The Weekly Nibble: Upcoming Food News & Events

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

The Whelk in Westport will start serving LUNCH on January 15th! Lunch will be served Wednesday, Thursdays, and Fridays 12pm-2:30.

Saturday January 11 is Step Out at Stepping Stones Museum.  The wine and food tasting supports the museum’s educational initiatives. It includes the Melting Pot, Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines, The Brewhouse, and more.  7-9:30pm.  $40 and up per person. More info here. 

Mohegan Sun’s Restaurant Week begins Sunday January 12th and goes through the 17thVisit the website to see what the casino’s renowned eateries are offering.

Sundays are ½ off bottles of select wines at many local restaurants, including The Spread, Bar Sugo, and Bistro Latino.

On Tuesday January 14, learn how to braise at Barcelona Fairfield.  Join Chef Helton and learn the art of braising and complementing it with a few vegetable side dishes. 4-7pm. $35pp plus tax and gratuity. 

Also on Tuesday, Caseus Fromagerie in New Haven is offering a class called “Relishing the Rind.”  The class will explore categorizing cheese by types of rind. You will get to taste bloomy, ash, wash-rind cheeses ...and more! 6-7:30pm. Approx $37pp. Buy Tix Here.

Mambo in New Haven is hosting an evening of “Blind Tasting of Spain's 3 Great Grapes” on Tuesday January 14. Arguably the top 3 grapes in Spain are Garnacha, Monastrell and Tempranillo. You  will taste 9 different examples of wines produced from these grapes and try 3 pairs blind. 6:30-8:30pm.  $78pp. 

Leafline Salad Co. in Greenwich will be having a free salad event on Wed. 1/15 from 12pm to 3pm.

Elm Restaurant in New Canaan hosts an evening of Black Truffles & Wine. This five-course menu will highlight the prized Black Truffles from Perigord, France. January 15th, 7:00pm -10:00pm. $200 per guest. Call 203-920-4994

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.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the Mohegan Sun WineFest!  Sample over 1,000 fine wines and an impressive lineup of world craft beers during the two-day Grand Tasting or get tips from celebrity chefs and authors during the seminar series. The weekend includes the Celebrity Chef Dine Around and the Elite Cru Tasting.  It goes from January 24-26. Enter to WIN FREE TIX here.