Weekly Nibble: Cocktail Classroom, Pizza Class @ Bar Sugo, CIA Hosts Lunch, Autism Bites, Savor @ Mohegan Sun + More

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

The Fairfield & Greenwich Cheese Company will host Cheese 101.  Learn about and try an array of cheeses for $45 per person.  It takes place at the Fairfield Location on Tuesday April 7th, 7-9pm and at the Greenwich Location Thursday April 9, 7-9pm.  

“Cocktail Classroom: Rum Creations” comes to Barcelona New Haven on Tuesday April 7 at 7pm.  The night will feature delicious cocktails prepared by top bartenders as well as bites by Executive Chef Frank Proto. $35.

Bar Sugo will host a pizza making workshop on Saturday April 11.  Chef Pat will teach you basic techniques.  You’ll get the chance to bake classics like the Margherita and experiment with creations of your own. $30/person plus gratuity.  

Cookbook author Dina Cheney will launch her new cookbook, MUG MEALS, at the Cos Cob Library on Thursday April 9 at 7pm.  The book is all about mug microwave cooking and guests should bring their own mugs for free samples. Copies of the book will be available for signing and sale. Register here.

Saugatuck Grain + Grape kicks off its Wine Education Series on Wednesday April 8 with an “Introduction to Wine Tasting, Lexicon, and Labels.”  Classes will be led by Mimi McLaughlin and Jon Carr, the newest member of the SG+G team. There will even be nibbles prepared by Mark Hepperman. 

Michael Petrizzo, Northeast District Manager of Vias Importers, will lead an Italian Wine Class at Harry’s in Fairfield on Wednesday April 8 from 7-9pm.  You’ll get the chance to learn about and taste wines like  Brunello di Montalcino, Sagratino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and more. 

The Culinary Institute of America’s Hyde Park campus will host a lunch honoring New York's street food culture on April 9 at their American Bounty Restaurant.  They will feature classic favorites that have been sampled on the city's street corners for decades. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here:

Autism Bites: All month long, popular restaurants will donate a percentage all food/beverage sales to Autism Speaks. Click here for participating restaurants and details

Enjoy a five-course Falls Bay South African Wine Dinner at Max’s Oyster Bar on Thursday April 9 at 6:30pm.  It will feature the Biodynamic wines of False Bay, presented by Louis Boutinot.  The event costs $79 per person, not including tax & gratuity.  Seating is limited, so call for reservations today: 860.236.6299.

Savor- a celebration of wine, food, and spirits- will make its debut in Hartford on April 10 and 11.  Foxwoods Casino and celebrity chef Robert Irvine will join forces to celebrate local talent while raising money for important causes. Savor’s Grand Tasting takes place in two sessions:  Friday, April 10 from  7-10:30pm and Saturday April 11 from 12-4pm.  Sample delicious wines, craft beers, and dishes while watching demos by celebrity chefs like Robert Irvine, Mary Ann Esposito, and Ming Tsai.  A “Savor in Style Charity Gala” will take place on Friday April 10 with a Chandon sparkling reception from  7:30-8pm and dining and dessert from 8-11pm.  To purchase tickets and see additional information, visit: http://www.savorct.com/buy-tickets.html.

Sunday brunch is served at Mama’s Boy from 11:30am-5pm.  From 1-4pm, enjoy live music and bottomless mimosas.  Partake in their signature cocktails and brunch classics.  

Dolce Cubano also offers a delicious brunch option.  Their Weekend Brunch takes place from 11:30am-2:30pm on Saturdays & Sundays.  

Enjoy Oaxaca’s happy hour Sunday-Thursday from 3-6pm and from 10pm-close.  Thali has its happy hour on Wednesdays from 4-7pm.

Looking ahead…

Fairfield County is launching a chapter of  R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids). R.O.C.K. is a free group for moms or dads of kids on the gluten free diet.  The first meeting will be on April 28 from 10-11:30am at the Westport Library.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/412716852222266/ or email Rockfairfieldcounty@gmail.com.