Weekly Nibble: Upcoming Food News & Events Sept. 1-6th

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Stamford Restaurant Week lasts until September September 1!

On Tuesdays, both locations of Geronimo’s serve up “Tacos, Tequilas, and Tails.” Receive 2 tacos and a house margarita for $12.  There will also be other food specials.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents “The Wine Opener” on Thursday September 4 from 6-10pm.  The Wine Mapp of Greenwich will have delicious wines for you to taste while you enjoy cuisine from popular restaurants in Fairfield County. $100pp.  

“Outstanding in the Field” comes to The Hickories in Ridgefield September 4 & 5.  The event is an open-air feast in celebration of the farmer and the gifts of the land. Guests sit at a long table on a local farm while a chef prepared a beautiful meal.  It starts in California and travels across the country.  Bill Taibe of  LeFarm & The Whelk comes to the Hickories on September 4 while Wirt Cook of the Redding Roadhouse comes on the 5th.

Sugar and Olives in Norwalk reopens on Wednesday September 3 after a brief summer vacation.

Travel back in time with Parallel Post in Trumbull on Thursday September 4 from 5pm to 8pm. Chef de Cuisine Ali Goss and Executive Chef Chris Molyneux  will create a moonshine infused 5-course prix fixe meal.  Each dish will be paired with selections from Onyx Moonshine. $75 per person.  RSVP by emailing

Norwalk’s 37th ANNUAL OYSTER FESTIVAL will take place Friday September 5 – Sunday September 7. 

New Canaan Library will host a special culinary event on Thursday, September 4, from 6 – 7:30 PM. Chef Silvia Baldini, founder of Strawberry and Sage, will demonstrate how to transform locally-grown, seasonal vegetables into elegant, healthy dishes for home entertaining. Analiese Paik, founder of Fairfield Green Food Guide, will give participants the inside track on resources for buying local and organic food and ingredients. Info here.

Saturday September 6, the Brass City Brewfest comes to Waterbury.  The event, which takes place in Library Park, will feature 125+ breweries and brewpubs showcasing more than 250 domestic and international brews.  There will also be bands, seminars, food, and prizes.  12-5pm.  http://www.brasscitybrewfest.com/ 

The Newtown Forest Association (“NFA”) is celebrating 90 years of serving the Newtown community by hosting a Sunset Wine Tasting event at their Holcombe Hill Wildlife Preserve and Offices on September 6, 2014 from 4PM to 8PM.  The event will include light fare, a jazz trio, a silent auction, a tent to protect everyone from the “moon rays” and a shuttle to transport people up the hill with ease.  Tickets are $35 per person.  To reserve tickets for the event, please email NFATREASURER@YAHOO.COM, call 203-313-5712, or visit www.newtownforestassociation.org/events/ 

Looking Ahead…

Cask Republic of New Haven presents “Nebraska Brewing Rare Beer Night” on September 6 at 6pm.