Adults Only "Maritime With A Twist" June 21st: Sip & Sample at The Maritime Aquarium (sponsored post)

CTbites Team

Celebrate the summer solstice with sips and samples and sharks and seals during the “Maritime with a Twist” adults-only evening event on Thurs., June 21 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

Open to anyone age 21 and over, “Maritime with a Twist” features tastes from nearby restaurants in the South Norwalk (or SoNo) neighborhood, as well as refreshments by artisanal distillers and distributors. Sample them all while enjoying the entire Aquarium for one price.

Participating restaurants and retailers include: Bandido Mexican Restaurant, The Blind Rhino, Burger Bar & Bistro, The Cask Republic, Evarito’s Mexican Bar & Kitchen, Harlan Publick, Killer B Burger, Knot Norm’s, La Dolce Italian Ice & Café, Local Kitchen & Beer Bar, Our House SoNo, and Public Wine Bar, as well as Maikana Foods.

Pouring the tastings will be Naked Turtle White Rum and Total Wine & More, both of Norwalk; Asylum Distillery of Bridgeport; Eder Brothers of West Haven; and Glenlivet Scotch.

Lasting from 6 to 9 p.m., “Maritime with a Twist” offers a fun celebration of summer in a unique setting among seals, sharks, sea turtles, jellies and more. Weather permitting, the event will spill out onto the Aquarium’s riverfront courtyard.

The Westport-based cover band Sinergy will provide live music.   

Media sponsor is CT Bites, and community sponsor is Building and Land Technology of Stamford.

Tickets for the June 21 “Maritime with a Twist” are $50 ($45 for Aquarium members) with proceeds supporting The Maritime Aquarium. There’s no extra cost for food and drink after your ticketed admission.  

Get tickets at the door or in advance online at

Press materials are available on the Aquarium web site:

Download a variety of Aquarium photos, whenever they're needed, on Flickr at You can also receive specific photos via e-mail or a photo CD.  Contact Dave Sigworth.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution whose mission is to inspire people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education.