Amuse Bouche: Food News for September 28

CTbites Team

Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit (1790 Post Road East, Westport) Thursday, October 25th 7-8pm hosts a Whiskey & Bitters Happy Hour Class.  Mix and match a variety of different bitters with two classic whiskey cocktails to see the big flavor impact just a few drops can make. Bottlerocket will open every bottle of bitters in the shop, allowing attendees to explore a wide range of flavor combinations.Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  

Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford is all grown up. Coalhouse will soon feature a dedicated bar & game room with darts, bar shuffleboard, karaoke, and the Golden Tee 2013 golf game; four large flatscreen televisions; and up to 60 new seats in a private setting.  All Coalhouse Beer Club Members who book a Holiday Party at Coalhouse get 10% off (before tax & gratuity)!

To kick off American Cheese Month Fairfield Cheese Company will host Chris Gray of Consider Bardwell Farm on Saturday October 6th from 1-4pm for a cheese tasting of their award winning American artisan cheeses. 

The ever popular Ambler Farm Day is THIS Sunday, September 12th from 12-4. Bring the family and enjoy this wonderful Fall Festival. 

This Saturday, September 29, Michael Stern (, NPR, Saveur magazine) will bring his Connecticut Eating Tour's 50 Foodies to Wave Hill Breads Bakery & Cafe at 30 High Street in Norwalk, CT. 

Don't forget about The Greenwich Food & Wine Festival, October 4-6th, with celebrity chefs, pitmasters, guest sommeliers, and music. 

Caraluzzi's Market in Wilton just completed a big expansion adding a new prepared foods department (with a carving station!) and an open butcher's shop. Meat is custom cut to order, and the new cafe features paninis made with gracious gourmet spreads as well as some other unique ingredients (creme de brie, artichokes and brown sugar ham baked on-site, to name a few). This is a great lunch spot or a place to find unusual ingredients.