Nibble: CT Food Events For Week of June 16 - June 23

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

From now through July 16, plan b restaurants will feature a menu of “BBQ favorites” from Memphis to East Carolina to Texas.  Pair the dishes with special local brews from Stony Creek and Old Ox. 

Barcelona New Haven & The Wine Thief are teaming up for a winemaker dinner on Tuesday June 20.  Taste wines from Blanco Nieva and Bodega Ochoa alongside dishes by Celebrity Chef and Barcelona Wine Bar Culinary Director Christopher Lee.  Feast on four courses and participate in a Q&A.  It costs approximately $70 (inclusive of tax and tip) and begins at 6:30pm. 

On Tuesday June 20, Market Place Kitchen and Bar in Avon presents a beer dinner with A Brother’s Guide.  Enjoy a five course meal of local, organic dishes paired with tasty wines for $55 per person.

Wednesday June 21 marks International World Peace Yoga Day.  In honor of the occasion, Two Roads and Poses 2 Pints will host an evening yoga class in the hopyard.  A $15 ticket includes a beer and an hour of class.  Class runs from 6:30-7:30pm.  All levels are welcome- just bring your own mat.  

The Boathouse Restaurant at Saugatuck invites you to a “Saugy Bottom Thursday” happy hour on the river.  Enjoy bites and drink specials on the river from 5-7pm.

On Friday June 23, celebrate summer at the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden in Suffield, CT.  Enjoy farm-to-table offerings by The Federal, signature cocktails, a silent auction, house and garden tours, and music by The Chris Marolda Duo.  Tickets range from $75-$150, with all proceeds going to the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden. 

Max's Chef to Farm Dinner, "Dinner & A Movie Under The Stars," takes place at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards in Simsbury on Friday June 23.  The evening begins with a reception at 6:30pm and continues with a multi-course tasting menu paired with wine.   Then, watch “La La Land” under the moonlight.  Popcorn and a cash bar will be available for the film. 

Return to Two Roads on Saturday June 24 for their 4th annual Road Jam Music Fest.  Starting at 2pm, bands will take the stage as the area’s top food trucks converge on the brewery.  A $35 entry fee includes entrance to the concert as well as a pint of beer. 

The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk presents Maritime with a Twist!  On June 22 from 6-8pm, the aquarium will transform into an adults-only evening with food from SoNo restaurants and live music.  Guests can see the aquarium’s newest attractions, such as the expanded jellyfish area.  Tickets are $50 per person, or $45 for members. 

La Foresta Restaurant & Wine Bar in Killingworth will offer a three course wine pairing menu on Thursday nights for $39.95.  Guests can choose their own dining experiences, and La Foresta will pair the selected dishes with complementary wines.

Chop Shop’s Summer Cooking Classes continue with “Summer Bites” on Friday June 23 from 7-9pm.  Learn to make Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta; Crabcakes with Rosy Fruit Salsa; Cucumber Cups with Feta, Roasted Peppers, and Olives; Shrimp Quesadillas with Cilantro Pesto and Black Bean Mango Salsa; Lobster Corn Fritters with Basil Mayo; and BBQ Chicken Wontons with Bleu Cheese Dip.  It costs $80 per person. 

Exciting changes are taking place at Mecha Noodle Bar!  All of Mecha’s location have debuted new seasonal menus and the New Haven location introduced a new cocktail menu.

On Saturday June 24, Stony Creek Brewery in Branford hosts a Backyard BBQ Competition!  Eight contestants will battle it out before a panel of local celebrities.  There will also be live music, bbq samples, and plenty of local beer. 

The Black Rock Farmers Market is back!  Join them at 458 Brewster Street in Bridgeport from 9am-1pm.

Sundays are Fundays at Mezon in Danbury!   They offer a $25 prix fixe menu that includes a small plate, a large plate, coffee or tea, and a choice of cocktail.

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center has resumed their Sunday markets for the season.  Visit them from 10am-2pm through October 8.  Participating farms and vendors include Arethusa Farms, Sisters Wicked Good Soap, Beldotti Bakery, and more.

The 2nd Annual WalrusFEST goes down at Walrus & Carpenter, Sunday June 25 from 1-6pm!  Symphonic Bodega, Hitch & Giddyup, and Grit Rhythm will all perform.  There will also be local vendors and games. 

Don’t miss out on The Tasty Yolk’s June special!  “My Big Fat Greek Sandwich” consists of two eggs, bacon, sliced tomato, arugula pesto, and feta.

From June 20-24, Stew Leonard’s Newington will give kids and toddlers the chance to prepare delicious recipes that incorporate fresh seasonal fruits.  Toddlers ages 2-5 can make homemade strawberry shortcake and homemade blueberry pancakes and kids ages 6-12 will also create sweet peach hand pies. 

Myrna’s Kitchen in Norwalk has expanded its menu a Protein Combo, Chickpea Combo, and Quinoa Combo.  The new offerings are healthy and flavorful.