Nibble: CT Food Events for Week of March 24 - April 1

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

On Monday, March 26, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana will kick off its "Good Neighbor Day" program.  Each restaurant will donate 10% of all lunch and dinner sales made on March 26 to a deserving community partner. 

Fairfield Cheese Company presents “Goat-a-Palooza” on Thursday March 29 from 7-9pm.  $50 includes a tasting of different kinds of goat cheeses as well as wine pairings. Watertown Gridiron's 1st Annual Wing Competition will go down on Monday March 26!  7 local restaurants will compete to see who makes the best wings.  Come by between 5pm and 9pm, taste some wings, and vote for your favorite.  Tickets are $13 per person and children 5 and under are free. 

On Tuesday March 27, Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey will be at the Trumbull Library to discuss her seventeen year long journey into beekeeping and honey.  Guests will have the opportunity to taste Red Bee honey, purchase her books, and hear from her.  The event is free, but register online to guarantee seating. 

Flavors of Connecticut is an annual culinary gala that spotlights 35 of our states hottest chefs and restaurants. This year, it will take place on Tuesday March 27 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.  Edward Allen of Foxwoods Resort Casino will be the honorary chef alongside a line-up of local talent. 

Rowayton Wine and Rowayton Seafood are teaming up for a Justin Vineyards wine dinner on Wednesday March 28 at 6:30pm.  The evening includes 5 courses for $95 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.  For reservations, call (203) 866-4488.

Division West Bistro& Bar in Hartford will hold a Back East Beer Dinner on Wednesday March 28.  The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30pm and continue with a sit down six course dinner at 7pm.  It costs $55 per person. 

MIX Creative Kitchen hosts wellness expert Robyn Youkilis on Monday March 26 from 6-7pm.  Learn all the details about Robyn's new book, Thin From Within, and purchase a copy to have signed at the event.  The event is free, but please register online in advance. 

On Thursday March 29, attend a Yonkers Craft Beer Pairing Dinner at the Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan.  Tickets are $70, plus tax and tip, and the event starts at 7pm.

Visit Go Fish in Mystic every Thursday for 1/2 priced featured sushi rolls.

Spend a night with Chef Carlos' Baez at The Spread in Greenwich on Thursday, March 29th 7-10pm. Chef Carlos will be cooking up some of his favorite creations while he engages with those in attendance. Call to make your reservation 203-900-1887. Open Bar Included

Max Oyster Bar in West Hartford invites you to a Winemaker Dinner with Chad Melville of Melville Estate Vineyards on Thursday March 29.  Chef Hunter Morton has created a 5 course meal for $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity.  Call 860-236-6299 to reserve. 

Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes in Watertown will have “Cupcakes & Cocktails” on Thursday March 29 from 7-8:30pm.  The 21+ crowd can learn how to make Carrot Cake and Lemon Cupcakes while sipping on Vodka Lemonade as the signature drink.  Each person gets the drink recipe and 4 cupcakes to take home.  $30 per person. 

Learn how to make the most of the “Spring Bounty” at Chop Shop Cooking on Friday March 30.  The menu includes Asparagus Salad with Soft Boiled Egg, Serrano Ham, and Tarragon Parmesan Dressing; Sauteed Mushroom Toast; Spice Crusted Heirloom Carrots with Harissa Yogurt; Seared Scallops with Shaved Fennel, Grapefruit, and Microgreens; and Tagliatelle w/ Rock Shrimp, Chile and Le. 

Congratulations to Mohegan Sun!  U.S. News & World Report recently named it the best resort in Connecticut. The Connecticut property is also ranked #2 for hotels in the state, and #12 globally, in Best Preferred Lifestyle Collection Hotels.

Now at Olea, enjoy a “tastes of the season” 3 course prix fixe menu for $36.  The deal is available Monday through Friday and from 5 to 6 pm on Saturday.  Add a wine pairing for $19!

On Sunday, enjoy ½ off tequilas at Geronimo in Fairfield.