past events, September 2016 and earlier
2016 FARM-TO-CHEF WEEK
From September 19 to 24, join Olea in celebrating this year’s Farm-to-Chef Week, the statewide event that connects culinary professionals with the producers of Connecticut Grown products.
Chef Manuel Romero has created a special Farm-to-Chef menu showcasing Connecticut Grown ingredients as part of the initiative sponsored by the state Department of Agriculture’s Farm-to-Chef Program.
Friday, September 16
Chef Manuel Romero loves presenting the unique flavors of Spanish cuisine in creative, nuanced dishes, and he doesn’t often make paella, which is wonderful but also found almost everywhere. So when Olea offers a Paella Night, it’s a special occasion...
SPECIALS FOR OUR SECOND BIRTHDAY!
August 23 to 27
week of July 25
To celebrate Galicia Day and the Santiago Apóstol holiday in Galicia, Spain, we will offer several dishes inspired by Galician specialties during the holiday week.
with The Wine Thief and Marqués de Vargas
July 27, 7 pm
WORLD TAPAS DAY
June 16 to 18
Mark your calendars for World Tapas Day on June 16 — come celebrate this important part of Spain's culture with us! We'll have our tapas at the bar as always, and we're offering a special tapas sampler all weekend in the dining room as well as at the bar.
May 20 to 23
WINE THIEF 20th ANNIVERSARY DINNER
May 17, 6:30 pm
We will be open at noon on Sunday, May 8
à la carte menu, including paellas,
and three-course fixed-price menu
Sunday, February 14, 4:30 pm to closing
3-course tasting menu
CHRISTMAS EVE & NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIALS
Join us for Christmas Eve
Enjoy Chef Romero's signature dishes for the occasion
Regular menu also available
Hours: 5 pm to 8 pm
Celebrate New Year's Eve with us
champagne toast and 5-course chef's tasting menu
Regular menu also available
December 10, 6:30 pm
wine dinner with The Wine Thief
November 9, 7 pm
Georges Laval dinner
Vincent Laval, one of the finest producers in Champagne, is coming to Olea. Champagne Georges Laval is a tiny estate of 2.5 hectares, which produces approximately 14,000 bottles a year. It has been certified organic since 1971, but was actually organic long before then. The vineyards are horse plowed, and each bottle is riddled by hand, disgorged by hand, and even labeled by hand. Vincent is currently the President of the Organic Champagne Society, the Association des Champagnes Biologiques.
October 29, 6:30 pm
Spanish Wine Dinner
1st anniversary menu begins August 27
Take a trip around the Mediterranean with us in celebration of our first anniversary! This special three-course menu will be available for a limited time, beginning Thursday, August 27.
August 12, 6:30 pm
wine dinner with Mt. Carmel Wine & Spirits Co. and Village Wine Imports
Choose one of three paellas (for two or more people) when you make your reservation.
chorizo sausage, chicken, pork, wild shrimp, mussels, clams, bell peppers, green peas, haricot vert, bomba rice, saffron broth
paella de mariscos
squid, scallops, wild shrimp, mussels, clams, bell peppers, green peas, haricot vert, bomba rice, saffron broth
baby squid, scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels, green peas, bomba rice, squid ink, sofrito, lemon aioli
July 24 & 25
Galicia Day specials
To celebrate Galicia Day and the Santiago Apóstol holiday in Galicia, Spain, chef Romero will prepare two Galician specialties this weekend. Come enjoy these traditional dishes on Friday and Saturday:
sardinas: grilled sardines, corn empanada, broccoli rabe purée, onions, tomato, red peppers
tarta de santiago: traditional almond cake, white peach sorbet, candied orange peel
Spanish wine dinner
with Amity Wine & Spirit Co. and Grupo Bodegas Olarra USA