Sep 24, 2018 5:30 PM

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager One to One Certification - ServSafe® Training Programs are the most current and comprehensive food, beverage and operation training programs in the industry. The ServSafe® program is developed by the National Restaurant Association with the help of foodservice industry experts who face the same risks you do every day. Your concerns are our concerns. Our years of experience and inside knowledge of the foodservice industry are at the core of our courses, exams, and materials. We can prepare you to handle food sanitation risks because we have direct experience with it. We also have reliable materials, flexible options, and expert food safety educators. ServSafe® training and certification are recognized by more federal, state and local jurisdictions than any other food safety certification. Three areas of training are available: ServSafe® Food Protection Manager, ServSafe® Food Handler  & ServSafe Alcohol®. ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Proctored Computer Exam Must supply own computer (TABLETS CAN BE USED BUT NOT SUGGESTED) to connect to WiFi. You have not passed previous exams (Must bring letter showing you did not pass if the state requires training hours. Please verify regulatory requirements before exam registration.) Completed self-study using the ServSafe® Manager Book or Online Course, 6th Edition w/ 2013 FDA Food Code You know if you pass or fail that day. Score & Certificate is available 24 hours online at ServSafe.com.  Print directly from ServSafe.com or order a printed certificate from ServSafe.com for $10.00. ServSafe® Manager Online Course & Proctored Computer Exam ServSafe Manager Online Course will be assigned with 24 hours of purchase.  You will receive an email from ServSafe.com on instructions on how to activate the course. All purchases of the ServSafe Manager Online Course & Proctored Computer Exam are final. Prior to purchasing, please review the technical system requirements to ensure this program will work with your computer configuration. Once you begin the course, you will have 90 days to complete it, at which time the course will be deactivated.  Please complete the course including the online post-test.  You must finish and print out completion certificate before meeting with ServSafe® Certified Instructor and Registered Proctor. Must supply your own computer for the exam (TABLETS CAN BE USED FOR THE EXAM ONLY BUT NOT SUGGESTED) to connect to WiFi. You know if you pass or fail that day. Score & Certificate is available 24 hours online at ServSafe.com.  Print directly from ServSafe.com or order a printed certificate from ServSafe.com for $10.00. ServSafe® Manager One to One Tutor Sessions This is a two (2) hour tutor session to help you prepare for the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Exam.  You are in control of this session ask the ServSafe® Certified Instructor and Registered Proctor whatever you want to help you achieve your ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certification.   This session does not guarantee you will pass the exam since we are not in control of what you answer but will help you prepare whether you have not passed the exam previously, rectifying or just need that one to one session after completing the self-study or online course.

Sep 26, 2018 6:00 PM

Stephen Gaffney, the host of Branford Networking powered by Rockstar Connect, invites you to an evening of Rockstar Connect networking at Thimble Island Brewing Company on Wednesday, September 26th, 6 PM to 8 PM. It is a mix-and-mingle, after-hours business networking event and all may attend. Unlike other evening networking events, admission is free of charge, there are no boring speakers and no one is trying to sell you anything. Bring your old friends, make new friends and create your next meaningful business connection. Thimble Island Brewing Company is providing complimentary finger foods on a first come first served basis as well as the free event space. Attendees are encouraged to reciprocate the venue’s generosity by making a beverage purchase and by tipping their servers. It is the Rockstar thing to do. Feel free to come early for dinner, or stay after for drinks. Rockstar Connect events are held in hundreds of cities around the United States and Canada and hundreds of thousands of networkers attend Rockstar Connect events every year. Our hosts believe that you have to give in order to get, which is why they organize this monthly event to support their local business community. Direct all questions to Rockstar Connect: 1 (800) 205-2327.  Stephen Gaffneyhttps://www.realliving.com/stephen.gaffney Rockstar Connecthttps://www.rockstarconnect.com/ All attendees are welcome, either living in or visiting the Greater New Haven, Connecticut area: East Haven, CT, North Branford, CT, West Haven, CT, Guilford, CT, North Haven, CT, Hamden, CT, Orange, CT, Woodbridge, CT, Madison, CT, Milford, CT, Ansonia, CT, Derby, CT, Shelton, CT, Clinton, CT, Indian Neck, CT, Branford Hills, CT, Double Beach, CT, Short Beach, CT, Pine Orchard, CT, East Haven, CT, Thompson Corner, CT, Foxon, CT, Totoket, CT, Momauguin, CT, Stony Creek, CT, Fair Haven East, CT, Hemingway Town, CT, Morris Cove, CT, Raynham, CT, Brightview, CT

Oct 01, 2018 5:00 PM

#SPECIAL 2 WEEK EVENT #NEWMUSICMONDAYS 0CT. 1  & OCT. 8th @ Stankonia Studios ARTIST SIGN UP NOW!!! Slots are going very fast. Don’t hesitate!!! 678-394-7425 2 Week Of Some of The Music Industry Top DJs and Influencers will be in the building giving feedback on your music.  DISTRIBUTION DEALS will be giving to the artist with the best overall package.  Each Monday will have a different set of Panelists & influencers giving feedback. Doors Open @ 5pm Show starts promptly @ 6pm Hosted by: DJ Smooth & DJ Filthy Rich Music provided by the Coalition DJs FREE DRINKS & FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE

Sep 29, 2018 1:00 PM

The Last Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival Join us at The Last Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival at scenic Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, for a great time and for a great cause that benefits keeping plastic out of the ocean. Enjoy a fabulous afternoon with family and friends at a craft beer festival that features over 80 brews and pours from Connecticut’s finest craft breweries, live music, a variety of delicious food trucks, artisan food sampling and array of exhibitors, games and activities, making  this the perfect finale to the summer  season. Celebrate “The Last Taste of Summer” at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on Saturday, September 29th from 1pm - 4:30pm for general admission. Gates open up at 12pm for VIP ticket holders. Buy tickets today! Gate prices will be higher. The Last of Summer Water Sponsor Water - Asarasi Tree Water The Last Taste of Summer Emerald Sponsors First Bank of Greenwich ShopRite Confirmed Brewers and Pours - more to come: Asylum Distillery,  Bad Son's Brewery, Charter Oak, Down The Road Beer Company, Fairfield Craft Ales, Guinness, Long Drink, Owl's Brew, Nebco, New Belgium, New England Brewing Company  Mike's Hard Lemonade, Stony Creek, The Finnish Long, Tito's, and White Claw Hard Seltzer - more announced soon! Enjoy delicious food and beverages from: Lobster Craft Melt Mobile Wendy’s Weenies Miilkcraft Ice Cream Rise Coffee Om Champagne Tea Kombucha Mini Munch The Cakery VIP Offers Hemit Thrush (sours) Collective Arts Bronx Brewery Clown Shoes The Ultimate Bloody Mary                           Moscow Mules                                            Select Red Wines                                       Beer & Food Pairings provided by The J House, Greenwich Early access to the festival and enjoy scenic views in from VIP area Complimentary parking in Island Beach lot from 12pm - 1pm Olive oil Tastings Exclusive Tasting Opportunities in the VIP tent, on the water. Enjoy pours and samples not available in the general tasting area Variety of food choices from Connecticut's best food trucks Scenic views of Indian Harbor Games and activities Variety of exhibits and displays Souvenir Tasting Cup Listen to the cool summer sound of Wilton Steel Community Band, and blues, funk and rock & roll from Fingersleeve and Doghouse In the VIP Tasting Tent, enjoy special brews and pours, pairings and food tastings. Try your hand at games and activities, visit  exhibits and enjoy the picturesque views of Greenwich Harbor. The Last Taste of Summer is the perfect finale for the Summer Craft Beer season. Produced by Live Green Connecticut! The Last Taste of Summer showcases the best craft beers CT brewers have to offer. The Last of Summer Community Partners Val's Putnam Wines & Liquors Cap, Cork & Cellar The First Bank of Greenwich ShopRite The J House, Greenwich City Carting Product Steward Institute The Junkluggers DATE: Saturday, September 29, 2018 TIME:: 1pm - 4:30pm General Admission. VIP Gate opens ar 12pm for special pours and tastings. PARKING: Free Parking for Attendees: Island Beach Parking Lot Horseneck Parking Lot Additional street parking available (metered) BY TRAIN: Take Metro-North’s Harlem Line to exit 3. Check schedules at mta.info/mnr.  General Admission Samples of your choice of pours throughout the festival beer gardens Souvenir tasting cup Variety of food choices from Connecticut's best food trucks Scenic Views of Greenwich Harbor Games and activities Variety of exhibits and displays FAQs Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes. Everyone should have a photo ID for admittance. Must be age 21+ for tastings. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The festival is approximately one block off Interstate 95 - exit 3, in Greenwich, CT and three blocks from the Greenwich Metro North Station.  Take Metro-North’s Harlem Line. Check schedules at mta.info/mnr What can/can't I bring to the event? Blankets and chairs. No coolers, food, alcohol, ice, or beverages allowed. Is my registration/ticket transferrable? You can transfer your ticket to anyone you like. These are your tickets to use or giveaway. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be used toward another event. What is the refund policy? This is a rain or shine event. No refunds after August 15th, 2018 About Live Green Connecticut! Over the last nine years, Live Green CT! has educated over 25,000 people and produced over 200 environmental events including symposiums at Yale and Fairfield University, a community solar campaign, energy workshops,  Live Green CT! Festival, and the Regional Conference on Sustainable Development, at Grace Farms. We are currently working on our pilot program, Start in Your Own Front Yard, that keeps plastic out of the ocean. For more information, please visit  www.LiveGreenCT.org. Conditions of SaleHolder of this ticket voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to any event for which this ticket is issued and waives all claims against the event sponsor, the owner of the facility, the ticket producer or issuer. Admission is subject to compliance with all laws and facility rules and the ticket holder consents to reasonable examinations and searches to ensure compliance. Failure to comply with the law or facility rules may result in refusal of admission or expulsion. No unauthorized recording of event where prohibited. No Refunds or Exchanges No glass, alcohol, food or coolers permitted into the park.

Sep 27, 2018 10:30 AM

Get in on the happening  Downtown New York scenes! Beyond the shopping, designer boutiques, fancy chain stores, the upscale food and drinks, which all delight a casual visit, is a Downtown that is: playground, hangouts, street art canvases, urabn fashion/style/personal expression street laboratory and street runway, indie and speciality businesses in arts, crafts, and foods, as well as new artist-activist space and micro galleries ... and much more. See and experience NYC's urban arts and culture playground that is Downtown SoHo, Nolita, and the Lower East Side. This walk will explore parts of SoHo's iconic cast-iron building district that haven't gone through hyper development, hidden gem small galleries, cobble stone backstreets and alleys, which take us to some of the area's best specialty shops, and many, many artisanal eateries. We will make stops to sample, taste, coffee and chill. Our walk continues as we push out from SoHo to Nolita, doing a murals and street arts walk as we make our way to the Lower East Side, where small galleries fan out from The New Museum, with works by emerging artists from NYC and beyond. Public art works by artists that we might see (NOTE: beware the changing nature & limited life-span of street arts): Shepard Fairey, #100gatesproject, Tristan Eaton, James Goldcrown, D*Face, John Matos, Team Supreme Team Lowbrow, and other local and international guest artists. Additional Details Tour duration: 3 hours Group size: 8 people maximum (to keep the experience more personal and special) If you have a larger group, send email: [email protected]  Comfortable shoes are recommended. Beware we will walk on heels-unfriendly cobble stone streets Styling it, photo/video making, having fun are highly encouraged! Bottle water recommened for hot summer days Tour meet up is at Canal Street Market: coffee/tea and light breakfast (save room for foods during the tour) are available, as is restroom/toilet Bring cash for food & drinks. Most businesses accept card payment but some vendors migh be cash-only Tour is rain or shine (except severe weather) FAQs Why is the tour free? To let you try our tour as a new company (but led bu experienced New Yorkers and licensed NYC tour guides), we let you decide how much value you get from the experience at the end of the tour. Honor system: If indeed you feel you got nothing, you’re free to walk off. We work off your trust.  Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Yes, but please notify us if you will transfer your ticket, so we know who to expect at tour check-in.  Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes, but please let us of know ahead so we know who to expect at check-in. Is there a minimum age requirement to join the tour? This tour will be most enjoyed by adults. While teens and older kids may find interest in urban art culture, beware the possiblity of raw language (profanity) and adult visuals in street arts. Contacts Email: [email protected]  Phone: +1-646-470-1658 Follow us on Instagram: @aahnewyork

Sep 28, 2018 4:00 PM

Thank you for your support of the New Britain and Berlin community! Join us to celebrate the kickoff of the 2018 United Way Community Campaign.  Alvarium Beer Company365 John Downey Dr. BNew Britain, CT Friday, September 284:00 p.m. *please consider carpooling - limited parking available* One food ticket and one drink ticket will be provided to each attendee, complimentary. 

Sep 29, 2018 5:30 PM

Now in 15+ cities, this Tantra Yoga-inspired workshop is more than dating, it’s “Yoga for your Love Life!”  Combination relationship skills class + speed date, you’ll model healthy relationship roles and share a moment of guided connection with up to 24 dates in a traditional Puja circle. Exercises are fun, PG-rated (think light partner yoga, actor’s improv, eye-gazing, dance), and are infused with positive relating skills. You’ll walk away not only with matches, but with a refreshing perspective on what relationships can be! Get your ticket today and experience the magic singles from New York to San Francisco–to now London!–are raving about! *NOTE: The suggested age range for this event is 39+.  If you are within this general range or want to meet people in this range, this event is for you! Sold out?  Can't make it?  See our other New York dates: Thu, Sep 13 - Tantra Speed Date - New York Sat, Sep 29 - Tantra Speed Date - New York (Ages 39+) Fri, Oct 12 - Tantra Speed Date - New York (Ages 24-39) or see ALL DATES here https://tantraNY.com/date/newyork/ “Unquestionably the best dating event I have ever attended. It’s transformative.” -John N. “I now feel that I have a much deeper understanding of what it means to be a man in a relationship and how to make dating a beautiful experience.” -Justin M. “I really felt like a goddess, surrounded by strong, beautiful, empowered men.” -Brandi D. IMPORTANT DETAILS:* Please arrive in time to check in and receive your dating materials.* Ceremony will begin 30 minutes after published start time.  Doors will be closed for duration of ceremony.  LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. (See cancellation/late policy below)* Door tickets (cash only) are subject to capacity and gender balance. Event does sell out so pre-purchase online to guarantee your spot. Online sales end 3 hours before event start.  TAKE A LOOK AT OUR AMAZING REVIEWS: “Not only did I meet amazing open-hearted people, I experienced genuine healing through the connection exercises.  I feel more connected to my femininity and sense of masculinity, and more healed in my relationship with both.” -Kasia K. “Incredible opportunity to fall into my feminine energy in a way I can’t usually experience!” -Genevieve “This event helped heal a lot of fear I had about the male figure. Guy ran such beautiful exercises. I felt myself beginning to heal.” -Anonymous "This type of experience should be offered nationwide, to reduce peoples feelings of isolation and loneliness. If people had access to an experience like this on a weekly basis, the world would be a kinder and happier place" -Anonymous “This was excellent! Really want to know how to be this all the time.” -Anonymous “A beautifully held night of fun and connection. It took the angst and panic out of meeting new potential partners and just had fun connecting and healing.” -Hannah L. “A great way to connect and meet new people in an awakened setting.” -Anonymous  “The people were awake and sensitive and courageous!” -Cynthia G. More Photos from our events: FAQ: What is Tantra Yoga? Well, for starters, it's not what you saw in the movie American Pie! Tantra is thousands of years old and has become a buzzword, which unfortunately has some misleading definitions. Translated from Sanskrit, it means "weaving," which we have come to understand as oneness. Bringing oneness to yourself and consciousness to what you do. The exercises involving breathing and meditation that are a part of Tantra are designed to bring you into a state of being more present. And who doesn't want to be more present, right? What is a Puja? A Puja is an intentional ceremony. Translated from Sanskrit it means reverence, honor, an offering. It is a ritual designed to open our hearts and allow us to see the inner beauty within ourselves and all beings. It invites us into the elegant dance of masculine and feminine in a warm space of oneness and connection--what a great way to start your first date! What does it look like? Participants form two circles facing each other. The men form the outside circle and the women form the inside, with each woman facing a man. Each pair then share a meaningful exchange through a directed exercise (a Puja “station”), which can be for a few seconds or a few minutes. Then they put their hands in Namaste, thank each other and--like a speed date--rotate to the next person. The ceremony ends when everyone has rotated full circle. What are some of the exercises? We’ll do some basic connection exercises: breathing, meditation, light partner yoga, speaking a vulnerability, eye-gazing, dance, conscious touch (holding hands, hands on heart)… things that go a bit beyond the obligatory “what do you do/where are you from.” And you’re always invited to go as deep as you choose. What if I don’t feel comfortable doing the exercises? Thanks for asking! We take consent very seriously, and we have a zero tolerance policy for any inappropriate behavior. While the exercises are straightforward and fun—and we have been told we do an excellent job creating a safe container—you are always 100% at choice for how you wish to participate. Just like in yoga, when you find a pose you’re not comfortable with, you have the option to modify, or completely opt out of any exercise. Everyone is encouraged to participate at their own comfort level, and our facilitators go over what that looks like at each event, so everyone is clear before we begin. So how is this a dating event? What makes this a "date" is that you get to choose who you enjoyed interacting with, and we'll put you in touch after the event. We like to let the women choose. The women will get to sense each man’s personality and presence and decide who they may want to get to know better. Men will be instructed on how to be grounded and open-hearted so they can be felt. We find when we trust the wisdom of the feminine somehow it all works out. What is the schedule for each event? Doors open at the published start time. That’s when we check you in and give you your dating materials. Everyone must check in to participate in the ceremony. A waiting list is made available at the door. 20 minutes from start - we begin to take folks from the waiting list (subject to capacity and gender balance.) 30 minutes from start - we close the doors and begin the ceremony. Anyone that hasn’t checked in before this time will not be able to participate when we begin. (See our late/cancellation policy below). What should I wear? You'll want to look good but also comfortable.  Though we've had some folks show up after work in suits (and they've managed okay) you want to be able to move comfortably during the more movement-based stations.  Don't worry about shoes, we'll take those off before we start. Do make sure you have good hygiene, and groom yourself as you would to prepare to interact with potential dates. Is there food or drink at the event? There is no food or drink provided at the event (unless it’s a special occasion). It’s a good idea to bring a bottle of water. You could bring a snack for before or after (note that some venues may not allow food). However, you will have only a short moment with each date, so you probably won’t want to eat during the ceremony. What is the gender balance at the event? We do our best to aim for an equal gender balance at each event. So far just about every event has been sold out, and since we have an equal number of tickets per gender, we've had a near-perfect gender balance at each event. (We also use door sales to balance out gender). What is the average age range? We haven’t limited any of the events to a specific age range. So far it has managed to work out every time; there are always plenty of dates for everyone. On occasion we may have one or two stations with a wide age gap. But, interestingly enough, participants report that that works out too. It seems that connection itself can be quite healing, sometimes especially so when there isn’t a romantic interest. Imagine that! However, if you’re into numbers and absolutely must know, email us with the date and location of your event, as well as what age range and gender you're interested in, and we'll let you know how many people are within your preferences. How many dates will I have? Up to 20 dates (sometimes more for special events). Each event can accommodate approximately 40 participants, so assuming a perfect gender balance, everyone would have a maximum of 20 dates. I saw the event posted without a lot of RSVPs. Will there be enough people? So far, just about every event has sold out, often with a waiting list. The event is posted in multiple places, and some forums get more traffic than others, so don’t worry if you see less people RSVP in one place than another. We wouldn’t proceed with an event if there weren’t enough people to make it worthwhile. Do I have to be single to attend? One would imagine! We realize there are many classifications of relationship status these days. So as long as you are available to meet a romantic partner, you are welcome to attend. If your situation makes it so you are not open to meeting someone (for instance, if you’re in a monogamous relationship), then it would not be appropriate for you to attend. Will there be an LGBT version? While this current iteration of Tantra Speed Date is geared towards men-seeking-women and women-seeking-men, there has been discussion on how to adapt the concept for various orientations and genders.  We haven't quite figured out the logistics of how that would work, but we're open to suggestions.   What is the cancellation/refund policy? We want you to have a great time at our event.  However, life happens, and sometimes you can't make it.  If you cancel 24 hours or more before the event you can get a full refund via EventBrite.  If you cancel within 24 hours of event start time (or you are late and miss the ceremony start), we can move your ticket to the next event as a one-time courtesy, provided you give us email notice.  If you are late again or cancel last minute a second time, the ticket is forfeit.  Either way, make sure to notify us via email before the event starts, as we cannot offer any refunds or transfers after the event has started. Can I give/re-sell my ticket to someone else? Tickets are non-transferable.  Please do not sell your ticket to someone else; it confuses the system and people don't get their proper matches.  You can request a refund or be moved to the next event (see above).  However, in any case, please let us know so we can open up your spot to someone else.  No notice, no refund/transfer. Can I sign up my friend? You can, but you must fill out their name and their email address and details on the attendee form.  Otherwise we will not be able to check them in properly, and they will not receive their matches. What is the Tantra Institute? The Tantra Institute’s mission is to empower people to connect more consciously using the tools and teachings of (primarily) Tantra.  We hold multiple events, such as our extremely popular Tantra Night! Event, and work with singles and couples to help them increase their capacity for intimacy, authenticity, and pleasure.  All our events are listed here: http://tantrany.com/ What if I really like Tantra and want to learn more? Most people do!  If you're in New York, come to our other events, such as Tantra Night! and visit our Facebook page to learn more. Still have more questions? Contact us, we’ll be happy to tell you more about this event or others.

Oct 05, 2018 7:00 PM

This is a work in progress screening of the newest film from NHDocs.  Do you love pizza? Let’s face it…we all do.  It’s the most loved food in American. And we want to tell you a story about three pizza places in the town of New Haven, Connecticut that you may or may not have heard of.  They’re named: Sally’s Apizza, Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana, and Modern Apizza, and they are generally considered to be three of the finest pizza restaurants on the planet. Anyone who’s ever sampled a pie from one of these New Haven brick oven pizza palaces, knows that they’ve just tasted the finest pizza known to mankind. One bite and there is no going back. Just look at the Daily Meal‘s list of the 100 best pizzas in the United States. We rank #1, #3, and #8…that’s in a town with approximately 1% of New York City’s population. But how did this happen?  How does this one little town in one of the smallest states just happen to have three of the greatest pizza places in the world…all within a few blocks of each other?  We’re 90 miles from New York City and yet what makes New Yorkers drive the two-plus hours to New Haven just for pizza?  What made Frank Sinatra send his driver from Hoboken, New Jersey, to New Haven just to pick up pizzas?  What makes rock stars visiting the tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) area include in their riders that New Haven pizza must be served in the green room?  What made director Steven Spielberg send a private jet to the local New Haven airport to pick up 50 pies for his son’s wedding?  What is in the proverbial water?  Why is this pizza so good, so different?  What makes people wait in line for hours for New Haven pizza? Our film PIZZA, A LOVE STORY will explain it all.  You’ll learn about the history, the families, the love, and craft that goes into each and every pie.  And you’ll discover a whole new appreciation for pizza as true culinary art. This feature-length documentary has been in the works for ten years, and we are finally close to completing this labor of love.  And by “we,” I mean three of the most passionate pizza lovers on the planet: director Gorman Bechard, musician/producer Dean Falcone, and New Haven historian/operator of Taste of New Haven Colin Caplan.  We love pizza with all of our heart and soul.  We truly do. We have assembled interviews, an amazing collection of historic photos and memorabilia (anyone remember the Pepe’s television commercial from the 60s?), and anecdotes that will leave you laughing and hungry at the same time.  (No joke, it is impossible to work on editing this film without going for a pizza within the first hour.) PIZZA, A LOVE STORY will take us on a journey which began in 1925 with the pies that would change the world. We have talked to the families, the employees, and especially the fans (both the famous and unknown) who’ll wait in line for hours for a taste. We’ll present a history of what IS the greatest pizza in the world. With the purchase of a ticket, you will get a screening of the film along with pizza and a drink.

Sep 23, 2018 5:00 PM

***PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CHANGED TO 5PM!*** The Fire Beast at Stone Acres Farm has become a hearth around which we share unforgettable dining experiences with friends, family, and talented chefs. It is a custom designed wood fired oven and grill, forged from stones that were dug from Stone Acres historic grounds. Our Live Fire Cooking dinner is an outdoor dining experience centered around the Fire Beast, exploring different methods of cooking over wood fire, the centerpeice being a whole roasted Soeltl Farm pasture raised veal with an intense tomato glaze. Look forward to other rustic delights such as, coal roasted fingerling potatoes with pepperonata, whole roasted squash with fermented pepper paste and whole roasted cabbage with fermented honey gremolata, wood fired apple pie with barley koji ice cream, and more. Chef Dan Sabia joins Chef James Wayman for a three course exploration of wood fire cooking, featuring the late summer bounty fresh from the farm with drink pairings. Stone Acres Farm, $85pp, plus tax and gratuity Sunday, September 23rd, 5:30pm *weather permitting, this event will be held outdoors in the Stone Acres Orchard. Read on for how to prepare for a comfortable outdoor dining experience! ATTIRE & MOBILITY If you've joined us in the Stone Acres Farm orchard, you know what to expect. For those who haven't, dress comfortably for outdoor dining! The charm of farm dining can include wet grass, dirt roads, uneven terrain, and mosquitos!  SEATING Please let us know if you would like to be seated with another party, otherwise you will be seated at random and enjoy the unique opportunity to dine with new friends! ALLERGIES & DIETARY RESTRICTIONS Please alert us to any food allergies or dietary restrictions in advance! About Chef Dan Sabia A Westchester native, Chef Daniel Sabia creates strong connections and memories through the food he cooks. Being raised in a Spanish and Italian home, food and family was always came first. His talent with design, and Argentine Style open fire cooking, will transform your dining experience every time.  Chef Daniel started in kitchens at the young age of 14.  At 18 he got the opportunity to work with Jean-Georges Vongerichten for a few years. From there he moved onto the Batali group. He spent the better part of 7 years working at the Bedford Post Inn until finally moving on to establish his craft. His most recent restaurant is Jesup Hall of Westport, CT.   The world around Daniel influences his cooking.  He likes to create experiences and memories through, not just his food, but also the environment folks are sitting in. In Daniel’s words, “To me food is an extension of the heart.  Cooking gives me a way to embrace what people feel and a great way to show people some of the best meals in the world come from a very familiar place in their memory. About Chef James Wayman Born and raised on a farm just outside of Greensboro, North Carolina, eating with the seasons was a way of life in the Wayman home. From an early age, James spent afternoons cooking with his grandmother, foraging and fishing. James was introduced to New England coastal cuisine while studying at Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island. Upon graduating, he helped to open and cook at Water Street Café in the historic Connecticut fishing village of Stonington. There James cooked a menu that changed daily, with a focus on the clean, simple flavors honoring the ingredients of the New England coastline. He then took the Executive Chef position at The River Tavern in Chester, CT, working there with chef-owner Jonathan Rapp for seven years. Following his tenure in Chester, he became Executive Chef at Oyster Club in Mystic, Connecticut, a seaside town offering some of the finest bounty from farm and sea. James’ philosophy at Oyster Club is to source superior local ingredients, keeping things simple and letting the food speak for itself. He approaches the daily changing menu seasonally, utilizing everything from “tail to snout,” and developing lasting relationships with area artisans, farmers, and fishermen.  While anchored in comfort food from farm and sea, James’ cooking style is heavily influenced by other cultures. His cuisine has evolved over the years after traveling through Europe, but was more recently impacted by his time in Thailand and Oaxaca, Mexico, the inspiration for his most recent dinner at the James Beard House. He has been featured in the New York Times, Saveur Magazine, and named Best Chef by the Connecticut Restaurant Association. Oyster Club has been named one of the 101 Best Restaurants in America by The Daily Meal, and has been featured in Travel + Leisure Magazine, Town & Country Magazine, and on NPR.  James’ passion for nurturing the culinary community in Southeastern Connecticut has made a significant impact on the local food economy. His restaurants have contributed to a rise in demand for hyper-local, sustainable, seasonal products, and a more thoughtful approach to every day eating. James mission is to continue on this path and make a lasting impact on the broader food system.

Oct 05, 2018 6:00 PM

Villa Bianca Presents: First Annual Oktoberfest! at "The Pavilion" @ Villa Bianca! Come witness the beauty of the fall in New England at our newly renovated property. The exquisite fall foliage will set the tone for an unforgettable event! Enjoy an evening of live music, included festive cuisine and a variety of the best local and international Oktoberfest beers! Event: Friday October 5th, 2018 Time: 6:00PM to 11:00PM Location: "The Pavilion" at Villa Bianca, 312 Roosevelt Dr., Seymour, CT Tickets: $35/ PP Pre-Booked; $45/ PP at the Door! Includes: Live Music Entertainment; Two Drink Tokens per Ticket,  Festive Inspired Food; Local Brewery's Beer Sampling. Ages 21+ Only (Must Bring Photo-ID)

Oct 06, 2018 6:30 PM

"Hocus Pocus" - Adult Open Wood SliceSaturday October 6thPainting Instruction from 7:00pm-9:00pm Doors open at 6:30 *****New at BrushStroke - Wood Slices***** Kiln dried and naturally untreated. Made in the USA. 9 - 11 inches diameter. No two will be the same. Open Wood Slice Session, 18 years and older. Wood sessions are limited to. Reserve your seat.Artist will be there to guide you through. Begin to design your masterpiece.  No two pieces will be the same $40 per person; $5 off for members. Gratuity for the artist is not included. Perfect for your home or Wedding, Birthday and House Warming gift. Reservations required. In order to reserve your spot all guests must contact BrushStroke in advance. 2 hour painting session with one of our talented BrushStroke Artists. All guests are welcome to bring their own drinks and food! We supply the wood, paint, stencils aprons and brushes. Cash or checks, debit/credit cards accepted. BrushStroke Paint Party, 205 Church St, Naugatuck, CT 06770.   203-632-5309