Where To: New Haven
Targeting the education system is as lucrative as working with the software industry—fuse both together at a conference at Yale and you have merging brains with time for play.
Where to Stay:
Mentioned heavily in Stephen White’s book, Siege, the three-diamond Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale surrounds itself with luxurious comfort and unparalleled service.
The hotel is located in downtown New Haven, just steps from the historic campus of Yale University, the New Haven Town Green, a wide selection of museums, the Shubert Theater and boutique shopping.
Ideal for any conference hotel features 306 elegant guest rooms and 19 meeting rooms with more than 22,000 square feet of function space, including the 9,200-square-foot Grand Ballroom.
We can’t forget to mention, JoBella Salon and Spa, residing in the actual hotel, offering a full range of health and spa treatments—from a wide array of facial and body treatments to eyebrow extensions and organic spray tanning. For more information, visit www.omnihotels.com/NewHaven.
Where To Eat:
Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar is an award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant group located throughout Connecticut from the greater New York region to West Hartford and New Haven.
Its New Haven location is run by executive chef, Mike Hazen where he assure each of his simple dishes are flavor-filled dishes that scream aromas of olive oil, lemon and smoky paprika. A comprehensive list of wines by the glass from around the world, with an emphasis on the lesser-known regions of Spain and Portugal are found here.
Barcelona was begun in 1995 by Sasa Mahr-Batuz, based on his memories of years of living in Spain and Portugal, and Andy Pforzheimer, based on his 20 years as a chef at world-famous restaurants in France, California and New York.
Beginning with a tiny, 38-seat wine bar they set out to recreate the feel and the look of an evening on the Ramblas.
They worked hard and made no compromises to achieve their aims: sophisticated décor that evoked Milan, SoHo, or Rio de Janeiro. They were guided not by any places that existed at the time, but only by what they liked, and the way they liked it. For more information, visit www.barcelonawinebar.com.
Where To Go:
More wine for anyone? Scappare—as it is written in today's Italian—a word that originated in Assisi and used by one man to convey his love for Earth's majesties and his home. This is what Skappo, Italian Wine Bar brings to you—a love for the wonders of nature, along with a passion for the Italian culture culture.
These sentiments were brought to New Haven through the union of an inspired native of Assisi and a young artistic American student. It was a pristine spring day when Anna Gambacorta and Thomas Sincavage first exchanged glances across Assisi's Piazza Minerva (June 3, 1973 at 3:20 pm… to be exact!). The union has grown over the years of marriage, and now includes children Michael, Yvette, Marc and this mesmerizing Italian bar.
If you are in the mood to celebrate culture, meet new friends and drink up for life, you are bound to enjoy the wines with conference collogues you have learned to love and the new ones you just met. Toast: “Perche la vita è bella e la vogliamo vivere sempre più!” —because life is beautiful, and we want to live every moment! For more information, visit www.skappo.com.