Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of November 19-26

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Every Friday and Saturday from 10am-11am, the new GrayBarns on the Silvermine River hosts a pop up bakery featuring the incredible local baker, Flour Water Salt Bread. 

Then on Sunday November 26, Washington Prime will have a Homecoming Family Brunch Buffet.  Join them for one of 3 different seating times: 11AM, 12:30PM, and 2PM.  The price per person is $34.95 per person and includes a complimentary bloody mary, mimosa, or bellini. Children are $19.95 and tots under 4 are free. 

Diners can help feed the hungry while eating at their favorite local restaurants. CTbites is pleased to have joined forces with  Food Rescue US to launch Hunger Bites, a program allowing restaurants and diners to join together in the fight against hunger. If you see the Hunger Bites logo at your local restaurant, please consider donating $1 on your guest check, By giving just $1 today on your bill you'll provide 20 fresh, nutritious meals to people in need in your community.  Participating restaurants include: The Cottage in Westport,Whelk Jesup Kawa NiMatch RestaurantCask Republic South Norwalk,Mill Street Bar & TableTaproot RestaurantThe Stand Juice Company,Match Burger LobsterNom-eez Winfield Street Coffee & Deli Tarry Lodge The Spread & The Ginger Man Greenwich

Prime: An American Kitchen and Bar in Stamford’s Harbor Point now offers a “Power Lunch.”  When you order the two-course $24 price fixed lunch, they guarantee you’ll be in and out in 35 minutes from when your order is taken.  Prime is open for lunch from 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Monday through Saturday.

Embody Fitness Gourmet has launched HOT smoothies and juices for Winter! Check out the new menu at your local Embody in Westport, Darien or New Canaan. 

Thanksgiving is Thursday November 23!  Connecticut restaurants and caterers are offering specials for the holiday.  Here are just a few:

  • Shell & Bones in New Haven will be open on Thanksgiving from 11am – 8pm. In addition to their regular a la carte menu, specials will include Cider Brined Turkey, Maine Lobster Salad, Vegetable Pot Pie, Pomegranate Rack of Lamb, and more
  • Artisan Restaurant in Southport will have seatings for their "Traditional Amish Turkey Dinner" from 12-7pm. The prix fixe menu is $65 for adults and $25 for kids
  • elm in New Canaan is open on Thanksgiving Day from 11am-5pm. They have special Thanksgiving menus for adults and children alike. Plus, they will even have a Thanksgiving To Go menu for those who still want to serve the meal at home.

On Saturday November 25, Stamford High School will host their annual shopping fair.  In addition to Vendors, raffles, and entertainment, there will be a Seasonal Dessert Bar and a full food court.  All profits from the event support the Class of 2019 and the Class of 2020. 

Sunset Meadow Vineyard’s Reserve Wine Tasting is only available on select weekends throughout the year and this is one of them!   Take advantage of the opportunity to taste all four SMV Reserve Wines for $12.00.  The wines include the Merlot Reserve, Twisted Red Reserve, Cabernet Franc Reserve, and Big Lab Cab.   

Just in time for the holidays, you can now purchase gift cards to Match Burger Lobster online! 

The 5th Annual Kent Holiday Champagne Stroll will take place Friday, November 24 and Saturday November 25 from 4-7:30pm.  Peruse over 30 stores in the village of Kent and taste fabulous champagnes and sparkling wines as you visit each shop.   Special promotions and appetizers will be offered as well.  

D Myles Chef & Catering presents its 1st Annual Fall Bash on November 25 from 6-10pm.  The buffet style event costs $30 per person and takes place in Wolcott, CT. 

Now through New Year’s Eve, for every $50 gift card purchased, Kona Grill will provide a $10 bonus card.  Buy them in the Stamford restaurant or online.  

Bar Rosso in Stamford now has a late night happy hour Friday and Saturday from1 1pm-1am.  With appetizers starting at just $6 and select $5 wines, $5 cocktails, $6 martinis, and $4 beers, it’s worth it to be a night owl!