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Now→December: Major in Cheese at Fairfield + Greenwich Cheese Company Cheese School

2 Sep

Fairfield Cheese Company Cheese School

If going to school involved tasting samples of cheese, drinking cider and wines with said cheese, and diving into beautiful pairings like chocolate, then most of us out there would have at least a few doctorates. Ammiright? Well, it’s back to school for you because Fairfield Cheese Company and the newly opened Greenwich Cheese Company have an awesome selection of classes for the turophile (yeah, so we looked it up, so what?)

The Cheese Menu for Christmastime at Greenwich Cheese CompanyHere are the listings and descriptions from their site, people. Now, all you need to do is just click through and buy your ticket, now available through Eventbrite. All classes are at 7 pm, but the prices are either $40, $45, or $100 for an Oktoberfest dinner! Continue reading

Noms: Taste of Ridgefield Returns for 16th Year, Full Details

13 Jan

Taste of Ridgefield Collage from 2014

Last year we travelled up to Ridgefield to get a taste of what they were cooking at their yearly Taste of Ridgefield event. One of our favorite restaurants in CT, Bailey’s Backyard, is in Ridgefield, so we figured we’d see what else the town and nearby areas had to offer. Turns out it had a whole lot to offer and we made our way through restaurant after restaurant, drink after drink. Despite the event being crowded (it’s in a bigger venue this year), it was fun, energetic, and was an absolute success.

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Nomworthy Bites of CT Food News, Vol. 5: BBQ, Memorial Day, Brews, Tastings + More…

21 May

 

Again, there’s so much going on this week and next week, that we wanted to get a whole slew of events out there for ya.  Don’t ever complain that there’s nothing to do here in Fairfield County!  Also, don’t forget to enter our FB contest to win 2 tickets to The Meatball Challenge of Fairfield County, valued at $120.  The contest ends Friday, so make sure to enter ASAP!  

May 21:  Barcelona Stamford is hosting a new series of events called “The Cocktail Classroom.”  This month’s class is called Whiskey Creations.  Okay, sold!  Check out how to make some great cocktails with whiskey while Executive Chef Scott Quis pairs them with some yummy bites.  Cost is $35 per person.

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Full 3 Day Recap of the 2013 Greenwich Wine and Food Festival (We’re Still Full)

7 Oct

Greenwich Wine & Food Festival Collage 2013

Because of prior commitments, we were only able to attend the Grand Tasting at last year’s Greenwich Wine & Food Festival.  So, after having a great time at that last year, we vowed to hit up every event this year…and we did!

Thursday’s kick-off party was held at Miller Motors in Greenwich and featured wine, cocktails, finger food, and lot of goodies up for auction to help benefit the Hole in the Wall Gang.  We learned a great deal about the charity that Paul Newman founded to give children with disabilities a chance to attend a great summer camp and met some great people.

And, then there was Friday’s Grand Tasting (see our complete album with descriptions here).  This year’s event was in a bigger tent, so there was lots of room to stroll around and go from table to table.  This event was amazing and featured some of the best chefs from NY and CT including Michael William Batt from Food Design Catering, Rui Correia from Douro, Clifford Crooks from BLT Steak, Eric Gabrynowicz of Restaurant North, Bryan Gilmore of 121 Restaurant, Frederic Kieffer of l’escale, Michelle Klem of CakeSuite, Fritz Knipschildt of Chocopologie, Eric Korn of Good Life Gourmet, Tim LaBant of The Schoolhouse at Cannondale, Debra Ponzek of Aux Delices Foods, and Bill Taibe of LeFarm and The Whelk.  There was a nice variety of wine, plenty of great top shelf liquor, and even lots of sweets and coffee to wind the night down with.  We finally had the chance to meet Chris Barrett and Brianna Pennel from Steam, so that made us very happy.  And, we got to meet and talk with Raphael Palomino, owner and culinary brain behind the amazing Sonora and the newcomer to Greenwich, Bistro Latino.  We also finally had the chance to meet Graham Elliot who became part of the auction by offering up not one but two exclusive experiences at his new restaurant in Greenwich, Primary Drink & Food.

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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

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