Weekly Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings For July 10-16

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson


Stonebridge Restaurant and Wines and More Milford are teaming up for a 6-Course Wine Dinner on Tuesday July 12.  Dishes include local cheeses, charcuterie, and pine nut pesto salmon.  Some of the wine selections are Mionetto Gran Rosé, Château Les Tourelles de Longueville Pauillac, and Orin Swift Abstract.  It costs $75 per person (tax and gratuity included). For the full menu, wine list, and details, please see: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecqxzoouaac61956&llr=lmve7pkab

Fleishers Craft Butchery in Westport is pleased to announce a new Summer Grilling Series!  Each class includes an explanation about cuts of meat, a hands-on burger making tutorial, a look at seasonings and sauces, and of course… eating!  You’ll even enjoy a summer beer.  The first class takes place on Tuesday July 12 at 7pm.  It costs $100 and tickets are available online: https://fleishers.yapsody.com/event/book/42829/207112

Wednesday July 13 is National Yoga Day.  Celebrate with Half Full Brewery in Stamford at their “Yoga for Hoptimists” evening.  A $16 ticket includes a 50 minute yoga class and open beer taps.  Bonus: Some proceeds will go to help NGO AFESIP Cambodia start a yoga program for women and girls.  http://halffullbrewery.com/event-calendar/

Are you still kicking yourself for missing the CTbites Happy Hour on the Patio at Artisan last month?  No worries… CTbites is excited to offer a second chance to celebrate Summer 2016, this time on the wonderful outdoor rooftop patio of Kawa Ni in Westport on Wednesday July 13th from 5:30-7:30 pm      ( Raindate Thursday July 14th )  Buy your tickets here:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2566107

It’s time for some “Grillin’ and Chillin’” at the Kitchen at CitySeed in New Haven.  On Wednesday July 13, from 5:30 - 8:00, join Jason Sobocinski of Caseus and Tim Cabral of Ordinary for a night of special grilled cheeses and creative cocktails.  Tickets are available for $75 on eventbrite.com.  Scholarship tickets are also available for qualified individuals.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flaming-cheese-tipsy-drinks-w-jason-tim-of-caseus-and-the-ordinary-tickets-26204249616?aff=ebapi

Max's Chef to Farm Dinner series continues on Thursday July 14 at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards in Simsbury, with “Local Catch.”  The night includes a reception, farm tour, and outdoor dinner.  Everything is prepared from scratch with local ingredients.  Tickets are $176.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maxs-chef-to-farm-dinner-local-catch-tickets-25464751758?aff=ebapi

Slow Food Shoreline's Cook.Eat.Share Skillshare program is a monthly cooking class where attendees learn a new cooking skill or technique from members of the community.  On Thursday July 14, the theme is Veggie Burgers.  The class will take place at Make Haven, located at 266 State Street in New Haven.  It is $7 per person.  Feel free to BYOB.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skill-share-class-veggie-burgers-tickets-25971393136?aff=ebapi

Get spicy with Silo Hunt Hill Farm!  On Saturday July 16, they’ll host a cooking class called “Hot, Spicy Food & Cold, Frosty Beer.”  It runs from 11am-2pm and costs $95 per person.

On Saturday July 16, Hytone Farm in Conventry, CT invites you to “The Farmer's Cow Summer on the Farm Tour.”  Meet the farmers, their cows, and try dairy treats.  It lasts from 1-3pm.  http://thefarmerscow.com/blog/tours/farm-tours/

Savor a Farm to Table Dinner at Castle Hill in Newtown on Sunday July 17.  Sport Hill Farm, Castle Hill Farm, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, and other local farmers will come together to highlight their ingredients.  The menu includes Red Miso Tri Tip Steak on a Cucumber Raft with Crushed Nuts , Poached Lobster Bites with Shiso Pesto, and more.  There is a cocktail hour, but BYOB for dinner. 

Happy Hours at The Whelk and Kawa Ni run Tuesday-Friday from 4:30-6pm.  Join them for $1 Copps Island oysters, Fried oyster sliders, seasoned fries, blackened shrimp and steamers in bacon and beer broth, and more.

Cask Republic in Norwalk has a host of new offerings!  Visit them this summer for:

  • Happy hour Monday-Friday with half price wine on tap, $2 off beer, $7 craft cocktails on tap, and happy hour dishes like flatbread and wings
  • Half price wine and tap carafes every Sunday and Monday
  • Sunday brunch from 11am-4pm, including a special option for just $29 per person
  • An expanded lunch menu with new dishes like zucchini fries, grilled flatbread, and a local burrata panzanella salad

Meanwhile, Cask Republic in Stamford is the destination for the “Alive at Five After Party.”  Join them every Thursday through August 11 from 8:30pm-12:30am for drink specials, a DJ, beer buckets and sangria pitcher specials, $6 select shots, and $1 off all draught beer in honor of the Stamford concert series.

The Tasty Yolk’s legendary hot sauce is now for sale!  “Cado’s Hot Sauce” (a secret blend of “every pepper you can imagine” in the words of the chef) now retails at the truck for $7.  Visit The Tasty Yolk’s facebook page for its daily whereabouts and hours.  https://www.facebook.com/thetastyyolk/?fref=ts

Enjoy a delicious dinner and cocktails at Harvest Greenwich... for a great cause!  Join them on Tuesday July 12 from 5-10pm and Harvest will donate 15% of the proceeds to FAP's (Friends of Autistic People) Music Therapy Program.