Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of September 17-24

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Tickets are on sale for The New England Chowdafest 2017 on October 1.  Taste and judge chowders from over 40 award winning chefs and restaurants across New England!  Plus, it’s all for a great cause… proceeds go to Food Rescue US! 

Black Rock Restaurant Week spans from Monday September 18 through September 24!  Restaurants like Nom-eez, Walrus + Carpenter, Bloodroot, Hub & Spoke, and Taco Loco are offering specials and prix fixe menus. 

Wakeman Town Farm will host its fifth-annual farm-to-table Harvest Fest event on Saturday, September 23 at 6 p.m. The Harvest Fest features farm fresh fare prepared by talented chefs, wine, signature cocktails, silent and live auctions, and giveaways. 

On Tuesday September 19, celebrate Women in Wine with Millwright’s.  From 6-7:30, enjoy 5 tapas paired with 5 wines created by female winemakers.  It costs approximately $50 per person and the event will take place on the bridge.  

The Fall Corn Maze at Bishop's Orchards is now open!  This year, the maze has a new layout with interactive games and puzzles to help you find your way.  Visit them holidays and weekends from 10am-5pm through the end of October. 

elm restaurant in New Canaan is now a part of Ubereats!  Can’t make it there?  No problem!  You can still enjoy the tasty cuisine.

Tickets are now on sale for a food-focused evening in Terrain’s Garden Cafe, hosted by CTbites and the Westport Farmers’ Market.  Some of the food industry’s leading talents will discuss trends, restaurant and farming secrets, and everyday life during an open forum. During the evening, enjoy seasonal small bites and cocktails.  Reservations are required.  The event costs $50 per person and includes a welcome cocktail, stationary and passed hors d’oeuvres, and hospitality. 

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farms has a variety of Fall Cooking Classes taking place this week.  Kids and Teens can enjoy a “No Homework” Cooking Party while adults can learn about Surf & Turf or pie baking. 

The Country Fest returns to the Beer Garden at Shippan Landing on September 22.  The bar opens at 4, with music beginning at 7pm.  Enjoy drink specials, giveaways, and more. 

On Friday September 22, Chop Shop Cooking will offer a class called “The Hen House.”  Focusing on chicken, the menu features Chicken Tortilla Soup, Crispy Lemon Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Steaks & Salsa Verde, Sweet & Sour Indian Chicken with Saffron Rice Pulao, and Chicken Saltimbocca with Cheesy Carrot Orzo. 

Fleming's West Hartford will have a tasting of 20 wines for $45 on Friday September 22 at 6:30.  The wines will be paired with a selection of hors d'oeuvres created by Chef Partner Headley Wilson. Space is limited- call 860-676-9463 to reserve.

In addition, Wakeman Town Farm now has fall and winter youth programs!  Check out their full list of offerings here: 

Rothbard Ale & Larder’s second annual Oktoberfest takes place on Saturday September 23.  From 1-11pm, partake in authentic German beers, dishes, games, and live music. 

On Sunday September 24, Fleisher’s Craft Butchery in Greenwich will guide us through Pork Butchery 101.  The class includes a nose-to-tail butchery demo, an anatomy review, cooking tips, and a discussion on sourcing pasture-raised pork sustainably in today's food system.  Conclude the class with a complimentary drink and delicious dishes from the kitchen. 

Taste of Farmington Valley lasts until September 24.  Area restaurants, such as Present Company, are offering prix fixe menus and specials. 

Artisan West Hartford is now open! Call 860.937.2525 for reservations. 

The Tasty Yolk food truck is pleased to announce their September special: “To infinity & Brie-ond!"  The $8 gourmet breakfast sandwich consists of 2 eggs, slow roasted pork, 7 hr caramelized onions, brie, and Granny Smith apples.

 Laura and Chris from Fairfield & Greenwich Cheese Co. are launching a national artisan cheese delivery service, Cheesemonger Box! Preorders are now being accepted, with the service officially launching October 1.  The Classic box is $75/month and contains three 1/2 lb portions of cheese. The signature box is $95/month and contains a special kind of gourmet cracker and accompaniments like a jam, which will also be new each month. 

The Tavern at Gray Barns (formerly The Silvermine Tavern) is now open for dinner. Call 203-580-1900 for reservations. Try the Smoked Carrots, Summer Squash Salad, Arctic Char, Halibut, and Sticky Toffee Pudding. We love them all. There are no plans for jazz or honey buns, but still great views of the mill pond.