About

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.
W. C. Fields

Old Country Catering and SMOKe BBQ CAFFE is a Banquet Hall, SmokeHouse and a Catering service from Enfield CT. We own and operate the historic building of the former Polish National Home of Enfield where we regularly cater Weddings and all kinds of parties. We also operate the SMOKE bbq joint in the same building and Pierogi Queen Bakery (Pierogi Queen).

I am the chef. Born and raised in Croatia (a small Mediterranean country between Italy and Austria), I have been cooking and eating (mostly eating and wine drinking) my way from Croatia, Italy, Poland, Spain and all the Western Europe, finally landing in 2009 in New England. I have worked as a cook, sales person, waiter, (a terrible) TV show host, marketing manager, hotel manager and now business owner and self-appointed chef. And also, all this time, a published SF writer and blogger. But most of all, I am a family man. Married to a fantastic Polish girl, with two incredible daughters and a genius stepson.

This blog is a translation of the most popular blogs from my Croatian blog krivi.info with added new posts and some other things like recipes. This is a blog about life in New England from a perspective of a newcomer, about my work in the kitchen, about the interesting people I meet.

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