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Ten things to do this month


Looking for something to do amongst all of your holiday responsibilities this December. Look no further, here are ten events in Fairfield County that will sure to keep you entertained.

SoNo Marketplace Winter Wonderland

Enjoy the Winter Wonderland at SoNo Marketplace, where there will be popup shops, craft beer garden, food and live music until December 22.
314 Wilson Avenue, South Norwalk; 203-838-0719

Music at 55 Wine Bar and Restaurant

Be prepared to stay out late at 55 Wine Bar and Restaurant on Fridays. There will be live music from 10:30pm until 1:30pm each week until December 27.
55 Miller Street, Fairfield; 203-256-0099

Weekly Wine Tasting at Val’s Putnam Wine and Liquors

Val’s Putnam Wine and Liquors will be having free weekly in-store tasting each Friday from 3-6pm until December 27
125 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich; 203-869-2299

Bartending Lessons and Cocktail Party at Bistro 7

December 3 and December 17 (Christmas inspired cocktails), 6pm
Bistro 7 will be holding two Bartending Lessons with a Cocktail Party this month. Each class allows you to try eight to ten different cocktails, make your own cocktails, enjoy two hours of a private bar cocktail party and more. The class will also teach the basics of bar tending such as learning about glasses, measuring, creating farm to table cocktails and other helpful techniques.
*Bartending lessons continue into 2014
991 Danbury Road, Wilton; (203) 838-0719

Urban Luminosity at Heather Gaudio Fine Art

December 3 – January 25
The Heather Gaudio Fine Art studio will be presenting Michael Eastman’s Urban Luminosity, which highlights urban architectural photography taken throughout Asia and North America over a four-year period
21 South Avenue, New Canaan; 203-801-9590


Ballet Etudes Company 'The Nutcracker'

December 7 – 14
Enjoy the holiday classic of The Nutcracker, featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet at the Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Court, Westport; 203-227-4177

Hands on Japanese Dinner Cooking Class at Aux Delices

December 11, 7-9:30pm
Take part in a Japanese cooking class at Aux Delices. On the menu will be udon noodles with ground turkey miso sauce, tofu salad with sesame dressing, Japanese fried chicken and dipping sauce
23 Acosta Street; Stamford; 203-326-4540

Wine Class at Barcelona Fairfield

December 14, 2:30-4:30pm
Have you always been interested in learning more about wine? Now you can at the wine class at Barcelona in Fairfield. The wine class starts with a half-hour wine lecture, followed by the tasting of seven to ten wines.
4180 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield; 203.255.0800

Terra Sole Tasting Dinner

December 16
Enjoy a decadent tasting dinner at Terra Sole in Ridgefield. On the menu will be:

  • Poached duck egg served on a bed of soft polenta accented with Parmigiano Reggiano paired with Amarone
Homemade tagliolini pasta, butter & Parmigiano Reggiano paired with Brunello

  • Baked whole Mediterranean sea bass (branzino) with lemon, fresh herbs paired with Barolo or Sicilian Chardonnay

  • Homemade truffle honey gelato, Amaretti cookies paired with Grappa or Port.

Reservations are required and the cost is $180. 

3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield; 203-438-5352

Barcelona Stamford Ceviche Cooking Class

December 28, 2:00pm
It may be winter but ceviche is on the menu at Barcelona in Stamford. Join Chef Scott as he demonstrates how to make several types of this seafood dish.
222 Summer Street, Stamford; 203-348-4800



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