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Fairfield Restaurant Week 2012

By at October 14, 2012 | 8:00 am | 1 Comments


Mark your calendars now — Fairfield will host the town’s first Restaurant Week from Oct. 14 – 20.

More than 30 restaurants will participate during the weeklong homage to gastronomy, offering prix fixe lunch and dinner menus ($10-$15 lunches, $20-$30 dinners) and other discounts to existing menu items.

“Fairfield is fortunate to have a wide variety of quality restaurants that we want to showcase,” First Selectman Michael Tetreau said in a release announcing the week. “Restaurant Week gives the public the opportunity to continue visiting favorite places or frequent ones they may not yet know about.”

During Restaurant Week, diners can receive a “Fairfield Passport” with the purchase of lunch or dinner at participating restaurants, according to Community and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart.

Passport holders will get their booklets stamped at each restaurant they visit during the week. Passports with two or more stamps are eligible to be entered into a raffle at the end of the week — the grand prize is a one-night stay at the Delamar Hotel in Southport.

Residents and visitors to Fairfield during Restaurant Week will also be treated to other events and activities before and after they dine. The town has partnered with other businesses and organizations to create a calendar of events to accompany the restaurant fare.

“We wanted to highlight things to do in town, as well as places to eat, to create more of a ‘night out’ experience,” Barnhart said in the release announcing the event.

Partnering organizations include the Fairfield Theatre Company, the Museum and History Center, Sacred Heart and Fairfield universities, the Sportsplex and the Fairfield University Bookstore.

Events scheduled so far include a special exhibit on the Emancipation Proclamataion at the Fairfield Museum and History Center and music by the Brock McGuire Band at Sacred Heart’s Schine Auditorium. Both events will take place on Sunday, Oct. 14.

More information, menus, and events will be posted on the official website for Restaurant Week as it approaches, as well as to the event’s Facebook page and Twitter account (@FFLDCT_EatWeek).

Participating restaurants include:

  • 55 Wine Bar & Restaurant
  • Archie Moore’s
  • Artisan
  • Avellino’s
  • Bangalore
  • Barcelona
  • Bella Sera
  • Bodega
  • Bon Appetit Café
  • Bonda
  • Café Lola
  • Café Madeline
  • Centro Ristorante
  • Colony Grill
  • Fairfield Café
  • Hunan Pavilion
  • Kiraku
  • LC Chen’s
  • Lilac House
  • Mamma Mina’s
  • Martel Bistro
  • Michael Gennaro’s Steakhouse
  • Old Post Tavern
  • Osianna Mediterranean Taverna
  • Paci’s
  • Quattro Pazzi
  • Tabouli Grill
  • The Brasserie
  • The Chelsea
  • The Gray Goose
  • Tucker’s Café
  • Wafu Asian Bistro
  • Wild Rice

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Gillette Castle

By at October 13, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

The former castle home of actor William Gillette enchants visitors to Gillette Castle State Park. Gillette was born in Hartford in 1853. The rather eccentric Gillette, best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, first spotted the location where he would build his castle on a boat trip up the Connecticut River in 1912. Gillette Castle, built at a cost of about $1 million and completed in 1919, features a number of peculiarities including hidden mirrors, a lock-protected bar and intricate, hand-carved door latches on each of the castle’s 47 doors: No two are alike. Come for a tour and get lost in the enchanting castle grounds. This castle will mesmerize you with its intricate details and hidden doorways. Bring the whole family and come see one of CT’s best kept secrets.

Gillette Castle | 67 River Road  East Haddam, CT 06423 | (860) 526-2336 | Click here for website

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