Chef Susanne Berne is an award-winning chef, honored as Innovative Chef of the Year at the Greenwich Wine and Food Festival 2018 and recipient of multiple culinary recognitions. Born and raised on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, Chef Susanne attended the French Culinary Institute. She is the Pastry Chef at Bianco Rosso in Trumbull, CT. She shares her top restaurants in Connecticut and NYC. 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 Connecticut?
Mecha at 1215 Post Road, Fairfield, CT – 203-292-8222
A family favorite for Asian food, I order the Red Oil Dumplings every single time.
Dew Drop Inn at 25th North Ave, Derby, CT- 203-735-7757
If it is just my husband and I, the Dew Drop Inn is our choice for great Wings & Cold Beer.
Lao Sze Chuan at 1585 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT- 203-783-0558
Great value for lunch, I find myself there at least once a month.
Where do you go for Cheap Eats?
Super Duper Weenie at 306 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT- 203-334-3647
Amazing Hot Dogs, you cannot go wrong with their Dixie Dog (Chili & Cole Slaw)
Where do you go for special occasions?
Match Restaurant at 98 Washington St, Norwalk, CT at 203-852-1088
I love the Octopus Frites and the Rathbone Cocktail. You will not be disappointed by anything on this menu.
Where do you go for Brunch?
Hub & Spoke at 3001 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT at 203-345-9110
The Buffet Brunch has endless options & let’s not forget bottomless mimosas.
Where do you go with kids?
Bill’s Drive In at 431 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT at 203-268-8808
This place is right up the street from my house, has options for the whole family at a great value. My go-to is the Bacon Egg & Cheese with Crispy Hash Browns.
Where do you go for date night?
The bar at Prime One Eleven at 51 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull, CT- 203-220-6615
Filet Tips and Dirty Martinis.
What are your go-to restaurants in NYC?
Decoy at 529 1/2 Hudson St, New York, NY- 212-691-9700
THE best Peking Duck I have ever had……
What is your signature dish at Bianco Rosso?
Bianco Rosso at 924 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT- 203-880-5973
My signature dish is the Bourbon Butterscotch Budino, It contains my two favorite things put together (Liquor & Dessert).
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