Although the farm and the love of all things local has never left Parallel Post in Trumbull, it’s been a while since they have had their Farm-to-Trumbull event. This year actually marks the third year that this awesome celebration of local food has taken place and this year it’s going to be even more amazing.
The first intimate event (only 30 attendees) will be held on June 25 and starts at 7 pm with tickets costing $110 per person or $200 per couple (tax and tip included). While that price might seem high, you’ll be getting plenty of great things:
Sunday is all about coffee, chilling, and good food, so why not do all three at Bartaco in Westport? From 1-3 on 12/21, they’ll have a few treats for you. First up is Ed Freedman of Shearwater Coffee Roasters in Trumbull. He’ll be hanging out, so feel free to ask him all about the roasting process and what goes into the making of a good coffee. While you’re there, you’ll definitely want to check out what Executive Chef Dan Kardos (formerly of The Whelk, NOLA, Local Kitchen) is cooking up! That’s cuz he’ll be making up a special treat made with some Shearwater coffee.
And, since we’ve got you here, you can also check out Bartaco/Barcelona’s online shop for all kind of goodies! Act fast if you want delivery for Christmas: you’ll have to order today. Some items available are t-shirts, caps, glassware, olive oil, paella and sangria kits, their popular hot sauces, and the Barcelona cookbook.
Coffee so good, you’ll lactate
Okay, so we had a hard time deciding which of these three coffee roasters that we’d spotlight for Day 5 of our Fairfield County focused gift giving guide. It’s especially tough because each roaster has unique things about their beans, their products, and their branding. Well, why don’t we just look at each buzz-biz a bit:
Excuse us for a second. We’re still trying to recover from some heart-wrenhing news that we discovered a few weeks ago. Yes, yes…it’s true, it’s all true. Sanrio revealed that Hello Kitty is actually not a kitty. She’s actually a girl dressed as a kitty! We know, we know, your world is shattered, and you’re still trying to pick up the pieces…us too…us too.
As bad as you think your life is now with problems left and right, think about this: what if you lived during the Prohibition Era? You couldn’t get a beer, couldn’t get a cocktail, couldn’t even drink wine…what kind of life is that? But, that didn’t stop the truly devoted who took the ban on liquor as a creative opportunity to sell illegal drinks in speakeasies and make a profit. Oh, and you best believe that people started brewing their own liquid goodness too…stuff that would put hair on your chest, stuff that could polish (and maybe corrode) metal, stuff that was sure to get you all messed up with just a few sips.
Jumping for joy and trying to swallow those Pez whole
Take a gander at this custom built truck…
Dino Poutine is killer, unique to Dinosaur Stamford
Old news is not new news, people…that’s why we’re getting ya some of the freshest nomworthy bites of food news for Fairfield County (and beyond) for this weekend and next week, too. This week we’re talking booze, br/lunch, food news, food trucks, festivals, farms, and farmers’ markets. Full event listings here.
Beer and Liquor Get Ya There Quicker
6/13: Harry’s in Fairfield is hosting “Harry’s Open that Bottle Event” that will feature rare and exclusive Scotches, Ryes, and Bourbons that they’ve been stocking up on over the past few months. Sample these awesome spirits from 5-8 and get some (or something similar) for yourself or dad this Father’s Day.
6/19: Jack’s Abby launch party with co-founder Sam Hendler at 7 pm, held at Cask Republic Stamford.
Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford will also soon carry Thimble Island of Branford AND Jack’s Abby. What what?
February is the official month of chocolate, yet there’s also an American Chocolate Week that starts on March 17. But, do we really need a month or eek to go crazy and indulge in chocolate? Psshh, nah, any ol’ day will do, but we should embrace both of these times because then at least our lusts are justified. :)
So, whether you just love chocolate, like it occasionally, or just want to try something new, we’ve got four great recipes to share with you from Parallel Post in Trumbull. By following these recipes, you’ll be able to make a decadent chocolate cake, a richly complex Valrhona Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Salty Caramel and Malt Ice Cream Milkshake, a Chocolate Cardamom Tart, and a Chocolate Moonshine Manhattan on the Rocks.
ChowdaQuest, the quest for the fest, was a huge success this year and it placed some amazing restaurants into the 2014 ChowdaFest competition through your votes. Going down on SOUPer Bowl Sunday, 2/2, from 11 am to 3 pm, ChowdaFest VI promises to be even more awesomerest than last year! Tickets will be just $10 and benefits The Connecticut Food Bank! We’ll have more details to share with you shortly, but in addition to everything that makes Chowdafest great like sampling chowders and voting for your favorites, there are tons of new things that you’ll love! And, speaking of liquid goodness, check out the winning competitors for ChowdaFest 2014 to be held at Webster Bank Arena:
New England Clam Chowder: