What could be more fun than buying one ticket, visiting four restaurants (each serving up a small plate of food) and meeting new people? Fashioned after the popular “pub crawls” Dishcrawl Fairfield County has put it all together for you. Recently, Patrice Costa, my husband , Evan Smith and I had a chance to sample it during the inaugural event in Greenwich. For a single ticket priced at $45 we visited four different restaurants (all within walking distance to one another) with each serving one of their specialty dishes. To the delight of the foodies in the crowd (which seemed to be most everyone) the chefs each made a brief appearance, introduced themselves and told about the dish they prepared. The atmosphere was fun and easy with a fairly wide range of ages, occupations and hometowns but undoubtedly, food was the common denominator.
When you purchase your ticket the restaurants are kept “secret”, you know only the location — this adds a little mystery to the night. Once given your meeting restaurant you have a chance to meet and chat as everyone gathers. After your first meal, it’s off to the races as you go to the next three restaurants — it’s like a food version of musical chairs in different restaurants. One thing I really enjoyed was the chance to sit with different people at each restaurant. We had a nice variety of foods including: Shisedio Peppers & Bacon Wrapped Dates stuffed with Blue Cheese from Barcelona Greenwich, Burger Sliders with bacon onion marmalade and hand cut fries from The Ginger Man, and even a Fried Conch with tartar sauce from Maddy’s Food Truck! Dessert was a choice of home-made ice creams from Méli-Mélo. Vegetarian options (smile) were available. We had a pretty fun night!
With the success of Dishcrawl Fairfield, I have to image that expansion to other areas (Westchester?) is not far behind. You can visit Dishcrawl Fairfield’s web site to find out about upcoming events: http://www.dishcrawl.com/fairfield/