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Saturday
Jan252014

Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lovers Evening to Benefit Shelter For The Homeless

The Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover's 'Tasting' Evening to benefit The Shelter for the Homeless is back! On Thursday, February 6th, over 50 vendors will be serving up an evening of glorious culinary indulgence in the form of decadent chocolates, confections, and mouthwatering baked good, all washed down with fine wines, beer and specialty beverages. Here's the real bonus…You can enjoy your nibbles from favorite restaurants and shops like Bar Sugo, Darien Cheese Shop, Shearwater Organic Coffee Roasters, Chocolate Lab, and  Izzi B’s Allergen-Free Cupcakes, knowing that 100% of every ticket sold supports the Shelter for the Homeless programs. 

Check out the complete list of vendors below and we'll see you there!

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Friday
Jan242014

Chowdafest Announces Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations

Chowdafest has just announced their four celebrity chefs who will be giving cooking demonstrations during this year's event.  The Clarke Cooking Stage will be graced by 3 great local chefs: Chef Pietro Scotti of Da Pietro’s in Westport; Chef Plum, a regular contributor on “Better CT” on WFSB, FoxCT and the Food Network; Chef Forrest Pasternack, the executive chef at Bailey’s Backyard in Ridgefield; and Chef Hunter Zampa, an 8th grader from Stamford, who recently won the Food Network’s Chopped Teen Talent. 

The chefs will appear on the new Clarke cooking stage and cooking demonstrations are co-hosted by OmNomCT.com and CTbites.com.  

Cooking demonstrations are approximately 20 minutes long and are scheduled on the hour.  Additionally, each segment is supported by an event sponsor and each chef’s creations will be able to be sampled after the demonstration.  

Clarke Cooking Stage Schedule

11:30 Teen Chef Hunter Zampa presented by Frontier Soups and Westminster Crackers

12:30 Chef Pietro Scotti presented by Victoria Foods, FIAT of Fairfield County and E.& J. Gallo Wines

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Friday
Jan242014

Sarah & Monica's Excellent Birthday Dinner

 

Sarah Bouisseau of Bernard's & Sarah's Wine Bar in Ridgefield, and Monica Brown of 109 Cheese & Wine have been the closest of friends for over a decade, beginning when they discovered they shared the same birthday. Over the years, the oenophiles and food lovers have hosted an evening including some of their favorite foods and wines for their customers, and it has evolved into a beloved annual event.

This special dinner and wine tasting happens only once a year, on Friday, January 24 (tonight!) at 7 pm at Bernard's in Ridgefield. The price is $90 per person plus tax and gratuity, call 203 438 8282 for reservations.

Sarah & Monica's Birthday Menu

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Thursday
Jan232014

The Weekly Nibble: Upcoming Food News & Events

It’s an Onyx Moonshine tasting extravaganza on Thursday January 23! Join Amity Wines of New Haven as they welcome Onyx Spirits Owner Adam von Gootkin to discussg the history of moonshine and prohibition.  You will sample the 80 proof black (with a cocktail), the high proof 111 (with infusion example), the delicious Apple Honey, and the Onyx Whiskey. Free event. 6:30-8:30pm. Reserve your space at: http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/514204 

Friday the 24th is another “Open House” style event at Half Full Brewery in Stamford.  From 5:30-8:30pm, $15 gets you in the door armed with a Half Full branded recycled plastic pint glass and THE TAPS WILL BE OPEN. While you are there, try your hand at bags, life-size jenga, draw on our chalkboard wall, or just enjoy some great conversation over great beers. 

Saturday January 25 is the 5th Annual Valentine Chocolate Festival in New Haven It is an elegant chocolate competition for both amateurs and professionals and a sumptuous sampling session benefiting the Montessori School On Edgewood.  Submit your entry and/or just come sample sumptuous diverse, delectable chocolate treats. 

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Thursday
Jan232014

Start-up Bid Mob Connects Diners with New Haven Dining Deals

The brainchild of Daniel Underkofler, who had been working at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Manhattan, and his “team of socially-inspired Gladsters,” BidMob is a mobile app that—quite simply but brilliantly—connects anyone interested in dining and nightlife in New Haven with the best deals of the day.

"BidMob is an amazing new way to save BIG $$ for your group when you go out. Stop paying for discounts, printing coupons or wondering where the best deals are when you need them," says the description in the Apple app store.

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Wednesday
Jan222014

The Best of Wine & Chocolate: A Tasting w/ Knipschildt Chocolatier

Yes please!

Knipschildt Chocolatier (CT Magazine's Best of CT for chocolate) and Wine Institute of New England (CT Magazine's Best of CT for wine appreciation) join forces to bring you the best of both worlds. Join them on a gustatory journey that will surely please the senses. 

The evening begins with chocolate-infused hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine, followed by a guided pairing of wine and artisan chocolate from CT. This event will be held at Chocopologie Cafe, 12 S. Main Street, Norwalk, CT 

February 5th, 2014 7:00-9:00 pm

$59/person Limited to 36 people. Advanced registration required. Purchase Tickets here. 

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Wednesday
Jan222014

Le Farm's Signature Dish: Chef Arik Bensimon & Bill Taibe Talk Poutine

Would Bensimom  consider an encore of LePoutine for our readers?  You bet!  He’s putting the dish back on the LeFarm menu for a limited run, January 23 -25.  Not to be missed.  (If bacon ate, it would eat Poutine.)

Foie gras and Poutine are two foods not usually found in the same sentence, much less married in a restaurant dish.   But if you were dining at  LeFarm a couple of years ago,  “LePoutine”  was the crazy delicious rock star in the room – a decadent, playful, steamy mashup of foie gras, fried potatoes, wine,  beef cheeks, kale,  gravy and imagination.  

A Montreal favorite, Poutine is unadulterated cardiac-on-a-plate, usually devoured with great gusto, its grease supposedly the perfect insulation before or and after a hard night of drinking. (It should be duly noted that Le Farm’s version, unlike the French Canadian, didn’t include the traditional cheese curds.  But buttery Foie Gras more than made up for the missing fat calories.)

“It was big, it was indulgent, and people just loved it. So did we,” Bill Taibe, the founder of LeFarm told us, grinning with the memory of his exciting crowd pleaser.  

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Tuesday
Jan212014

Beach + Barn Opens in Branford

From the same folks that brought us Roomba and Tacuba, comes the shoreline's newest restaurant, Beach + Barn. The dynamic husband and wife team of Chef Arturo and Suzette Franco-Camacho have reimagined their space in Branford, re-opening their Main Street restaurant as a casual "country to coast" lunch and dinner retreat.

Their approach is "to create an everyday, neighborhood spot with great tasting, affordable food." After several years of running successful restaurants in New Haven, the couple moved to Branford. Beach + Barn is their thoughtful response to living and working within the Branford community for the past several years, and a distillation of what they believe was missing in the restaurant scene in the shoreline, and especially Branford.

 

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Tuesday
Jan212014

And The Winner of the Sun Winefest Grand Tasting Giveaway Is....

We've got ourselves a winner for the Sun Winefest Grand Tasting Giveaway. Christine Jones can grab herself a guest and head on over to Mohegan Sun this Sunday for a full day of celebrity chef, tastings....and of course...great wine & spirits. 

Congrats Christine!

Tuesday
Jan212014

"American Craft Beer Cookbook" Beer Food Pairing Seminar @ Mohegan Sun

Based on recipes from the recently released American Craft Beer Cookbook, the seminar will lead attendees through a five course tasting and pairing event featuring a Grafton Village Cheese Course, three selections from sea, farm & field, and dessert. This event will take place on Friday, January 24th, Mohegan Sun Resort, 7:00pm-8:30pm Led by industry veterans Dave Hartmann & John Holl, the seminar is designed to enlighten on how the primary and broad ranging flavors in craft beer complement, contrast with and accentuate what we dine on – whether from a wide variety of hops, malt, yeast, special ingredients or even the water used in brewing itself. At least five different Long Trail beers will be in the seminar – some easy to find, some uncommon, some never before released. Attendees will also receive a fine quality Spiegelau crystal tulip tasting glass to further enhance their tasting experience.

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