Nibble: CT Food Events & Happenings for Week of Oct 2-9

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Westport Restaurant week returns from Sunday October 2 to October 16!  Popular restaurants like Matsu Sushi, Little Barn, Rive Bistro, Artisan, and more are offering special prix fixe menus.  Lunches cost $15, $20, or $25 while dinners cost $25, $30, or $35.  Some restaurants are also offering brunch.  

Milford Restaurant Week takes place this week, too.  Join them from October 3-9 for prix fixe lunches and dinners.  Participating restaurants include Archie Moore’s, Bridge House, Bin 100, Stonebridge, and more.  Prix fixe dinners will be $20.95 or $27.85 while a prix fixe lunch menu will be offered at $14.95.  

Get ready for a Compin' and Stompin' Jazz Jam at Walrus + Carpenter on Tuesday October 4.  Ian Tait, Scott Packham and Ted Morcaldi will team up to play a mix of swing, modern and fusion from 7:30-10:30pm. 

The 7th Annual Drink Pink for a Cause takes place at Bernard’s & Sarah’s Wine Bar on Wednesday October 5 from 6-8pm.  Guests are encouraged to make a $20 donation at the door to help Ann’s Place, a local non-profit that supports cancer victims and those affected by the disease.  The evening includes live music, cocktails, small bites, and raffles.  Return to Sarah’s Wine Bar on Sunday October 9 for a Spanish Wine Tasting Dinner with Tapas and Paella.

Changes afoot at MIRO Kitchen in Fairfield.  MIRO Kitchen is proud to announce that Chef Howard McCall, (previously sous-chef at MIRO Kitchen) will now lead the kitchen as Executive Chef. They are also introducing  a happy hour menu for the autumn and winter seasons.

On Saturday October 8, Bar Sugo is hosting a pizza making class starting at 11am.  Call 203-956-7134 to reserve.

The Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival takes place on the Bethlehem Fairgrounds on October 8 and 9.  The weekend features cooking demos, specialty foods, and all things garlic!  

Hoptoberfest arrives in Shelton on October 8.  Try wings from at least 10 restaurants… including Dew Drop Inn.  Sample over 80 craft beers and listen to live music.  

Fleisher’s Craft Butchery has announced its line-up of fall butchery classes.  Tickets are available on their website along with dates, times, and topics to be covered.  Get your space early… these classes sell out quickly!

World of Beer-Milford has added five seasonal menu items: Prosciutto & Spiced Apple Flatbread, PB&J Wings, Green Chili Chicken Nachos, and a WOBtoberfest Brat Burger.  Enjoy them alongside limited edition seasonal beers.

Basso Café in Norwalk has debuted a seasonal “Fall Harvest Menu.”  They have also added a happy hour Tuesday-Friday from 4-6pm.  It features $4 beer, $9 cocktails, $9 wines, and tapas under $10.

Seymour, Oxford, Derby, and Ansonia have united to form a Greater Valley Restaurant Week.  From October 3-8, approximately 20 restaurants are offering prix fixe menus and other specials.  For participating restaurants, menus, and additional details, see: