Nibble: CT Food Events for Week of July 10-17

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

On Tuesday July 11, Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market invites you to “An Evening in Provence Wine Dinner Featuring Domaines Bunan” at Martel Bistro & Bar.  The $85 all inclusive meal includes five courses as well as hors d’oeuvres to start.  Feast on Braised and Grilled Artichoke Salad with Goat Cheese and Arugula, Halibut Filet with Tomato-Parmesan Crust, Seared Scallops, and more.   

July means corn! Join Chef Chris Torla of Trumbull Kitchen on July 14th as he translates the summer’s most beloved harvest into a feast inspired by the tastes of Spain. Chef Torla, who has cooked alongside Modern Latin all-star Chef Rick Bayless, will draw inspiration from both the cornfield and beyond. Enjoy a multitude of small plates as we pay homage to the golden goddess of the season.

Tickets are $99 and all-inclusive except for Eventbrite fee. By purchasing this ticket, you are also making a donation to the CT Farmland Trust.

Jones Family Farms continues their Sip and Savor Summer Series with Lawrence of Arabia on July 13.  The class will feature Turkish Lamb flatbread; Sumac Roasted Chicken over spice rice with toasted almonds; and Persian Cardamom, Saffron and Pistachio Cake.  Classes are from 6:30-8:30pm and cost $75 per person. 

Sub Edge Farm in Farmington is celebrating Bastille Day on Friday July 14!  Visit them for a day of French cuisine, musique, dance, wine, cocktails, and activities.  Festivities will go from 4-8pm and tickets range from $20 to $45. 

Hartford County’s Blues Brews Food Truck Fest is here!  On Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16, mobile eateries will converge on Muzzy Field at Rockwell Park in Bristol, CT.  The festival is fun for the whole family; there will be a splash pad for kids, paddle boats, playgrounds, basketball courts, a skate park, walking trails, and more. 

Chef Amanda Glover is known for her baked goods that she sells at her bakery, Sweetie, as well as farmers markets and farm stands in Litchfield Hills.  On Saturday July 15, she will sign copies of her new cookbook, Bake Your Day: Sweet and Savory Baked Goods Anyone Can Make, at Sunset Meadows Vineyard.  Plus, try samples of Amanda's Chocolate Merlot Cake. 

The Griswold Inn has added lobsters and oysters to its Friday and Saturday dinner menus.  Steamed Maine lobsters come with drawn butter, potato salad and corn on the cob.  The “Onset Oysters” are grown and harvested in Bourne Cove in Buzzards Bay.  They are specially priced in the Wine Bar Friday from 6-7 and Saturday from 5-6.

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center will celebrate National Hot Dog Day on July 16 at their Sunday Farm Market.  Fleishers Craft Butchery will present some tasty dogs and Truelove Farms will also sell their local meats.

Killam & Bassette Farmstead offers Fresh from the Farm Dinners throughout the summer.  On Sunday July 16, Chef Dan Stevens will use ingredients from the farmstead to create “Sayulita on the Farm Mex-A-Que.”  There will also be hayrides, wine tasting, and music.  It starts at 3pm and is $90 per person.   

Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington invites you to a lobster bake on Sunday July 16 from 6:30-9:30pm.  The meal features Steamers & Mussels with drawn butter, Corn on the Cob, Red Bliss Potatoes, BBQ Chicken, 1 1/4lb Lobster, and Watermelon for dessert.  There will also be dancing and live music with the band Sugar.  Tickets are $80 per person. 

On Sunday July 16, Max’s Chef to Farm Festival will highlight “CRAFT: Beer and Pizza.”  A $55 ticket gets participants a tasting glass, 2 oz. pours of regional brews, food, yard games, and live music.  There will be a cash bar for wine and cocktails too. 

Walrus + Carpenter has a “cool” announcement… they now have frozen cocktails!