The Fairfield dining scene is a booming and vibrant one. In fact, there’s so much talent and great food that TownVibe and Fairfield Magazine have decided to celebrate the many and varied restaurants in town by organizing the Taste of Fairfield. Last year, for its 10th Anniversary celebration, Fairfield Magazine partnered with the Fairfield Public Library for a mini tasting event, and it was such a success they decided to expand on the idea. This year’s Taste of Fairfield will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 1pm to 5pm, at the Delamar Hotel in Southport.
While the list of participants is not yet complete, you can expect to nosh on some great bites from the following: Artisan, Aspetuck Brew Lab, B.Good, Brick & Wood, The Cakebox, Donut Crazy, Fairfield Cheese Company, Freshii Fairfield, Flipside Burger Bar, Geronimo Tequila Bar, Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Little Goose, The Little Pub, NOM-EEZ, Old Post Tavern, Quattro Pazzi, Mecha Noodle Bar, Lobster Post, Sweet & Simple Bake Shop, Taberna Tapas, The Chelsea, Toto, and The Whelk/Kawa Ni. Together, these restaurants create an array of delicious and diverse options and really represent what Fairfield has to offer. In addition to the food, guests will enjoy craft cocktails and beer, artisanal wine and sweets.
"We are looking forward to hosting the first Taste of Fairfield at Delamar Southport and Artisan Restaurant and welcoming our friends and colleagues in the hospitality industry and making it a memorable event for the community. " Executive Chef and Partner Frederic Kieffer of Artisan Restaurant, Tavern and Garden at Delamar Southport.
Taste of Fairfield is hoping to showcase the area’s top talents as well as the varied and diverse selections available as is reflected in throughout the town. Guests will find themselves enjoying a wide selection of foods including sustainable and seafood-focused, old-school Italian comfort food, nouveau Mexican-style cuisine, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, and Pub Fare.
A general admissions ticket costs $50 which will include food, drink, and entertainment. One can also purchase a VIP ticket for $100 to include food, drink, entertainment, private parking, and special access to the Black Rock Galleries lounge with TV and food service. Children are welcome and tickets for those under 21 are $20. All tickets are available through tasteoffairfield.com.
Additionally, there will be special raffles and food drives held to benefit the event’s charity partner, Operation Hope. A celebration is not complete without great music. Guests can sing and dance along to popular local bands, Otis & The Hurricanes and The Mill River Band.
TownVibe and Fairfield Magazine are grateful for the event sponsors which include Balducci’s, Land Rover of Milford, Sacred Heart University, Black Rock Galleries, and Yumi EcoSolutions.
Taste of Fairfield is the precursor to Fairfield’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week which begins the following week on October 16. The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets and more information.
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