Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of December 17-24

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes in Oakville invites you to a “Hardcore Sweet Holiday Cake Class” on Friday December 22 at 7pm.  The beginner cake class is great for pre-teens and young adults.  Tickets are $60 per person, and participation is limited to 10 people. 

Valencia Luncheria will have an Ugly Sweater brunch on Saturday December 23 from 10am to 4pm. Guests in Ugly holiday sweaters receive a complimentary brunch punch. 

For the first time ever, Amis Westport will be recreating the renowned Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner celebrated by Amis Trattoria in Philadelphia yearly. Taking place on Dec 23, this four course prix-fixe menu will feature classic seafood dishes created by Amis Executive Chef, Brad Spence, and prepared by Westport Chef de Cuisine Matt Langston.  The 4 prix-fixe menu IS $65 pp, plus tax and gratuity.  A $35 beverage pairing is also available.  

Garelick & Herbs introduces their new black and white .... donuts. Homemade in their in house bakery, the new black and white donuts are made with pure Belgian white, milk and dark chocolate. And just in time for the holidays, Garelick & Herbs is also baking homemade raspberry jelly donuts.  $2.75 each. Southport store only.

Max a Mia will offer a special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu from Monday December 18-Wednesday December 20.  The 8 course meal pairs regional Italian wines with a menu by Executive Chef Stephen Lundgren.  Kate Cassidy of Dalle Terra Wines will guide you through the meal.  It costs $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  The reception starts at 6:15, with the seated meal following at 6:45.  Please call
860.677.6299 to reserve. 

Nouveau Monde in Sandy Hook is pleased to present “'Nawlins' Holiday Feast: A wine-pairing feast” on Tuesday December 19.  The menu has Oyster brie bisque, Crawfish Etouffee, Pan-roasted duck breast, and wine poached pears… along with wine pairings.  It costs $68 per person, plus tax and a 20% gratuity. 

Something Natural Greenwich just introduced their special sandwich for the holidays. Try their sandwich with warm turkey, herb bread stuffing and special cranberry sauce on Portuguese.

The Tasty Yolk has debuted its December Special.  “Duck the Halls” features duck confit, sweet potato hash, 2 eggs, arugula & spicy aioli served in a wrap! Plus, buy a $25 gift card and get a free sandwich.

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar, located on the waterfront in New Haven, has launched a new winter Brunch menu, and special hot drinks menu.  Brunch Entrees range from $9 - $20, and new offerings include Crabmeat Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs and Yuzu Garlic Aioli; Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Waffles with Poached Eggs, Guacamole, Maple Bacon and Chipotle Pico de Gallo; and Duck and Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs, Spicy Béarnaise, Mushrooms, Onions and Spinach.  Drinks range from $6 - $13 and include the Bombay Transatlantic featuring Shell & Bones Single Barrel Rum, Chai Tea, Espresso and Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream and the Dirty Chai Latte featuring Chai Tea and Espresso.

On Sunday December 24, Washington Prime’s SoNo location invites you to a Christmas Eve Brunch Buffet with 3 Seatings: 11:00am, 12:30pm, and 2:15pm.  It costs $49.95 per person, which includes a moscow mule, mimosa/bellini, or bloody mary. Children under12 are $24.95.

Bishop’s Orchards offers Grab N’ Go Freshly Baked Pies, No-Sugar Added Pies, Cream Pies, Platters and Crock Pot Meals for the holidays.

The Place 2 Be, located at 615 Franklin Ave, Hartford, is sponsoring CONNetic Dance's Nutcracker and creating 'crazy' milkshakes based on several dancers in the performance.  Visit them to try The Hartford Florette Shake and The Peppermint Twist Shake.