Weekly Nibble: Cuban Food, Craft Beer, Gnocchi Cooking Class, Mama's Boy BYOB & More

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

The Chelsea in Fairfield has debuted a 2 course prix fixe lunch and 3 course prix fixe dinner.  They are $14.99 and $29.99 respectively.

Mama’s Boy goes BYOB on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Enjoy no corkage fee as well as ½ off selected bottles on those nights.

Cask Republic New Haven will have a huge Dogfish Head Tap Takeover on Monday February 16. It will have 23 beers, including many limited releases. 

Bar Sugo continues its “Serie Vino” Italian Wine Class & Food Pairing Series on February 17.  This week, the theme is Tuscany. It starts at 7pm.

Also on Tuesday, Barcelona Greenwich will teach you all about the art of Gnocchi.  Starting at 7pm, Chef Michael will show you how to make the seasonal dish.  $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  For reservations, please call the restaurant at 203.983.6400

Barley Vine in Bristol, CT presents a Beer and Bourbon dinner on Tuesday February 17.  The night includes a 4 course tasting dinner featuring Black Hog Brewing Co. beers and small batch bourbons paired with dish.  It costs $65 per person or $120 for two.  To reserve, please call 860-951-8499.  It begins at 6pm.

Sugar and Olives invites you to a cooking class on Wednesday February 18.  Entitled “Winter Soup Focus Group,” the session will feature carrot and ginger soup, sweet french onion soup, pea soup, and more.  Prices start at $80 and the event lasts from 7-9pm. 

Harry’s in Fairfield has two classes for you this week.  On Wednesday the 18, attend “Rhone Valley (France) Wines – Vintage 2012.” It costs $35 and goes from 7-9pm.  The next day, try their “Wildly Different Beer Class.” This class is limited to 20 and costs just $10.  It too goes from 7-9pm.

Thursday February 19 is the “Stratford Professional Firefighters Burn Fund 4th Annual Wine & Beer Event. Tickets are $25.00 per person for entry into the main room and $50.00 per person for additional entry into a specialty wine, beer, and liquor room.

Darien’s winter restaurant week now goes by the name “Darien Taste of the Town.” This year, it lasts from Thursday February 19 to Thursday February 26.  Participating restaurants like Bodega, Darien Social, The Goode, and more are offering lunch and dinner prix fixe menus. Learn more here:

NEAT in Westport will have another coffee class on Friday February 20 at 2:30pm.  This one is called “Brewing Methods.” The cost of each of these classes is $20/person but it comes with a discount of 20% on your next purchase of retail coffee! Please email education@NEATcoffee.com to sign up. Class size is limited to 8.

New Britain Museum of American Art presents “Craft Sippin in New Britain” on Friday February 20.  There will be food from local restaurants as well as delicious brews to sample.  Proceeds help support the museum.  $35 non-Members / $30 Members. 

On Saturday February 21, 109 Cheese & Wine of Ridgefield wants to help you “understand the movie ‘Chef.’ Go inside a food truck and enjoy Cuban food through the eyes of a classically trained chef.

Bethel Restaurant Week begins Sunday February 22.  Enjoy prix fixe menus from 4 different price tiers.  This year 19 restaurants are participating.  For more information, visit:

James Beard-nominated Millwright's in Simsbury is offering a $30 three course prix-fixe menu every week from Tuesday through Thursday. Their menu changes weekly. If that isn't enough to get you there, they offer $1 oysters on Tuesdays and 1/2 off wine on Sundays throughout the winter. Millwright's is located at 77 West Street in Simsbury, Connecticut. Call 860-651-5500 or visit www.millwrightsrestaurant.com.