Nibble: Delicious CT Food Events for Week of Dec. 9-16

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

On Monday December 10, Holbrook Farm and the Redding Roadhouse are teaming up for “An Evening to Celebrate the Last of the Harvest.”  From 6-9pm, enjoy food and drink from Jeff Taibe, Dan Sabia, Matt Stanczak, Steve Tisdale, Aki Arai, and Craig Ventrice.

Greenwich Steakhouse introduces new brunch, lunch and dinner menus prepared by the new Executive Chef Oscar Reyes.  Executive Chef Oscar Reyes now leads the kitchen, bringing with him a lifetime of experience and seven years of hard-earned expertise training under the 40-year culinary veteran Chef Chavez at the iconic Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse.

The 1st Annual "12 Bars of Christmas" Bar Crawl for a Cause comes to Norwalk Sunday December 16th from 11am-10pm!  All Profits from ticket sales including a percentage of profits from each participating Bar/Restaurant will be donated to the Open Door Shelter to help feed less fortunate people during the holiday season. 

Artisanal Burger Company hosts a Jeffersons Whiskey Dinner on Monday December 10.  5 courses will be paired with 5 whiskeys starting at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $60. 

SWYFT is now serving Brunch on Saturdays 10am-3pm including Cardamom Buns, Buttermilk Fried Chicken Biscuit, and Rib Eye with Eggs. Sunday Brunch will carry on as always starting at 11:30am.

Litchfield Saltwater Grille invites you to a “Holidays Around the World” Wine Dinner on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30pm.  $75 per person includes a Five Course Dinner with Pairings.  Make reservations at 860-567-4900.

Tis’ the season of giving! From Wednesday, December 12th through Sunday, December 23rd, B.GOOD, the farm-to-table fast casual chain with a locations in Canton, Glastonbury + Fairfield, will offer a FREE side of fries with every burger purchased. To redeem, all customers need to do is order on the app, online or scan in-store.

Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill, with locations in Fairfield and New Haven, will be offering a monthly appreciation.  On December 12, they’ll show appreciation to servers and wait staff with a complimentary Geronimo Margarita.

On Wednesday December 12, Go Fish in Mystic is celebrating Bordeaux wine.  Join them at 5:30pm for a tasting and reception.  It is $27 per person.

Madison Beach Hotel presents a “Big Little Holiday Party” on December 13.  Spoil your employees by buying a Table (or two).  From 6-7pm, there will be a welcome reception with an included cocktail & passed hors d'oeuvres.  From 7-9pm partake in Bistro Dinner Stations, Holiday Desserts and Dancing.  Call Cindy at 203-361-9345, to reserve your space. $49 per person, plus tax & gratuity or tables of 10 for $450, plus tax & gratuity.

Guy Fieri’s Foxwoods Kitchen and Bar now serves brunch every Sunday from 11am-3pm as well as a new happy hour menu every Monday – Thursday from 3-6pm. 

The Norwich Spa will hold a Big Little Holiday Party on December 13.  For $62 per person, enjoy a glass of wine, extensive buffet, DJ, cash bar, and more. 

Figs Cooking School will have a New Years Celebration  cooking class on Saturday December 15.  The menu will feature Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Roasted Grapes, Salmon with Toasted Walnuts and Figs in Puff Pastry, Haricot Verts with Caramelized Shallots, and Chocolate Bark with Crystallized Ginger, Dried Apricots, Cranberries and Pistachios. 

Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes invites you to “Not Your Mamma's Cookie Swap” on Saturday December 15 from 7-9pm.  BOYB for a fun night of baking and leave with 2 dozen cookies!  $60 per person.  Unavailable Saturday?  Catch another round Sunday at 12pm. 

On Sunday December 16 from 9:30am-12pm, Bar Rosso in Stamford invites you to Brunch with Santa Claus.  Tickets will be available at the door or you can call 203-388-8640 for reservations.

Dere Street Bakery, located behind Dere Street Restaurant & Bar at 33 Main Street in Newtown, has reopened for weekends in December.  The bakery will feature a menu that offers "the best of the best" of selections from the original opening including scones, Bakewell tarts, our infamous sticky toffee pudding, pies and so much more.  Guests will also have the opportunity to place larger pre-orders for weekend pick-ups through the website.  Visit them on Saturday's from 8AM - 5PM and Sunday's from 8AM - 3PM.

Chef Susanne Berne of Bianco Rosso and Match Burger Lobster (and also honored as one of this year’s Most Innovative Chefs at the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival) is making a special guest chef appearance in the Monogram Design Center at Aitoro Appliance (401 Westport Avenue in Norwalk). this Saturday, 12/15 from 11am - 2pm and she will be demonstrating how to make a variety of sweet treats for the holiday. This event is FREE and sampling included. 

Now through 12/31, Kashi is offering gift card specials.  Spend $100 get $10 extra, $200 for $25 extra, $500 for $100 extra, and $1000 for $300 extra.  Plus, book a holiday party with them and get a $50 gift card.