The Village Tavern plans to reopen this winter

  The Village Tavern won’t be going anywhere after all. The Main Street business has not been sold and plans to reopen in late February or early March, according to a statement posted on the restaurant’s Instagram account. “The Village Tavern in downtown Ridgefield has not ben sold as recently stated to the press by Bruno DiFabio,” the statement read. “After … read more

Village Tavern chef, owner to cook at James Beard House June 8

Bruno DiFabio, owner of The Village Tavern, will cook alongside the business’ executive chef, Luis Lopez, at the James Beard House (JBH) in New York City Friday, June 8. JBH serves as a performance space for chefs, and is an historic townhouse where James Beard, anointed the “Dean of American cookery,” lived and taught cooking classes throughout the 1970s and … read more

Open mic night at Village Tavern helps raise 100 coats for national nonprofit

Patricia James and Trish Shantz of P.J. Trish & Company at Keller Williams hosted a successful charity event for One Warm Coat at the Village Tavern in Ridgefield Thursday, Jan. 25. One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need. Coats are distributed in the communities where they … read more

Battle of the Chefs appetizer ingredient revealed

Sweet, succulent crab meat, courtesy of food sponsor The Chefs’ Warehouse, will be the required ingredient for the appetizer round at Battle of the Chefs on Sunday, June 4, 4 – 7 pm, at Founders Hall. Chefs Mike Anastacio (Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish), Paul Desiano (Ridgefield Academy, formerly Cello/Plate) and Germano Minin (The Village Tavern) will each create an … read more

Buddy Guy takes Playhouse stage

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity presents living blues legend Buddy Guy on Tuesday, April 25, at 8 p.m.   Buddy Guy has received 7 Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 34 Blues Music Awards, the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. … read more

First-floor retail rule: Finding the carrot, not the stick

Many Ridgefield residents would rather go to Westport or New Canaan to spend an afternoon shopping and dining, and that, said landlords, is why retail space in the downtown is not in high demand. That was one of the main takeaways from Tuesday night’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, where 50 people — selectmen, landlords, residents, and retailers — spoke … read more

The Village Tavern opens on Main Street

Ridgefield’s newest restaurant — The Village Tavern — held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday afternoon at 378 Main Street. First Selectman Rudy Marconi celebrated with owners Bruno DiFabio, Germano Minin and Joe Chelednik Monday, a day after the business held a soft opening for friends and family. The Village Tavern is located in the former Dog and Pony location on Main … read more

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