Aileen Ferraro, LMT is part of a collective of massage therapists and holistic healthcare practitioners at Creative Body Therapies in New Haven, Conn. The types of massage offered include Therapeutic, Swedish, Myofascial, Aromatherapy, and Neuromuscular Therapy.
"In each recipe of mine," says James Beard-nominated chef Bun Lai, "ingredients from disparate cultures are combined, symbolizing what is possible when people of the world live in harmony with one another." That might sound like a grandiose statement to make about dinner, but magazines such as Food and Wine, Saveur, Eating Well, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Scientific American, and Outside Magazine can vouch for the chef's ambitions to change how the world thinks about food. Both magazines have celebrated Miya's Sushi's blend of Chinese, Japanese, and American avant-garde culinary techniques.
Having been featured on TV networks such as Food Network, ABC, NBC, Fox, and National Geographic for his unprecedented commitment to creating truly sustainable sushi, Chef Bun has forgone traditional ingredients such as tuna, shrimp, yellowtail, farmed eel, and even white sushi rice. Instead, as detailed on his upcoming 2015 major network series, he wraps invasive species such as lionfish and feral hog meat in unprocessed multigrain rice. The results delight New Haven County palates seeking new sushi flavors while also checking the spread of their source within delicate ecosystems?a huge relief for fish throughout the world.
Chef Rafael Palomino is a busy man. When he's not writing cookbooks?so far, he's authored five?he's working the stove at one of his many restaurants, dotted across three states.
Wherever he goes, Palomino weaves together flavors learned from growing up in Bogot?, Colombia, and cooking in France and New York City. At Pacifico, he and his staff whip up Nuevo Latino cuisine with a focus on seafood, including a signature seafood paella, steaks drizzled in a saffron-mojito sauce, and tapas.
As impressive as Pacifico's food is, the drink menu isn't the least bit overshadowed. CBS Connecticut named its mojitos?of which there are eight, including varieties made with coconut and passion fruit?some of the Top Rum Cocktails in Connecticut. The remainder of the cocktail menu blends spiced-up takes on classic cocktails and Latin America?invented staples such as caipirinhas, demonstrating a breadth and coherence that snagged the restaurant an honorable mention on Connecticut Magazine's list of the best cocktails of 2013. Pacifico's liquor cabinets also host an extensive wine list, a roster of rum and brandy, and a massive collection of tequila.
At her studio or at the private homes of her clients, Kellie Codianna of Divinely Roooted aims to help improve both bodies and minds with therapeutic yoga and toning Pilates. During sessions, Kellie helps her clients assess their current lifestyle to help identify obstacles. Then, she draws on a combination of energy work, hands-on adjustments, shiatsu massage, and other tools to help correct postural issues and regulate energy flow throughout the body. In addition to classes, Kellie also designs 20- or 40-day juice cleanses around the principals of ayurveda.
The instructors at GoddessNmotion make sultry spinning an at-home activity with pole-dance parties in hosts’ living rooms. They bring the Lil’ Mynx pole—which fits ceilings between 8 and 10 feet—and all the equipment partygoers need to tackle a full pole-dance routine. That includes strobe lights, a fog machine, and even slot machines that accept faux money.
Elm City Seafood & Grill Restaurant is known for fried seafood with a light, crisp coating. Diners can dig into platters of fried bone-in whiting, seasoned shrimp, and other seaside favorites, or take them in boxes to go. The eatery’s cooks also prepare lobster rolls, charbroiled burgers, and hot dogs.