Nibble: CT food Events & Happenings for May 22-29

On Tuesday May 24, The Weekend Kitchen in Essex will teach you all about “International Street Food Cooking.”  Chef Jennifer Magrey’s cooking class is inspired by the food carts found around Yale University in New Haven.  Learn dishes like Banh Mi Chicken and Pork Meatball & Pickled Carrot Sandwiches, Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri, Sweet Potato Chaat Bites, and Churros. 6:30-10pm, $75 pp.  

Cheese can be fun and games!  The Greenwich location of the Fairfield Cheese Company invites you to “Wine & Cheese Pairing Round Robin” on Tuesday May 24 from 7-9pm.  Attendees will have the chance to try four cheeses with four wine and rate the pairings.  That exercise will then be used to discuss the basics of pairing.  It costs $50 per person.  

Fleishers Craft Butchery’s will hold a “Knife Skills & Poultry 101” class at their Greenwich location on May 24.  Learn basic knife technique and then use those skills to break down a raw chicken and carve a cooked bird.  It lasts from 7-9pm and costs $100 per person.  

More Farmers Markets kick off their seasons this week!  Old Greenwich opens on May 25 while Rowayton begins on May 27. 

On Thursday May 26, “RiverFare” comes to the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT.  Guests can enjoy tasty bites, fine spirits, local beers, and a silent auction all while overlooking the harbor.  Tickets start at $60.  

Once Thursday a month, New Canaan Wine Merchants hosts wine classes complete with cheese from the Darien Cheese Shop.  May 26 is all about the wines of Piedmont.  The class lasts from 7-8:30 and costs $10 per person.  Space is limited.  Please call 203-972-0100 to reserve.

Barcade collaborated with Smuttynose Brewing Company to make its own beer: “Coily.”  Coily is a Belgian style Saison brewed with Italian Plums, Cinnamon, and Vanilla Beans.  On Thursday May 26, the team from Smuttynose will visit Barcade in New Haven to help them launch the beer.

The RBS Food Truck Festival, sponsored by the Race Brook School, rolls into Orange, CT on Friday May 27 from 4-8pm.  There will be plenty of food, family friendly activities, and live music. 

The Milford Food Truck Festival and Open Air Market arrives in Eisenhower Park from 11am to 5pm on Satuday and Sunday May 28 and 29.  The festival will include approximately 24 trucks and almost 100 local vendors.  There will also be face painting, games, giveaways, and beer for the 21+ crowd.  Advance tickets are only $2 and include parking.  Children under 12 are free. 

The first ever North-Central CT Brewery Bus departs on May 28th!  A 33 passenger mini coach bus will take participants to Top Shelf Brewing, Olde Burnside Brewing, Broad Brook Brewing, Powder Hollow Brewing, and Cold Creek Brewing.  There are still tickets available for the trips departing at 10:52am and 4:10pm.  Tickets are $20.  

Oscar's Bistro and Bar in Milford will hold its first ever Outdoor BBQ & Beer Fest on Saturday May 28.  It will feature beer from Two Roads Brews on the outdoor taps along with live music and food specials.

The Blind Rhino invites you to their Memori-All Day Party on Sunday May 29.  Enjoy “Brunch N’ Brews” from noon to 4pm.  From 4-8pm, pregame with corn hole and canned beer specials.  The main event goes down from 8pm-1am.