Happy October! 
October epitomizes the transition from summer to fall.  Late harvest vegetables are abundant, as well as early fall treats such as crisp apples, delicious pears, and fresh cranberries.  Cooler, shorter days have us craving heartier dishes that involve roasting, braising, and pickling.

To help us get into the fall spirit, we did a Thanksgiving photo shoot at the magical Trout Lily Farm in North Guilford with the talented Marcie of Maler Photography. These mouthwatering photos had us wishing for stuffing, cranberry sauce, and turkey in October.
Photos: Maler Photography

Stress-Free Thanksgiving 
Holiday time can be stressful with busy schedules, cleaning, and cooking. La Cuisine has the perfect antidote to make your holiday stress-free and delicious. Leave the cooking to us! Check out our Thanksgiving Menu for Full Feasts, including all-natural brined turkeys, terrific sides, and made from scratch pies.

More Time + Great Food = A Fantastic Holiday!








Holiday Parties
I know, I know, we are already thinking about holiday parties in December and it’s not yet Thanksgiving. We are excited to continue the tradition of booking the best holiday parties on the Shoreline and beyond! Along with off-premise locations, we can host evening holiday events in our cafe in Branford. Call us to start planning your ultimate celebration!
Photo: Melissa Kruse


Local Connections: Willoughby’s
As this year marks the 35th anniversary for La Cuisine, we wanted to call out a longtime, local partner (and Branford neighbor).  Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea was founded in 1985 by Bob Williams and Barry Levine and is well established on the shoreline with locations in New Haven, Branford, and Madison.  Along with roasting and brewing coffee, the Willoughby’s team travels the world blind taste testing various coffees to bring home the best flavors. Willoughby’s also operates its own small-batch specialty coffee roasting facility.

Recent travels include a couple of trips to Ecuador where the market for specialty coffee is budding; its mountainous terrain straddling the Equator offers ideal growing conditions.  They travel at least once a year to Panama, home of the infamous and floral Geisha varietal coffee, which recently set a world record price ($601 a pound!).

We proudly serve Willoughby’s coffee here in the cafe!