Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings for Feb 29th-March 7th

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

There’s still a chance to check out Danbury restaurant week!  It lasts until February 29. 

Stamford restaurant week continues!  Through March 6, approximately 30 of the city’s most popular restaurants are offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus in different price ranges.  The Cask Republic, The Fez, EOS, and Zaza are just a few of the participants.  

Redding Roadhouse is serving up a Celtic festival from Feb 22nd - March 17th (St. Patty's Day) with drink specials, bag pipers and a full celtic menu.

Bishops Orchards 2016 Summer CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is now OPEN. To register or for more information, visit their website or email 

On March 6, Ordinary in New Haven will host another installation of their “Oink: pop-up." This week is “Yakitori”with dishes like Chicken Skin Teriyaki, Chicken Oyster Teriyaki, Japanese Sweet Potato, and more. 

On Tuesday March 1, the Greenwich Wine Society invites you to join them when they takeover the second floor of the Gingerman.  The evening will revolve around Burgundy.  It will begin at 6:30 with a reception followed by a sit down tasting.  The cost is $50 per person now, or $55 at the door.  For more information and to register please visit or call 203.629.1261.

Over 20 local restaurants converge for “Fine Food for a Cause” March 7th at The Landing. The event supports the Stamford Family YMCA’s youth development and healthy living programs to purchase or to simply make a donation, click here

Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market in Fairfield will hold another session of their Wine School on March 2 from 7-9pm.  The class, called “A Balancing Act,” focuses on balanced, unaltered wines.  It costs $35 per person.  

Wednesday nights are trivia night at The Hops Company, a beer garden in Derby, CT.  Put your knowledge to the test from 8-10pm.  This week, enjoy a Sierra Nevada tap takeover as well. 

On Thursday March 3, Ordinary in New Haven is taking us back east… Backeast Brewery that is!  Meet the brewer, taste the beers, and enjoy giveaways.

City Steam Brewery in Hartford is bidding farewell to their brewmaster, Ron Page.  Help send him off at their 5th Annual March Madness Brew Fest on Thursday March 6.  A $35 ticket includes samples from over 20 microbreweries, a dinner buffet, and live music.  A portion of the money will go toward the Ct Brewer’s Guild.  

On Saturday March 6, the Stamford Old Towne Hall will serve as the backdrop for “Chefs on Pointe,” which benefits The Ballet School of Stamford's scholarship and outreach program “Dance for All”.  Tawa Indian Cuisine, Tavern 489, and Noir Stamford will all be participating.

Learn more about “The Relevance of Seeds and Our Local Food System” at Harry Penny Farm in Ridgefield on March 6.  You’ll have the chance to ask questions and learn more about our food system while enjoying coffee next to the barn’s fire.  It costs $15 per person. 

RSVP now for Chef Bill Kaliff’s session on American comfort foods, aptly called “Home on the Range.”  On Wednesday March 16 from 10:30-11:30am, he’ll present tips for dishes like Chicken Pot Pie, Mac N Plenty Cheeses, and Strawberry Custard Tarts.  It will take place at the Lillian August Design Center in Norwalk.  Please call 203.847.7774 to reserve.

Paint and Pint at DuVig Brewing Company in Branford.  On Friday March 4 from 7-10pm, they invite you to come down to the brewery and explore your artistic side.  Be sure to get your tickets in advance, as space is limited.  (203) 208-2213