The Weekly Nibble: Upcoming Food News & Events

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Stratford, Branford, and New Haven Restaurant weeks continue through April 11th and 12th!  Click here for menus, participating restaurants, and details. 

On Monday April 7, Barcelona Fairfield presents “Light & Delicious Spring Tapas.”  If you would like to add tasty yet light items to your spring menu, this is the class for you. Join Chef Helton and learn how to make chorizo & figs, and early spring vegetable dishes. $35 pp + tax and gratuity. For reservations, call the restaurant at 203.255-0800

Tuesday April 8, Geronimo’s in Fairfield presents a special tasting of Herradura tequila to benefit Operation Hope.  The fun starts at 7pm.  Details here.

Olio (a Stamford, CT favorite) is now open for lunch!  It will be served Wednesdays-Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Learn about "E. Guigal Wines of Rhone Valley, France” on Wednesday April 9th.  The event takes place  from 7-9pm at Harry's on the Post Rd in Fairfield.  The Guigal CT Brand Manager, Francois Chaillou, will provide expert guidance and information during this tasting of a top producer of the Rhone Valley.  Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably one of the most lauded producers in the world. $35 one session

Thursday April 10, enjoy Tapas and Vino at Bistro Latino in Greenwich, CT.  Instead of gathering for a large meal at the table, imagine a more casual setup where small bites allow you to mix and mingle with ease.   Taste beautiful wines from Spain and Latin America paired perfectly with a variety of tapas, offering a palette of exciting flavors and textures for everyone to enjoy. $39 per guest, plus tax and gratuity.  Call now to reserve: Call to reserve at: 203.698.9033. 

You can also enjoy Tuscan Wines on April 10 in Milford.  Wines and More continues its Wine Dinner Series at Beach House Restaurant located in the beautiful Villa Rosa section of Milford.  Call 203.876.1600 for information and to reserve.

Thursday April 10 is “A Novel Affair” at the Ferguson Library.  The fun-filled evening of food, spirits and entertainment will benefit The Ferguson Library.  Tickets are available at a variety of levels and prices.  5:30-8:30pm at the main branch of the library.  Details here. 

It’s a BYOB painting party at the new Art Plus Studio in SONO. On Friday the 11th, Channel your inner Monet as you paint one of his finest works, “Twilight in Venice”.  Feel free to sip on a glass of fine wine as your paint this dreamy rendition of the Venetian skyline.  203-500-7352. $45pp, 6:30pm.

There will be an NBC Wine Tasting & Silent Auction April 12th 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Over 40+ premier wines to sample! Nibble on gourmet cheeses, artisan pizzas and more! Dazzling array of goods up for grabs at Silent Auction: Exclusive Spa Services, Fine Dining Certificates, Specialty Gift Baskets, Boating Goods, and more.  Call 203-434-8900.Cost: $7 advance or $10 door. 

Looking ahead...

Westport Country Playhouse presents the popular Taste of Tuesday (Tuesday Preview) as a subscriber-only event complete with wine tastings, live music, and a sampling of delicious appetizers from many local restaurants. Be one of the very first to see the show with this unique subscription package. 2014 Taste of Tuesday evenings:  April 29, June 3, July 15, August 19, October 7.  The tasting begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the performance at 8 p.m.  For more information, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529, or visit the box office at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Information and tickets also available at