by Evan DeCarlo | Sep 6, 2013 9:34 am | Comments (1)
Roy Ip, a Branford restaurateur, is one of the most critically lauded and acclaimed chefs in the United States. His cooking has earned him not only an ‘extraordinary’ rating from The New York Times, but has also landed his restaurant, Le Petit Café, a spot on Zagat’s Top 30 Restaurants in the country list.
But you’d never guess any of this upon meeting the man. Instead, Ip is a humble fellow, both grateful to and proud of Branford, the town he has called home for the last 17 years. He is an unassumingly eloquent chef, and when I sat down for an afternoon chat with him, I left a more enlightened man.
“Don’t take anything for granted,” he told me. “You have to go earn it”
by Sally E. Bahner | Apr 7, 2010 9:11 am | Comments (3)
Nothing could be finer than dinner at the diner.
by marcia chambers | Apr 17, 2008 3:35 pm
Famed French chef Jacques Pepin donned a Branford Community Dining Hall apron and quickly went to work — slicing and dicing veggies to create a savory vegetable soup that may well become a staple for feeding the shoreline needy.