Max Restaurant Group hosts its third annual Champagne Gala Dec. 4 at Hartford's CityPlace Atrium, featuring tastings of high-end brands like Roederer, Billecart Salmon and Pol Roger paired with raw bar and passed hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $99, plus tax and gratuity, and include a $25 donation to CCMC. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.Read more
Powder Hollow Brewery, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary in Enfield, presents two nights of farm-to-table beer dinners with Clark Farms at Bushy Hill Orchard Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Each night features a four-course meal prepared by the farm's chefs, paired with Powder Hollow brews.Read more
It will be all about ladies in the kitchen on Tuesday, Dec. 1, when AIDS CT holds a new fundraiser, "WE CAN Cook, A Culinary Celebration," at the Pond House Café in West Hartford.Read more
The Willows at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Drive, Bristol, hosts its Homecoming Hop Fest beer festival Nov. 28 from noon to 4 p.m., with beer and food tastings.
Representatives from more than 20 participating Northeast breweries will be pouring samples of their beers; the DoubleTree will also offer samples of its cookie martini, along with complimentary snacks.Read more