Wine Tasing Benefits United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
Stew Leonard's wine experts searched all of Italy to find trendsetting wines at great values and came back with more than 60 gems that will be showcased at this year's annual food and wine tasting event to benefit United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. The event takes place on Thursday, May 6 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Stew Leonard's food store, located at 100 Westport Avenue in Norwalk.
This year's wines from Italy includes:
• Ornellaia La Serre Nuove 2006
• Antinori Tignanello 2006
• Viticcio Chianti Classico Riserva 2006
• Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello 2004
A menu of international foods to complement the variety of wines being served will also be offered:
• Mini Brochette of Filet Mignon in Stroganoff Sauce;
• Chicken Satay;
• Bruschetta Napolitano;
• Pita Point with Eggplant Caviar
• Canape of Fresh Mozzarella and Pesto Sauce;
• Strawberry with Chocolate.
The goal of this seventh annual food and wine tasting hosted by Stew Leonard’s Wines of Norwalk is to raise $10,000 for United Way. The funds raised through the event will go to the Kids Backpack Program, a partnership of United Way and the Connecticut Food Bank, in Norwalk and Bridgeport. The Kids Backpack Program provides children who are at risk of hunger with enough food to feed them for the weekend. A bag of food is placed in the child’s regular backpack at the end of the day on Fridays so that the process is anonymous.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at Stew Leonard's Wines of Norwalk, 55 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 203-750-6162, or by visiting www.stewswines.com or www.unitedwaycfc.org.