Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings for March 21-27th

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

PEARL at Longshore in Westport is now open for lunch and brunch on Saturdays & Sundays 11-3pm. Mediterraneo in Norwalk opens for brunch March 27th, Sundays 11-3 with $10 bottomless mimosas!

Frank Pepe Pizzeria is celebrating the 10th year of its Fairfield location this March.  To celebrate, they are teaming up with the Susan G. Komen Southern New England in the fight against breast cancer. For donations of $100 or more, Pepe’s will be giving away a free large pizza.  

If you’re eager to learn more about the “History of Food and Wine in Connecticut, head down to the Milford Public Library on March 21.  Authors Eric Lehman and Amy Nawrocki will tell you the story of food in the state and have copies of their new book for sale.  The event is free and open to the public.  

On Monday March 21, Napa and Company in Stamford invites you to “Taste the Dirt!”  Don’t worry… the experience is a pleasant one, focusing on wines from Oregon.  The class includes 6 wines and 3 small plates for $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  The night starts at 6:30pm. 

The Greenwich location of the Fairfield Greenwich Cheese Company will teach you all about charcuterie on Tuesday March 22.  Explore their meet offerings and learn the origins of the processes behind them.  It costs $50 per person and runs from 7-9pm.   

After many guest requests, Cask Republic in Norwalk is now open for lunch on Tuesdays! 

Go Fish restaurant in Mystic, CT will hold wine events every Wednesday night through May.  This week, they’ll host Pamela Macrini of J Lohr vineyards.  Visit them between 5:30-6:30pm to taste through the wines and learn about them.  

On Thursday March 24, Lorca in Stamford is holding a “Latte Art Throwdown!”  It costs $10 to participate, and spectators are welcome.  The fun competition starts at 8pm.

BACK 40 KITCHEN will celebrate the release of Edible Nutmeg’s spring issue by hosting an afternoon launch event on March 24th, a day before the issue’s official release date.  From  11am to 1pm,  they’ll have a  “meet & greet” with Dana Jackson, Editor and Publisher of Edible Nutmeg, and Bill and Lesley King, owners of Back 40 Farm Group. Guests are invited to pick up a free copy of the new issue and enjoy organic light bites provided Back 40 Kitchen.  

Learn all about wines from Tuscany at New Canaan Wine Merchants on Thursday March 24.  Taste wines and enjoy cheese from the Darien Cheese Shop in these educational, but fun classes!  It takes place from 7-8:30pm.  The cost is $10 per person.  Please RSVP as space is limited.  Call the shop at (203) 972-0100.

The Sign of the Whale’s rooftop is now open!  Join them for happy hour Monday-Friday starting at 4pm or for a post-brunch happy hour Sundays from 3-6pm.

The Kitchen at CitySeed in New Haven will teach you all about making “deliciously vegan cookies” on Saturday Match 26.  Local vegan cook Clara Tolbert will guide you through the workshop from 10:30am-1pm.  This is the first part in a two part series- the second half will take place on Saturday April 9.  Participants can attend one or both workshops.  A single workshop costs $45 and both together cost $70.  Get your tickets here:

Easter arrives Sunday March 27, and a number of Connecticut restaurants are offering special brunches and dinners.  Here are just a few or view our complete list here. 

  • Artisan Restaurant in Fairfield will offer a special Easter brunch with dishes like Stonington Jumbo Sea Scallops, Prime Omaha Hangar Steak, and Mandarin Creme Brulee.  There are prix fixe options for adults, young adults, and children.
  • The Spinning Wheel in Redding will offer an Easter brunch from 10am-4pm. Adults will cost $42.95 while kids ages 5-10 are $24.95.
  • Millwrights, located in Simsbury, will offer a prix fixe Easter brunch.  It includes spring lamb, wagyu beef tender, roast salmon, ham, and more.