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2017 CONNECTICUT: January & February 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2016 - 2015)


January 16-22, 2017
Taste of Middlesex County
Middlesex County, Connecticut
Participating restaurants throughout Middlesex County will feature a fixed price three-course meal for just $20.17, (does not include beverages, tax or gratuity).. Check back from more restaurants and special menus.

January 27-29, 2017  14th Annual Sun Wine & Food Fest
Uncasville, Connecticut
Held at Mohegan Sun.  Featuring beer, wine, specialty spirits and delectable dishes, this weekend has something for everyone. Wine and beer enthusiasts can select from over 1,000 brands or enjoy tastings of specialty sponsor spirits. Foodies can sample signature dishes from the region's most highly rated restaurants. The Main Culinary Stage is the backdrop for two days of celebrity chef demonstrations along with fun-filled contests.

February 14, 2017  VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

February 20-March 5, 2017  Taste of Hartford - Hartford, Connecticut
Taste of Hartford is back! Foodies and discount diners delight: the Greater Hartford Arts Council, in partnership with CTNOW, present Taste of Hartford, the city's premier restaurant event - two weeks of fine discount dining. Participating restaurants across Hartford will offer special multi-course, price-fixed tasting menus featuring their signature dishes.


2016 CONNECTICUT: January & February 2016
Food & Wine Shows & Local Food Events

events still waiting for new dates

January 30-31, 2016  Winter Fest 2016 - Litchfield, Connecticut
Come in from the cold and enjoy tasty tidbits, live music and Haight Brown Vineyard wines! Reservations required.


January 31, 2016
The Chocolate Expo
Norwalk, Connecticut
Maritime Aquarium.  Celebrate your passion… and celebrate life! Chocolate is one of life’s true pleasures. No matter what your age, background or interests, almost everyone loves chocolate.  The Chocolate Expo has by far become the northeast’s largest chocolate-themed event. The Chocolate Expo offers tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses and much more from local and regional vendors. Depending on location, tastings and sales of wines, beers and other “adult beverages” may also be offered.  Each Chocolate Expo event combines chocolate and food with a dash of fun such as unique exhibits, performances, demonstrations and/or celebrity appearances.

February 21-27, 2016  Ridgefield Restaurant Week
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Participating Ridgefield Restaurants will feature a prix fixe 2 course lunch and/or prix fixe dinner.

February 22-28, 2016  Niantic & East Lyme Restaurant Week
Niantic, East Lyme, Connecticut
The unique mix of special deals and offerings are reflective of the eclectic mix of restaurants found within East Lyme and Niantic.  So come warm up with a delicious meal (or two…or three!) at your favorite restaurant or try something new.

February 22-29, 2016 - Danbury Restaurant Week
Danbury, Connecticut
Danbury Restaurant Week will offer consumers great deals, the opportunity to experience some new restaurants, and re-visit a few of their favorites throughout their first Restaurant Week.  Participating restaurants will offer a special prix-fixe menus during the entire week (excludes tax and gratuity).

February 22-March 6, 2016  Stamford Winter Restaurant Week
Stamford, Connecticut
Yes, two weeks of special multi-course menus and dining deals!  This Winter nearly 30 Downtown Stamford restaurants are serving up special lunch & dinner prix fixe menus in several different price options. The prices for lunch range from $10.16, $15.16 or $20.16 and dinner ranges from $15.16, $25.16 or $35.16.  Reservations are highly recommended, so book your tables early.

February 27, 2016  12th Cabin Fever Festival & Charity Chowder Cook Off - Mystic, Connecticut
A day filled with family fun and community support! Over 20 restaurants will serve up their signature chowder brew from the warmth of sponsoring shops in the Village. Celebrity judges will choose the winners in three categories – and the public votes the winners of the coveted “Best Chowder” category. All proceeds from the tastings benefit the Emergency Food Pantry at the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.  But that’s not all. Throughout Olde Mistick Village there will be FREE family fun events for “children of all ages.” Choirs will be singing, demonstrations of live prey and underwater creatures, as well as surprise out of door winter events.


2015 CONNECTICUT: January & February 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

February 14, 2015  11th Annual Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival - Willimantic, Connecticut
From 11-3 pm local businesses will open their doors with free chocolate samples and menu specials.  There's plenty of parking downtown, so bring your family and friends and hit the streets to sample chocolates in various forms and visit many of Willimantic Downtown's merchants.

February 19-26, 2015  Darien Restaurant Week - Darien, Connecticut
Darien Taste of the Town Restaurant Week makes its newly branded debut this winter during a week-long celebration of Darien’s thriving restaurant scene. Food enthusiasts can take advantage of specially created prix fixe menus and special offers from the area’s favorite restaurants. This year’s event will coincide with some of Darien’s vacation days and will also take place over a weekend, providing stay-cationers and families more opportunities to partake in Darien Taste of the Town.  Participating restaurants will offer a special prix-fixe lunch / dinner menu or special offers throughout Darien Taste of the Town week. Menus/ offers exclude tax and gratuity. Pricing: 1)  Lunch $12.15 Dinner $18.15 - 2)  Lunch $20.15 Dinner $30.15.

February 22-28, 2015  Discover Bethel Restaurant Week
Bethel, Connecticut
Thousands of area residents and visitors alike make their way to support the local dining community by feasting upon specialties from the eateries they love, as well as the establishments waiting to become their most recent obsession. This year we have 19 restaurants featuring their proudest masterpieces on prix fixe menus during both lunch and dinner services (a couple for breakfast too). Plus, all those delicious offerings come at incredibly affordable prices.  Discover Bethel Restaurant Week has something new and exciting for every budget from fine dining to a quick bite on the run.




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