When Rosie and Georgie Nammack began their catering adventures in New Canaan, little did the Brooklyn duo imagine becoming New Canaan’s darlings. You could even say that for some time Rosie New Canaan was the best kept secret. They’ve now become the talk of the town… in a good way of course. In the kind where everyone wants to “Taste the Love”, Rosie’s infectious mantra!
The results of this eclectic duo’s craft are regional specialties far beyond your traditional café, offering an array of dishes to please even the most discriminating palate. Rosie’s menu boasts a lush and masterful selection of recipes–like Bourbon Pecan drenched Brioche French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, uncommon combinations of breakfast burritos, such as the Superico stuffed with ham and avocado, Louisiana Crab Cakes Benedict and Shrimp and Grits to name just a few.
Lunch exhibits equally tantalizing creations with an array of Panini’s, homemade soups, Quiché, the Rosieburger, addictive Fish Tacos, assorted wraps and salads like the Rosie salad loaded with mixed greens, walnuts, cranberries and layers of goat cheese… one of my favorites!
Though, what may leave you breathless, even panting into a dizzying conundrum are Rosie’s signature deserts. It’s obvious this chef has honed her craft over the years while growing up in a large Sicilian family, further mastering her talent at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Here you can see where Rosie has cultivated and reinvented classics desserts with inspiring seasonal flavors. The counters are laced with enticing sweets, daring you to Eat Dessert First!
That’s what I always try not to do! I have been known to start with Rosie’s award-winning Carrot Cake. It’s been the winner of the best Carrot Cake in CT for 2 consecutive years. I think this is the most lovely, scrumptious, voluptuous, decadent sweet dessert EVER! It’s loaded with all things wonderful-like an overabundance of carrot slivers, walnuts, raisins, coconut and a mountainous heap of glorious cream cheese frosting.
If your into that kind of thing, well then don’t hesitate to let this dreamy dessert affectionately nourish your soul.
And if all the incredible food isn’t enough to lure you into this funky-artsy-eclectic café, perhaps the walls of artwork (for sale) in a gallery setting will. Enjoy relaxing on the lush comfortable pillows while having a fresh brewed cup of coffee, and be sure to visit the adjoined Elm Street Books. For a fabulous Brunch stop in on a Sunday and enjoy great food and live jazz. Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll be happy you did!