Wanna know what’s going on in and around Fairfield County, Connecticut? Well, we’ve got the hook up here for you. A calendar of food events that we’ve written about or that we think you should know about. Yes, food in all its glory, here for you! We are talking different restaurant weeks in Connecticut, wine tastings, beer tastings, brewery events, vineyard events, wine dinners, beer dinners, cooking classes, openings, tasting events, charity events, and so much more. If you have suggestions for us, e-mail us. Tnx.
5/19 Foraging & Cooking with Wild Edibles at Millstone Farm in Wilton
5/22 Garden Catering fundraising for ALS TDI and Camp Promise East
5/25 Home brew contest entries for Coalhouse Pizza and Maltose Express are due
5/25 Rock and Vine book signing with Chelsea Prince
5/25 Westport Chicken Coop Tour, starting at Wakeman Town Farm
5/26 Dinner Underground Saranac Beer Dinner with Chef Plum!
5/27 Memorial Day BBQ at Barcelona Fairfield
5/28 National Burger Day and Burger Wars at all Plan B Burger Bars
6/1 Connecticut Wine and Beer Bus Tour with Slow Food Shoreline
6/1 Intro to Beekeeping at Millstone Farm in Wilton (rain date 6/2)
6/1 Yoga with wine and craft beer tasting afterwards at Bottlerocket in Westport
6/4 Home brew contest entries are judged at Coalhouse Pizza
6/8 Yoga with wine and craft beer tasting afterwards at Bottlerocket in Westport
6/15 Yoga with wine and craft beer tasting afterwards at Bottlerocket in Westport
6/22 Yoga with wine and craft beer tasting afterwards at Bottlerocket in Westport
6/28-30 Laurel oyster boat/oyster bar at the Wooden Boat Show in Mystic, CT
7/12-14: Laurel oyster boat/oyster bar at Sailfest in New London, CT
8/27-28 New Canaan Dishcrawl
9/6-9/8: Laurel oyster boat/oyster bar at the Norwalk Oyster Festival
$9 pitchers of Connecticut beer every Friday at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford
Every Thursday until the end of summer: Pig on the Patio at Barcelona Norwalk
Past Events, 2013
5/11-5/19 The first annual Connecticut Beer Week
5/11 Bottlerocket tasting of Gruner Veltliner and the Sweigelt 2009.
5/11 Rising Pint Brewfest with over 60 breweries and 250 varieties
5/10 BottlerocketAustrian rose and Veltliner wine tasting.
5/9 Austrian white tasting at Bottlerocket in Westport.
5/8 Dishcrawl Greenwich has its second food event (sold out)
5/7 Dishcrawl Greenwich has its first food event (sold out)
5/6 Brewmaster Dinner at The Ginger Man in SoNo
5/4-5/5 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Bodega Taco Bar in Darien and Fairfield
5/3 Mike Casey Trio at J. Rene Coffee Roasters in West Hartford
4/30 Jeremy Barlow and Michel Nischan speak at Greens Farms Academy
4/27-4/28 Food truck festival, cooking demos, bbq and chowder cook off, and live music at Westbrook Tanger Outlets
4/25 A Novel Affair fundraiser at The Ferguson Library
4/25 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen in Stamford
4/21-4/26 New Haven Restaurant Week 2013
4/20 The Local Meatball food cart opens and serves up some serious balls!
4/14-4/20 Branford Restaurant Week 2013
4/14 Connecticut Chili Classic 2013 from Saugatuck Craft Butchery
4/11 Momma’s Boy Cook-off with 5 local chefs and their moms!
4/11 Samuel Adams flight night at Coalhouse Pizza
4/4-4/8 Vote for elm’s Caryn Stabinsky as pastry chef of the year for Food & Wine!
4/6 Raising Backyard Chickens at Millstone Farm in Wilton
4/6 Beer glass giveaway at Coalhouse Pizza for Beer Club Members
4/6 Pardi Gras (postponed Black Rock Rocks Mardi Gras celebration)
4/6 March of Dimes fundraiser at Barnum Publick House in Bridgeport
4/4 Cos Cob Fire Patrol fundraiser at various restaurants
3/25 Wild game dinner at Bar Sugo in Norwalk
3/23 Entry deadline for Coalhouse Pizza home brew competition.
3/21 Chocolate from Chocopologie SoNo and Red Bee Honey six coursed tasting flight! 7-9:30 pm, $75 per person.
3/18 Vinsotto Dolcetto and Pizza at Bar Sugo in Norwalk (postponed)
3/11-3/16 First Annual Wilton Restaurant Week
3/15 Stamford Against Dystrophy Day with fundraiser at Garden Catering
2/22-3/15 Camp Promise Flying Pigs fundraiser @ schools, restaurants, + markets
3/12 Spanish Vino & Tapas Tasting Event at Bisto Latino in Greenwich
3/8 Craft Beer and Food Tasting at Darien Historical Society
2/24-3/10 2013 Stamford Restaurant Weeks
3/6 Battles of the Vines Dinner at The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood
3/3 Maple Sugar Weekend w/ Pancake Brunch at Stamford Museum & Nature Center
3/2 Maple Sugar Weekend w/ Chef’s Challenge at Stamford Museum & Nature Center
3/2 Taste of Black Rock w/ local microbrews, wine, local food, art, music, and more
2/24-3/1 Darien Restaurant Week 2013
2/24-3/2 Bethel Restaurant Week 2013
2/25-26 POSTPONED>>Bar Sugo and Chocopologie Chef Swap Event!
2/23 Westport Farmers’ Market Carrot Recipe Contest w/ Matt Storch and Geoff Lazlo
2/21 Fairfield, Norwalk, and Stratford firefighters host a beer and wine tasting in Trumbull.
2/14 Four course dinner with or without a wine pairing at Bar Sugo
2/14 Three course shared dinner at Barnum Publick House in Bridgeport
2/14 Regular menu and specials @ The Chelsea of Fairfield with 3 seatings at 5:30, 7:30, and 9:30.
2/3 Chowdafest V