This just in from The Schoolhouse:
It's that time of year again! Head on over to a Holiday Open House here at the Schoolhouse at Cannondale Restaurant. Get inspiration for your upcoming holiday and dinner parties with a few signature ideas of Chef LaBant's. The Schoolhouse will be featuring several workshop stations starring some of their favorite Hor D'oeuvres, Desserts & Pies (also available for pre-order), a Prosecco and Italian Soda Bar, and a Floral Arrangements & Decorations workshop.
The Open House will go from 7 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, November 20th. Take home an original recipe book by Schoolhouse's own, included in the cost. Tickets are $65.00 per person. To reserve tickets, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, number of reservations, and a telephone number should we need to contact youdirectly. We will confirm your tickets via email.
Greenwich 2012 FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Presented by Serendipity; A Recap from Someone Obsessed with the “Food Obsessed.”
The 2nd annual Greenwich 2012 FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL, presented by Serendipity, put fall into full swing. There is nothing like celebrating the change of the seasons by stuffing your face with fall’s most delicious tastes from Fairfield and Westchester counties – cuisine, beer, wine… bliss. Local residents roamed around the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich to feast on signature delicacies from local restaurants, wine producers, distilleries, pastry shops, chocolatiers, and the like. Thanks to Serendipity, 100% of the proceeds were donated to The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp, which is dedicated to providing unique forms of healing to children and their families who are dealing with a serious illness. Hundreds of locals filled the crowd for the festival each night. It may be safe to say next year’s camp might resemble a mini Cirque du Soleil – the fest was a complete success.
elm is Awarded One of the Best New Restaurants in America 2012 by Esquire Magazine
Chef/Owner Brian Lewis’ restaurant, elm has been named one of the best new restaurants in America 2012 by Esquire magazine. Now in its 28th year, Esquire’s annual list features the best restaurants as selected by its restaurant features writer John Mariani. elm is Lewis’ first solo venture, featuring inventive Modern American cuisine, rooted in tradition and inspired by the seasons.
“We are thrilled and so proud for elm to be awarded as one of Esquire’s best new restaurants,” says Lewis. “It is quite the honor.”
Get your taste buds revved up for Saturday, November 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport. Artisanal foods and beverages will be available to swish, swill, sniff, and savor.
Sample all kinds of goodies from Fairfield Cheese Company, Red Bee honey, Olivette oils and vinegars, Wave Hill Breads, Izzy B’s cupcakes, The Pop Shop cake pops, and Tea-RRific! ice cream. And when you get thirsty, try Henri's Reserve boutique champagnes or the latest brews from Beaver Beer. Need a hot beverage to soothe your savage soul? No problem! Try Babycat Milkbar’s fabulous teas. Sure to be a crowd pleaser!
The artisanal tasting is meant to not only explore those foods and beverages that are unique and extraordinary, but it is also a great way to support local businesses.
Big news for a local baker whose career CTbites has followed from the very beginning. Westport based NOTHIN’ BUT Premium Snack Bars have just announced that they have created a specialty blend granola bar for Le Pain Quotidien, an international chain of bakery cafes. Several months ago Nothin' But CEO, Steven Laitmon, and Jerri Graham, the founder and creator of the company, approached Le Pain with the idea of making a proprietary blended granola bar. Receptive about a Premium Snack Bar that could capture their commitment to excellence, the team at Le Pain readily agreed. Back home in Westport, Jerri and Steven set to work and started the process of crafting various combinations until they achieved what they felt was perfection.
Half Full brewery in Stamford will host a Halloween party this Saturday, starting at 7p.m. For $50, you'll get open taps of Half Full Bright Ale, InaugerALE, IPA and Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest inspired food and Pumpkin Ale floats, via Station Eats, and a costume contest. Half Full recommends taking a cab to this one.
Looking for a good brunch spot? Bar Sugo, Chef Pat Pascarella's new killer Italian venue in Norwalk, is serving a regional Italian brunch Saturday and Sunday with rotating menu items including: Crispy Pork Belly w/ Sunny Side Up Eggs, Sausage & Broccoli Rabe omelettes, pancakes, and all the usual suspects. View menu here.
Fall is here and Walter Stewart's Market, a fixture in downtown New Canaan since 1907, is celebrating the season with great products for your whole family. For those who haven’t shopped this local gem, take a a trip down the aisles of Walter Stewart’s Market, where you’ll find an amazing array of local, seasonal and specialty items...not to mention the Stewart’s wine shop. Finally one stop shopping.
How better to enjoy in these crisp Fall months, than with local apple and apple cider from Lyman Orchards in Middlefield CT or the exceptionally delicious Cider donuts from Blue Jay Orchards in Bethel.
Fancy bourbon? Love a good cordial? Enjoy savoring scotch?
Cocktail fans of every make and model should save the date for the fall line-up of events at Saugatuck Grain and Grape in Westport. The first event is Tuesday, October 23 from 6 to 8 pm and will feature cordials and cocktails. RSVP here.
Cordials & Cocktails - October 23 @ 6 to 8pm
Learn about all the classic cocktail ingredients, including a selection of vermouth, amaro, aperitif wines, cordials, sochu/soju, cocktail bitters, cognac/brandy, calvados, digestivos, liqueurs, absinthe and barrel aged cocktails to sample.
Big Bad Bourbon Tasting - November 13 @ 6 to 8pm
Holiday Scotch Show - Decenber 18 @ 6 to 8pm
Saugatuck Grain and Grape is located at Railroad Avenue in Westport. Follow them on Facebook for the latest news.