Weekly Nibble: Halloween Parties, Pub Crawls, A Martini Masquerade + Chili Challenges

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Join Carissa from Stand Juice Co. for a Zero Waste Cooking Class on Wednesday October 28 from 7-8:30pm.  Learn how to make the most of your ingredients, and prepare vegan and gluten-free recipes.  RSVP at any Stand Juice Co. location or at info@thestandjuice.com.

Two Roads Brewing and Ghost Tours of New Haven are teaming up for a haunted Halloween bar crawl in New Haven. The event, called “Pints 2 Poltergeist,” is Wednesday October 28 from 7:30-9pm.  Walk to Ordinary, Cask Republic and Tavern for Two Roads beer.  Along the way, hear ghost stories about New Haven. $33.

New Haven’s Olea Restaurant and Amity Wine are uniting for a Spanish wine dinner on Thursday October 29.  A reception will be followed by a four course meal featuring dishes like monk fish a la plancha and braised lamb shank.  It is $85 all inclusive.  RSVP to Jim Boyrer at jimb@amitywines.net or 203-387-6725.

On Friday October 30, Branford's Stony Creek Brewery will have its first "Dia de Reposado Party." They'll release a “Reposado Negro” Tequilla Barrel Aged Black Wheat Wine.

The Black Rock Farmers Market will end its season with a Harvest Hootenanny on Halloween. From 9-1, enjoy a beer tasting by Two Roads, a pig roast from Walrus + Carpenter, and much more.

Meanwhile on Thursday night, Harry's Wine & Liquors, Highland Imports, and Pene E Bene Restaurant are putting on a wine dinner featuring wines from Oregon.  Enjoy a three course meal, as well as amuse and dessert, with pairings.  The event costs $85, plus tax and gratuity.  Please reserve in advance by calling (203) 292-9584.

Washington Prime in Norwalk will team up with Belvedere Vodka to host a Martini Masquerade on Friday october 30. Celebrate both Halloween and the release of the new James Bond movie. Dress to impress... costumes are required for entry.

Love chili? Stop by the Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge on Saturday October 31 from 12-6pm.   The event is more than just chili... there will also be beer tastings, live music, hot apple cider, and activities for the whole family.

Greenwich's L'escale is holding its annual masquerade ball on Halloween night. There will be live music, an open bar, Halloween inspired cuisine, and a Halloween costume contest.

Bar Rosso will have a Halloween party on Saturday October 31, starting at 10pm.  There will be prizes for best (and worst!) costume, drink specials, a DJ, and no cover charge.

Many other restaurants are having Halloween celebrations.  Click here for 12 places to celebrate.

Looking Ahead...

The 8th Annual Stamford Chili Cook Off is November 1st, 11-3pm at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. YOU vote for the winners. All proceeds benefir the Food Bank of Lower Fairfidld County.