Vicki French Smith @ Estia’s Cafe

Opening Reception Sunday, September 24 from 3pm to 5pm The show is on display from September 4 through October. Artist’s Statement: Creating movement and texture in my paintings take me to places I like to be. Water and skies have been my passion. I seek to create dramatic emotion by using techniques of complimentary colors, […]

Britt Bair @ Estia’s Back Porch Cafe

Reception Sunday, June 4 from 3pm to 5:30pm   Artist Statement I am actually a plein air painter at heart but when I started to travel the midwest and New England I developed a passion for painting cows. I started with photographs and as soon as I painted them they transformed into colorful works of […]

Lori Glavin Art @ the Back Porch Cafe

New art on display starting Thursday March 2nd, 2017 ! Come on in and enjoy. STATEMENT My work is inspired by the visual clatter of the mundane places I know best, the domestic environment, or the tilted landscape of my weekend garden. The paintings are spontaneous and intuitive; I work without a plan and embrace the […]

Paintings by Helen Robinson

New Art Show at Estia’s Cafe, October 4th, from 4-6pm

Darien invited to the ‘back porch’

Original Article Estia’s American is now Estia’s Back Porch Cafe. The restaurant has “reformatted” to take advantage of its backyard atmosphere at the rear of 1020 Boston Post Road. The restaurant’s back porch now sits under a new pergola, dressed with flower boxes. Colin Ambrose opened Estia’s in Darien three years ago. The restaurateur is […]


Art Opening Saturday July 18, 2015 4-6pm Please join us for a glass of wine, fine food & delicious art! Show will be open from July 18 through September 14, 2015 at Estia’s Back Porch Cafe 1020 Post Road, Darien, CT. For more information about Barbara Thomas visit her website at All of Barbara’s paintings are […]

Visiting Grazin’ Angus Acres

I am a big fan of the NPR food radio series Stirring the Pot by Stefanie Sacks. On a recent trip, returning to Estia’s Little Kitchen from my Estia’s Back Porch location in Darien, CT, I happened to catch Stefanie’s show featuring her friend Dan Gibson and his Grazin’ Angus Acres farm. Yesterday, with Stefanie’s introduction, I was […]

We invite you to our first Art Opening This Saturday, April 18, from 4-6 pm Open Bar – All Paintings for Sale Join us for a cocktail and enjoy the new paintings by artist Jessica Brilli in the dining room  Estia’s Back Porch Cafe in Darien Jessica Brilli’s project on display—titled “Slideshow”—is a collection of […]

We are excited to introduce Estia’s Back Porch Cafe with a new menu & a new look !

To celebrate our 3rd anniversary as a member of the Darien community, we are pleased to announce the launch of Estia’s Back Porch Cafe! After months of work with the Darien zoning board, landlord David Genovese, and the team at Estia’s in Darien, we hope you’ll come in to see all the fun changes we […]

Artist Jessica Brilli is bringing her current project “Slideshow” to Estia’s in Darien

“Slideshow” will be on display in the dining room at Estia’s in Darien from Wednesday,  April 1 through Wednesday July 8. Jessica Brilli of Quincy, Massachusetts, is a painter with a BFA from the University of Rhode Island. Her project “Slideshow” is a series of paintings that combines American Realism with Appropriation Art. Jessica Brilli’s […]