This year’s event will prove to be the best one yet . . .
Taste of Westport is back and is being held at the Westport Inn from 6-9:30 on May 5. Some new as well as some tried and true local restaurants will have plenty of food for tasting, there will be freshly shucked oysters, desserts, and plenty to drink like wine and cocktails. While you’re wining and dining the night away check out the reggae vibe of Beto Petrillo and Rob Russo and the jazzed up duo of Matt Criscuolo and Tony Purrone. There will also be auction items like tickets to see Billy Joel, The Daily Show, pearl necklaces, dinner at Michael Jordan’s steakhouse, and more. Tickets are $75 if you buy them online or $85 at the door with profits going towards CLASP Homes of Westport.
Bites and Drinks Include
- Beaver Beer
- Bianco Rosso
- Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ & Grill
- The Cottage
- Garelick & Herbs
- Greens Farms Spirit Shop
- Little Barn
- Matsu Sushi
- Rive Bistro
- Le Rouge
- Rothbard Ale + Larder
- Tarantino Restaurant
- Washington Prime
CLASP is a 34 year old organization providing homes and opportunities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Its programs foster independence, dignity and continued growth for its clients at its 21 residences in seven area communities. CLASP collaborates with area businesses to match the capabilities of its clients with the needs of these companies.
We’ll be there, so hope to see ya…
Update: we used our favorite tool, Random Number Generator, and it picked a random winner: Jessie Gilbert. Thank you all for entering!
We told you earlier about PAWS Uncorked: A Taste for Rescue and we even gave you a chance to get some discounted tickets with the code “OMNOM,” but now we’re back with a chance for you to win a pair of tickets. Before we get there, here’s a recap: PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society) does an amazing job here in Connecticut. They not only rescue homeless pets, but they also save them from pounds where they’d be euthanized. They provide classes, host many adoption events, and are truly advocates for animals, giving voice to the voiceless. To help them raise money for all the great things they do, they have created the 1st Annual PAWS Uncorked: A Taste for Rescue event that’s happening on 4/27 from 5-8 pm at the Stamford Marriott.
The odds of a chef making it onto local TV, Food Network, The Talk, having recipes shared by people like Oprah, and having a wildly successful cookbook are pretty slim. So, you could imagine how much crazier it would be to stick two people into the equation, taking over the cooking and recipe scene together. But, that’s just what Joy and Judy Paoletti, The Twice Baked Twins, have done. While they are identical twins, they show you how to make a dish in not so identical ways: Joy makes the traditional version, while Judy creates the time-saving version. As we suggested, you might have seen The Twice Baked Twins on Food Network’s “Dear Food Network,” in your local paper, on The Talk, in countless online magazines, and even on a weekly basis on our own local Better CT on WFSB.
Burger Bar & Bistro in Norwalk is hosting an event on October 5 starting at 1 pm that is sure to be not only unique, but also very exciting. They’ve teamed up with Ole Smoky ® Tennessee Moonshine (the first legal moonshine in Tennesse, btw) to help raise money for Bully Breed Rescue, an organization based out of New Canaan that we’ve written about before. Entrance to the event is $20, but that gets you a helluva lot…
The incredibly famous bacon wrapped dates from Barcelona!
Prosciutto wrapped figs at South End
Off the Hook: Guinness Chocolate Milkshake! Chili Fries in Back w/ Kristien ;)
When we hit up the first Dishcrawl Greenwich experience, we were excited to meet some great people and try some new food. First we tried some excellent tapas at Barcelona and had Chef Michael Lucente talk to us about what was on the plate, then we got a huge surprise with the Haitian food of Maddy’s Food Truck. From there we checked out Sundown Saloon for some tacos and chicken wing bites, then ended up at Meli-Melo with a nice scoop of ice cream. Throughout the night we met some great people that we had only known online and it left us wanting to spend more time with them all. While some people thought that the choice to go to Sundown Saloon wasn’t the best and didn’t fit the bill, Jesse (Greenwich Dishcrawl Ambassador) took it as an opportunity to learn and help make Dishcrawl better. He’s definitely listening and trying to make each Dishcrawl even better than the last. Case in point will be the Surprise Dishcrawl that he has planned with only 8 tix left…we think he’s got something great up his sleeves.
Now, there are a few things to go through here with you:
Dishcrawl Greenwich and Dishcrawl Stamford merged to form Dishcrawl Fairfield County. This makes much more sense, especially because they are looking to expand into more cities such as Norwalk, Darien, and now–officially–New Canaan. Yes, the experience of checking out four restaurants in a night (only the first restaurant is revealed, keeping the rest a mystery), meeting great people, talking with chefs and owners, and enjoying nomworthy food is coming to New Canaan. Jesse was able to partner with the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce and Taste of the Town Stroll to create a two night event on August 27 and 28, both at 7 pm.
If you’d like to get your tickets, just click here.
If you’d like to learn more about the Dishcrawl concept, check out our first post about Dishcrawl Greenwich.
Again, if you are vegetarian, please note that when you buy your tickets as Jesse can accommodate you. If you have other restrictions, you can always see if Jesse can help to arrange suitable food for you. Just contact him at email@example.com. Also make sure to follow Dishcrawl on Twitter with their new handle, @DishcrawlFCT.
Where in New Canaan would you love for Dishcrawl to go? We say elm because we’ve been dying to go there for a long, long time. :)