2014 CONNECTICUT: January through May 2014
Food & Wine Shows & Local Food Events
events still waiting for new dates
January 20-Feb 2, 2014 Taste of Hartford - Hartford, Connecticut
Taste of Hartford is back! Foodies and discount diners delight: the Greater Hartford Arts Council, in partnership with the Hartford Advocate present Taste of Hartford 2014, the city's premier restaurant event - two weeks of fine discount dining from January 20 to February 2. This is Hartford's Restaurant Week and CTNow.com is the official site for Taste of Hartford 2014 information! Participating restaurants across Hartford will offer special multi-course, price-fixed tasting menus featuring their signature dishes for only $20.14.
January 24-26, 2014 The Sun Winefest '14 - Uncasville, Connecticut
Held at Mohegan Sun, this is the largest Wine & Food show in Connecticut. Also includes celebrity chef dine around, whiskey and bourbon tasting, oyster open and more. Benefits the American Diabetes Association. (also: www.sunwinefest.com )
January 25-26, 2014 Winter Festival - Litchfield, Connecticut
Come in from the cold and enjoy tasty tidbits, live music and Haight Brown wines!
February 23-March 1, 2014 Discover Bethel Restaurant Week
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.
March 8-9, 2014 24th Hebron Maple Festival - Hebron, Connecticut
Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy the weekend of maple related events. Self-tours, demonstrations and a variety of maple products at several local sugar houses. Dog sled exhibition, chain saw carvers, crafts, vendors and lots of good food! Annually the 2nd weekend in March.
April 1, 2014 Flavors of Connecticut - Plantsville, Connecticut
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
April 6-12, 2014 Branford Restaurant Week - Branford, Connecticut
The third annual event will feature more 20 Branford restaurants serving special menus or multi-course prix fixe menus at for lunch and dinner.
April 6-12, 2014 Stratford Restaurant Week - Stratford, Connecticut
Stratford Restaurant Week is co-sponsored by Stratford’s Chamber of Commerce and the Stratford Economic Development Department. Over 30 of Stratford’s best restaurants are offering special $16.39 per person or $37.50 per couple Prix Fixe menus for Restaurant Week.
May 3, 2014 Annual New England Regional Chili Cookoff
WARNING: Website has Loud 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 17-18, 2014 7th Annual Asparagus Festival
7th annual asparagus festival. Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music
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.