Weekly Nibble: Upcoming Food News & Events, Aug 10-15th

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

On Tuesday August 12, explore “The Tomato Vine” with Barcelona New Haven.  Do you have an abundance of tomatoes from your garden? If you love tomatoes and want to expand your recipe repertoire then join Chef Frank while he demonstrates how to prepare a few delicious and easy recipes using tomato as the main ingredient.  $25pp.  

Latin inspired Tierra in Westport is now open for brunch Saturday and Sundays 10:30 - 2:30. Call for reservations. 203.557.4850

Join Jones Family Vineyard for a French Country Picnic on Wednesday August 13 from 6:30-8:30.  Start with a walk down to the vineyards to examine the different grape varieties we grow. Following the vineyard walk, enjoy our picnic meal at our Pine Barn.  For more information, visit the event website: jonesfamilyfarms.com/events/winery.  $65pp.

Tour Long Island Wine Country with the Greenwich Wine Society on Thursday August 14, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM.  The North Fork vineyard tour will go to three of the best wineries on Long Island: Paumanok, Pellegrini and Lenz. The bus will leave from Greenwich at 9:15 am sharp (bus begins boarding at 9am) and head out to Long Island.  We'll have an al fresco lunch by the vineyards (included).  Please check out our web site for details and to register: www.GreenwichWineSociety.com or call 203.629.1261

Griffin Anthony performs at Mama’s Boy for their Thursday happy hour from 5pm-8pm.

Visit Parallel Post for "Mussel Madness" on Thursdays between and 5-10 p.m as part of their "Seafood Summer" promo.  The special will entail all you can eat Spicy Mussels with Grilled Bread for $16 and will be available every Thursday through Thursday, September 4.

On August 14, head to the Darien Library ifor a salsa-making contest and a performance from Mariachi Flor de Toloache at 7 pm!  If you’d like to enter your own salsa, make sure that you bring enough for three judges to taste plus a generous amount for guests to sample.  Darien Library to provide chips.  

It’s a Vino and Paint” extravaganze at Hopkins Vineyard  on August 14 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Sign up to at our paint bar, relax and enjoy a glass of wine. No experience required. All materials are included plus a glass of wine. You may bring your own snacks. Cost is $35 per person.  

Walrus & Carpenter is hosting a "Brew Grass and Pig Roast' party on August 14th. Call for details: 203.333.2733

Enjoy the Rowayton Farmers’ Market every Friday from 12-5 in Pinkney Park.  http://www.rowaytoncurrents.com/?page_id=3041

Experience live music on Fridays at Preston Ridge Vineyard from 5pm-8pm inthe tasting room.  Bring food & friends to enjoy great wine and music in a beautiful setting. August 15, enjoy the tunes of Guido Falivene.

The Milford Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday from 9-1.  http://www.localharvest.org/milford-downtown-farmers-market-M20830 

Meanwhile, the Black Market Farmers Market of Bridgeport goes down on Saturdays from 9-2.  http://www.blackrockfarmersmarket.com/