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Pastry traditionalists may question the cannoli nacho. But consider this: the triangular pastry shells can be dunked into an edible chocolate bowl of sweet-cream filling, forever circumventing the soggy fate that so often befalls cannoli shells. This deconstructed cannoli is just one of DiMare Pastry Shop’s many inventive spins on traditional Italian desserts.
Founded in 1976 by Italian-born Ugo DiMare, the pastry shop is now helmed by his two daughters, who have updated the menu with award-winning European and American creations. In addition to scratch-made pastries, the confectioners frost nearly 30 kinds of cakes, ideal for special events such as weddings, company picnics, and Take Your Cake to Work Day.
Zen Bronze Healthy Tanning owner Donna Buscemi knows that for many of the folks who come in for a spray tan, one of the main attractions is the lack of dangerous UV rays. That being the case, there's no sense in exchanging harmful rays for harsh chemicals. That's why she and her team darken epidermises using an organic, hypoallergenic tanning solution that's free of parabens, alcohol, and artificial fragrance. During consultations, the airbrush technicians customize this safe, sugar-based formula in accordance with the client's desired hue. Then, they manually apply the color in order to simulate a natural glow free of splotches. Fully mobile, the team can conduct the 20-minute sessions at their clients' home as easily as in the studio.
When designing Toscana Greenwich, owner Paul W. Ardaji was meticulous in recreating the spirit of renaissance Florence. The walls are decked with vibrant paintings depicting the landmark era’s culture, and food is cooked in a wood-burning oven. Voted the Best Italian Restaurant of Greenwich 2012 by The Best of Fairfield County Living, the menu brims with Tuscan specialties and house originals alike, such as the house pizza topped with crème fraîche, smoked salmon, Italian caviar, and jalapeño. High-backed booths or elegantly appointed tables set the stage for dining on these delectables, and a vibrant ring of glowing red wine bottles-turned-light fixtures hang above the front of the restaurant to contrast the classic yellow light emanating from the dining area’s sconces and rustic saucer-like fixtures.
Bruckner's Good to Go has something for every eater, whether vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore. The menu of items, soups, salads, and more than 70 types of sandwiches provides options for lunch and dinner. Treat your taste buds to a healthy meal made fresh to order, with range-fed meats and handpicked produce. The spicy romero can heat up a slow-moving workday, and the macaroni lulu offers guilt-free indulgence with macaroni and cheese made with range-fed chicken breast, tomato bisque, and feta cheese. For classic deli fare, Bruckner's offers items such as the turkey Reuben, the super club, and the tuna melt. Fifteen sandwich options include the lean and mean veggie burger and the black bean wrap, allowing vegetarians to quash insurgent appetites and thwart sprout-army takeovers. Bruckner's is the perfect place to sate an early-morning or high-noon stomach grumble, whether online, in person, or by phone.
The chefs at Asiana Cafe serve up a multicultural menu of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Malaysian dishes. From the sushi bar, the three musketeers roll challenges to taste buds to a duel with its trio of spicy salmon, spicy tuna, and spicy yellowtail ($12), while general tso's chicken commands chopsticks to stand at attention with an equally piquant flavor ($14). Lemon cream sauce and honey-glazed walnuts embrace the crispy jumbo tempura shrimp entree ($16.50) and the kung bo duo spills chicken and shrimp into an extra-spicy stir fry of peanuts and red peppers ($17.50).