Weekly Nibble: Holiday Events, Beer Conn, Pub Crawls, Ugliest Sweaters & Wine Dinners

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

The Kenny G Holiday Show comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday December 8.  109 Wine & Cheese will hold a complimentary wine tasting in the lobby prior to the show at 7:15pm.  Gallo Ristorante offering  complimentary glass of house wine or beer if you dine there pre-show w/ a ticket to the event.

Tre Scalini in New Haven invites you to A Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian holiday tradition, on Tuesday December 8.  From 6:30-9:30pm, sit down to a five course dinner, complete with wine pairings.  It costs $85 per person.   

Brasitas in Stamford invites will host a five course dinner featuring Chilean wines from Lapostolle on Wednesday December 9. The cost is $65 and reservations are required.  Please email stamford@brasitas.com or call 203-323-3176.

Start your holiday season with Blackstone’s Steakhouse and the Greenwich Wine Society on Wednesday December 9.  There will be hors d’oeuvres, wine, and time to mingle.  Admission is $45 now and $50 at the door.  please Visit www.GreenwichWineSociety.com or call 203.629.1261.

Stonington Vineyards is hosting a very special event on Thursday December 10: A vertical tasting and evening with their winemaker.  Guests will get the chance to taste library wines from past vintages as well as the sought after CT Oak Chardonnay and Ct Cabernet Franc.  There will be light food and music as well.  Tickets are available on their website for $25. 

On Thursday December 10, Parallel Post presents the 3rd and final Trumbull Farm-to-Table Dinner of the season.  Executive Chef Christopher Molyneux and Chef de Cuisine Erik Waybright will use the seasons bounties to create a memorable meal.  An assortment of dining packages are available, with prices starting at $90 per person.  Dinner starts at 7pm.

Get ready to don your ugliest Christmas sweater… Cask Republic New Haven is kicking off the holiday season with an ugly sweater party and toy drive for the Yale Children’s Hospital.  Join them on December 10 from 5-10pm for special craft beers and festivities.  

Everyone knows Santa, but what about Krampus?  Come celebrate this Christmas character in New Haven with “Krampus for Canines” on Saturday December 12. Hope Gallery Tattoo is hosting the event at Ordinary.  Make a donation and qualify for prizes and door prizes, all while enjoying food and drink specials.  

East Haven’s own Overshores Brewing Company is holding a BelgXmas Holiday Bash from 12-4pm on Saturday December 12.  There will be brewery tours, live music, food trucks, giveaways, Belgian beer specials, and more.  Admission is free!

Beer Conn comes to the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Saturday December 12!  The 2nd annual festival features over 50 local, national, and international breweries.  There are 2 sessions for tasting: 12:30-4pm and 5:30-9pm.  Tickets are $35 in advance, and, if tickets remain, $45 at the door.  For more information and tickets, please see: http://www.beer-conn.com/tickets.html 

Meanwhile, visit downtown Norwich for a Santa Con Pub Crawl!  On Saturday December 12 at 7pm, don your best Santa costume and go on a pub crawl to La Stella’s, Harp and Dragon, Billy Wilsons, and These Guys Brewing.  

Are you interested in learning more about making your own beer?  The Beer and Winemakers Warehouse, located in Hartford, is having an “All Grain Brewing Class” on Saturday December 12 from 10am-12pm.  Seating is limited and the cost is $20 per person.  Please email info@bwmwct.com.

Dinosaur BBQ in Stamford has expanded their delivery hours!  Now you can order from 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9pm.  Please note there is a $15 minimum.  They also have started offering a happy hour from 3-7pm Monday-Friday and 12-5pm on Saturdays.  http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/events-stamford