Contact Us
Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Menu

Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Nearby Towns

lifestyle

Westport Restaurant's Menu Gets Local Flavor

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Green and yellow squash “carpaccio” with assorted heirloom tomatoes, micro basil, extra virgin olive oil and a lemon honey fromage blanc — that’s just a sample of a recent Rizzuto’s “Chalkboard Special,” a new series of in-season, locally based dishes available in the Westport restaurant, and other Rizzuto's locations.

The impetus behind the new push comes from owner Bill Rizzuto and executive chef Tony Camilleri, who said they are committed to educating the community about the food they are eating. In addition to the “Chalkboard Specials,” Rizzuto’s is now displaying a Connecticut crop calendar in all four Rizzuto’s locations.

“We look forward to the changing seasons and the variety of product we have to create new dishes,” says Camilleri. “The ingredients always come first and Connecticut and our neighboring states have so much to offer; it keeps things fresh, vibrant and flavorful.”

While sharing harvest information with customers is a new trend, the team at Rizzuto’s has been doing it behind the scenes since the beginning.

“This year we thought it would be fun for customers to follow the crop calendar with us,” says Rizzuto, “It reinforces what Connecticut and all of New England has to offer.”

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Westport Daily Voice!

Serves Weston & Westport

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.