Greenwich restaurant week continues! Through November 18, many of Greenwich’s best are offering prix fixe menus and other specials.
Stonington’s Beer’d Brewing and West Hartford’s MaxBurger are teaming up for a beer dinner with guest speaker Aaren M. Simonici, owner and brewmaster. The dinner will take place on Monday November 16 from 6-9pm.
Meanwhile, Cask Republic in Stamford is hosting a beer dinner of its own on the 16th. Craft brews from Jack’s Abbey will accompany a five-course meal, plus an amuse! It costs $85 per person, tax and gratuity included.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching! On Tuesday November 17, join Fleisher’s Craft Butchery in Westport for “Knife Skills & Poultry 101 with Victorinox Swiss Army.” The class is designed to teach basic knife skills and specifically delve into breaking down and carving poultry. It costs $100 per person and lasts from 7-9pm.
Barcelona Greenwich invites you to a scotch and game dinner on November 18 at 8pm. Chef Michael will prepare small plates and seasonal specialties alongside specialty scotches. It costs $45 per person and reservations are required. For reservations, please call the restaurant at (203) 983-6400.
On Wednesday November 18, Thomas Hooker Beer Company and Pies & Pints in Waterbury will present a 4 course beer dinner. It will take place from 7-10pm. Call Pies & Pints to reserve: (203) 573 1743.
The Knights of Columbus will hold a wine and beer tasting on Saturday November 14 from 7-10pm. It will take place at St. Rose of Lima School. The evening includes live jazz, a raffle, food from local chefs, and more. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at www.kofc185.org.
Friday November 20, the Taps & Trees Craft Beer Fest will take place at the Matrix Conference and Banquet Center in Danbury. The event will benefit Ann’s Place, which provides community based cancer support. A $55 ticket includes tastings in the tap room, a souvenir glass to the first 300 guests, admission to the festival of trees, supper and dessert, a raffle, shopping with local vendors, music, and more.
Also on the 20th, enjoy a Farm Dinner at the Field House Farm in Madison. Chefs Jared Posocco and Matt Backe will an oyster appetizer and 4 courses of local and seasonal dishes. Overshores will pair each course with one of their local Belgian beers. It costs $85 per person. Please call the Field House to reserve: (203) 779-9187 http://www.fieldhousefarm.net/
Basso Café, located between New Canaan and Norwalk, reopens this week to debut its renovation. Chef Renato Donzelli “serves outstanding fine dining cuisine - his refined dishes are a nod to his Southern Italian family with accents toward his South American upbringing.” http://www.bassobistrocafe.com/
The same people who brought us the Freedom Beer Fest this fall are hosting the “Festiv-Ale” on Saturday November 21. The event will take place inside the Warsaw Park Pavillion. Over 30 breweries will be represented, as well as food trucks. Tickets are on sale for $30 now and $40 at the gate. Purchase them here: http://www.thefestivale.com./
Mike’s Organic Delivery prepares and delivers locally sourced, fresh pasture raised turkeys and homemade side dishes, throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties. Pasture raised, antibiotic and hormone free turkeys ($8.50 lb), which Mike describes as being “raised happy and healthy”, are delivered Monday, November 23 thru Wednesday, November 25. These turkeys are hearty with white meat, with a clean and mild flavor, and will cook up to 5 minutes faster per pound than a store bought turkey which is pumped up on hormones.