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Friday
Jan302015

Friday Froth: Snowed In With Barleywine

Deep snow requires strong booze. Our ancestors knew it, we know it, and every year around the winter solstice we can see a certain class of beer made specifically for snow days start to take up shelf space. Barleywine is beer better served at 55º than 35º, and best enjoyed when it's 25º outside. It's usually sold in large format bottles of the 22-26oz. variety, and will wrap you in an invisible sweater of at least 10% alcohol. Blizzards are a good thing when you're properly stocked. 

Barleywine has been deployed as a winter knock out drop by bored or insufficiently rowdy residents of the frostier climes for centuries. It is NyQuil by another name, and it is a blessed boon to those of us who seek to replace the lost hours of sunlight with - in order - hijinks and oblivion. 

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Thursday
Jan292015

Weekly Nibble: Chocopologie Cookbook, Brunch, Making Meatballs, Truffles & More

Match will host an Industry Brunch on Monday February 2. The a la carte menu will feature items like Storch’s famous onions & eggs, carpetbaggers, chocolate chip pancakes, and bacon egg and cheese on a pizza! Reservations are HIGHLY recommended! Call 203-852-1088 Ext 4.

Start your week with Darien Social’s Monday Pasta Night.  Choose a pasta, add a sauce, and finish it with your choice of toppings.  It’s just $13 for all-you-can-eat pasta, soup or salad, and breadsticks.

Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market invites you to Wine Tasting 101- their most popular class.  It unfolds over two Wednesday sessions, Feb 4 & 11. Learn about the 4 taste zones of the tongue, the basic grape varieties, and more. $50 for both classes.  Call 203-259-4692 for reservations.

Join your neighbors and friends for a very special night to support the Shelter for the Homeless, while enjoying over 70 exhibitors serving up Chocolate, Dessert & Wine. “The Ultimate Tasting Experience”

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Thursday
Jan292015

Brick + Wood in Fairfield Hosts Guest Chefs Pizza Series

What’s better than pizza? A great pizza developed by some of the best chefs in the area. Over the next six months, local favorite Brick + Wood will hand over the heat of its wood burning pizza ovens to local chefs for an evening of Love, Life {and Chefs!}. Each guest chef will bring their vision and recipe of the perfect pizza to these ovens for a special evening of food and fun.

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Wednesday
Jan282015

Michel Nischan Honored as 2015 Humanitarian of the Year by James Beard Foundation

Photo: James Beard Foundation

Congratulations to Michel Nischan who is receiving the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year award from the James Beard Foundation. Chef Nischan is an ardent supporter of the sustainable food movement and two-time James Beard Foundation Award winner. Here at CTbites, we know and love him as the founder and partner of the former Dressing Room Restaurant and as the founder, president, and CEO of Wholesome Wave. 

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Wednesday
Jan282015

Parallel Post in Trumbull Launches Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Dessert Menu 

To commemorate the kick off of the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie season, Parallel Post’s Executive Chef Chris Molyneux and Pastry Chef Madelyn Rendon teamed up to conceptualize and perfect recipes to best accentuate the unmatched sugar, chocolate, caramel, coconut and mint flavorings of select Girl Scout Cookies.  Featured desserts will include the Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake made with Trefoils® Girl Scout Cookies, Trifle made with Samoas® Girl Scout Cookies, Banana Cream Pie made with Do-Si-Dos® Girl Scout Cookies and Ice Cream Sundae made with Thin Mints® Girl Scout Cookies.   

Go sample all 4 Girl Scout Cookie inspired desserts @ Parallel Post in Trumbull, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull 203-380-6380

Tuesday
Jan272015

Raising Backyard Chickens Seminar @ Cannon Grange Hall in Wilton

Raising backyard chickens has become increasingly popular with the expanded awareness of the importance of locally and sustainably grown and produced food. Experienced chicken keeper Bil Mikulewicz will demystify the project in his talk “Backyard Chickens or One Man's Journey With A Bunch Of Dumb Clucks” on Thursday, February 5, 7pm at the Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road, Wilton, Conn.

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Tuesday
Jan272015

10 Year Anniversary for Rizzuto’s Wood-fired Pizza Kitchen & Bar in Bethel, CT

Rizzuto’s Wood-fired Pizza Kitchen & Bar in Bethel, CT is celebrating their 10-year anniversary beginning January 25 through February 21 with special $10 lunch and $20.04 dinner prix fixe menus.

Owner Bill Rizzuto opened the neighborhood Italian restaurant in December of 2004, transitioning from his career as a hotelier to restaurateur, now with multiple locations across the state, including Stamfrod, West Harford, and Westport.

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Monday
Jan262015

Kids Bites: Snow Ice Cream Dessert Recipes 

Every year, CTbites pays homage to the first storm of the season with this classic recipe. If you're in the house with your kids and things are getting ugly...why not put that white stuff falling out of the sky to good use and make dessert ? Remember, only use clean snow. Stay away from the yellow stuff. Ick.  

Grab your mittens and a spoon and head outside while the snow is still fresh for some "Snow Ice Cream" and "Frosty The Snowman Ice Cream Delight." 

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Sunday
Jan252015

Road Trip: Chamard Vineyards Farm, Winery, & Bistro in Clinton

How often does one get to visit a vineyard that’s blanketed by crisp white snow, or highlighted by a fiery autumnal backdrop, making it even more magical than it already is? Nestled in the shoreline town of Clinton, about a mile beyond the hustle and bustle of the outlet shops is a charming vineyard that boasts over 20 acres of grapes as well as their bountiful fruit, vegetable and herb gardens. One might not consider Connecticut to be wine country, but Chamard Vineyards Farm, Winery, & Bistro is worth noting. Established in 1983, Chamard’s winning Estate Reserve wines are exclusively made in their winery, and can be enjoyed in their Tasting Room or in their dining room. The bistro offers a creative farm-to-table menu featuring a French inspired American menu.  Their Chardonnay and Merlot are very good.

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Sunday
Jan252015

Mura Ramen + Gastropub Pop-Up In Pound Ridge

Chef Mogan Anthony of Locali is bringing his Asian heritage and early career training to his latest venture. Over the next few weeks, Chef Mogan will team with several locations for a pop-up restaurant featuring appetizers, Ramen and other Asian specialties.

The first event occurred last week in Mt. Kisco and the second session will be held this Wednesday and Thursday, January 28th and 29th just over the NY state border in Scotts Corner.

After surviving the "blizzard of the century" join Chef Mogan and warm yourself with Buns, Ramen and Sweets.

Tickets for this event are $29 and will feature three courses. Drinks, tax and gratuity are extra and the events is cash only. For resrvations call Village Social at 914-864-1255.

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