Nibble: CT Food Events, Dinners, Festivals, & Tastings for Week of October 28th- December 4th

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Bodega's Dias de los Muertos festivities last an entire weekend! Join them 11/1-11/4 for a Pig Roast, Espolon Tequila Tasting, Give-aways, Kids Sugar Skull Decorating and Face Painting & Fire Pit Party with $30 Bodegarita Pitchers ++

The Great Mac & Chili Challenge takes place on Sunday November 4 at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport from 11am to 3pm. Enjoy unlimited sampling of chili and mac 'n cheese dishes from twenty fantastic local restaurants. Just like Chowdafest, your vote determines who has the best! 

Olmo and Ordinary in New Haven will be collaborating on Halloween with a fun filled night of Mario Kart 64, meatball subs, spicy sausage subs, snacks, and themed cocktails.

On Thursday November 1, attend a Cheese and Wine Tasting Luncheon with Darien Cheese & Fine Food.  Ken Skovron will lead you through a selection of eight cheeses while Megan Ruppenstein of Four Forks prepares a delicious seasonal salad. There will be wine and sparkling cider as well. 

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill will be hosting a Halloween Costume Party on Monday, October 29 at 9pm. The evening will feature live music, cocktail specials and a costume contest. Additionally, all guests who wear a costume to join in the fun will receive a “5 Clams Token” for their next visit to the restaurant. 

Tim’s Kitchen at Wakeman Town Farm invites kids to a Halloween-Themed Class on Monday October 29.  Little Trick-or-Treater’s will learn some tricks while making Pumpkin Fudge and Witch Hat Cookies.  Email to register and for additional information.

On October 31, Max Fish in Glastonbury presents Whiskey Around the World. Enjoy small production whiskeys, cigars, and a special menu by Chef Stinziani.

Bull & Swine's State Street Spook Fest will be filled with Halloween spirit. On Wednesday 10/31 starting at 8pm, join them for a costume dance party complete with a piñata, pin the tail on the skelton, an open bar, unlimited BBQ buffet, and more.

Community Table in Washington presents a Withers Wine Dinner on November 1.  Winemaker Andrew Tow will guide you through his wines while Chef Paul Pearsons serves up a Four Course Dinner.  Tickets are $185. 

Park & Oak Restaurant in West Hartford will hold an Interactive Craft Cocktail Class on November 1.  Restaurant manager Jeff Fiorino will teach the basic principles of bartending over small bites. 

Taco Loco will be hosting its first ever Día de Muertos event on November 1. Enjoy an evening of music and fun including a tequila tasting table, a DJ, face painting, and cocktail specials all night! 

The Taste of West Haven will take place at the West Haven Rotary Club on November 2.  You'll sample food from over 20 local restaurants and enjoy wine and beer tastings provided by Ye Old Liquor Shoppe.  100% of the money raised through ticket sales will help fund a number of service projects the club oversees. 

Mezon’s annual Dia De Los Muertos party takes place on Friday 11/2 with doors opening at 7.  There will be a bartending competition, a DJ, $7 drinks, and special plates.  Plus, they’ll have a prize for best costume or sugar skull face. 

Putnam Park in Redding invites you to their 240th Anniversary Reenactment on Saturday November 3.  Join them for Artillery demonstrations, Drill demonstrations, a Battlefield skirmish, Colonial craftsman, food, and more. 

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli is bringing her humorous 90minute storytelling show, LISA LAMPANELLI’S LOSIN’ IT! to CT. The show will make its worldwide debut at FTC’s StageOne on Saturday, November 3 with 2 showings: 3pm and 8pm.  A generous portion of the proceeds from the performances will benefit Lampanelli’s chosen charity, The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, CT. 

Celebrate the opening of the Knobloch Family Farmhouse at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center on Sunday, November 4 from 10am-4pm! There will be apple cider, home-baked donuts, holiday pies, storytelling, a photo booth, face painting, arts and crafts, animal demonstrations, an autumn scavenger hunt, and more. 

The Chef's Kitchen at The Walkley Barn in Haddam presents a hand-on workshop for making biscotti on November 4.  In this workshop, you’ll walk away with the results, recipes and the experience making two kinds of crunchy twice-baked cookies: French Honey-Almond Croquettes and Italian Chocolate Biscotti. 

Fig Cooking School in Milford now offers 1 day culinary workshops for kids ages 10-17!  On November 4, the theme is “Fall Frolic.”  They’ll learn to use seasonal staples like apples, pumpkins, cinnamon, and more. 

Guilford Mooring has launched its fall food and cocktail menu in celebration of the turn of season.  Seasonal additions to the food menu include Tempura Lobster, a 505 Pastrami Sandwich, Bolognese, and more.  Additionally, the restaurant has brought back its popular Brunch service on Sunday from 11:00a-8:00pm.