Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of Nov 6-13

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Olea will host a Georges Laval Champagne Dinner on Monday November 7.  Chef Manuel Romero will prepare a special menu to complement four premium champagnes.  It costs $195 per person, inclusive. 

Greenwich will have its 3rd Annual Restaurant Week from November 11-20.  Festivities begin on Thursday November 10 with an opening night party at J House.  Then visit participating restaurants like Aux Delices, The National, Tarry Lodge, and Back 40 for prix fixe menus and specials.   

The Perrot Memorial Library hosts Kate Perla, author of Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City, on Wednesday November 9 at 7:30pm.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and Bon Appétit.  Her latest work is part cookbook part travel memoir.

On Thursday November 10, Basso Café in Norwalk invites you to an Italian wine dinner.  Chef Renato Donzelli will prepare five courses to complement wines selected by Wine importer and Wine & Spirit Trust graduate Larry Smith.  It costs $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

On November 10, Chef Matt Storch and CTBites’ own Stephanie Webster will give Y’s Men of Westport/Weston the inside scoop on the Fairfield County dining scene.  If interested, contact John Brandt at  The event will be a part of the Y’s November meeting at the Saugatuck Congregational Church at 245 Post Road East, Westport.

Cheshire Restaurant Week begins November 7 and runs through November 13. 

Mystic is also participating in restaurant week Restaurants like Harbour House, Go Fish, and Oyster Club will offer specials from November 7-13.  

Celebrate veterans with Dinosaur BBQ’s “Pour One Forward” event in Stamford.  Through November 11, purchase a Sam Adam’s Boston Lager for a veteran and take home a commemorative glass.  Veterans can come claim their beer on November 11.

November 12 is the opening day of the winter Westport Farmers' Market.  It takes place from 10am-2pm at Gilbertie’s Herb Garden.  As an added bonus, enjoy the Farm to Food Truck!

Two Boots Pizza opened this summer in Stamford.  In efforts to bring healthy options to the community, they have named November Vegan Month and will feature vegan pies.

There are a number of great food events taking place at The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm.  First, join them on Friday November 11 from 6:30-9:30pm to learn how to prepare healthy treats for your pets.  On Saturday, they’ll host a South American Food & Wine Pairing Dinner.  Return on Sunday to learn all about pasta with Lorenzo Gaudioso from 1-4pm.

The Elm Street Brewfest takes place at the College Street Music Hall on Saturday November 12 from 1-5pm.  The festival includes over 65 breweries, more than 225 craft brews, and live music.  Tickets range from $10-$45.  

The film Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices addresses farming and how different methods can change the world.  Join CT NOFA for a screening of it at the Audubon in Greenwich on Thursday November 10.  After, Jeff Cordulack will discuss innovative new models for the future of organic farming and its potential to reabsorb excess carbon dioxide and reverse climate change.  Tickets are $15 per person, and include a wine and cheese reception.  RSVP at 203-308-2584.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk is hosting its first ever FriendsGiving on November 12. Chef Justin Walker and his wife Danielle will create a Thanksgiving-inspired harvest menu. The fundraiser will launch a new era of the Healthy Children, Healthy Communities® initiative at the museum to teach children and families about health and wellness. Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour starts at 6:30 while dinner begins at 7:30. Single ticket prices start at $275 and a table of ten can be reserved for $2,250. 

Napa and Company continues its Fall Wine Class Series on Monday November 7 with “Value for Money: Top Picks Under $20.”  This class costs $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Remember to stop by Napa & Co Monday-Friday from 4-7pm for all wines by the glass 50% off.