Stillanos Pikos has gone from watching stock prices fall on Wall Street to watching cakes rise in the ovens at Fusion Bakery & Patisserie. The bakery owner—who is originally from the Greek island of Rhodes—found his original career in finance to be less than fulfilling. After resisting the urge to follow in the footsteps of his family's food business, Pikos decided to enroll in the Connecticut Culinary School. He worked at an exclusive hotel restaurant before assisting friends with their bakeries, which gave rise to the development of Fusion Bakery & Patisserie. Jeff Mill of The Middletown Press notes that the name represents "a combination of European and American desserts,” and that the establishment "is a throwback to a time not so long ago when every town had a bakery, and often more than one."
Pikos and fellow pastry chef Jen McGuinness bake cinnamon rolls, brownies, danishes, baklava, and scones from scratch every morning. They prepare decadent wedding and specialty cakes, including The Very Best Carrot Cake with cream-cheese frosting and optional nuts. As reported by Cassandra Day of Middletown Patch, the bakery ran a "Where's Ginger?" holiday promotion in which patrons guessed the location of a gingerbread man shown in photos around town to win a free pound of cookies and a year of icing-based vinyl siding repairs.
When your sweet tooth is calling, head to Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery for a fresh dessert.
Comfort food at its best,
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Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery for a group meal.
Dress is typically casual at Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
With a parking lot adjacent to Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery, you won't get stuck circling the block.
Prices are rock bottom at Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery, so load up on snacks and treats.
At Fatulli's Gourmet Bakery, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Simple, crisp, with a bit of pucker. From FroyoWorld's original award-winning tart recipe, its menu has expanded to over 100 inventive flavors. Sorbets like blood orange and kiwi strawberry as well as nonfat offerings like caramel br?l?e, moon pie, and butter pecan are all packed with healthful probiotics, and many with no sugar added. Flavors selected, guests are then encouraged to customize their frozen self-serve treats from the well-stocked toppings bar. Fresh fruits, nuts, and candy pieces are all on offer, as well as more exotic treats like mochi bits and boba poppers?little tapioca balls filled with fruit juice that pop in your mouth.
Take a trip to John's Cafe and Catering in Middletown and make your next meal a good one.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve John's Cafe and Catering's tasty dishes at your next party.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the restaurant's take-out and delivery options.
At John's Cafe and Catering, you can easily find parking in the lot next door.
Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15.
John's Cafe and Catering accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
Come hungry and leave happy! Quality Time Food and Spirits in Meriden aims to please even the pickiest eater.
Quality Time Food and Spirits is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Quality Time Food and Spirits' happy hour is filled with food and beverage deals.
Warm weather brings out Quality Time Food and Spirits' highly coveted patio seating.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Quality Time Food and Spirits.
Quality Time Food and Spirits can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Keep it casual at Quality Time Food and Spirits — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Bring the Quality Time Food and Spirits' great food to your place.
Take advantage of the free parking next door to Quality Time Food and Spirits.
Menu items at Quality Time Food and Spirits tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Swing by Ryder's On Main in Meriden for your next meal.
Ryder's On Main will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Ryder's On Main can seat both large and small groups.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Ryder's On Main — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
You can also have Ryder's On Main cater your next event.
Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to Ryder's On Main.
There's no need to bust your budget at Ryder's On Main, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15.
At Ryder's On Main, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.