It was an honor again, acting as host for The Big Taste at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce’s The Big Connect. The event showcased more than a dozen area restaurants and bakeries, where attendees sampled and then voted for their favorite savory dish, as well as their favorite sweet treat.
Congratulations to Anchor Spa, 272 College St., New Haven, 203-821-7065 www.anchorspa.com, that took the best savory dish award. Executive Chef and General Manager Stephen Ross was gleaming as I announced the winner. Ross previously owned Cast Iron Soul in Hamden. When I asked about how he became interested in becoming a chef, he said, “my grandmother cooked a lot and I followed in her footsteps.”