CT Bites Review
Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant
JFOOD | February 6, 2011
Cava Wine Bar is a welcoming entrance to New Canaan’s Restaurant Row on Forest Street where it has firmly taken its position as one of New Canaan’s best restaurants. The pasta dishes all feature in-house made varieties with an extremely light texture, the pizza offers traditional Neapolitan styles, and the entrées include several excellent fish, meat and poultry options.
Cava opened in 2004 and was the first of three Fairfield County restaurants operated by the Siguenza family. Vicente oversees the wine selections, Kleber personally chooses all the fish purchases and their sister Chef Nube Rivera is the head chef of Cava’s kitchen. Prior to opening Cava, the Siguenza brothers gained their restaurant experience throughout Connecticut at such notable establishments as DaPietro’s in Westport, Paci in Southport, Barcelona in South Norwalk, and Quattro Pazzi in Fairfield. Capitalizing on the success of Cava, the Siguenzas opened two sister establishments, 55 Degrees in Fairfield and Scena in Darien. Chef Nube learned her Italian based cooking techniques from her Italian grandfather before emigrating from Ecuador to Connecticut in 1994 where she began her culinary career as a pastry chef. After attending The CIA in Hyde Park she returned to Connecticut to enter the family restaurant business.