Nibble: CT Food Events for Week of Nov 14 - 21

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Baldanza Café in New Canaan is pleased to offer a new “Americana Menu.”  Diners can now enjoy a 3-course prix fixe meal- appetizer, entrée, and dessert- for just $28.

Celebrate opening day of The Westport Farmers' "Winter" Market November 12th. Food trucks, live music, local Spiked Seltzer, micro-brews and more! Every Saturday @ 7 Sylvan Lane, Westport. Visit the market on Saturdays at Gilbertie’s Greenhouse 10am-2pm through March 11.

Walrus + Carpenter will hold one of their popular BrewGrass + Pig Roast nights on Thursday November 17 starting at 7:30pm.  Join them for a whole hog pig roast, craft beer, and live bluegrass!  

On Friday November 18, Founder’s Hall in Ridgefield will host a Beefsteak Community Feast with an all-you-can-eat meal catered by Sarah Bouissou (of Sarah's Wine Bar) and bottomless libations.  The event serves as a fundraiser for Founder’s Hall.  Tickets are $150 per person.

If you’re looking for strategies to teach younger kids about nature, try “Growing Up Wild: Nature Activities for Early Childhood Educators,” a workshop at Common Ground in New Haven.  On November 14, learn about environmental activities you can use with children outside or in the classroom.  The curriculum is designed for ages 4-7.   It is in conjunction with CTNOFA.  Contact Jill Keating Herbst for details and registration: 203-389-4333 ext. 1212 or

The 2nd Annual Taps & Trees Craft Beer Fest will be held on Friday November 18 from 6:30-10:30pm.  The evening, which includes vintage cocktails, beer tasting, and a strolling dinner, is the largest fundraiser for Ann’s Place.  This year’s 1925 theme celebrates Ann’s Place’s 25 years in operation.  Children can enjoy character teas hosted by Elsa, Anna & Olaf, a Polar Express Pajamma Party, a Lego contest, and an annual robotics competition.  

Act Natural Health & Wellness, LLC will host a Pre-Holiday Whole Body Detox Weekend Retreat at the Mary Stuart House Bread & Breakfast in Goshen, CT.  From November 18-20, use juicing to cleanse your body and yoga and meditation to quiet your mind. 

On Saturday November 19, Terrain in Westport invites you to their Annual Holiday Open House.  Beginning at 10am, enjoy a day of afternoon of winter crafts, gifts, warming treats, festive décor, and the annual terrain tree lighting. Admission is free, though some workshops may have an additional cost.  For a full schedule and tickets, see: 

Enroll in one of The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm’s popular Gingerbread House Classes this holiday season.  This week, they offer them on both Saturday and Sunday.  Join them from 9am-1pm on Saturday or 10am-2pm on Sunday.  Be sure to enroll online- spaces fill up quickly. 

Greenwich Restaurant Week continues through November 20!  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try prix fixe menus and specials from popular restaurants like Aux Delices, The National, Tarry Lodge, and Back 40.

Center Street Public House in Darien has debuted an all new brunch menu.  Join them on Saturdays and Sundays from open until 3pm for tasty dishes like Corned Beef Hash & Eggs, Dave’s Quiche of the Week, and the Irish Breakfast.  Select drinks are half price, too.  This Sunday, enjoy music by Colleen and the Boys with your meal.

Artisan Restaurant introduced “Copper Room Grand Dinners” this fall, where a group of up to 12 can reserve the Copper Room and enjoy a special seasonal menu with wine pairings.  November’s menu features five courses with dishes like Grilled Stonington Jumbo Sea Scallops with Mache Greens and Truffle Au Jus as well as Black Angus filet mignon “Rossini.”  Please call 203.307.4222 for inquiries and bookings.