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

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Match wants you to “Party Like The Summer’s Not Over!”  Join them on Monday September 11 starting at 5pm for Cheap Lobsters, Oysters, Ribs, Sliders, Prime Rib, Corn, Tomatoes, and Delicious Libations from The Bar. 

Artisanal Burger Co in Manchester invites you to a Grey Sail Beer Dinner on Monday September 11 from 6:60-9:30pm.  The evening begins with a reception, followed by three courses and dessert paired with specifically chosen beers. It is $55 per person and tickets are available online. 

Kids eat free every Monday in September at The Melting Pot.  Purchase any Adult 4-Course from the menu and receive a complimentary Kids Fondue! (14 & Under).

The CT Chef's Challenge will be a culinary night to remember as Connecticut's Top Chef's battle it out to win the Championship Belt and Title!  Enjoy the competition, live music, giveaways and more with proceeds going to benefit the OPTIMUS Foundation in supporting the needs of women and children in southwestern Connecticut.  It all goes down Thursday September 14. 

On Thursday September 14, The Westport Farmer’s Market hosts a “Party in the Parking Lot.”  From 6:30-9pm, guests can sip on seasonal cocktails from Cask Republic, taste food from popular local chefs, listen to music, win prizes, and more.  Tickets for the event are $80 and the event will be this year’s largest fundraiser in support of the Westport Farmers’ Market. 

Red Bee Apiary invites you to a Sensory Tasting of Rare & Exotic Honey & Mead on Thursday, September 14 from 7:30-9:00 pm.  For further information and to purchase tickets visit or email

Chop Shop Cooking presents a class called “Delicious Fishes” on Thursday September 14.  Learn to make dishes like Steamed Mussels with Coconut Curry Broth, Tuna Sliders with Wasabi Aioli, Seared Salmon with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce & Green Couscous, Grilled Halibut with Gremolata, and White Beans with Tomatoes.  It costs $80 per person. 

Experience the Scottish Highlands at the Norwalk Historical Society's Scotch Tasting Fundraiser at Mill Hill Historic Park on Thursday, September 14 at 7pm.  Gregg Glaser, a spirits and beer connoisseur and publisher/editor of Modern Distillery Age, will lead the tasting.  Tickets are $45 per person before September 11 and $50 per person after that date and at the door, with net proceeds benefiting the Norwalk Historical Society's education programs and exhibitions.  Purchase tickets at

Terrain Garden Café has new hours!  Starting Sunday September 10, they are now open every day from 10am-3pm for brunch and are open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday from 5-10pm.

Harbor Point in Stamford, CT will serve as the backdrop for the Stamford Brew & Whiskey Festival to take place September 14 from 6-9pm.  Festivities include whiskey and craft beer tastings from over 30 vendors, boardwalk games, food samples from local restaurants, a teacup auction, and live music from NYC's Receta Secreta.  Tickets start at $20. 

elm in New Canaan has extended their happy hour to include Fridays from 3-6pm.

Rose season does not have to be over!  On Thursday September 14 from 6-8pm, Apricots Restaurant in Farmington and Whispering Angel Vineyards are teaming up to host a tasting of the Whispering Angel Rose.  In addition to the wine, try cocktails that use the wine as an ingredient and munch on various bite sized appetizers.  It costs $35 per person. 

116 Crown in New Haven will celebrate their 10th anniversary on Saturday September 16.  Starting at 6pm, a $75 ticket gets you access to the party as well as a New England Clambake, Josh's Backyard Brisket, and a selection of Connecticut's best drinks.  Email to reserve your space.

On Saturday September 16, visit Waldingfield Farm, a beautiful organic farm hidden in the Litchfield Hills, for a fine seasonal dinner sourced from local ingredients. Acclaimed jazz artists, The Mike Casey Trio, will play as guests enjoy an Autumn sunset and a fine dinner in celebration organic farming in Connecticut!  It lasts from 4-10pm.

The New Haven Land Trust's beer and oyster fest is back for a third year, bigger than before and in a new location! Beer & Oysters on the Sound is a fun tasting event that brings together the bounty of the land and sea to celebrate the success of another great season. Join them on Sunday, September 17 from 4-7pm at the Lighthouse Point Park Carousel, 2 Lighthouse Road in New Haven, CT. The event is family-friendly with group and VIP packages available. 

Killam & Bassette Farmstead’s annual Pig Roast takes place on September 16 from 5:30-9pm.  In addition to a fresh farm meal by Chef Abby Bassette, there will be NoRa Cupcakes infused with homemade jams, live music of Dan Stevens, hay rides, wine tastings, local SoG Coffee, and more.  It is $90 per person. 

The 10th annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village will take place September 16 & 17.  The weekend features music, food, a live birds of prey show, reptile show, martial arts demonstration, and an assortment of family-friendly activities.  Entry is free! 

The 5th Annual Two Roads Ok2berfest, which takes place September 16 and 17, will feature authentic German music, German-style beers, food, games and more.  Tickets are available online and start at $15. 

On September 17 from 10am-5pm, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will host its 10th annual Old-fashioned Flea Market.  In addition to an array of unique vendors, there will also be food trucks and specialty food items. 

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm has announced its fall cooking classes and there are several to choose from this week. 

Looking ahead…

The Friends of Fairfield Public Library is pleased to announce the Fairfield Food Truck Festival, to be held at Jennings Beach in Fairfield on Sunday, October 1 from 12-7pm.  All proceeds will benefit the Fairfield Public Library’s initiatives and programs.  Admission is $5 per person, with children age 12 and under free.  There is free parking for the event at the beach. The food trucks will charge their usual rates.

The New England Chowdafest 2017 takes place on October 1.  Taste and judge chowders from over 40 award winning chefs and restaurants across New England!