10/13/19 8:00pm

Chef Matthew Boudreau slices white asparagus in The Preston House kitchen. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski, file)

Chef Matthew Boudreau is heading to Green Hill after serving two years as executive chef at The Preston House & Hotel in Riverhead.

Boudreau, who helmed The Preston House restaurant since it opened, has signed on to oversee the kitchens at Green Hill Kitchen, Industry Standard and Anker. (more…)

10/13/19 5:55am

Peak foliage will arrive in the northeast and northwest corners of the state around Columbus Day and extend to the lower Connecticut River Valley and shoreline through early November. (Credit: Connecticut Office of Tourism)

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A ferry away from the North Fork, Connecticut is bursting with colorful fall foliage this time of year.

Let these breathtaking views be your backdrop while embracing the experiences that define the season.

From taking a scenic drive and hike to strolling charming towns and enjoying local provisions, here is your guide to the ultimate eastern Connecticut foliage tour. (more…)

10/12/19 6:00am

The cellar crew processes the grapes from harvest at Bedell. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

I am compelled to write harvest reports every vintage — it is the biggest news in the region right now, after all — but it’s not something I particularly enjoy doing. Given how our weather varies from year to year and the fact that winemakers need people to buy the wines they make regardless of what that weather is like, it can be hard to get accurate assessments of how the grapes are coming in. (more…)