Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of December 3-10

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Caseus Fromagerie Bistro, located in New Haven, will hold a “Porters and Stouts Beer and Cheese Pairing Class” on Monday Dece,ber 4 from 6-7:30pm.  They’ll pair delicious dark brews with cheeses from their fromagerie.   Tickets are available online and costs approximately $45. 

On Tuesday December 5, Baldanza Café in New Canaan will team up with South Avenue Butcher for another Baldanza Butcher Dinner.  There are two seatings: 5:30pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets are $100 (which includes tax and gratuity) and can be purchased by calling 203-966-4000.

Bareburger’s Ridgefield location now offers delivery!  Place your orders here. 

On Thursday December 7, Kosher Like Me food blogger Liz Rueven will present an interactive cooking class focusing on Chanukah latkes (potato pancakes). Students will prepare a classic recipe in addition to learning how to make seasonal variations and fruit sauces to top them with.  Feel free to BYOB. 

Soul Tasty in Stamford's Chef, Jean J will be featured on the TV show CHOPPED! They are having a viewing party Thursday, Dec. 7 at Acuario Restaurant (78 W. Park Place Stamford,CT) from 7:30-10:30pm (episode airs at 9pm). Head on over!

Tarry Lodge New Haven is partnering with @questionably_adulting to give away a $50 gift card on Instagram this week! The contest will run on @questionably_adulting's account until Saturday 12/9, with a winner announced on 12/10. Head over to @questionably_adulting or @tarrynewhaven to learn how you can win some delicious free pizza! 

55 Wine Bar and Wood Grille in Fairfield invites you to a Holiday Wine Dinner on December 5 at 7pm.  The event, in conjunction with Harry’s Liquor Market, Hartley & Parker, and Vias imports, includes passed appetizers along with a five course sit down meal.  It costs $90 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Bar Sugo will host a Game Dinner on December 7 at 6pm. 

Nom-eez has some new (tasty and affordable) lunch specials on the menu!

The New Canaan Nature Center’s Holiday Market takes place on Thursday December 7 from 10am-3pm.  A $10 ticket get shoppers access to unique gifts items including jewelry, clothing, plants, and much more... plus it supports the Nature Center!   Join them for a preview party on December 6 from 7-9pm for $55.   

Alforno restaurant in Old Saybrook will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a wine dinner on Tuesday December 5 at 6:30pm.  Four classic Florentine courses will be paired with Banfi wines from the winemaker’s estates in Tuscany and Piedmont.  The dinner costs $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  For reservations, call 860-399-4166 or email Ben Zemmel at

Guilford Mooring is hosting a “Bourbons, Food, Cigars, and Fire” event on Thursday, December 7 from 6:30-9:30pm.  Held in conjunction with Litchfield Distillery and the Owl Shop, the four-course dinner will be paired with Bourbons and Cocktails from the Distillery, with Brand Ambassador Dimitrios Zahariadis providing information on each drink.  Each bourbon has been paired with a cigar from New Haven’s Owl Shop, and, on the last course, guests will be invited to select a cigar to light up outside by the fire pits.  Tickets are $75 and must be purchased before the event. 

Pacifico New Haven invites you to “Pisco Tasting and Tapas” on Thursday December 7 from 7-10pm.   Learn about Pisco, a classic Peruvian liquor, alongside small plates, with an expert.  It costs $55 per person. 

Visit Outriggers in Stratford on Saturday December 9 for “Summer in December.”  The evening features music duo Dawn and Greg as well.

Newbrook Kitchen and Artisan Market hosts a Tasting Dinner on December 9 at 7pm.  The 6-course tasting menu changes based upon what is local and in season, and the meals are BYOB.  It costs $65 per person and reservations can be made by calling 203.557.6087.

Chef Lisa Parelli Gray and Wakeman Town Farm invite adults and teens ages 12-17 to a cookie swap on Saturday December 9 from 11am-1:30pm.  Students will be introduced to a number of doughs and the methods behind making them, ultimately learning to bake classics like Linzer tarts, snowballs, thumb print cookies, and chocolate cookies.  BYOB and a tin to take cookies home in!  It costs $65 per person and is limited to 16 people. 

There will be an opening for the exhibition of Susan Leggitt’s fine art at Bistro Du Soleil on Sunday, Dec. 10th, from 5-7 PM. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.