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Win Two Tix to Friday’s Connecticut Chefs Challenge 2015!

14 Sep

Connecticut Chefs Challenge Winners Belt!

Update: Thanks to all that entered, what an awesome contest! Sorry to say, there can be only one winner, but we’re happy to announce that Michele, you’re the winner. We’ll be contacting you via e-mail soon. Tix are still on sale if you didn’t get to win. :)

We’ve been counting down the days, hours, and minutes until 7 pm this Friday, 9/18 at the Lincoln Culinary Institute in Shelton. That’s when 8 super-talented chefs from Connecticut will do battle to see who takes home the culinary belt and gets to brag about the win all year long. But, it’s not just about watching these incredibly talented chefs do battle and rib each other. Nope. You can check out the buffet, taste some apps, drink some free wine and beer (Host Chef Plum’s arranged for some great beer, btw), and dessert! Also, there will be some judges that we love there, too: Chef Derrick Prince of Stanton Social, Judy and Joy, and Ken Tuccio.  Continue reading

Maple Syurp, Pancake Brunch, Chef’s Challenge, + More @ SMNC Maple Sugar Weekend 2013 – Stamford, CT

20 Feb
The Chefs at The Chef's Challenge 2012 at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

The Chefs at The Chef’s Challenge 2012 at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

UPDATE:  OmNomCT will be guest judges for the Chef’s Challenge, so make sure to stop on by, eat up, and say hi!  

A tradition in the Del Ferraro household is hitting up Maple Sugar Weekend at Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  It’s a tradition that we’re not willing to part with and it’s something that we look forward to every single year.  Really…we’re talking about a weekend long ode to real maple syrup here.  It is what fuels our weekends and brightens our mornings.  We’re talking ’bout the real stuff…no fake syrups with weird flavoring.  Maple syrup:  pure, rich, sweet, oh so good.

Just a brief refresher course:

You can come by Saturday (3/2), Sunday (3/3), or both days!  Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for non-members.  Family Plus members or above and children 3 and under are free.  Buy at SM&NC or make things speedy by buying tix online for 3/2 or 3/3.

Click here to purchase tickets for Saturday, March 2.

Click here to purchase tickets for Sunday, March 3.

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To Do: Maple Sugar Festival Weekend 2012 at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

24 Feb

Oh divine liquid called maple syrup, we love thee

Update:  and the winner is….

First County Bank is again (12 years) sponsoring the maple syrup utopia that goes down year after year, only this time things are a bit different.  You might remember there was a Chef’s Challenge where local chefs and caterers cooked and baked with maple syrup, then came back a few weeks later for Maple Sugar Sunday for a final face off.  This year both events are taking place on the same weekend!

Yup, Maple Sugar Festival Weekend is just about a week away at Stamford Museum & Nature Center.  If you’d like a preview of what’s to come, check out our past posts on maple syrup comas and our breakdown of Maple Sugar Sunday.  Here are all the syrupy sweet details:

Both Saturday and Sunday, 3/3-3/4, 11-3

$5 for members/$10 for non-members/children 3 and under as well as Family Plus or above=free

• Maple syrup creation demonstrations

• How to tap a tree for maple syrup

• How colonists made maple syrup

• Native American hot rock method

• How SM&NC uses the modern evaporation method to create their maple syrup

SM&NC Maple syrup for sale (we still have a jug left from last year)

• Fun for kids with crafts, scavenger hunts, face painting, story telling, music, and more.

Saturday, 3/3/2012, 11-3

• Chef’s Challenge from 11:30-1:30 with the winner announced at 2 (a must see and eat event)

• Local chefs and caterers use maple syrup to make the most awesome recipes for you to taste and vote on:

     EOS Greek Cuisine

     A Dash of Salt

     Susan Kane Catering

     David’s Soundview Catering

Marcia Selden's Beautiful Spread of Maple-goodness

Sunday, 3/4/2012, 11-3

• A yummy pancake brunch featuring SM&NC maple syrup for just $5 per person from 11-2.

This will be another great time for maple syrup lovers, couples, friends, and families to come down and check out why SM&NC is so awesome.  We bought a membership last year, so really think about the benefits.  You get lower entry fees to special events, you get to visit for free during the year, and most importantly you get to help SM&NC to thrive.  

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

39 Scofieldtown Road

Stamford, CT 06903

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