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March 24-April 2, 2017  Greater Norwich Area Restaurant Week - Connecticut


April 2-7, 2017
New Haven Restaurant Week
New Haven, Connecticut
Nearly 30 of downtown New Haven’s award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants are featuring $20.16 lunch and $34 dinner prix fixe menus.  Participating restaurants will offer a multi-course, prix fixe menu typically consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert.  Reservations are highly recommend, so book your tables early!

April 22, 2017  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.  More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 23-29, 2017  Stratford Restaurant Week - Stratford, Connecticut
Stratford Restaurant Week is co-sponsored by Stratford’s Chamber of Commerce and the Stratford Economic Development Department.  Over 20 of Stratford’s best restaurants are offering specially priced menus for Restaurant Week.

April 30, 2017  4th Annual Lion's Club "90"+ Wine Tasting
Madison, Connecticut
The Madison Wine Exchange will be conducting a Charity Wine Tasting in conjunction with the Madison Lions Club. Net proceeds from this event will benefit Madison Community Services, and Madison Lions Club Vision Programs. We will be tasting over 50 different hand selected wines from all over the world, each rated 90 Points or higher. In addition, we will be featuring a selection of Craft Beers as well as a selection of Artisan Spirits and Cocktail Creations accompannied by a selection of cheeses and light appetizers from Fromage Fine Foods. This tasting is a great opportunity to stock up on wine and for every 12 bottle case of wine sold, The Madison Wine Exchange will donate an additional $10.00 to the Lion’s Club.


May 6, 2017  32nd Annual New
 England Regional Chili Cookoff

Somers, Connecticut
Website has Auto-Play Music.  Sanctioned by the International Chili Society. To benefit the Somers (CT) Fire Department and Patriot Guard Riders CT.  The event is but minutes from Hartford and Springfield.

May 6-7, 2017  Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Downtown Ridgefield will be filled with the sights, sounds & smells of REAL BBQ at the Annual BBQ Festival!  Rides, games, live music & LOTS to eat benefiting local charities.  $10 adults, $5 students, children under 12 FREE.

May 14, 2017  MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 20-21, 2017  10th Annual Asparagus Festival
Sherman, Connecticut
White Silo Farm & Winery.  Annual asparagus festival. Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music


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May 14, 2016  The Food Revolution - New Canaan
New Canaan, Connecticut
The Jamie Oliver Food Revolution returns to the Pop Up Park in New Canaan, Connecticut for the third year running between 10am – 1pm. Hosted by celebrity Chef Plum, and featuring a performance by Dre Towey, who recently released her children’s album In a Pickle. The 15-catchy and fun songs all reference food, to encourage a healthy and fun conversation between parents and their children.  The Bravery Passport was created to highlight Food Revolution Founder, Jamie Oliver’s wish: “To create a strong sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”  Register in advance for a Bravery Passport, which lists participating local restaurants and shops. Kids then go on a food trail, sampling tasters and getting a stamp for their passport. This year we will be welcoming back local band 'Mind The Gap' and are asking participants to drop off non perishable foods to benefit The Connecticut Food Bank.  Registration is essential due to limited spaces, so please visit the website.


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May 24-26, 2014  Mystic Seaport Lobster Days - Mystic, Connecticut
Lobsters in the rough are served by the Rotary Club of Mystic. Lobster platters are served picnic-style under Mystic Seaport’s open-air Boat Shed where diners can watch boats cruising on the Mystic River and enjoy music of the sea.


2013 Connecticut: APRIL & MAY 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

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April 27-28, 2013  Tanger Taste & Style Experience & Barbecue Contest
Westbrook, Connecticut
15 to 20 Gourmet Food Trucks all weekend by "Food Trucks 2 Go" offering everything from Asian Fusion to Classic American to Fresh, Local Seafood to Exotic Mediterranean and Homemade Desserts. Live Demonstrations, Backyard BBQ Cook Off, Chowder Cook Off, Live music

May 22, 2013  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
New Haven, Connecticut
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.




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