Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings for February 15-21

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Harvest Restaurant’s new Westport location is now open for lunch and brunch!  Join them starting at 12pm on weekdays and 11:30 on weekends.

Outer Light Brewing Company will host a Pop-Up Dinner on Tuesday February 16 at 6:30pm.  The exact menu is a surprise, but the chefs will use locally sourced ingredients as well as the flavors from Outer Light.  Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine too. 

Beginning on February 17, Teff Eritrean & Ethiopian Restaurant in Stamford will offer delivery and online ordering through their website, seamless, and grubhub!

Half Full Brewery’s Rare Beer Nights are legendary… and their first Rare Beer Night of 2016 will take place on Wednesday February 17!  Guests will get to meet Tom Price, their new Head of Brewery Operations.  They’ll also get to try 2 of his limited release beers: “Sensible Decision 1,” a hoppy IPA, and “Sensible Decision 2,” a Baltic Porter.  There will be meat from Fleisher’s Craft Butchery and cheese from Greenwich Cheese Company, too.  Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance.  

On Thursday February 18, Ordinary in New Haven is mixing things up!  Rather than a beer tap takeover, they are having a wine takeover with Charles Smith wines.  You’ll have the chance to meet and taste with Charles Smith- who won Wine Enthusiast’s winemaker of the year.  Stop by after 5pm.

Wine meets jambalaya on Friday February 19.  In honor of Mardi Gras, Empire Wine & Liquor will have a wine tasting along with authentic jambylaya from 4-6:30pm.

The New Britain Museum of American Art invites you to their third year of “Craft Sippin’ in New Britain.”  Taste beer from some of CT’s top breweries while enjoying food from places like The Whey Station, NoRA Cupcake, and Agave Canteen.  There will be live music and videogames on large projectors as well.  The price is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.  

On Saturday February 20, come experience a “Taste of Black Rock” at the Burroughs Community Center.  The event, sponsored by Harry’s, includes food and beverages from local vendors, as well as live music.  It lasts from 7:30-10pm.  Tickets are $35, $45 at the door.   

Local cookbook author and instructor Adrienne Kane will be at the Kitchen at CitySeed on Saturday February 20.  She’ll teach participants how to bake “perfect biscuits and scones” from scratch.  Learn techniques and then try your hand at making buttermilk biscuits, sweet potato biscuits, and two types of scones.  The cost of admission is by donation.  Please contact or call 203-773-3736 x103 for additional details.  

Two Roads is launching their newest year-round beer!  The brewery will debut the “Espressway Cold Brew Coffee Stout” on Saturday February 20 with ice sculpture demos, sire-pits, food trucks, local coffee, and more.  $10 includes all of the festivities and a complimentary first beer.

Sarah’s Wine Bar in Ridgefield supports local artists.  From February-May, work from Heidi Lewis Coleman will be displayed.  To celebrate, they’ll have an opening reception on Sunday February 21 from 3-5pm with snacks and a cash bar.   

Ridgefield Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday February 21!  Though February 27, participating restaurants will offer special multi-course lunches and dinners.  To see which restaurants are involved and additional details, see: 

Festivities’ award winning Executive Chef Bill Kaliff is sharing his recipes, entertaining design techniques, and resources in quarterly entertaining demonstrations co-sponsored by Lillian August and Festivities hosted at The LA Café in Norwalk.  Reservations should be made one week in advance, so get your spots now for February 24’s session all about “Dinner in One Pot.”  The events are complimentary.  To reserve, email or call 203.847.7774.