Weekly Nibble: Day Of The Dead Parties, Brewer's Festival, Lamb Butchery, Wing Fling + More!

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Fleisher’s in Westport continues its cooking classes with “Lamb Butchery 101”on Monday November 2.  The class will take you through the butchering of an entire lamb and focus on sourcing and sustainability, knife skills, and basic animal anatomy.  The class includes demonstrations by a Craft Butchery master butcher and tasting of samples. 7pm, $100 pp.

The 2nd Annual Connecticut Craft Brewer’s festival will unfold on Monday November 2 from 6:30-9:30pm. Over 20 Connecticut breweries unite to offer tastes of their signature brews.  Food trucks will be on hand with great local cuisine and proceeds will go toward the Connecticut Beer Guild.  Limited tickets are available.

On Wednesday November 4, Dine with the Authors of The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook, at Artisan Restaurant in Southport.  Chef Frederic Kieffer will prepare a meal from farm fresh ingredients + cash bar. Dinner and a book costs $45 pp or $70 per couple.  Additional books can be purchased for $20.  Reservations required FairfieldUBoosktoreEvents@gmail.com.

Stew Leonard's Wines of Norwalk will host its sixth annual Wine, Whiskey and Craft Beer Tasting benefitting the Norwalk Exchange Club on Thursday November 5!  The night will feature over 100 wines, whiskies, and beers along with seasonal foods.  The event takes from 6-8pm at Stew Leonard's food store, located at 100 Westport Avenue in Norwalk.

A Chili Cook Off and Wing Fling will take place on Thursday November 5 in Monroe.  Local restaurants will put their best chilis and wings to the test!  Attendees can taste the various offerings and vote for their favorites.  There will be beer tastings as well.  

On Friday November 6, The North Stamford Exchange Club is proud to support Child Abuse Prevention Services through their 6th Annual Food & Wine Tasting Fundraiser. The event will be held at the Italian Center in Stamford from 7-10pm. Guests can taste wines from all over the world, try food from local restaurants, participate in a 50/50 raffle, and more.  For tickets call Amy Wilmot at 203-667-1202 or visit their sponsor, Giovana's Wines & Spirits, at 1492 High Ridge Rd.

Also on Friday November 6, the Trumbull Marriott will serve as the backdrop for the 4th Annual Firefighters Wine & Beer Tasting Event.  Proceeds from this event will support the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital and the Stratford Professional Firefighters Burn Foundations' Peer Support Program for Connecticut Burn Survivors. Tickets for this event are $30 for entrance into our main room or $40 PP for entrance with additional access to a specialty room where you will be able to sample special wines, beers and spirits. 

A Quince Festival will take place at White Silo Winery on Saturday November 7 from 12-5pm. There will be food, wine, tours, and live music. The winery is located at 10 Upland Pastures Road in Sherman CT.

“Once Upon A Farm” is a special evening celebrating 10 years of the Friends of Ambler Farm.  It will take place on Saturday November 7 at the Silver Spring Country Club in Ridgefield.  The night spans from 6:30-11pm and includes dinner, dancing, a live auction, and music by Otis and the Hurricanes.  

Bodega Taco Bar is celebrating Dia de los Muertos this week:

  • On Saturday November 7, the Darien location will have an Espolon “YOLO” party with tequila tastings and specials, a Day of the Dead pig roast, music, and dancing.
  • The Fairfield location is hosting an Espolon industry party on Monday November 2 starting at 8pm. The night will have skeleton shots, a pig roast, an all night happy hour, and a DJ.

Fjord Fish Market now offers a Poke Fish Bowl Bar in its Cos Cob store.  Poke is popular in Hawaii and a Poke bowl usually has rice, raw seafood, seeds, veggies, and a variety of sauces.  In Fjord’s rendition, customers can choose from an array of ingredients and create their own grab-and-go bowl.