By Janet Serra

Posted: 04/26/2018 11:25:52

On the heels of Yankee Magazine recently naming Chowdafest one of "8 New England Events You Can't-Miss This Summer", Chowdafest announces their own "not to miss" event. For the first time, Chowdafest, presented by Stop & Shop, will allow a limited number of passionate foodies and fans of the event, to get a sneak peek into some of the new restaurants and chefs competing this fall. "We call it a "meet & eat," said Jim Keenan, executive director of Chowdafest. "Only 100 fans will get to sample new chowders, soups & bisque from outstanding chefs & restaurants new to the competition. It's a great opportunity to meet the chefs and gain some insight on how they hope to win this fall"

The VIP Meet & Eat" Sneak Peak takes place Thursday, May 24th at Aitoro's Appliance in Norwalk, one of the premier appliance stores in CT that features over 20 state of the art kitchens. The event starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm and includes a raw bar of clams & oysters compliments of Copps Island Oysters, the official oyster of Chowdafest. Attendees get to enjoy unlimited sampling of at least twelve new chowders, soups and bisque being entered this fall by the likes of Hale & Hearty's from New York, Partner's Cafe in Norwalk, 190 Main of Westport and MCK Gourmet of Shelton. Enjoy beer, wine or sip on "cowtails" from The Farmers Cow as well as pies from 27-time award winning Michele's Pies!

This unique opportunity benefits Food Rescue US, Chowdafest's Official Charity in the ongoing fight against food insecurity. SAVE $10 by getting your tickets before 5/10. Tickets are available now online at $75 ($65 with savings) at: This event is expected to sell out quickly and is limited to just 100 tickets.