Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of October 29-November 5

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Tickets are now on sale for a “Hip-Pop Up Dinner” at The Stand in Fairfield.  Chef Jeff Taibe will present vegan dishes on November 15 from 7-9pm.  Don’t forget to BYOB! 

On Monday October 30, Mecha’s South Norwalk locations will host its first ever Sake Dinner! Chef Brian Reilly has created a meal to complement premium, hard-to-find, sakes.  Monica Samuels, the sake arbiter of Vine Connections, will be on hand to educate guests. Reservations are required and seating is limited.  There are two seatings: 5:30pm and 8:30pm.    To make your reservation, call Mecha Noodle Bar at 203-295-8718

Bobby Q’s Cue & Co now serves Happy Hour from 4-7pm Monday-Friday. Join them in the bar for $2 off wine, beer,bourbon, and cocktails; $1 off apps and flatbreads; 50 cent wings (minimum of 6); $3 pulled pork sliders; and $10 pork belly cracklings.

Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill has launched a new Fall Cocktail menu in its New Haven and Fairfield locations.  Highlights include Pumpkin Pie (Espolon reposado tequila, ginger liqueur, pumpkin puree, nutmeg, cinnamon, fresh lime), Cranberry Mule (888 Cranberry vodka, cranberry juice, ginger beer), Apple Cinnarita (apple and cinnamon-infused tequila, green apple pucker, cinnamon, fresh lime), and PSL Martini (Herradura silver tequila, espresso, Bol’s Pumpkin Smash, Pumpkin Spice Kahlua, cream).  Prices range from $8 - $13.

Chop Shop Cooking continues its cooking classes with “Delicious Fishes” on Wednesday November 1 from 7-9pm.  It costs $80 per person. 

On Wednesday November 1, The Lace Factory in Deep River, CT invites you to a wine dinner highlighting J. Lohr.  The night begins with a reception, continues with a three course meal, and ends with dessert.  It is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Please call for reservations : 860-526-4445.

Go Fish in Mystic has resumed their popular wine events.  Starting at 5:30pm, wine enthusiasts can meet to taste wines, chat, and mingle for approximately an hour.  Join them on Wednesday November 1 for “The Sweet & The Dry: Decoding Alsace.”  Please call 860-536-2662 for reservations

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County’s (Habitat CFC) Women Build program will hold its 9th Annual Gourmet Tasting & Fundraiser on Thursday November 2.  Join them from 6-9pm at Aitoro Appliances in Norwalk for samples from local restaurants, caterers and chefs in Aitoro’s state-of-the-art kitchens, and complimentary craft beer and wine.

Attend a book signing for Jacques Pépin’s latest release, A Grandfather’s Lessons, at Stew Leonard's in Norwalk.  It will take place on Saturday November 4 from 11am-1pm.

Science meets brews at the BrewFest at Discovery Museum on Saturday, November 4 from 6-9pm.  Featured breweries include Aspetuck Brew Lab, Back East Brewing, Brewport, Charter Oak Brewing, Fairfield Craft Ales, Maltose Express/Veracious Brewing Company, New England Brewing Company, Ninety 9 Bottles, and Two Roads Brewery.  Fortuna’s Catering will provide tasty bites too.  Proceeds benefit Discovery’s STEM programs for young learners. 

New Haven Restaurant Week returns Sunday November 5 and continues through Friday November 10.  Over 30 restaurants are participating, including 116 Crown, Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant , Elm City Social, Mecha, Miya's Sushi, and Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill. 

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm has 3 cooking classes this week: A “Thanksgiving Holiday Workshop” on Saturday, November 4 from 11 am to 2:30 pm, “Classic Italian- American Favorites” on Saturday, November 4 from 6-9:30pm, and “French & Italian Pastries” on Sunday November 5 from 10am to 1:30 pm.  All will be led by Chef Daniel Rosati and prices range from $85-$110 per person. 

Support the Napa/Sonoma community by attending a charity wine tasting at Assaggio in Branford on Sunday November 5.  The event will feature wines from Napa and Sonoma, cocktails from Connecticut’s own Litchfield Distillery, and passed hors d'oeuvres.