The Howard – The Spirit of Christmas- Welcome Noble Shropshire & Johanna Morrison!

 

The Spirit of Christmas Arrives in Bloomfield 

The one and only “Spirit of Jacob Marley” has made a visitation to the beautiful New England hamlet of Bloomfield, Connecticut as portrayed by the remarkable stage actor Noble Shropshire. If Jacob Marley is hereabouts, than that can only mean “A Christmas Carol–A Ghost Story of Christmas is being produced at The Hartford Stage in downtown Hartford throughout the holiday season.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Noble Shropshire

During a time away from the Hartford Stage, Noble, who not only plays the chained and tormented ghost of Jacob Marley plus Scrooge’s amorous and most beloved housekeeper Mrs. Dilber, met up with actress, author, HARTT Professor, and past “Spirit of Christmas” alumni, Johanna Morrison and BATV General Manager, Howard Steven Frydman for a special luncheon, prepared by Chef Maria Rosu at Bloomfield Village Pizza. 

 According to Mr. Shropshire, “I just got off stage, took off my makeup and costume and I was whisked away to Bloomfield. My dear friends Johanna Morrison and Howard Frydman were so kind to invite me to lunch. I am just getting over a bit of a cold, and I so wanted some nice freshly made soup and maybe a salad. But when I arrived, this delightful Chef Maria prepared us a feast- from pasta, delicious pizza, and even my homemade soup. I am so appreciative of both Johanna, Howard and Chef Maria Rosu of Bloomfield Village Pizza for this outing I will always cherish”. 

 

This beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol–A Ghost Story of Christmas will run through Saturday, December 29th at Hartford Stage. Mr. Shropshire, also remarked, “I hope everyone, not only in Bloomfield, but throughout Connecticut takes the opportunity to see this amazing seasonal production, I even soar over the audience, it’s quite a lot of fantastic fun for all ages-happy holidays to all

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The Howard ~ BATV Holiday Screening Event – AQUAMAN

 

HAPPY Holidays from BATV

AQUA-MAN 

You and a guest are cordially invited to a special Screening of AQUA-MAN- starring Jason Momoa

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED – PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO THEATER

DATE AND TIME:

LOCATION:

  • Bowtie Palace 17
  • 330 New Park Ave
  • Hartford, CT 06106

HARTFORD
Mon, Dec 17 at 7pm Bow Tie Palace
To download passes: http://www.wbtickets.com/MMSmH78699

 

In 3D and 2D in select theaters
and IMAX on December 21
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wcj6SrX4zw
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Director:        James Wan
Writers:       Screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall
Story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall
Based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger for DC
Producer:       Peter Safran, Rob Cowan
Executive Producers:  Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada

Cast:               Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren,
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman

Action Adventure. “Aquaman” spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas and reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), which takes him on the journey of his lifetime-one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.

This film is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.

aquamanmovie.com

 

 

 

 

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The Howard ~ Travelogue Part 3 ~ RCCL Anthem of The Seas ~ Food Glorious Food

 

THE HOWARDTravelogue 
Travel ReviewAnthem of the Seas
Howard Steven Frydman 
Part 3

Ahoy Mates and Mateys! We be aboard the most excellent cruise ship that ever sailed the seven seas – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines “Anthem of The Seas” – and after a “so hard day” of cruising,  island hopping, shopping, shopping, shopping,  and now as promised, it is time to “chow down me hearties”! 

From my very first cruise – these following words still hungrily come to my mind- “The King and I Dining Room” is now open for your culinary enjoyment” – in other words “Lets Eat”!

Well let me tell you – if you enjoy discovering “the” finest food dining opportunities – then look no further to a sea cruise for luxurious culinary experiences – and believe you me – the Anthem Of The Seas definitely does not disappoint – it’s a YUM moment from day one! From Breakfast, mid morning snacks, lunch, mid afternoon snacks, dinner, after dinner snacks and yes there is always pizza or even a turkey club to nosh on – and folks if you don’t find that exact nibble you so eagerly are searching for, just ask – in other words YOU WILL NOT GO HUNGRY ON A SEA CRUISE!

A quick pause before you read on- I would be remiss in not stating that on this day, December 1st, our ship is currently harboring in the beautiful Caribbean isle of St. Kitts & Nevi, Basseterre. Current position 17*17.29 N, 062*43.34 W, speed 0.0 kts, course 180. Present air temperature 84 degrees. We have traveled 1790 nautical miles. And now please hunger no longer –  my tales of culinary wonderments awaits readers below.

For this third Travelogue- I will be exploring luxury dining at its finest aboard ship. However I will mention that within the Anthem of The Seas – breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in four main dining venues including Silk, Chic, The Grande and American Icon Grill. The menus are the same in each of the above mentioned restaurants. Additional dining areas abound including, the Windjammer Marketplace, (all you can eat buffet), Solarium Bistro, Cafe Promenade, Cafe@Two70, Sorento’s Pizzeria, Brass & Bock (hearty beers and nibbles), Johnny Rockets ( Authentic Burgers, fries and ultra thick shakes), SeaPlex Doghouse ( Hotdogs and all the fixings), Coastal Kitchen – which is for Grand Suite Guests and above and Pinnacle Members serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, La Patisserie, and of course room service. I have room service bring me blueberry pancakes for breakfast almost every day and for an afternoon snack a icy cold, ultra thick, decadent chocolate milkshake. Yesiree- it be grand – but please don’t tell my cardiologist Dr. Corcoran.

And now I so proudly present for your culinary enjoyment – the simply sumptuous speciality dining options aboard the Anthem of The Seas – Chop’s Grille, Jamie’s Italian, Wonderland, and Izumi.

CHOPS GRILLE

First up –  think of the finest steakhouse restaurants known, be they in New York, Texas, Kansas City or Oklahoma and now transplant them to a cruise ship- for prime beef – this culinary achievement is “Chops Grill – The New American Steakhouse” ~  undeniably delicious! Let me tell you – steaks perfectly seared, juicy, mouth watering selections of hand-selected USDA Prime steaks. Chops Grille is my first choice in specialty dining – it is indeed a gleaming crown jewel in at sea dining experience. Atmosphere warm, dark, comfortable, inviting – essence of grilling intertwines in the air. As expected, first-class service, opulent side dishes and desserts, noble wines, and a beefeaters paradise.

My personal selection: 

Salads – definitely indulge in the “Crispy Goat Cheese Salad”, includes green apples, candied walnuts, cranberries with balsamic dressing. 

Signature Appetizers- I say go for them all – but I did sample the “Grilled Black Pepper Bacon” – reminded me of a BBQ strip;  “Colossal Shrimp Cocktail”- indeed massive, presented with horseradish cocktail sauce and sliced lemon – would have liked presentation draped with a bit of shredded iceberg lettuce- instead of the bowl of plain ice. And now I want you to listen to me – if you only get one appetizer – make darn sure you select the “Jumbo Lump Crab Cake” served with a corn chipotle aioli – THESE ARE WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS – I suggest you ask your server for not just one on plate but several – they are that good! 

 

For my dinner selection I go with the 9 oz Angus Filet Mignon. I ask my server to prepare it medium, non-pressed and not butterflied. At arrival – prepared just as required – oh so tender, juices cascading outward and oh so flavorful. All steaks  come with several steak sauces – I just enjoy a bit of “A1”. For my steak side companions, a simple baked potato suffices with a dollop of sour cream. But you have a myriad of choices from; cream spinach, asparagus, Mac & cheese, sautéed mushrooms and so much more – and if you don’t see it on the menu – just ask your server. Bottom line 5 stars all the way!

 

JAMIE’S ITALIAN

“Jamie’s Italian” – offered by famed British chef and restauranteur Jamie Oliver. For those not familiar with Oliver, he is well known for his BBC television show, “The Naked Chef”,  his number 1 bestselling cook books of the same name, which was then followed up by the television documentary “Jamie’s Kitchen”.

And now Chef Jamie’s culinarily creations can be found aboard the Anthem Of The Seas for everyone to enjoy. Somewhat akin to a local Italian neighborhood Bistro, located midship on deck 5, is the quaint Italian Bistro Jamie’s Kitchen – and I like it! Like family it is home to familiar tasty offerings. From good sources, I am told that Jamie frequently makes visits to his signature restaurant at sea, making sure quality stays constant, and providing instruction and inspiration.

By the way all pasta is made from scratch each and every day.

My personal selection: 

Antipasti- the Ultimate Garlic Bread- fresh from the oven and like eating a cloud, plus I sample the Prosciutto and Melon- mini buffalo mozzarella- you can tell this was made fresh today as well. For my entree I have two selections, “Chicken Al Mattone”, a whole marinated chicken – oh so tender and flavorful, and the not to be missed-  “Gennaro’s Tagliatelle Bolognese” – tender pasta, draped with a flavorful pork and beef Sunday gravy – a Howard and Jamie’s Best Bet. 

 

IZUMI JAPANESE CUISINE

Izumi Japanese Cuisine – occupying a secluded corner on deck 5, this is a fun and creative place to enjoy a light lunch or fun Asian dinner experience – they additionally offer several classes  per cruise instructing passengers on how to create their own signature sushi rolls and sashimi. Edamame – boiled salted soy beans are offered complimentary. 

My personal selection: 

Feel free to order numerous starters from the extensive menu offerings, including, Shrimp Firecracker Spring Rolls, Pork Gyoza Dumplings, and the Mixed Poke. My soup selection includes the delectable “Nabeyaki Udon” – a brimming bowl of shrimp tempura, chicken, udon noodles bathed in a delicious spicy broth. My choice for signature rolls includes the Crispy Spicy Tuna, the Izumi Spider Roll and surprisingly delectable “Surf and Turf” Roll. 

 

WONDERLAND


And now lastly, “Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine” – as the name implies, at times you may feel that you have fallen through author Lewis Carroll’s looking glass in search of the elusive Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts. As the name implies, this is a most Whimsical and so creative dining opportunity aboard the Anthem of The Seas. Upon seating, your host, will present you with a paintbrush in which you literally paint a small picture frame that slowly unveils your Wonderland menu choices of Sun, Ice, Fire, Sea and Earth. 


My personal selection: 

Sun: Baby Vegetables in the Garden- it actually looks like a small garden with soil and pebbles- very creative.

Ice: Crispy Crab Cones- delightful mouth munchers.

Fire: Buffalo Chicken Eggs – egg-quisite!  I actually order two!

Sea- liquid Lobster 

Earth: Terroir Beef – a slow cooked London Broil served with river stone potatoes and a light Bordelaise Sauce – a unique culinary experience.

 

 

 

And now from our Executive Chef we proudly present this  Anthem of the Sea recipe you can make at home.



Hopefully our good friend and cardiologist Dr. Patrick Corcoran does not get the opportunity to peruse this part three of my Travelogue- but you dear reader, I hope you do get the chance to dine at sea and sample many of the culinary delights found aboard the Anthem of the Seas. Enjoy!

 

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The Howard – Peter Jackson’s THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD Movie Screening Tixs

 

 

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

A Fathom Events special screening on 12/17 at 4pm at Regal Brass Mill.

To receive your complimentary passes to the screening – Please send your name and e-mail address to HOWARDBATV@AOL.COM.

Each winner will receive two tickets . WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED – FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!

Synopsis below- THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

Fathom Event Limited Release on 12/17 & 12/27

Expands 1/19

Director:                             Peter Jackson

Producers:                         Peter Jackson, Clare Olssen

Executive Producers:    Carolyn Blackwood, Ken Kamins, Tessa Ross

Documentary. An extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented as the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it.

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The Howard ~ Travelogue ~ Part – 2 “Anthem of The Seas” – The Adventure Continues ..



THE
HOWARDTravelogue 
Travel ReviewAnthem of the Seas
Howard Steven Frydman 
Part 2 
The seas be calm, all is well- my Travelogue so far – three days at sea on the majestic RCCL “Anthem Of The Seas” – our ultimate destination – the exotic, aqua marine watered, radiant, eastern Caribbean. 

Welcome back- as I write these words it is currently Tuesday, November 27th, yes we are still at sea and the weather much warmer than when we left New Jersey. Current position 28*09*70 N, 069*09*25 W, speed 20.5 kts, course 165. Present air temperature 77 degrees. We have traveled 794 nautical miles, currently passing near Miami, Florida and heading toward our first port of call San Juan, Puerto Rico.

* Annotated – my mother, Lillian Martha Greene was born on this very date 101 years ago. 

Since we are still at sea, this is a perfect time for me to make introductions- myself – your travel scribe hails from the beautiful New England State of Connecticut, where I manage a Television Station full time and write theater, culinary and of course travel reviews. However by real introductions, I want to acquaint you to our host ship, the Anthem of The Seas, my home away from home, my suite, the RCCL Genie- Miss Yen, and of course the myriad of food options. Food glorious food! As stated, my wonderful cardiologist, Dr. Patrick Corcoran will not be pleased with me, yes I have gained weight – but I have been visiting the ship’s gym and later today I have a visit with the ship’s  master chef, and then the Captain. 

The ship- Some quick info on the ship- MS Anthem of the Seas  – She, (all ships are shes) is the second ship of the Quantum Class, which surpasses the earlier Freedom-class ships by over 14,000 gross tonnage, becoming the second largest class of passenger ships. Anthem of the Seas, the most technologically advanced cruise ships in the world, has 20 passenger-accessible decks, 8 of which feature balcony staterooms overlooking the ocean. There are a total of 2,090 staterooms: 1,570 balcony staterooms, 147 ocean-view staterooms, and 373 inside staterooms. Of those staterooms, 34 are wheelchair accessible and 28 are studio staterooms for single travelers (including 12 studio staterooms with balconies). All aft-facing staterooms are a 2-story “loft” suites- just like mine! 

Let me tell you about my accommodations…

My Suite – as stated in “part one” of my Travelogue, Megan Barbe has selected me a “Owner’s Loft Suite”  with not one, not two, but three balconies and on two tiers- it is simply BREATHTAKING!! I Wish my own home looked as ultra sophisticated as this “home away from home” apartment. Megan, as stated- I am so appreciative of your kindness – as I am of everyone at RCCL. Yes in deedee- my accommodations are two-decks high with one aft facing “out of this world” balcony offering panoramic views- (wait till you see the pictures) – and two smaller additional balconies on each tier. On the main level, an open living/dining room with a leather sofa that converts to a kingsized bed, plus a full marble bath with a rain drop shower, a private balcony with lounge chairs and a dining area that seats four comfortably. The second level of the suite includes a huge master bedroom with two twin beds that convert to Royal King bed  and another private bath with yet another marble shower, sink and vanity- as they say- fit for The Howard!! By the way, plenty of space for luggage and there is a stocked refrigerator with water, soda and other beverages. And snacks- they keep bringing them – oh the pain!

 

…and additional photos of my beautiful suite ~ as they say “Life is Good on a Sea Cruise”!


Additional ship amenities – The “Sports Court” on deck 15 aft features a Wave Loch Flowrider surf simulator, a rock-climbing wall, and  a “RipCord by iFLY” – skydiving simulator. A special highlight is The “NorthStar” observation tower located at the forward end of the top deck,  it uses a 7.1-tonne (7.8-short-ton) glass-walled capsule on the end of a 41-meter-long (135 ft) crane arm to lift groups of up to 14 guests up and over the edge of the ship, reaching heights of up to 300 feet above sea level. Additional exciting offerings include; learning how to scuba dive, dashing and dodging about in bumper cars, roller skating, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and lastly even a Circus school where guests can learn how to fly on the high trapeze- all these activities taking place on a cruise ship!

And for those parents and grandparents who bring their children aboard – Anthem offers the DreamWorks Experience – which includes; a DreamWorks Character breakfast in the main dining room, a ‘Meet and greet’  with various characters throughout the cruise day and of course, when you spot them- photos with the characters from DreamWorks animated films such as “Madagascar”, “Shrek”, “Kung Fu Panda” and “Puss in Boots”.

 

Next up I am pleased to introduce you to our “Genie” – yep – just like the old TV series “I Dream of Jeanie” starring  Barbara Eden. In this case our Genie – is Miss Yen, a beautiful young woman from Malaysia.  I had received an email from her several days earlier with a questionnaire seeking input about what would constitute a perfect cruise and stating, “I promise to be ‘in my lamp’ and at your service every afternoon”, but here she was right at the pier, and getting us on board the “Anthem of the Seas” by 10:30am, escorting us to our first on board lunch at “Coastal Kitchen” on deck 14 ( more on heart healthy food later) and then returning to direct us to our state room loft situated on deck 8, at the rear of the ship. By the way my friends the RCCL “Genie” is a industry first- passengers in star class suites are provided Genie service, one for approximately three suites, – think of them as your Gal Friday- “Genie” is making sure our time on board is a phenomenal experience- and it is!! So far our Genie has arranged where we dine on ship, setting up our evenings entertainment, preparing special events including a meeting with the Captain of the Ship, Captain Srecko Ban, one on one interviews with Cruise Director Dennis Charles, Executive Chef Garry Smith, and she has even planned an extraordinary birthday surprise for my brother Harvey Leon Frydman. Thank you Miss Yen and of course RCCL !

Miss Yen and Howard Steven Frydman

Miss Yen – “Genie” aboard the Anthem of The Seas

Executive Chef Garry Smith – Anthem of The Seas

Cruise Director Dennis Charles – Anthem of The Seas

Captain Srecko Ban – Anthem Of The Seas

Next follow me to part three of this Travelogue — food glorious food – all about the on board restaurants, introductions to new friends and yes staying heart healthy.  By the way Dr. Corcoran, each day so far – 20 minutes on the ship’s treadmill and stationary bicycle. To all – yes you can do it all but in moderation. See you in part three!

 

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The Howard – Travelogue – Part 1 ~ RCCL Anthem of The Seas – 11 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise

 

THE HOWARD- Travelogue 
Travel ReviewAnthem of the Seas
Reviews by: Howard Steven Frydman 

Part 1
Well hello there-! Thank you for joining me on this December, 11 Night Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the beautiful cruise ship Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines – Anthem Of The Seas. 

As I write these words- it’s currently Thanksgiving Day-, and it’s cold outside, 9 freezing Connecticut degrees, and yes there is snow already on the ground. For the first time in many a year I have not prepared a holiday turkey- but I am truly thankful of wonderful friends who have invited me on this day of thanks and gratitude to join them in a bountiful dinner. I am also thankful for friends at RCCL, such as Megan Barbe who continually checks up on me regarding my health. For it was a little over a year ago that I had open heart bypass, and once I had completed my convalescence, Megan along with our other dear friend, Lyan Sierra-Caro arranged a heart healthy cruise. Over a year has passed, and yes it’s time for another Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines cruise!

 

Firstly, let me tell you, Megan has done her cruise magic once more and has picked me out yet another extraordinary cruise destination and one exceptional cruise suite. ( Ahem – btw Michael Bayley – CEO of Royal Caribbean International- how about a nice raise for Megan-huh?!!)  Truly – Thank you Megan- you are a wonderful representative of RCCL, and I so enjoy that you not only treat me, but all your fellow passengers as one long extended family – and on  this Thanksgiving 2018 I am so truly grateful for RCCL’s kind assistance and sincere friendship. 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday- pre-cruise preparations, packing luggage, folding clothes (that will only get re-wrinkled), getting out passports, filling out cruise documents, setting up limo service, stopping mail, preparing medications and other assorted sundry items such as  toothbrushes, shaving razors, clean underwear and socks, sunglasses and finally – to remembering to clean out the refrigerator – you don’t ever want to come home to two week old green hairy frankfurters. One thing I want all you new cruisers to take note- your cabin is small – don’t over pack with ten suits, 20 pairs of shoes and four suitcases – you will find there is NO ROOM for all this useless falderal – just take your basic essentials!  On most cruises there are usually one to two formal nights- gals a beaded top and slacks will suffice and gents one nice pressed suit will do ya quite nicely. 

It is finally Sunday, the day of the cruise that you have been planning for the past several months has arrived. I am up by 4 am, dress and shower. Last minute checks of the house and then I slowly place my luggage outside near the end of  my driveway. Myles from Hunter Limosine is at my home exactly at 6 am, they store my luggage in the trunk and voilà I am underway to Cape Liberty, New Jersey, and onward to a cruise aboard the RCCL Anthem of the Seas. An exciting Eleven Day Cruise- Leaving from Cape Liberty, New Jersey with our exciting Ports of call including: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; St. John’s, Antigua; Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis and Philipsburg, St. Maarten

 

 Two hours and 15 minutes later our limo is pulling up to the RCCL Cape Liberty cruise passenger terminal. At Zone 6, a  porter loads our luggage from limo to transport cart.  Easy Peasy. In fact the entire embarkation process was probably the easiest I have ever witnessed. I had already completed the RCCL Online Check-In process at home, photo and passport info, so with my Set Sail Pass and Passport in Hand it was literally seconds to do the pre-board registration – those guys (RCCL Agents) with their mobile iPads at the port are lickety split fast – let me tell you!! 

I am now currently on board……the adventure begins!

Next – part two- 

Meeting our RCCL Genie – intro to the Anthem of The Seas, getting cruise reacquainted and finally taking note that I have gained too much weight – my cardiologist Dr. Patrick Corcoran will not be pleased… please stay tuned!

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The Howard – Holiday Pastries at Pasticceria Italia Bakery

 

True love begins the Holiday Season at Pasticceria Italia Bakery

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, platters filled with Italian Pastries – cookies, whipped cream cakes and three dozen freshly made cannolis! 

Yes indeed, it’s holiday time and that can only mean that “the” most famous baker in Connecticut, the one and only  Emiddio Botta of the world famous Pasticceria Italia Bakery, situated at 10 Wintonbury Mall in the beautiful hamlet of Bloomfield, and his staff of busy bakers are crafting around the clock, mouth watering treats for the upcoming holiday season.

According to Chef Emiddio Botta, owner of Passticceria Italia, “Christmas is only a few weeks away, and we have already started taking orders for platters of cannolis, Italian cookie trays, cakes, pies, breads and all our holiday specialty items like Yule Logs and Cassata cake – a traditional layered holiday treat consisting of sweet liqueur layered cake, cannoli cream, candied cherries and topped with a decorative marzipan. Last year we sold over 18 thousand Cannolis,  thousands of cookie trays, and let me tell you – my cookie ovens and my staff are working non-stop, once again we are heading for a record breaking holiday season!”

Mrs. Lillian Greene of Holyoke, Massachusetts remarks, “I have relatives here in Bloomfield, so I’m constantly in this beautiful town, and I must tell you, during the holidays this is the one gift my friends truly want. All I have to do is mention that I’m heading to Bloomfield, and before I know it I have a long list from them with requests for the bakery’s freshly made cannolis and that wonderful tiramisu that they make here. Today I’m ordering several pies, a large platter of Italian cookies and of course cannolis for a holiday party”. Mrs Greene continues, “I hope folks truly take note of this wonderful bakery, there are not that many like this around anymore, delicious baked goods, wonderful dedicated staff and of course Chef Emiddio Botta – he is Christmas to me all year long”!

Even on this early December, dedicated dessert denizens are eagerly lined up outside the bakery, while staff man ever  ringing phones, taking holiday baked good orders. Emiddio additionally mentions, “I have a tremendous baking staff, they arrive at the bakery at 5 am, and off they go, turning out besides our freshly made Christmas Cannolis –  plain, chocolate chip, and chocolate dipped, but also so many freshly made pies, breads, cakes and cookies and so much more- it’s really like Santa’s workshop back there”.

The pastry shop’s glass showcases are brimming with such freshly made baked goods, including, Whip Cream Cakes, Ricotta Cakes, Chocolate Mousse Cakes,Tiramisu Cakes, German Chocolate Cakes, Napoleon Cakes, Rum Cakes, Cappuccino Cakes, Strawberry Cheese Cakes-, and pies galore- Apple, Chocolate and Banana Cream, Pecan, Yam and Sweet Potato Pie, and there is so much more- and we have not even started on the myriad of Italian cookies, home made soups and sandwiches. 

Tis the season for delicious treats, baked goods, and sweet desserts –  for those in the know- and from all over New England, to make your holiday table bright, may we strongly suggest you bring home some holiday baked goods from Pasticceria Italia tonight. And remember, too start off your holiday – on the first day of Christmas may your true love give to thee a delicious platter of Pasticceria Italia cannolis! Enjoy!

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