Cooking for CASA serves up an evening of nibbling at Amarante’s​ in New Haven

Please join me at Amarante’s Sea Cliff, 62 Cove St., New Haven, at 6 p.m. May 8. This seaside spot with unparalleled views of New Haven and spectacular sunsets is the backdrop for the 12th annual Cooking for CASA.

My good friend, cookbook author and restaurateur Claire Criscuolo and I are honorary co-chairs of this event, which will showcase many of your favorites from Amarante’s Sea Cliff, Basta Trattoria, Caseus, Chabaso Bakery, Claire’s Corner Copia, Fig Cooking School, Fresco, Gelato Giuliana, Katalina’s bakery, Union League Cafe, Michael’s Downtown, Sage American Grill & Oyster Bar, Savin Rock Roasting Company, York Noodle House and The Soup Girl. Wine tasting is presented by Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits in Hamden.

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