The Dish: Two New Wilton Eateries Being Cooked Up

Wilton’s culinary landscape is expanding, and before summer is over there will be two new restaurants to try in town.

Baldanza

photo: Baldanza Restaurants

GOOD Morning Wilton has learned that in just a few weeks, Baldanza will open in the former Schoolhouse at Cannondale space (34 Cannon Rd.) in Cannondale Village. Owned and operated by the Baldanza family — Sandy, Angela and Alex — the bistro will be the new location for the restaurateurs after closing their Danbury spot. (The family is also on the move in New Canaan, relocating their Baldanza Café.)

Opening day is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 4 for the restaurant, which will offer “fresh, local, seasonal, organic farm-to-table food,” according to the Baldanza website.

Among many television appearances, Chef de Cuisine Angela Baldanza has appeared on the Food Network and won an episode of the channel’s “Cooks vs. Cons” in November 2016.

The menus feature several pastas, salads, seafood, desserts and more, and the team also offers catering options. For now, Baldanza will be open for lunch and dinner, with more details to come.

Point Break Tacos

More variety is headed Wilton’s way, with the upcoming opening of Point Break Tacos in  the former Hideaway Bakery location in Wilton Center (126 Old Ridgefield Rd.).

The restaurant’s Facebook page touts “fun and vibrant Baja-style tacos” and promises the spot will be “your new taco hangout.” The menu lists tacos made from carne asada, chicken, ahi tuna, shrimp, pork carnitas and more dressed up with pineapple salsa, cilantro, lime, chipotle, crema and other mouth-watering seasonings. Also listed are chips, guacamole, street corn, and a “Warrior special” to appeal to the Wilton home crowd.

Kids won’t be left out with a “Kid Special” taco or quesadilla, and anyone with a sweet tooth can enjoy dessert, with a choice of flan, s’mores churros or tres leches cake.

There’s also a drink menu that includes horchata (a sweet, traditional Mexican drink made with rice milk and cinnamon), Mexican sodas and grown-up alcoholic beverages like margaritas, Dos Equis, and Modelo.

Although there’s not a firm opening date advertised, Point Break’s online marketing says it will open in August.