Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings For April 10-17

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Every Sunday and Monday is half priced wines at The Spread! All bottles $100 and under are 50% off.

Fleisher's Craft Kitchen's Butchers Meat Brewers dinner series continues Wednesday, April 13th with a four-course dinner featuring Relic Brewing Co.

If you’re in the agricultural business, or interested in learning more about it, you can participate in a “One-on-One: Free Professional Agricultural Advising Session”  @ Rockville High School in Vernon, CT 9am - 3:30pm on Wednesday April 13.  Sit down with an agri-business professional for up to one hour to discuss farm related questions, concerns, and techniques. 

On Tuesday April 12, Chefs Geoff Lazlo (Mill Street Bar & Table), Dan Magill (Arethusa al Tavolo), Nick Martschenko (South End and South End Uncorked), Pat Pascarella (Bar Sugo), James Wayman (Oyster Club), and Pastry Chef Caryn Stabinsky (Mill Street Bar & Table) will takeover The James Beard House for a Farm to Table Feast.  The evening showcases fresh, local ingredients.  View the full menu, learn more, and buy tickets here

Learn how to “Cook to Impress” at the Hartford Public Library on Monday April 12.  Impress your friends and family with sauteed shrimp in saffron celery butter, seared beef with truffle salt and warm chocolate cakes with macerated berries.  It lasts from 5-7:30pm.  Please contact Sue Hayes at 860-727-8752 to reserve.

New Haven restaurant Tre Scalini Ristorante brings California to you with a Charles Krug wine dinner on Tuesday April 12.  It begins with an hors d’oeuvres reception and continues with a four course sit down meal.  Dishes include a beef tenderloin finished with a strawberry champagne demi-glaze and homemade rigatoni. It lasts from 6:30-8:30pm and costs $75 per person.  Reservations are required.  Please call 203-777-3373.

Kings Food Markets is an upscale market chain serving customers throughout New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.  Through April 14, Shoppers who purchase Kings Own products, which will be sold at discounted rates, have the option to “Buy Two” products and “Donate One” to the Salvation Army. 

Basso Café in Norwalk invites you to “A Celebration of Spring” on Thursday April 14 at 6:30pm.  The wine dinner includes five courses paired with five wines.  Martin Warner of Worldwide Wines will lead you through the pairings.  It costs $78 per person and reservations are required.  Be sure to join Basso Café on Wednesdays for no corkage fees on wine as well.

The Ferguson Library’s 6th Annual A Novel Affair fundraiser will take place on Thursday April 14 from 5:30-8:30pm.  The event will feature small plates from popular area restaurants and caterers, such as Del Frisco’s Grille, DiMare Pastry Company, napa & co, and Tawa.  here will also be craft beer tastings courtesy of Charter Oak Brewing Company and Half Full Brewery.  Proceeds go to help the library.  Tickets $125. Book club price $100. Junior Pro ticket (26 and under) is $75.  Reservations available at or by calling 203 351-8205.

4 Pearls Desserts in now open in North Haven.  On Saturday April 16, starting at 12pm, they are introducing themselves with an open house.  For just $10, receive a glass of wine and try treats like their bread pudding, sweet potato pie, pumpkin spice cake bourbon cake, and more. 

If you love cornhole, it’s time to get your team together!  Overshores Brewing Company is hosting a tournament on Saturday April 16.  Teams of 2 can compete for CT Beer Tours Vouchers, beer, shirts, and more.  Participants get 3 beer samples while spectators can purchase brews or enjoy food from The Whey Station Food Truck.  Spectators are free and it costs $50 per team to enter.  Pre-register here: 

Chef Jason Welch from Turpin Meadow Ranch in Wyoming is coming out to Willmantic, CT to teach us all about cooking with garlic on Saturday April 16.  He’ll showcase dishes like homemade pasta with garlic-basil pesto, spring vegetable salad with lemon-garlic vinaigrette, homemade garlic bread, and more.  Tickets are $50 per person.  The event takes place at Cafemantic and starts at 3pm. 

Bar Rosso’s happy hour now includes complimentary finger food.  Join them in Stamford from Tuesday-Friday from 4-7pm.  The offer applies to the bar area.

The Capital Grille has launched a new bar menu.  It includes cocktail plates to share, lighter fare like soups, salads, and sandwiches, and more substantial entrees.  Now you can eat everything from oysters on the half shell to a seared salmon salad to a 22 ounce bone-in rib eye at the bar. 

Looking ahead…

Bar Sugo invites you to “Explore Tuscany With Meg!”  The wine class will center around wines from Tuscany.  It starts at 7pm and costs $35 per person, plus tax and tip.  To reserve, call 203-956-7134.