Nibble: CT Food Events for Week of March 20-27

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

On Monday March 20, Mikro Beer Bar in Hamden invites you to a Kent Falls Brewing Beer Dinner.  Chef Mike Fox will create a four course dinner to complement craft brews.  The event is limited to 50 people, so get your tickets soon. 

Which is better: beer or wine?  The question is difficult and divisive… but Fairfield Greenwich Cheese Company will help you decide!  Beer and wine will go head-to-head alongside a cheese plate to see which makes for the best pairing.  Join them at the Greenwich location on March 21 from 7-9pm and the Fairfield location on March 23 from 7-9pm.  It costs $50 per person. 

On Wednesday March 22, Cask Republic South Norwalk and Allagash Brewing Company are teaming up for a beer dinner.  Chef Carl will prepare a five course menu that will be paired with six Allagash beers.  It costs $85 per person and advanced reservations are recommended. 

Allagash will also make an appearance at Hop Haus Craft Beer and Restaurant for another installation of their Meet the Brewery series.  Join them on Thursday March 23. 

On Thursday March 23, Old World Wines will take on New World Wines at The Lace Factory in Deep River, CT.  Taste 8 wines, and see how its region and style influences the taste.  It costs $45 per person and lasts from 6-7:30pm. 

During “Thursday Night WineUp for the Weekend,” Pearl in Westport offers 50% off all bottles of wine $100 or less. 

Max Fish in Glastonbury presents a Hanging Hills Beer Dinner on Thursday March 23 from 6-9pm. 

Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines will hold its 4th Annual Spring Awakening Tasting Event on Saturday March 25 from 5-8pm.  Taste delicious wine for a great cause:  a water retrieval and purification system in Harar, Ethiopia.  This year;s event will be held at St. Philip Artists' Guild (SPAG) in Norwalk, CT. 

The Harvest Kitchen at Jones Family Farms begins its Early Spring Series on Saturday March 25.  “The New Nordic Cuisine” class will feature an Open-faced Rye Bread Sandwich with Smoked Salmon, Turnips and Apple Compote, Pan-Fried Fish with Leeks, White Cabbage Salad, Creamed Kale, and Poached Pears in Black Cranberry Juice.  It runs from 12-3pm and costs $95 per person.  

Harlan Social in Stamford offers a Weekly Beer Series and Bar Menu.  Join them weekdays from 4:30-7:30pm for $4 beers from a different brewer each week and a new bar menu. 

Wine101 in Hamden has a number of events this week.  Beer fans can join them on Monday March 20 for Craft Beer 101 with Sixpoint Brewery.  On Thursday March 23, they will highlight organic wines.  On Friday March 24, they will have an Italian wine tasting. 

A wine tasting to benefit Mary's Place, center for grieving children and families, will take place on March 25 at the Riverfront Community Center in Glastonbury.  Sample over 50 wines, spirits, and beers.  There will also be food from J Restaurant, Little Mark's BBQ, and more. 

When there’s a chill in the air, chili is the ultimate comfort food.  On Sunday March 26 from 12-4pm, the 9th Annual Chili Competition will unfold with a public tasting, live music, children’s activities, and more. 

Columbus House in Middletown will host its 15th Annual Chocolate to the Rescue! Tasting.  Taste decadent chocolates, listen to a panel of culinary experts, and participate in a silent auction for a great cause: helping families and children experiencing homelessness.  Tickets are $45 per person. 

Looking ahead…

It is possible to have a BBQ in the cold weather!  Aux Delices will teach adults all of the techniques needed to pull off a “Winter Barbecue” in their cooking class on Wednesday March 29 from 7-9:30pm. 

Sugar & Olives in Norwalk will host a cooking class on Wednesday March 29 from 7-9pm.  “Hors d’oeuvres in a pinch, it’s a cinch” will offer tips on how to make bite-sized foods.