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.
Wall Street Pizza & Restaurant tops classic round or Sicilian-style rectangular pan pizzas with more than 25 traditional and gourmet toppings. Patrons can cobble together their own pies or defer to Wall Street's specialty recipes, which include the Verde with ricotta, broccoli, and spinach, and the Clams Casino, whose garlic, peppers, bacon, and clams can only be served on riverboats in some states. In addition to its signature Italian food, Wall Street's menu draws inspiration from around the world with carne asada quesadillas, curry-chicken wraps, and veggie burgers made from locally sourced vegetables.
The Yale Symphony Orchestra sets on stage Yale's finest undergraduate talent, rendering classic works and debuting new music. Its alumni have garnered worldwide renown, giving audiences the chance to experience soon-to-be hottest new virtuosos on the music scene. Music director Maestro Toshiyuki Shimada has studied with several noted conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, and collaborated with distinguished artists, such as Itzhak Perlman and Evelyn Glennie.
Having recorded for such esteemed labels as Columbia Masterworks and Koch International Classics, Orchestra New England showcases masterful musicianship through performances of works by classical, romantic, and modern composers throughout the year. A yearly celebration of the sounds and sages of the baroque era, Baroquefest 2011 will feature guest harpsichordist Linda Skernick and selections such as Bach's Concerto in A Minor and Telemann's Tafelmusik III. "Soiree" explores the music of Vienna in the 1920s, as the orchestra will perform Schoenberg's arrangements of Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun, Mahler's Symphony no. 4, and excerpts from Thomas Edison's short-lived heavy metal band, The Draconian Lightbülbs. The premiere of a new work by composer-in-residence Mark Kuss, "Sounds. Distant." explores community displacement in China and features native Chinese musicians. The "Sounds. Distant." concert will also feature performances of works by Ives, Elgar, Bartok, Schubert, and more.
The Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC provides patients with a comfortable, holistic dental experience, treating the whole person and not just the pearly particulars. Dr. N. Summer Lerch will have a heart-to-heart with your entire mouth, examining the teeth, fillings, muscles, jaw joints, and soft tissue (a $168 value). Four bitewing x-rays fly between teeth to detect decay and call fowl on cavities (a $72 value). Finally, bacteria-battering brushes clean teeth (a $195 value) before a second act scale and polish (when necessary). Leave with all the knowledge you need to maintain a healthy smile, surly scowl, or spaghetti comb. Contact the Center of Esthetic Dentistry, LLC to make an appointment.
Locally, it's called shaved snow. In Taiwan, it's called xue hua bing. The New Haven Independent called it "sweet, faintly creamy, and refreshing." Each shaved snow treat starts as a block of milk and water with a flavor?such as taro, strawberry, mango, or green tea?before it's shaved super thin. The result is a tall cup of light and fluffy shaved ice that helps make hot days cool and anyone low on sugar friendly again. Snojoy Cafe has plenty more fun treats too, including hot fondue, fruit-piled Belgium waffles, and mochi.