The Weekly Nibble: Upcoming Food News & Events

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Mohegan Sun’s Restaurant Week goes from January 12-17!  Savor all the specials at Mohegan Sun's most renowned dining venues, including a three course dinner at Ballo Italian for $29.95. 

On Saturday January 4 check out Half Full Brewery in Stamford for the “Hoptimist Experience,” a formal tour and tasting.  They are open from 1-5pm with a Tour at 3:00pm.  During the tour you will learn about the brewing process and how they got started.  $5 gets you a Half Full Brewery sampling glass, six samples of beers on tap, and a guided tour. More Info Here. 

Celebrate the return of Downton Abbey at the Silo Gallery at Hunt Hill in New Milford on Sunday January 5.  A demonstration cooking class will feature an "Upstairs/Downstairs" menu based on the TV series and using recipes from “The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook.” The day will include a champagne cocktail, smoked salmon sandwiches, oxtail soup, lobster thermador, steak and kidney pie, and crepe Suzette. 11am-2pm.  $90pp.  Guests must sign up in advance. 

Every Sunday Mama’s Boy in Norwalk hosts brunch with live music from 1-4pm.  January 5 you can see Griffin Anthony perform.

Wednesday January 8 from 7-9pm, Two Steps Downtown Grille in Danbury, CT will offer a Winter Classics Cooking Class.  Join chef Tom Devine to learn how to cook Lobster Cakes, Fresh Sea Scallops, Stuffed Chicken with Grand Marnier Sauce and Tournedos of Beef.  Please contact Two Steps Downtown Grille to reserve your seat: or 203-794-0032.  $38pp.

Wine & Dine Wednesdays are happening weekly at Darien Social.  Enjoy a house salad, 2 side dishes, and your choice of steak for $28pp… plus ½ off select bottles of delicious wines!  5-10pm.