Reheated: Valentine's Day, Food-centric Benefits & CSA's

Amy Kundrat

Valentine’s Day is looming! CTbites brings you the Top Ten Chocolate Shops and our Top Ten Spots for Valentine's Dinners. Check out the closest shops and make your reservations. 

Spring 2011 CSA’s are open for registration. Spots go quickly, visit the Fairfield Green Food Guide for a list of farms closest to Fairfield.

109 Cheese & Wine in Ridgefield is opening up their wine shop this Saturday, Feb. 5 and will be offering hard-to-find wines and artisan wines. Info:

This weekend, don’t miss the third annual Chowdafest on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 11 am to 4 pm at Westport's Bedford Middle School. More than 20 different chowders, soups and bisques will be available for sampling with proceeds benefiting the Connecticut Food Bank.

Just over the border, the Chocolate, Dessert & Wine Lover's 'Tasting' Evening will benefit The Shelter for the Homeless onThursday, Feb 10, 6 pm at the Stamford Hilton, featuring 70 vendors, many of them local, serving decadent chocolates and confections and specialty beverages.

Tickets are now available for the 26th annual Great Chefs fundraiser set for Friday, March 4 at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich to benefit Greenwich Hospital. For reservations call (203) 863-3863.

photo recap from leFarm’s monthly underground dinner Souterrain, which recently hosted an incredible spread inside Norwalk’s Lillian August. E-mail them to get on their list.