Nibble: CT Food Events for Week of September 9-16

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Bar Sugo’s Mixology Class is back for Round 2 on Saturday September 15! Join veteran Mixologist Seth Hiravy for a 2 hour class, which includes lunch and cocktails.  Call 203-956-7134 to reserve.

On Monday September 10, Mystic Cheese and Black Pond Brews are uniting for a Cheese and Beer Pairing Class in Danielson.  The evening will include six beers from Black Pond Brews paired with a collection of cheese.  Tickets are $40.   

Now at Fortina, wear your jerseys on Monday, Thursdays, and Fridays to get a complimentary Rays or Margherita Pizza.  There will also be food and drink specials on those days during football season.

B.J. Ryan’s in Norwalk presents a Steakhouse Theme Dinner on September 13.  $100 per person (plus tax and gratuity) includes open bar as well as a menu of 40 oz Bone in Ribeye, Marinated Flank Steak with Chimichurri, Tomato & Onion Salad, Steakhouse Slab Bacon, Creamed Spinach, Hash Browns, Mac & Cheese, Sautéed Mushrooms, and Grilled Asparagus. Call to reserve at 203-866-7926

At Wakeman Town Farm, kids in grades 3-6 can participate in “Farm Table 101” on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:15pm.  Instructor Kathy Oberman Tracy will teach kids how to cook with the flavors of early fall.  Classes run September 11- October 23 (No Classes 11/6, 12/25, 1/19 and 4/16).  $310 includes 7 classes, materials, and food fees.  Email them at to register.

It’s Paint Night at Bar Louie Milford!  On Monday September 10, $25 per person (plus tax) gets you art supplies, canvas, an easel, paint, brushes, and apron. Food and drinks are available for purchase.   

The Norwalk Historical Society is hosting a Rum Tasting Party fundraiser at the townhouse at Mill Hill Historic Park on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm. The tasting is led by nationally recognized spirits and beer connoisseur, Gregg Glaser. Mr. Glaser is also a local resident of Fairfield County and is Publisher/Editor of Modern Distillery Age & Editor in Chief of Yankee Brew News. 

On Thursday September 13, Summer Soirée Dinners with Geoff Lazlo continue at Millstone Farm.  Dinners start at 6pm with a cocktail hour featuring a signature cocktail infused with herbs from the farm and passed hors d’oeuvres. A three course dinner will be served family style while guests dine al fresco (BYOB). 

Max Chef to Farm series continues with a “Seed-to-Plate Dinner” in West Hartford.  On September 13, start with a Reception in the Heirloom Market café, hosted by owners Spiro and Julia Koulouris.  Next, enjoy dinner under the stars (weather permitting).  Tour the seed store and green houses or shop in the market area while you mingle with local farmers.  Music by BackBeat City Funk.   

The Stamford Brew and Whiskey Festival will take place on Friday September 14 from 6-9 pm at Harbor Point.  Attractions include live music on the waterfront, a whiskey and beer tasting from over 25 vendors, boardwalk games, food samples from local restaurants, a teacup auction and more.  Tickets start at $35. 

For the 14th year, the New Hartford Historical Society will hold a Wine and Beer Tasting at Ski Sundown.  From 6-9pm, partake in beer, wine, and food from local restaurants.  Tickets are $30 at the door.   

Miya’s in New Haven offers a late night menu that is available from 10pm until they sell out.  Select dishes are $8, cocktails are $6, firecracker sake bombs are $4, house sake is $5, and there are pitcher specials.

The Connecticut Firefighters Food Truck Fest takes place from September 14-16 in Avon.  Admission and parking are free.  Once in, enjoy carnival rides, 20+ of the best food trucks from around New England, and adult beverages (for purchase). 

Saturday September 15, Urth Farms invites you to “From the Urth to your Glass.”  Enjoy small plate samplings from restaurants like b Restaurants, Butchers & Bakers, Tisane Euro Asian Café, and The Half Door. Mason Jar Margaritas will be available to purchase for $7.  There will also be a cocktail competition featuring local mixologists.  Proceeds from the tickets will go to support Urth Grown Communities, a 501c3 nonprofit focused on transforming a food desert into a food oasis through food security and education.

The "Worth Tasting" Downtown New Haven Culinary Tour takes place on September 15 starting at 10:45am.  Stephen Fries, a Food Columnist and Professor of Hospitality Management, will guide participants to 8-9 different restaurants and eateries throughout New Haven.  Reservations are required. For more information call Stephen Fries at 203- 415-3519 or Visit New Haven at 203-777-8550.   

On Saturday September 15, the Perfect Pair in Chester will demonstrate how to make salad dressings.  Get fresh ideas for your veggies!  Laura will walk you through the basic dressing structure, and then will show you five different recipes.  It runs from 5-6:30pm and costs $40 per person.   

Chef Debora Dividino is organizing a Steak Dinner Pop-Up Dinner in Newtown on September 15.  From 7-10pm, dine on a menu of Cream of Roasted Corn Soup, Haricot Vert & Local Tomato Confit Salad,Lemon Sorbet, Prime NY Strip, Cream Brulee, and more.  Tickets are $65 per person.   

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Guacamole Day, Sunday September 16, at SolToro, which is located in Mohegan Sun.  They’ll be preparing tableside guacamole with add-ons like shrimp, bacon, corn and charred veggies.

The New Haven Land Trust's Beer & Oysters Festival benefit will return for its 4th edition on September 16 from 4-7 pm in the historic carousel at Lighthouse Point Park.  Savor Norm Bloom's Copps Island Oysters and sample a growing selection of local beer, including Kinsmen Brewing Co., Hull's Brewery, City Steam Brewery, New England Brewing Co., and more.  The event also features live music from His Bluegrass Characters, and the historic Lighthouse Point Carousel will be running and available for rides.  The event benefits the New Haven Land Trust. . 

On September 16, visit Barcelona Fairfield for Asado on the Patio with Chef Jose Ochoa.

The Bloomfield Farmers Market is located at 800 Bloomfield Ave from now until October 27th from 9am to noon Saturday mornings.

The Essex has new post-Labor Day hours.  They are closed Monday and Tuesday.  Visit them Wednesday-Friday from 4:30-9pm.  Join them Saturday from 4:30pm-10pm and for Sunday Supper from 4pm-8pm.

In honor of New Haven Craft Beer Week, The Beer Collective is holding a beer dinner featuring four CT breweries:  Fox Farm, Kent Falls, Lasting Brass and Counter Weight Brewing.  The dinner will feature six beers, five courses, and every attendee will receive a Beer Collective gold glass.  Tickets are $75 including taxes and gratuity.