Nibble: CT Food Events For April 29- May 6

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

The 5th Annual Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival in Ridgefield starts Saturday May 5 at 11am and runs through Sunday 5pm.  The Event will be held at the Historic Lounsbury House at 316 Main Street. Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Children under 12 are FREE.   

Tickets for The Schoolhouse at Cannondale’s Farm to Fork series go on sale May 1.  Each evening includes a cocktail hour, a farm tour, and four locally sourced courses under the stars by Chef Tim LaBant.  It takes place at Millstone Farm in Wilton, CT.  

Sunday, April 29th, Half Full Brewery is hosting a pig roast with Hoodoo Brown BBQ. Doors open at 12:00 for beers, starting at 1:00 Hoodoo will be serving up BBQ Wings (tossed in Red Bee Honey Sauce), and a Pig Roast that will feature a whole hog, apple-vinegar slaw, slider buns, cornbread, and mac and cheese.  head over to the event page and reserve your tickets.

On Monday April 30, head over to Terrain Garden Café in Westport for “Dishing Local.”  CTbites and the Westport Farmers Market welcome foodies to a food-focused evening and open forum in the terrain Garden Cafe. They’ll gather with some of the local food community's leading talents to discuss the latest trends, everyday eating, and tips and secrets from farmers and restaurateurs.  This event is free and open to the public. Food and beverage available for purchase. 

On Tuesday May 2, Fairfield Cheese Company presents “Cheese 102: Beyond the Basics with Arethusa Farm.”  The class will expand on the basics and delve into cheese making, history, science, and more.  Plus, taste plenty of cheeses and complementary wines.  Tickets are $50 and the class runs from 7-9pm.   

CLASP Homes 14th TASTE OF WESTPORT will take place on Thursday May 3 from 6-9pm at the Westport Inn.  Enjoy samplings of specialty dishes from Amis, Harvest Wine Bar, Hummock Island Oysters, Pearl at Longshore, Saltwater, Bobby Q’s Cue & Co., Tablao, and more.  There will be plenty to drink as well!  Tickets are $75 prepaid, $85 at the door.   

On Thursday May 3, Stew Leonard's Wines of Norwalk will celebrate both Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby with a special “Cinco de Derby” tasting benefitting the Norwalk Exchange Club!  More than 40 wines, tequilas, bourbons, and beers will be featured.  Tickets are $35 per person in advance and $40 per person the day of.  The event runs from 6-8pm.   

Comedy meets beer at Two Roads Brewery on Friday May 4.  The Comix Craft Comedy Series will include a happy hour from 6:00-6:30 pm with beer and light snacks from Gaetano's of Stratford followed by the comedy show itself at 6:30 pm.   

Aspetuck Brew Lab in Bridgeport presents a Beer & Cheese pairing evening.  Enjoy five of their 4oz beers paired with 5 cheeses including Camembert, Cheddar, Aged Gouda and a Triple Creme.   

Learn to cook with essential oils at Wakeman Town Farm on May 5.  Michele Didner, a Certified Holistic Health Coach and yogi, will explain what essential oils are and how they can be used with seasonal spring foods to support cleansing and a healthy lifestyle.  It goes from 10am-12pm and costs $40 per person.   

May 5 is Derby Day at Washington Prime.  Visit them for Woodford Reserve drink specials, a hat contest, and more.   

Saturday May 5 is Cinco de Mayo and Connecticut bars and restaurants are planning all kinds of fiestas!  Click here for a complete guide: 

Keep the party going on Sunday May 6 with Craft260's Craft Cask Festival. 20+ local breweries will be bringing two casks each created special just for this event.   

Tickets are on sale now for The Glass House’s Summer Party on June 9.  From 12-4pm, there will be music, a picnic, and art.  Get tickets at

Shake Shack is now open in West Hartford!  Find it at 1445 New Britain Avenue.