, CT)
I like the skillet pancakes at the Cottage.
What is your signature dish?
I specialize in fresh, artisanal pasta dishes. Pasta with a drizzle of olive oil and sauce that feels light and fresh. My signature dish at South Bay is the Pasta Bolognese, Zuppa de Pesce and Dry-aged Rib Eye.
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