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Bistro 7 in Wilton Grand Reopening Party w/ New Chefs + Menu

30 Sep

Bistro 7 in Wilton invites you to their Grand Re-Opening celebration dinner on October 9 with seatings at 5:30, 7, and 8:30. Meals are $39 per person, include a cocktail from the new beverage menu created by Front of House Manager Cristian Caldarariu, and also include tastes of what’s new at Bistro 7.  

So, why exactly are they re-opening and celebrating? Well, there’s a few things going on:

1) Chef Tony Kalmanidis is leaving to start up some awesome food trucks. It’s always nice to give props where props are due.

2) Chef Marcelino Martinez is becoming the new Chef de Cuisine. He’s no stranger to Bistro 7, though, having already been a pastry chef and sous chef there.  

3) Chef Harrison Schaefer will start as the new sous chef.

4) They are revamping the menu for the season, for what’s locally available, and to jive with both new chefs. 

5) Bistro 7 continues its support of local produce and products by working with Debra Sloane of Sloane Farm and Donna Simmons of Pound Ridge Organics among others.  

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Master Mixology and Cocktail Party @ Bistro 7 in Wilton

4 Oct

The Char:  bourbon, muddled blackberries, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup served on the rocks.

1) Open Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix
2) Pour in tequila
3) Add ice
4) Serve on the rocks or blend
Everybody knows this is how you make the perfect margarita…right?  Look, there’s a mix or artificial flavor packet for almost any drink you could imagine!  But that doesn’t make it great…or even drinkable.  What makes a cocktail good is finesse, detail, attention, and help from a moustached hipster.

VIP Menu Tasting Experience at Bistro 7 in Wilton

22 Aug

Wanna live like a fancy blogger or writer, getting sneak peaks of menus and trying dishes that no one has ever tasted before?  Well, buddy boy, it’s your lucky day on August 29.  That’s the night when you’ll have a seven (yes, seven) course meal with wine AND cocktail pairings at Bistro 7 in Wilton.  The cost is $75 per person and you can reserve either a 6:30 or 8:30 time for your meal.  With all that time in between you’ve got to imagine it’s quite a big meal, so start dieting today.

Grilled octopus at Bistro 7 in Wilton Connecticut OmNomCT

We’d share the menu with you, but…hey…it’s from their brand new fall menu that hasn’t been released yet.  You’ll be the first ones to see it…we haven’t even seen it!

In the meantime, check out out review of the Bistro 7 opening and our awesome friend’s at Local Food Rocks review of a recent tasting event to get a flavor of what to expect from this farm to fork restaurant.  For reservations, click here, call them up at (203) 587-1287, or e-mail Breno.

Bistro 7

Noms: 3.75

Cost: $$$

Address: 991 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT

Phone:  (203) 587-1287

Sixpoint Brewery Can-to-table Dinner @ Bistro 7 in Wilton

7 Mar

Sixpoint Brewery is pretty new to the Connecticut market, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming all the buzz.  We had our first taste of Sixpoint last year when we tried out around 50 different custom brews (some made with lobster, some made with oyster, even some made with saffron) for their annual Beer for Beasts event in Brooklyn.  If you’re interested, it’s going down again this year with tons of brews and food trucks on hand all to support The Humane Society of NY.

Grilled octopus at Bistro 7 in Wilton Connecticut OmNomCTBut we’re not writing today to tell you about Beer for Beasts, we’re here to let you know about a beer dinner at Bistro 7, Farm-to-Fork Restaurant + Bar in Wilton.  When we went to Bistro 7 a few months ago we really enjoyed the food and think that this will be a killer dinner.  The Spring Tasting Dinner will be on March 28 from 5-10:30 pm, will be $45 per person, and will require reservations so get on that…chop chop.

From the looks of the dishes, beer is being used in very fun, creative, and unexpected ways.  So, let’s gander at the menu:

Appetizer

Mussels in “Bengali” Broth, Paired with The Crisp

Mussels steamed in Sixpoint Bengali Tiger and curry broth, shallots, lime, lemon grass, organic yellow potato, organic ginger, beer buttered baguette.

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Fairfield County Restaurants Raise a Ton of $, one Beer at a Time to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief

27 Nov

–Video about A Buck for a Beer fundraiser from ItsRelevant

Back in early November, we told you about our effort (A Buck for a Beer to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief) to work with Fairfield County restaurants to make a difference.  The idea was simple:  when a certain beer was ordered at a restaurant, a dollar would be donated to American Red Cross.  After we wrote some of our favorite restaurants, we heard back quickly, owners eagerly hopeful to get involved.  While the first night of the fundraising week (11/7) wasn’t the best start because of snow, people were eager to go out, eat some food, drink some brews, and make a difference all week long.

Casey Dohme, manager at The Ginger Man of Norwalk had this to share:

“We got an incredible amount of support from our customers that the word had spread to.  From a woman stopping me on the street when I was changing our menu box to tell me she was coming the following day with a group of friends just to support the cause, to Friday night when another woman came in with a group of people who had really been affected and were stoked about the idea of drinking and helping.  One customer actually put her credit card down, and handed out drink tickets personally to her friends to use only towards beers that fell under NY/NE.  Very cool.  It gave people a release and a temporary distraction.  And while they were enjoying each other’s company, they in turn were helping and that got people excited.”

Unsuspecting spot brings approachable farm to table food to Wilton. Bistro 7 – Wilton, CT

15 Aug

Back in October of 2011 Breno Donatti followed our blog and encouraged us to try out his, and his partner Matt Criscuolo’s, Piccolo Gelato Bar & Cafe in Ridgefield. Well, turns out Breno and Matt were up to more than just slinging gelato, they were also opening up the brand new Bistro 7 in Wilton!

So when Breno invited us to come out to Bistro 7 for a special blogger preview dinner, we had to oblige! Before even getting there we were excited for the food.  With Chef Kris Grossman‘s focus on fresh ingredients from local sources, his love of organic food, and making food from scratch, could we really go wrong?

Well, we couldn’t and we didn’t.  Starting things off, we were greeted by our nervous server, Carolina.  Not nervous because OmNomCT is scary, but just because she wanted things to be great and just right.  She did a great job all night, checking in on us and making sure that we were enjoying everything.  Carolina also serves triple duty here, also tending bar and creating desserts as the pastry chef.

When our orders for drinks and food were in, we had a chance to talk with Breno and got a taste of what it was like to run a farm to table restaurant.  Starting off, Chef Grossman has to be very flexible in terms of the menu and ingredients.  Sometimes you just can’t find the right items locally or they are out of season.  Also, because they won’t freeze or store large amounts of food (potentially wasted), they could run out of ingredients much faster than other restaurants that usually fall back on frozen ingredients.  So, they solve these challenges by creating new dishes all the time and keeping the menu quite large.

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