Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings For June 12-19

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

AMG’s Kids Cooking Camps are already selling out!  Reserve your space now.  AMG has also announced their fall class schedule for adults. 

Chef Dan Dhimiter and The Pantry present “The Panty After Dark” pop-up dinner experience on June 12 at 6pm.  The evening will include a five course tasting menu as well as wine and passed hors d'oeuvres.  Tickets start at $110. 

Delicious food meets polo on the on the Greenwich Polo Club grounds this summer!  All season, The National will set up a a brand new Pop-Up Bar next to the grand stands.  Polo club members and guests can enjoy specialty cocktails and a gourmet “lunchbox-to-go.”  

Sip rosé on Bar Sugo’s patio on Tuesday June 14 at 7pm.  The evening features refreshing wine and tasty bites.  It costs $35 per person, plus tax and tip.

Max Restaurant Group is resuming its Chef to Farm summer series.  Each evening includes a tour of the farm and a beautiful dinner cooked from scratch with local, fresh and flavorful foods.  Thursday June 16 is “Berries and Blossoms” at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards.  Chef Hunter Morton of Max’s Oyster Bar will present a menu showcasing the first harvest of the season.  Tickets are approximately $157 per person, with some of the proceeds going to the CT Farmland Trust.  

Rothbard Ale + Larder is helping nearby businesses make it through the workday grind with a lunch catering menu.  Groups from 5 to 50 people can order a variety of salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Rothbard has also expanded its regular kitchen hours to include dinner Tuesday – Sunday and lunch/brunch Wednesday – Sunday.  Enjoy the extended hours in their new outdoor patio!

The Blind Rhino is proud to announce Trivia Tuesdays.  Every Tuesday night starting at 8pm Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast will host trivia nights.

Basso café in Norwalk invites you to BYOW Wednesdays, where you can bring your own bottle of wine without a corkage charge!  (One bottle for two guests.)

Cask Republic South Norwalk will host a Patio Grand Opening Party on Wednesday June 15 from 6-8pm.  Guests can enjoy select beer for $5, wine for $6, and craft cocktails for $6.

Meanwhile, Cask Republic Stamford will hold a home brew competition on June 15.  Whoever emerges victorious will get to brew their winning beer at Veracious Brewery and have it poured at all three Cask Republic locations.  Register at

June 16th, 7pm, Chef Geoff Lazlo of Mill Street Bar & Table invites you to an evening with rock star winemaker Maggie Harrison of Antica Terra and Lillian vineyards. Food and Wine recently awarded Maggie with the title of Winemaker of the Year. Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media have all placed Antica Terra wines in their top 10 list of the year from Oregon. Chef Lazlo has paired a seasonally-inspired menu that speaks to the beauty of these grapes.$125 per person (plus tax and gratuity) Please RSVP to: 203-813-3323

Harbor Harvest, located in Norwalk, CT, will teach you how to rule the grill this summer with their cooking class on Thursday June 16.  They’ll showcase recipes made with their farm fresh beef, pork, and chicken as well as their house-made sausage and sustainably raised salmon.  The evening will also include technique tips, veggie dishes, rubs, sauces… and wine and beer tastings!  It costs $60 per person (with a $20 deposit to hold the seat.)  Call 203-989-9289 or email

The Black Rock Farmers Market kicks off its third season on Saturday June 18!  This season will see the debut of Dixie, a local doughnut trailer, as well as new vendors, baked goods, book signings, yoga, massage, food demos, and live music.  Find it at 481 Brewster Street in Bridgeport.

The Freedom Fest Craft Beer Festival comes to Veteran's Memorial Park in Shelton on Saturday June 18.  Beer from 50+ Breweries, food trucks, local vendors and live music takeover the park from 1-4:30pm.  Tickets are $25 in advance and proceeds go toward Building Homes for Heroes.  

Harts gallery in New Milford, CT is hosting a Cocktail Brunch and Cuban Music event on Sunday June 19 from 11am-1pm. Guests can enjoy empanadas and other traditional Cuban cuisine courtesy of Ochún, a New York City based dance band.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. RSVP at or 917-913-4641.   

Fairfield is excited to announce a new farmers market in Sherman Green!  It begins Sunday June 19 and will continue every Sunday from 10am-2pm.  For more information, please contact Bill Auer at (203) 520-6408 or via email at

Eastend in Greenwich wants us all to be happy every day of the week!  Enjoy happy hour 7 days a week from 4-6pm, which includes half off of beer and wines by the glass.

Vespa's new "Summer Spritz Series” will feature Italian-styled half carafes and full carafes in addition to their usual cocktail list.  How’s that for a refreshing summer?

Mediterraneo Norwalk is pleased to debut a seasonal "Skytop Happy Hour" Thursday –Saturday.  Guests can partake in $3 wine, $5 beer, and a newly created Happy Hour pub menu.

Looking ahead…

INDIA New Canaan is hosting a Rosé wine dinner on Wednesday June 22.  The evening will begin with a reception at 7pm featuring sparkling rosé and small bites.  It will continue with a four course sit down dinner with delicious cuisine by Chef Prasad Chirnomula and carefully chosen wine pairings.  It costs $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Seating is limited.