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CT Restaurants Needed to Join Food for Thought Restaurant Week

9 Oct

Food for Thought Restaurant Week

Most of us know The Salvation Army as the ones who ring the bells outside of stores at Christmas time or as the ones who take donations to sell in their stores, but they do a whole lot more than that. In fact, they serve over 60 million meals a year across the country with 400,000 of those going to CT residents along with 200,000 grocery orders for those in need. You can imagine that supporting these efforts can be tough, but there are people who step up and give back. But, imagine if it was even easier to help give back and to raise money for this organization?

Okay, don’t imagine anymore. That’s because from November 1-5, CT will have the first ever Food for Thought Restaurant Week. Just dine at any participating restaurant, and they will give 10% of your order to The Salvation Army.

We’ll have more details soon about the restaurants that will be participating, but today we wanted to reach out to our restaurant buddies. Yeah, we’re about to tag up a storm on FB and Twitter, so get ready. We’d love for you to get involved, you in? There are no fees to participate, no menu requirements, and no prix-fixe requirements, either. To sign up, just go here! If you’d like to find out more, please e-mail Jim Keenan. In addition, you’ll be helping out a great cause AND it’s a great way to introduce your restaurant to a new audience. 

Must Own: New Cookbook Draws Recipes from CT’s Farms, Best Chefs + Restaurants

6 May
The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook

“If you live in New York or New England, there is a culinary adventure to be had in so many parts of the state. Grab the book, chart your course, and make a day trip or weekend out of it!” -Christy Colasurdo

One of the best things about running OmNomCT is that we get to meet so many great people. And, the majority of those people are so passionate about food and have so much experience and expertise to share. One such person that we’ve come to know is Christy Colasurdo. She has written for the NY Times, managed the social media of Wakeman Town Farm, is a writer, consultant, and editor for Westport Magazine, and helped to get Graze Delivered (now Simple Scallion) food delivery service up and running. 

Over a year ago, she began to work with Tracey Medeiros, author of the Vermont Farm Table Cookbook and Dishing Up Vermont, on a cookbook called The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook. Through months and months of work, traveling, research, conversations, writing, recipes, photographing, and interviews, they finally put together what we think will soon become the cookbook that every person will need.

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CT Food News, Vol. 36: Must Try New Menu Items, Rooftop Parties, News, Events + CT Beer Goodness

16 Apr

Lots and lots of things going on here in Fairfield County and beyond over the next couple of weeks, so we’re gonna get right down to things with events, food news, new menu items to seek out, and what’s new with CT beer. By the way, how many of these 100 foods have you had? We’ve had a respectable 86.

Events and News

4/16 Sean Rainey plays O’Neil’s Sono from 8-11. What’s cool about his performance is that it’s an interactive, all request show. Wanna hear him sing “Bad Romance”? He’ll do it. Wanna hear him sing “Stairway to Heaven”? He’ll do it. Want him to sing “Call Me Maybe”? Well, maybe he’ll do that . . .

4/17 Tigin in Stamford will officially open up their patio tomorrow! Oh yeah, let the hooliganism ensue! ;)

4/18 Check out the Spring Fever Party on the deck at Sign of the Whale in Stamford that’s going down all day and night long. There will be BBQ, Cornhole, Jenga, and even putting contests. In addition, check out specials on Half Full beer and $2 off spring cocktails.

4/18-4/19 The Made in CT Expo hits the Durham Fairgrounds from 11-6. This event will feature over 150 CT Made companies including retail, crafters, food and beverage, artists, and artisans.

4/19 When you hit up Capriccio Cafe in Stamford for brunch, you’ll enjoy 1/2 priced bottles of wine. What what?

4/21 Barcelona SoNo will be hosting a preview of their new spring menu selections. Not only will you get to taste these dishes, but you’ll also learn how to make them. It all begins at 7 pm . . . get your info here.

4/21 Mosey on down to Mama’s boy in SoNo for Low country Boil Night. You’ll get a bucket of crawfish with potatoes and “all the fixins'” for $22. Reserve your table by calling them up at (203) 956-7171.

Farmer Joe, dishing out fresh veggies at the New Canaan Farmers' Market

Farmer Joe, dishing out fresh veggies at the New Canaan Farmers’ Market

4/25 Cook and Grow will be hosting a bake sale at the Black Rock Library from 11-2. Come get you some!

4/25 The New Canaan Farmers’ Market is back, starting at 10 am at the corner of Maple/South/Main Street. Definitely check out one of the best farmers’ markets in the area! :)

4/26 Shake off some of that meal that you had at Mezon Tapas Bar in Danbury with some Salsa Dancing! Come by with your dancing shoes on from 3-5 and pay $10 to get a dance lesson and passed tapas. Spots are filling up fast, so call up (203) 748-0875 to get your spot.

4/28 Chef Lucente of Barcelona Greenwich will take you through some classic Spring Refreshers as he shows you some great warm weather cocktails and gazpacho. Show up at 7 to let the party begin.

Fortina in Stamford is getting closer and closer to opening and you should be even more excited because they’ll have a rooftop bar!

Mr. Frosty’s in Norwalk is back in action with some great ice cream and is starting up their weekly food truck parties. As of now, they’ll have Chef Tony Mexican Food Truck on Tuesdays and Melt Mobile on Thursdays.

No surprise here to us, but J. Timothy’s in Plainville made the #2 spot on BuzzFeed’s search for 22 Chicken Wings You Have to Try Before You Die! Read our review here.

The Whelk has changed their lunch hours to Fridays and Saturday from noon all the way until closing time. Kawa Ni and LeFarm is keeping their hours, so don’t freak out.

New Menu Items

Strada 18, Norwalk: there’s a new dish that you’ll want to try that is called Burricotta. That’s mozzarella filled with buttermilk ricotta and we’ve gotta try it STAT!

Paloma, Stamford: there are lots of new dishes on the menu including a new version of their grilled salmon. This one includes a fresh pea guacamole, pickled carrots for crunch, and a Meyer lemon mojo.

Washington PrimeGolden Age Cocktail at Paloma in Stamford, CT, Norwalk: it’s not just food that’s new come spring time, it’s also the drinks! One of the new drinks for warmer weather is The Coco which includes Cilantro Rhum Clement Barrel Select, Clement Mahina Coco, Cream of Coconut, Fresh Lime, and Fresh Coconut.

Amore, Stamford: Chef Jared Falco has been hard at work with a killer Sunday brunch that you can devour from 11-3. Some of the dishes that we can’t wait to try are the “Boh” Sandwich that features chicken park, two fried eggs, sriracha, Eddie’s bread, and shoe string fries; the BEC Sandwich that has braised pork belly, creamy ricotta, two scrambled eggs, house ketchup, Eddie’s bread, and shoe string fries; Steak and Eggs with an 8 oz. NY Strip, poached eggs, Calabrian chili-truffle Hollandaise, and duck fat potatoes. The menu is just plain ridiculous and should be on your brunch radar!

CT Beer News and Events

4/22 Tigin in Stamford is getting in on the beer action more than ever with Extreme Beer Month. Yesterday they featured some awesome big and bold brews from Europe. On the 22nd, they’ll be featuring cask conditioned and specialty brews at the awesome price of 4 for $20!

Ride the Lightning! (Please don't sue us Lars)

4/26 Oh hell yes! Take the Branford Beers & Cheers Brewery Tour of DuVig, Southport Brewing Company, Stony Creek, and Thimble Island. For $40, you’ll get a bus to take you to each brewery where you’ll spend 45 minutes at each drinking and checking out each spot in depth. You’ll even get lunch at SBC! You’ll meet at 10:45 right at Stony Creek for your first tour and tasting.

Kent Falls Brewing Co. has doubled production of their Field Beer Saison, so check your local packy and get your hands on those bad boys! Fairfield County peeps: it’ll be at Warehouse Wines & Liquors in Danbury, so check it out and here for other locations.

There’s plenty going on at Coalhouse over the next few weeks with Night of the Quads on 4/16 starting at 5, Best of the Belgians with 4 brews and a cheese plate on 4/21 at 5, and One-off Night on 4/23 at 5.

Back East Brewery has released their Summer Ale made with Simcoe, Citra, and Galaxy hops. Find it on draft and in six packs at your local packy.

Why Kawa Ni Is the (Sake) Bomb – Westport, CT

5 Oct

When you’re asked where you want to go out to dinner for your birthday, how do you pick? Do you go for that fancy schmancy place you’ve been waiting for a special occasion to go to, or your favorite spot you know is going to be amazing, or the hot new restaurant you’ve been dying to try? It’s a tough call…I mean, you only get that choice once a year.

Well, when Danny’s birthday came around he didn’t even need to think twice (or once really) as he blurted out Kawa Ni within seconds of asking. See, years ago (before the blog) we spent his birthday at Chef Bill Taibe’s restaurant, LeFarm, and had an astounding meal that featured bacon in every dish. Danny knew going with Bill again along with his brother Jeff would be a sure bet at their new Izakaya pub with Pan-Asian influences. And (spoiler alert) it SOOOOO was!

Jeff Marron runs the bar at Kawa Ni Westport Kawa Ni is located in a somewhat unsuspecting spot, tucked away in the corner of Bridge Square in Westport. It’s small but lively when you walk in, with the bar at the back left and a decent amount of seats throughout for such a cozy spot. The decor is tasteful…not that stereotypically tacky and kitchsy Japanese decor you might expect, but it definitely says modern Japanese food is served here. One random but awesome thing about the restaurant itself to mention in the blog post? Yeah, the bathrooms have the mega-toilet 3,000 or something like that with seat warmers, a bidet, dryer and more buttons that we were too scared to press. As we got comfy in our seats, we occasionally heard the bang of the gong and Bartender and Beverage Director, Jeff Marron, enthusiastically shout out something in Japanese. But more on that in a minute…

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Letizia’s awesome thin crust pizza: perfect comfort food after nearly blowing up. Norwalk, CT

3 Nov

Ah! Fresh and hot outta da oven! :)

So, a funny thing happened the other day.  Well, not funny…more like crazy, freaky, final-destinationish, poop-your-pants scary, like you almost died scary.  We heard about the craziness going on at the gas stations, so we both decided to fill up our cars wherever we could. We stopped at the gas station on the corner of Hope and Woodway.  Near the end of the fill up, there was a series of huge explosions above the gas station.  Electric sparks from the transformer overhead rained down on the gas station and even lit up some oil that was on the ground.  We freaked out and didn’t know what to do. Fire trucks started to show up. I was done getting gas, but Kristien wasn’t. Kristien was yelling to me, telling me to just drive off and meet her at CVS up the street.  But I had a movie image in my head:  a man, speeding off in a car with his dog, never to see his wife again so I waited until she was done at the pump. Kristien threw cash at the gas attendant and sped off behind me squealing her tires in the process.  Even as we write this, we’re still freaked out and think how close we were to something potentially horrific.  Luckily nothing happened and nobody got hurt. :)

Needless to say, we didn’t stick around Springdale to see if we’d get the power back.  We headed to Kristien’s office to set up camp there for the night.  We dropped off our supplies then headed to the first restaurant that we had in mind:  Letizia’s.  If you want a nice thin crust pie, this is definitely the spot to check out on Main Ave. in Norwalk.  Kristien put the order in:  sausage, hot pepper, and onions…an OmNomCT favorite combo.  We got a large antipasto, too, then headed out to get some wine. I mean, look…you need wine after that.

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Open House Party at The Schoolhouse at Cannondale + Their Famous Pies – Wilton, CT

23 Oct

A Scotch egg from Tim Labant of The Schoolhouse at Cannondale, made at the Greenwich Food & Wine Festival

Celebrating five years in business, The Schoolhouse at Cannondale is holding an Open House.  At quite a steal of $65 per person on 11/20 from 7-9 pm, you’ll get hors d’oeuvre, cocktails, desserts, and will even get to take part in decor workshops.  Because they are in the mood of celebrating even more, they are also giving out their own original recipe book for you to take home for yourself!  There are only 50 tickets to this exclusive event, so make sure to e-mail openhouse2012@schoolhouseatcannondale.com with your name, number of seats needed, and your telephone number.

You should also e-mail holidaypies2012@schoolhouseatcannondale.com with your holiday pie orders and pick them up at the event.  Just in time for Thanksgiving…just saying.  Here are the ridiculously amazing sounding choices available to you:

Apple Cider Pie $30.00
Apple Streusel Pie $25.00
Pumpkin Pie $20.00
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie $40.00

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Meals and Deals at Statewide Connecticut Restaurant Week, 2012: 10/8-10/14

20 Sep

Last year we told you about Connecticut Restaurant Week.  The holiest of holiest restaurant weeks.  The restaurant week that covers the entire state…yeah, that big.  Well, it’s back from October 8 to October 14!  There are over 97 restaurants involved this year and they all have something different for you.  They might have a coursed prix-fixe dinner for $20.12, two for one deals, a certain percent off your check, or even offer specially priced bottles of wine.  We have the updated restaurants with menus, but be sure to check back here and to follow the Connecticut Restaurant Association on Twitter and Facebook for updates, too.

Participating Restaurants:

@ the Corner, Litchfield, CT
RW Menu
23 Sports Café, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT RW Menu
1249 Wine Bar, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
Abigail’s Grille and Wine Bar, Simsbury, CT RW Menu
Agave Grill, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Anthony Jack’s Wood Fired Grill, Southington, CT RW Menu
Apollo Restaurant, Simsbury, CT
RW Menu
Aspen Restaurant & Bar, Old Saybrook, CT RW Menu
Aunt Chilada’s, Hamden, CT RW Menu
BACKSTAGE Torrington, Torrington, CT
RW Menu
Besito Mexican Restaurant, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Black Eyed Sally’s, Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Blackrock Tavern, Thomaston, CT
RW Menu
Black Rose Tavern, Newington, CT RW Menu
Restaurant Bricco, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Bricco Trattoria, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Boom Restaurant, Westbrook, CT RW Menu
Buffalo Wild Wings, Manchester, CT
RW Menu
Buffalo Wild Wings, Windsor, CT RW Menu
Burtons Grill, South Windsor, CT RW Menu
Captain Daniel  Packer Inn, Mystic, CT RW Menu
Carbone’s Ristorante, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, New Haven, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Steakhouse, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Fishhouse, Avon, CT RW Menu
Carmen Anthony Fishouse, Wethersfield, CT RW Menu
Cavey’s Restaurant, Manchester, CT RW Menu
City Steam Brewery Cafe, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Confetti’s Restaurant, Plainville, CT RW Menu
Consiglio’s, New Haven, CT RW Menu
Costa del Sol, Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Cove Clam Shack & Cafe, Mystic, CT RW Menu
Dish Bar and Grill, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Esca Restaurant & Wine Bar, Middletown, CT RW Menu
Feng Asian Bistro, Canton, CT RW Menu
Feng Asian Bistro, Hartford, CT RW Menu
First & Last Tavern, Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Flanders Fish Market, East Lyme, CT RW Menu
Gayle’s Depot Square Farm Shoppe, Watertown, CT RW Menu
Ginza Japanese Cuisine, Bloomfield, CT RW Menu
Ginza Japanese Cuisine, Wethersfield, CT RW Menu
Grant’s Restaurant & Bar, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Hidden Valley Eatery, Washington, CT RW Menu
Hot Tomato’s, Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Joey Garlic’s, Farmington, CT RW Menu
Joey Garlic’s, Newington, CT RW Menu
Joey’s Pizza Pie, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
J. Timothy’s, Plainville, CT RW Menu
La Vita Italian American Trattoria, East Haddam, CT RW Menu
Mapletree Cafe, Simsbury, CT
RW Menu
Mattabasett Canoe Club, Middletown, CT
RW Menu
Max a Mia, Avon, CT RW Menu
Max Amore, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Max Burger, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Max Downtown, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Max Fish, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Max Oyster Bar, West Hartford, CT RW Menu
Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT RW Menu
Mill on the River, South Windsor, CT RW Menu
O’Porto Restaurant, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Nino’s Trattoria, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
Nutshell Cafe, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Peppercorn’s Grill, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Patrizia’s of Stamford, Stamford, CT RW Menu
Piatti Ristorante & Bar, Glastonbury, CT RW Menu
Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant, Hamden, CT RW Menu
Rein’s N.Y. Style Deli, Vernon, CT RW Menu
Rizzuto’s Wood-fired Kitchen & Bar, West Hartford, CT
RW Menu
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Newington, CT RW Menu
Sadler’s Restaurant, Marlborough, CT RW Menu
Sage American Restaurant, New Haven, CT RW Menu
San Marino’s Ristorante, Waterbury, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Branford, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Hamden, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Milford, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Southport, CT RW Menu
SBC Restaurant & Brewery, Stamford, CT RW Menu
The Sitting Duck, Stratford, CT RW Menu
SolToro Tequila Grill, Mohegan Sun Casino, CT RW Menu
TD Homer’s, Southington, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Hamden, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Manchester, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Newington, CT RW Menu
TGIFriday’s, Orange, CT RW Menu
Trumbull Kitchen, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Tuscan Oven, Norwalk, CT RW Menu
USS Chowder Pot III, Branford, CT RW Menu
USS Chowder Pot IV, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Village Restaurant, Litchfield, CT RW Menu
Willimantic Brewing Company, Willimantic, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Hartford, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Farmington, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Orange, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Rocky Hill, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Southington, CT RW Menu
Wood-n-Tap, Vernon, CT RW Menu
Zini’s Restaurant, Bantam, CT
RW Menu

Ole! Olio brings amazing downtown flare and flavor to Springdale – Stamford, CT

30 Jul

Living in the Springdale neighborhood of Stamford, we’ve been waiting 5 years for a delicious, downtown-esque restaurant to open up within walking distance of our home. Well, we are happy to say Olio has made it happen! Now if you remember from our last post announcing Olio, it is not Italian like you might think. Actually, it’s kind of hard to put your fork on what exactly Olio is.  It’s sort of New American, Nuevo Latino with Italian influence and it totally works!  Here’s why:

The Service

Kind, helpful, and quick would sum it up.  If the water was close to empty, it was filled. Your wine was poured for you when it ran low.  Don’t you love that? :)  Moira Hyland, co-0wner with Chef Steve, even made her way around the restaurant to make sure things were going perfectly. As we eavesdropped, we heard some amazingly positive feedback.

The Food

Although the menu fit on one page, it was very difficult to narrow down our picks.  In the end, we came up with a great strategy:  we’d share each app and each entree, giving each of us four different tastes.  Oh, but there’s dessert too, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Starting off, you get some soft Italian bread that you can dip in a roasted pepper and olive tapenade or a white bean hummus.  The olive tapenade was salty (not too salty), full of that olive bite, and tangy from the peppers and the white bean hummus was creamy and had nice hints of garlic. We asked for more of that, omnomrific!

We started with seared sea scallops with smoked cauliflower fondue and sweet & sour golden raisins.  The fondue was light, but yet was still full of flavor.  The raisins added a wonderful brightness that balanced out the seafood flavor from the scallops.  The scallops were cooked perfectly, the sauce added a great sweet taste, and the cauliflower creamy. This was our favorite!

Then onto braised pork shoulder with avocado, pickled red onions, coriander, and crispy plantains.    The pork was delicately braised, was tender, and oh so juicy.  On top of the pork was a bright, fresh pickled red onion salad with chunks of avocado.  Steve served all of this on top of flattened plantains, crispy and fried to perfection.  DELISH!

Next was house made ricotta gnocchi with lobster, shallots, a brandy tomato cream sauce, and arugula on top.  The sauce is light and creamy.  The gnocchi is light and pillowy, with a good bite to it.  The lobster was cooked nicely and the tomato added that nice touch of just a little tartness.  Somehow this manages to feel like a light dish.

And lastly we enjoyed the beef short rib with truffle mashed potato, ancho chili, and tomato confit. Mmm, the meat just fell of the bone with a gentle pull and the sauce had this delicious, exotic flavor with a hint of cinnamon that really rounded it out. And the truffle mashed potatoes, oh yeah, just enough truffle flavor, creamy with chunks of potatoes—just how we like it!

Oh, and we washed everything down with a bottle of organic, environmentally friendly Como Sur 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon / Carmenere blend from Chile.

For dessert we had the cinnamon doughnuts with Nutella dipping sauce.  When you bite into these soft and moist bad boys, you can really taste the cinnamon. It tasted like a churro actually. These are seriously the most moist donuts we’ve ever had and found out it was because the chef added just a little ricotta. Good call, chef!  After he talked with us a bit about his donuts, he also made his way around the restaurant, and people were gushing about how awesome their food was.  Yeah, he’s the man.

And the Creme Anglaise bread pudding which had a great vanilla flavor. This was a pretty traditional bread pudding that—although it tasted delish and was moist—was a bit too bread-y for us…we prefer our bread pudding on the creamier side.  We shared both desserts with a nice spot o’ joe from Ward Coffee of Norwalk.

Our Overall Take on Olio

What can we say?  We’re glad that Hope Street and Springdale now have some tasty, super creative food.  Olio is breathing life into the culinary scene and we venture to say this will become a go-to spot for us and many others. Definitely head on down to our neighborhood and check it out!

Noms: 4
Cost: $$$
Address:  934 Hope Street
                  Stamford, CT 06905
Phone:  (203) 817-0303
Fax:  (203) 817-0305

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It’s baaaack: SoNo Restaurant Week 2012, 6/17-22. Get Your Prix Fixe On!

6 Jun

Let the eating begin!  SoNo Restaurant Week is back again and in full force.  You’ll be able to get either a 2 course lunch for $9.99 or $14.99, or you’ll be able to feast on a 3 course dinner at a reasonable $19.99 or $29.99.  We’ve got the info from the Connecticut Restaurant Week site and we’ll update this when they release more info.  So, clear your schedule from June 17-22 and make those reservations!  Our reccos?  Check out Coromandel, The Ginger Man, Bacchus, SoNo Baking Company, Match, and Red Lulu.  But, it’s hard to go wrong with the other spots on this list, too.

 $9.99 Lunch (2 Courses):

Bradford’s  (203) 956-7243

Sono Brewhouse  (203) 853.9110

Bulls Head Market

Coromandel  (203) 852.1213

Donovon’s  (203) 354.9451

The Ginger Man  (203) 354.0163

O’Neill’s  (203) 838.0222

 $14.99 Lunch (2 Courses):

Bacchus (203) 956.6220  Reservations

SoNo Baking Company (203) 847.7666

Strada18  (203) 853.4546

$19.99 Dinner (3 Courses):

Bradford’s  (203) 956-7243

Sono Brewhouse  (203) 853.9110

Donovon’s  (203) 354.9451

The Ginger Man  (203) 354.0163

O’Neill’s  (203) 838.0222

 $29.99 Dinner (3 Courses):

Bacchus (203) 956.6220  Reservations

Barcelona  (203) 899.0088

Coromandel  (203) 852.1213

Match  (203) 852.1088  Reservations

Red Lulu  (203) 939.1600

Strada18  (203) 853.4546

Beaujolais & Beyond: Food, Wine, and Auctions for Fairfield Chamber Fundraiser

7 May

Who’s ready for some wine?

Take some great food, throw in some wine, and add in a dash of silent and live auctions and you’ve got Beaujolais & Beyond.  This fun (and tasty) fundraising event will help to benefit The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.  What?  You think that all the awesome stuff and support that they give to the community is free? $60 dollars gets you a ticket if you pre-register or pay $70 at the door on 5/17 starting at 6 pm at The Westport Inn.  So, get your tickets online now and use the extra money to bid on some great finds during the event.

We are excited at the prospect of trying out 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant, part of the Scena Wine Bar and Cava restaurant group.  To be honest, we’re also very excited for some Moe’s!  I spent a few years in Atlanta and we had Moe’s there.  As soon as you open the door, the staff yells out, “Welcome to Moe’s!”  Danny and I are a bit jealous, though, because Fairfield gets a Moe’s while we’re left out of the mix in Stamford.  <Hint, hint>  And, of course, we’re excited to try the other restaurants!  You never know when you’ll be inspired by a dish that you sample at one of these events.

Zee Food:

Pietro Scotti of DaPietro’s

55 Wine Bar & Restaurant, DaPietro’s, Eramosa, Fairfield Cafe, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and The Pantry.

Zee Wine:

Casa de Vino

Beaujolais & Beyond

Thursday, May 17 from 6 to 9 pm.

$60 per person/$70 walk-in

The Westport Inn

1595 Post Road East

Westport, CT

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