We love tasting events where you get to taste some of the best spots in an area. They tend to be inexpensive, they have lots of variety, and it’s basically like a Costco tasting spree on steroids. ‘Nuff said, right? So, get ready for two great events coming up: Taste of Port Chester on 6/8 and Taste of Wilton on 6/9. Check out the deets with us and get yo’self down (or up) there for all the nomworthy food.
Taste of Port Chester
6/8, from 12-3 pm
Registration starts at 11:30 at the Marina on Abendroth Ave.
Tickets are $25 (drinks extra; you’ll get a map for easy food tourism)
Taste of Port Chester is a walking tour (though there are busses available) through CT’s neighboring village. Once you have your wristband, you can just visit any of the places below (there will be balloons outside) and get samples of their goodies. We were downtown when this was going on last year and it was a very popular event, so you won’t want to miss this one. Added bonuses: your ticket purchase helps to support Port Chester Public Schools and you can walk off all of the calories that you ingest (wishful thinking).
Here are all the spots that you can check out:• A&S Deli: Italian • Acuario: Peruvian • Aqui es Santa Fe: Colombian • Arrosto: Italian • Bubbles & Berries: Juice Bar and Desserts • Cafe Mirage: Eclectic, Modern American • Carvel Ice Cream • Coals: Pizza, craft beer, killer sprouts, and wings • Copacabana Steakhouse: Brazilian steakhouse • Cousin Frankie’s USA Grill: American • Euro Asian Bistro: Asian, sushi • Frankie & Louie’s: Italian, pizza • Garcia’s: Nightclub, bar • Il Sogno: Italian • J.J. Cassone’s: Bakery • John’s of Arthur Ave: Italian • Kiosko: Mexican • Longford’s Own Made: Ice Cream • Los Chuzos de Juancho: Colombian • Mary Ann’s: Mexican • McShane’s: Irish Pub (new) • Neri’s Bakery • Nessa: Italian • Paleteria Fernandez: Ice cream, frozen treats • Panera Bread: Cafe, American • Port Chester Hall & Beer Garden (new) • Salsa Picante: Mexican • Sichuan Pavilion: Chinese • Sonora: Nuevo Latino • Spadaro’s: Italian • Tarry Market: Gourmet market • Varmax: Wine, liquor • Zeppoleme: Zeppoles, panini, coffee
7th Annual Taste of Wilton
June 9 from 5:30-8:30
$30 per person at Wilton Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County Bank, Bankwell, or Wilton Family Y
$35 at the door
Cheaper than an entrée at most restaurants here in CT, admission to Taste of Wilton is a great deal…especially because food and drinks are included. This year, you’ll want to check out this event all over again so you can try out some of the new restaurants that have opened up and to nom away on your favorites.
Here are all the participants (getting full already):• Ancona’s Wines & Liquors • Bianco Rosso Wine Bar Restaurant • Bistro 7 • Black Cat Grille • Cactus Rose Restaurant & Tequila Bar • Fleur de Lis Academy
• Georgetown Package Store • Little Pub Wilton • Luca Ristorante Italiano • Marly’s of Wilton • Pinocchio Pizza • Portofino Restaurant & Bar • Stop & Shop
• Sweet Pierre’s
• Sweet Sabrina’s Cake Shop
• The Painted Cookie • Toozy Patza Pizza • Village Market
• Vintage Fine Wines (visit their store during the Taste) • Wilton Pizza