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CT Public’s new food show will feature Fairfield County spots along a ‘road trip’

KristopherPlummer, a podcast host who goes by ‘Chef Plum,’ will co-host the new show featuring Fairfield County restaurants from Newtown to Stamford to spotlight unique menu offerings, according to a news release.

Chef Plum at Oar & Oak in Stratford, pictured with guests, chef Dan Kardos and restaurant co-owner Peter Massey.

Chef Plum at Oar & Oak in Stratford, pictured with guests, chef Dan Kardos and restaurant co-owner Peter Massey.


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Matt Stanczak, chef/owner of Good Old Days Pizza in Newtown, introduces Chef Plum to his version of “thin and crispy” pies.

Matt Stanczak, chef/owner of Good Old Days Pizza in Newtown, introduces Chef Plum to his version of “thin and crispy” pies.


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Chef Plum brings friend Chion Wolf, host of "Audacious" on CT Public, to try the food at Danbury's Grounds Donut House. 

Chef Plum brings friend Chion Wolf, host of “Audacious” on CT Public, to try the food at Danbury’s Grounds Donut House. 


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Chef Judith Roll of Judy's Bar + Kitchen in Stamford poses with Chef Plum. 

Chef Judith Roll of Judy’s Bar + Kitchen in Stamford poses with Chef Plum. 


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Kristopher Plummer, who goes by ‘Chef Plum,’ will co-host a new Connecticut Public food show featuring Fairfield County restaurants from Newtown to Stamford. (Contributed by Tony Spinelli for Connecticut Public)

The digital and television series will premiere on Connecticut Public’s platforms as a series of digital shorts, up to five minutes each, which will drop weekly on Thursdays beginning April 28. Three 30-minute TV episodes will premiere on CPTV on May 5, June 2 and July 7 at 8 p.m. 


 

Digital shorts will feature several Fairfield County restaurants, including Gruel Britannia in Fairfield, Good Old Days Pizza in Newtown and Nouveau Monde in Sandy Hook, Hoodoo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield, Match Burger Lobster and Kawa Ni in Westport, Brewport in Bridgeport, Judy’s Bar & Kitchen in Stamford, Oar & Oak in Stratford, El Segundo and Washington Prime in Norwalk and Grounds Donut House in Danbury.

Each restaurant will also be included in one of the three 30-minute episodes, with themes like “Best of Restaurant Road Trip on CPTV,” “The Queen, The Judy and the Good Old Days,” and “Donuts, Lobster and…DUCK!” 

Chef Plum is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America with more than 25 years of culinary experience, according to his Connecticut Public bio, and he’s worked in everything from five-star hotels to small neighborhood restaurants. He’s been featured on Food Network multiple times on shows like “Chopped” and “Guy’s Grocery Games,” and he also hosts a popular culinary podcast, Plumluvfoods. In January, he was part of a lineup of celebrity chefs at Mohegan Sun’s annual Sun WineFest.

The episodes will also be available to stream beginning May 5 at ctpublic.org/roadtrip, as well as on Connecticut Public’s YouTube Channel and CPTV’s streaming platform.