Weekly Nibble: Food Truck Festival, Ok2berfest, Oyster Night at The Spread, Farm to Table Dinners + More

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

On Tuesday September 15, Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines and Vespa Westport will host Robin Shay, Export Manager from Allegrini Wines, for a 5 course wine dinner. 10% of all wine sales taken during the evening will benefit Turning Wine into Water.  The reception starts at 6:30,  dinner at 7.  $125 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Info here.

Also on Tuesday September 15, Post 154 is encouraging wine enthusiasts to meet and mingle with a wine social from 6-9pm.  Guests will try wines from Buena Vista, and have the chance to meet the Count of Buena Vista, Agoston Haraszthy.  $39.99 pp.  

“Food Trucks in the Valley” returns to Shelton, CT on Thursday September 17.  This year there will be over 25 trucks, which is 10 more than last year!  All of the details are on their facebook page:

Two Roads Brewery will hold its highly anticipated “Ok2berfest” Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20.  There will be two music stages, a host of food trucks, and assortment of beers… including two Octoberfest brews.  Admission costs $20, and includes a commemorative stein and your first beer free.  For information parking and additional details, visit: http://tworoadsbrewing.com/events/view/506

The CT Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis will host its annual MS Taste of Hope Event on Thursday September 17 at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven, CT.  Local vendors and restaurants will offer samples of their signature cuisine and drinks to benefit MS research.  It lasts from 6-9pm and costs $50 per person. 

Friday September 18 is the 2015 CT Chefs Challenge at the Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton.  Watch local talent compete for a worthy cause: the Optimus Foundation.  Tickets start at $50. 

DuVig Breweing Company, located in Branford, will also celebrate the release of its Octoberfest beer on Saturday September 19.  There will be a food truck, commemorative mugs, and more.   http://www.duvig.com/ 

There will be a Farm-to-Table Chef’s Dinner at Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen, CT on Saturday September 19.  The theme is “A Traditional New England Seafood Dinner” and the menu features local lobster, clams, mussels, corn, and more.  Appetizers and dessert will be served as well.  The costs is $95 per person, and tickets can be purchased here.

Center Street Public House in Darien has been open for a full year!  To celebrate, they are adding these specials:

  • Monday “Fish & Chips”: Fish & Chips are $10 (two-piece) and $6 (one-piece) from 5pm ‘til the kitchen closes
  • Tuesday “Burgers & Beers”: Get a 6oz. Burger and any Draught or House Wine for $10 from 5pm until the kitchen calls it a night
  • “Red Stripe” Wednesday: Four bottles of frosty Jamaican spirit and your choice of Jerk Shrimp or Jerk Chicken Wings for only $16 all day.
  • Giant Jenga & Cornhole for football games

Myrna’s Kitchen is sending you back to school with new healthy lunchbox options.  There are vegan and gluten-free options, as well as 12 salad boxes.  These are available for take-out as well.  http://www.myrnaskitchen.com/ 

Looking ahead…

From September 21-26, visit “Fish Camp,” a pop-up seafood shack at Boulevard 18.  See the menu here: http://boulevard18.com/ 

The Stamford Museum and Nature Center will be hosting its Fall Farm to Table Supper on Saturday, September 26 at 6 pm and will feature Executive Chef Joe Jenkins of Apogee Events. This exceptional dining experience, sponsored by First County Bank, will take place in the intimate setting of the Bendel Mansion. The evening will begin with artisanal hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to be enjoyed during an exclusive gallery tour with artist and environmental advocate Nancy Judd in her new exhibition, ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd.  Tickets are currently on sale for the Fall Farm to Table Supper.  The cost is $200 per person or $2,500 for a table sponsorship of ten tickets. Seating is limited.  To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit stamfordmuseum.org/farmtotable or call Madeline Raleigh at 203.977.6546. Proceeds will support the mission and vision of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Table settings for the event will be provided by Juliska with flowers being created by the Stamford Garden Club. The media sponsor is Moffly Media.