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8/31/2016 - Fairfield Foodies Rejoice! TownVibe/Fairfield Magazine Announce The Taste of Fairfield Culinary Event

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that TownVibe/Fairfield Magazine is launching their first Taste of Fairfield Culinary Event which is a precursor to the Town’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week in October.

Fairfield is home to so many terrific restaurants and talented chefs. TownVibe and Fairfield Magazine have announced plans to celebrate this dynamic food scene by organizing what’s sure to be the food-lover’s party of the year—Taste of Fairfield—on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 1 pm to 5 pm, held in the outdoor tented patio area of Southport’s Delamar Hotel. “The Delamars are at the heart of Fairfield County and home to many wonderful events. Our beautiful courtyards and open air event spaces provide perfect locations for people to come together. We are thrilled to be hosting the Inaugural Taste of Fairfield and look forward to welcoming the community to enjoy the variety of cuisine Fairfield County offers,” says Charles Mallory Founder and CEO of The Greenwich Hospitality group.

Foodies and other fun-loving folk can enjoy tastes and sips from more than two dozen restaurants and specialty markets from the Fairfield area, all in the spacious courtyard of the Delamar and Artisan Restaurant. In addition to fine cuisine, craft cocktails, artisanal wine, craft beer, and sweets, there will be live music and roving entertainment. “Good things happen when people connect over good food,” says TownVibe publisher Geoffrey Morris.

The restaurant list is still growing, but to date includes Artisan, Aspetuck Brew Lab, B.Good, Brick & Wood, The Cakebox, The Chelsea, Donut Crazy, Fairfield Craft Ales, Fairfield Cheese Company, Freshii Fairfield, Flipside Burger Bar, Geronimo Tequila Bar, Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Little Goose, The Little Pub, NOM-EEZ, Old Post Tavern, Quattro Pazzi, Mecha Noodle Bar, Lobster Post, Riverside Baking Company, Shearwater Coffee Roasters, Taberna Tapas, Taco Loco, Toto, and The Whelk/Kawa Ni. Together, these restaurants create an array of delicious and diverse options for participants. Cuisine ranges from sustainable and seafood-focused to old-school Italian comfort food to nouveau-Mexican cuisine. The event will also offer various wines, beers, and cocktails to create the perfect ensemble—all available for one ticket price. Special raffles and food drives will be held to benefit charity partner Operation Hope. Sponsors on board to date include Balducci’s, Land Rover of Milford, Sacred Heart University, and Black Rock Galleries. The event is also the precursor to Fairfield’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week which begins October 16 and includes two dozen restaurants.

First Selectman Tetreau said, “Taste of Fairfield offers a fun and relaxing venue to showcase Fairfield’s fine array of dining choices. And, with the Town’s Annual Restaurant Week following this inaugural event, residents have another opportunity to explore our vibrant restaurant scene.”

General Admission tickets cost $50: including food, drink, and entertainment. VIP Admission costs $100; including food, drink, entertainment, private parking, and special lounge access with a TV and food service. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tasteoffairfield.com. Guests under 21 years old are $20 and children under 10 are free. The event is rain or shine, and Star 99.9 will have a radio crew on site.

For more information contact TownVibe at 203-431-1708 or Robin Phillips at rphillips@townvibe.com.

The photo shows Fairfield Magazine Editor Robin Phillips, First Selectman Mike Tetreau and TownVibe Publisher Geoffrey Morris unveiling The Taste of Fairfield Culinary Event which will take place October 9, 2016.