This afternoon I was down in the west village and stopped into Citarella Gourmet Market on 6th Avenue. The place was packed to the gefilte fish with midday shoppers who seemed to be mostly shopping for tomorrow evening’s Passover dinner. I was surprised to see that they were selling prepared Seder Plates complete with hard-boiled egg, lamb shank bone, haroseth, horseradish, parsley, and watercress. Just goes to show that I learn a lot when I leave my apartment and go on little adventures in the city.
Saturday night I had dinner at The Schoolhouse At Cannondale. Dinner was well executed and excellent. The schoolhouse is very sweet and tastefully decorated. Owner, Tim LaBent, does such a good job of making customers feel welcome as well as cooking up a storm. I was invited to come into the kitchen, take a look around and get introduced to the staff. The kitchen was tiny, but hopping and everyone seemed to be in-tuned with cranking out dishes with love. The Schoolhouse At Cannondale is such a class act the menu personally welcomes you with your name printed at the top. Dinner consisted of “Baby carrots, avocado, radish, grilled scallion, lime, cilantro and sesame seeds;” “Posh n’ beans, ricotta, watercress, pea greens, and wave hill toast;” “Lamb sausage with cavatelli, broccoli rabe and preserved tomatoes;” “Squab with lacindo kale, spring onions, oyster mushrooms;” and “Chocolate soufflé with chocolate sauce and vanilla bean ice cream!”
I will definitely be making my way back to The Schoolhouse At Cannondale. A great place to bring friends as well.
The Schoolhouse At Cannondale
Owner Tim LaBant
34 Cannon Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Dinner: Wed-Sat 5:30-9:30 PM
Lunch: Fri-Sat 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
Brunch: Sunday 10 AM-2:-00 PM