Tag Archives: Coursed Dinner

Seasonal + Local End of Summer Wine Dinners @ Rizzuto’s 4 Locations

4 Sep

When we were in Seattle and Portland we learned about FLOSS during one of our food tours.  Yes, we took food tours.  Did you expect anything else from us?  So, yeah, we learned about FLOSS:  fresh, local, organic, seasonal, sustainable.  Both cities subscribe to this and it’s a way of life for a great deal of the restaurants and even the food carts.  Well, Rizzuto’s is bringing some of that FLOSS into Connecticut.

Check them out for their special End of Summer Wine Dinners at all four of their locations in Stamford, Westport, Bethel, and West Hartford.  You’ll get a special cocktail and appetizer reception, followed by four courses that are paired with wines.  If you buy the tickets online, you’ll only pay $39.95 for this family style meal.  If you buy your tickets at the restaurant, you’ll pay $47.95.  Just remember that tax and–more importantly–gratuity are not included.  Remember your servers and reservations. :)

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Dependable Stamford Restaurant Offers Wine Tasting and Dinner–Nick’s Pizza, Stamford

5 Jan

We live in the Springdale area of Stamford and sometimes we just don’t have the energy to go all out and cook up a nice dinner.  And, sometimes, just sometimes, we are so starving that we need good food at a good price, stat!  Nick’s Pizza, in Stamford, is our go-to spot when we want great standard Italian fare on the cheap and at our door quick.  The antipasto there is solid and I have to order it with every single meal and the pasta is great, especially when we order the baked cavatelli.  One of our favorite things about Nick’s, though, are these tiny little hunks of bready goodness that they send along with their meals… so delish.

Well, today they’ve announced a coursed dinner (below) that will be highlighted with wine pairings from around the world.  Nick’s has really been stepping up their game lately and I think this pairing shows they’re working harder than ever.  Now, it’s hard to pass up a chance for a meal like this, especially when it’s so close and it’s so affordable.We’re talking 35 bucks, here, not too shabby.  Make sure to make your reservations asap, their number is listed at the bottom, but you know we do that at the end of every post, don’t ya?

The scallop, crab, and shrimp cakes look like they’ll be a great starter.  From there, I’ve got to go with the lentil soup and the Neapolitan lasagna.  I’ll end it off with the prime rib, though the baccala does sound promising with the potatoes.  Oh, choices, choices.  I just hope they’ll have their bread there.  Do you think they’d offer another date of coursed pairings with just bread?  I mean, how amazing would that be?  I could think of a few great wines to go with just their bread!  ;)

JANUARY 20th 7:00pm

Appetizer
TORTINE DI PESCE SU SALSA DI MANGO
Scallop, crab and shrimp cakes served over a mango salsa
Choice of Soup
ZUPPA DI VONGOLE E VEGETALI
New England clam chowder
or
ZUPPA DI LENTICCHIE E SALSICCIA DI CASA
Lentil soup with tiny bites of home made sausage in a light tomato sauce
Choice of Pasta
LASAGNA CON VERDURE
Homemade veggie lasagna
or
LASAGNA NAPOLETANA
Homemade neapolitan lasagna with bite size meatball, fresh ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan.
Choice of Entrees
BACCALA FRESCO CON PATATE
Fresh pacific cod served with potatoes
or
CONTRO FILETTO AL FORNO CON CAROTE
Roasted Prime Rib served au jus with vegetables
DINNER RESERVATION REQUIRED WITH DEPOSIT OF $10.00
REFUND 24 HOURS PRIOR TO DINNER

Nick’s Pizza
Address:  522 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT
Phone:  (203) 324-4949
Site:  http://pizzarestaurantstamford.com

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