The Weekly Nibble: Upcoming Food News & Events

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Celebrate Black Friday with Val’s of Greenwich! Barhill Gin will be hosting a tasting to get us geared-up for the holiday season.  This complimentary event will take place from 3-7pm on Friday November 29.

On Monday December 2, Buon Appetito Restaurant will partner with Super Cellar Liquors for a 4 course wine dinner.  It begins at 6:30 at the restaurant in Canton, CT.  $75 pp. For the menu and reservation information, see

Get an introduction to homebrewing beer on Tuesday December 3.  The free event takes place from  6:30-8:30pm at Yale University’s International Center. Learn more and claim a seat at 

On Tuesday December 3, Luca Wine Bar and Visco Wines will partner with Harry’s Wine & Liquor to present a wine dinner called “The 4 Big B’s of Italy.”  It will feature four of Italy’s coveted wines: Barbera, Barbaresco, Brunello di Montalcino, and Barolo.  They will be paired with 4 courses including homemade crepes, ravioli, veal shank, and poached pear for dessert.  $98 pp, all inclusive.  Please call Luca Wine Bar for reservations: (203) 286-5617.

Mama’s Boy Southern Table & Refuge is hosting a Four Roses Whiskey and Game Dinner on Weds December 4.  It will includes 3 courses of quail, rabbitt osso buco and venison, plus Four Roses and hand rolled cigars.   The event costs $85pp.  Space is limited and seats must be reserved by December 2. Email .

Bin 100 of Milford, CT will hold a “Holiday Food & Wine Pairing Extravaganza” on Wednesday December 4 from 6:30-8:30pm. $75pp. To buy a ticket, see: .

Whole Foods Markets holds twitter chats every Thursday night from 6-7pm.  On December 5, talk about “holiday delights” with other foodies. 

Nicholas Roberts will hold its annual champagne tasting on Thursday December 5th from 7-9pm.  The event will focus on grower champagnes.  The event is free with an RSVP.  For more details and to reserve a space, visit .

On December 6, join Cookies On9 fora stroll through the streets of New Haven's Historic 9th Square while gathering over a dozen festive treats. Cookies are baked by Gateway Community College's Culinary Department. Proceeds benefit the "Neighbors in Need" dinner hosted by Gateway Community College Foundation. Tickets are $25.00. 6-8pm. Get your tickets here: 

Fat Cat Pie Co/Fountainhead wines will be tasting top examples of Rioja and Ribera del Duero including Lopez y Heredia, La Rioja Alta and Vina Pedrosa over the course of the weekend of December 6.  The free event takes place in the Norwalk store on Saturday & Sunday.

Discover the wines of Champagne with New Canaan Wine Merchants!  The free event takes place Tuesday December 10 from 7-8pm. Call to sign up: 203-972-0100.