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This is It! Today Is The Annual Holiday Festival Beginning at 3 p.m.

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Dec 072014

IMG_5334You asked for it, now here it is, everything you need to know about the Holiday Festival.

The Town of Orange invites you to attend the Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 7, 2014.  Festivities on and around the Orange Town Green will begin at 3:00 p.m.    

Visitors may tour the Stone-Otis House to learn what a Victorian Christmas was like.  The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers will provide musical entertainment strolling around town buildings and at the Stone-Otis House from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

The Academy Building and the antique shop will be open and invites you to view the Historical Society’s antique collections and Emily Prudden Watercolors. The Orange-Derby model Railroad will not be participating this year as they are rebuilding their display. 

The Orange Juniorettes will have its First Annual Wonderland Waggin’ Pet Food Drive to benefit the Milford/Orange Animal Shelter. We will accept donations at the decorated wagon located on the front lawn of Mapleview Farm throughout the Tree Lighting ceremonies. The shelter is in need of pet food (wet or dry), litter, treats, toys, and pet beds. 

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 1.32.51 PMThe Orange Congregational Church Bell Choir will perform a hand bell concert and carol sing in the church sanctuary from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. as well as an alternative giving opportunity for Heifer International, cookie sale and crafts for the kids from 3 – 5 p.m.

The Case Memorial Library will be splendidly decorated, and will host a performance from the Amity Chamber Singers from 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and from Al deCant who will perform a children’s musical program in the library meeting room from 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Guess how many candies in the jar at the library and win a prize, write a letter to Santa Claus and make a craft in the craft room.  The Library will be open from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Annual Gingerbread Contest will be featured in the Clark Building.  Friends of all ages are invited to enter a gingerbread creation.  Entries must be dropped off at the Clark Building from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 7 and must be picked up between 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Watch a gingerbread house making demonstration by Julia’s Bakery and Chef’s Emporium from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Gingerbread House Contest will be judged by Julia’s Bakery and Chef’s Emporium and the winner will be invited to light the Christmas Tree.  Crafters will be available near the Clark Building.

An ice carving demonstration will take place in front of the Clark Building from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Santa Claus will arrive at 5:00 p.m. The Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Children can visit with Santa on the Town Green. The Holiday Festival will end at 6:00 p.m.

Originally Published on: Nov 13, 2014 @ 21:11

Second Publishing on: Nov 22, 2014 @ 20:01

Chef’s Equipment Emporium Offers Mother’s Day Cooking Class

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Apr 212014

Mother's Day at Chef's Emporium

Mother’s Day at Chef’s Emporium

Treat mom to an afternoon of cooking on Mother’s Day.

Chef’s Equipment Emporium of Orange, 449 Boston Post Road offers a fantastic day of cooking.

Give your mom time to relax on her special day, Sunday, May 11 from 2-4 p.m.

Mom will be greeted with a glass of wine as she relaxes and enjoys Mothers Day!

Chef Neil Fuentes will teach the special guests how to make a 4 course meal: 1st course—Caldo Verde Portuguese Kale and Linguisa Soup; 2nd course —Linguini a la Amatriciana made with Pancetta, Tomato and garlic sauce; 3rd course — Grilled Tenderloin of Beef served with Yuca Croquettes and Quail eggs; 4th course — Banana Tres Leches, Sponge Cake soaked in a creamy Banana Liquor and Rum Bath

Tickets are available for $50 per person. You can register up to four (4) people on-line. Larger parties please call the store directly at


Check Out These Cooking Classes At Chef’s Emporium

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Mar 182014

cooking classYou know that Chef’s Emporium,  449 Boston Post Road, has thousands of cooking items, but were you aware of the other services they offer, like cooking classes?

This week there are a few that may be of interest:

Mother Sauces on Thursday, March 20 from 6-9 p.m.

Every sauce comes from the five basic mother sauces. Build your foundation so that you can start creating your own signature sauces.

  1. Béchamel
  2. Hollandaise
  3. Sauce Espagnole
  4. Sauce Veloute
  5. Sauce Tomate

Cost: is $40 per person
Seats are still available.
Call (203) 799-COOK (2665) or  CLICK HERE to Register Online! now as Class size is limited.

On Friday, March 21 — Homemade Baby Food Class; Saturday, March 22 — Meals for the Busy Family; Sunday, March 23 — Favorite Dishes of Rome, Italy.

For information or to register for any of these classes visit the Class Page HERE


Learn To Make Italian Pastry Tonight (Monday, March 10) in Orange

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Mar 102014



The National Organization for Italian American Women (NOIAW) presents Italian Pastry Making with Lou Mezzo of Del Prete Bakery at Chef’s Emporium, 449 Boston Post Road, on Monday, March 10, from 6:30 – 8:30pm

Cost is $30 for Members $35 for Non-members. Tickets may be purchased online @ NOIAW.com
Not only will you learn to make the mouth watering zeppole from the master pastry chef Lou Mezzo of Del Prete Italian Bakery in Bridgeport, famous for their cannoli cakes, but also enjoy the magnificent Chef’s Emporium.
They will serve freshly baked bread to dip into their many varieties of Olive oils and enjoy a serving of pasta with 2 different sauces.

Chef’s Emporium Has Great Weather for This Weekend’s Fire & Ice Winter Festival

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Feb 222014

1898001_610232849031362_1542296181_nIt’s that time of year again, Chef’s Equipment Emporium, 449 Boston Post Road, is hosting its Fire & Ice Winter Festival, Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23.

Two days of Cooking Demos, food tasting, Ice Carving, Door Prizes, sales, giveaways, plus cooking competitions for best Mac & Cheese and the Chili Cook-off.

Chefs is still taking entry forms for a chance to win a $250.00 Gift Card.

For information and hours, call (203) 799-2665  (they did not send Orange Live a press release)