Weekly Nibble: DavidsTea, High West Bourbon, Picnics, Farm Dinners, Tequila Tasting + More!

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

On Monday, April 27, FISH Restaurant in downtown Stamford will host a Michael David Winery wine dinner.  Guests can try some of the winery's best bottlings during a Carnival themed Wine Dinner at FISH. 

DAVIDsTEA is now open at Westfarms Mall in Farmington, CT.  Visit it on the 1st Floor of the Nordstrom wing.

On Wednesday April 29, High West Bourbon and Mama’s Boy in Norwalk invite you to “Campfire & Charcuterie.”  Enjoy bourbon pairings with dishes by Executive Chef Holly Michaud.  $85 per person.  Call 203-956-7171 to reserve.

Join Barcelona Greenwich for “Spring Refreshers: Cocktails and Gazpacho” on April 28 at 7pm.  Sip on craft cocktails while Chef Lucente demonstrates some great spring recipes. $30 per person plus tax and gratuity.Reservations (203) 983-6400.

On April 29th, put some oomph in your picnic. Learn how to cook and pack an elegant meal you can share alfresco. 2 hour cooking demo features professional culinary instruction and demonstrations by Chopped Champion Chef Silvia Baldini and extra virgin olive oil pairings & education by Alina Lawrence of Olivette. $40 6:30-8:30 PM.

AMG Catering in Wilton wants you to know that “Spring Is Here” with their aptly named cooking class on Tuesday April 28, 7-9 pm.  Learn dishes like arctic char with lemon sauce and barley risotto, sauteed chicken with a asparagus and a parsley-tarragon, and skirt steak with chipotle aioli and sautéed mushrooms gremolata. $90 pp.  

Thursday April 30, Blue Lemon Restaurant in Westport will hold a wine dinner featuring wines from Southern France.  Enjoy dishes like Cold Poached King Salmon with Cucumbers and Lemon Crème Fraiche and Dill. $60 pp, 7-9pm. 

Also on Thursday, Ancona’s of Ridgefield invites you to taste through six exciting IPAs while enjoying music and the company of fellow guests.  $10 per person, 6:45-10pm.   Space is limited, an RSVP is required. Please e-mail monique@anconaswines.com or call 203-544-8958 to reserve your spot today. 

Overshores Brewery, the only Belgian style brewery in CT, is hosting a First Anniversary Party on Friday, May 1 from 6-10pm.  Stop by for Brewery Tours, Live Music, Food Trucks, Giveaways, Belgian Beer Specials, and Brewery Exclusive Limited Edition dry hopped Beers.  Admission is free!  Visit www.overshores.com or call 203-285-3210 for additional information.

The Schoolhouse At Cannondale & Millstone Farm are hosting their annual Farm To Fork Dinners again this summer and TICKETS GO ON SALE: May 1st at 10 AM! Join Tim LaBant and his team from the Schoolhouse at Cannondale for another summer of transforming farm fresh bounty into al fresco dining!

Mama's Boy in Sono is celebrating the Derby in fine style with "Derby Days" April 27-May 3. May 1 is a “Fillies & Lillies Party” for the ladies and May 2 is Derby Day sponsored by Bulliet Bourbon. 

The Garden of Ideas, the outdoor community center and garden sanctuary in Ridgefield, is hosting a series of monthly cooking demonstrations and workshops from May through November with Chef Susie Buckley.  May 2 is all about “Making the Most of Tender Spring Greens” and creating homemade dressings for delicious salads.  /home/2015/4/2/garden-of-ideas-in-ridgefield-2015-cooking-classes.html 

On Saturday May 2, Taco Loco offers participants the chance to taste over 15 tequilas from prominent brands like Avion, Herradura, and Patron.  Choose from 2 sessions: 1-3pm and 4-6pm.  Every brand will provide taste of tequila as well as a sample of a cocktail created with it.  Guests will then be able to vote for their favorite drink to be featured at the restaurant all summer.  Live music, food specials, and giveaways will keep the party going!