Wednesday August 10, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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University of Connecticut, Broad Street, Stamford 
1 University Place
Stamford, CT 06901

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Stamford Downtown, Cheryl Vukelic 
Stamford Downtown 

Stamford Downtown's
A Grand Summer Night 2016

A Grand Summer Night Reimagined

Eat. Drink. Laugh.

Join the Friends of Stamford Downtown as we reimagine this wonderful summer event. Dine all evening at UConn’s Rich Concourse with non-stop extravagant, sumptuous gourmet tastings and specialty wine and liquor. Enjoy not one but 18 of your favorite restaurants for a sensational culinary feast as Stamford’s finest restaurants show off their specialty cuisine. Ample seating will be available.

And that’s not all!  Following your dining experience, enter the theatre at UConn and laugh to the comedy of Andrea Mezvinsky as seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Then top the night off with an array of delicious desserts, more silent auction and the music of Felix and the Cats.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Plentiful Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktails, Silent Auction and
Comedy Show starring Andrea Mezvinsky

University of Connecticut, Broad Street, Stamford

Tickets - $125 per person

Your event ticket includes 3 Door Prize tickets

Complimentary Parking



Your ticket cost of $125 includes 3 Door Prize tickets and 3 chances to win the following fabulous prizes*:

60” SONY LED Smart TV - Courtesy of County TV & Appliance of Stamford

Two $250 Stamford Town Center Gift Cards

*You need not be present to win.


Eat the night away with sumptuous Hors d’oeuvres provided on the UConn Concourse by the following wonderful restaurants: 

Acuario Restaurant
Prides itself in fresh, flavorful food which makes one's senses explode with the finest Peruvian cuisine!

Bar BQ
Here barbeque is a religion. All of the meats are fresh & smoked in house where the pig is sacred.
The beers are cold, the music is up and the joint is rockin'. 

Bar Rosso
A stylish dining and gathering destination that celebrates the art of Italian food and wine with cuisine that satisfies all of the senses!

Bradford’s Grill & Tavern
Burgers, salads, pizza & more. Open for lunch & dinner until midnight, catering anytime. 

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
Over 20 years of legendary North Carolina, slow-smokin' barbeque, bringing down-home cooking, hospitality and merriment to Stamford Downtown.

California Pizza Kitchen
CPK is widely known for its innovative California Style cuisine with creative dishes, including signature California-style hearth-baked pizzas, creative salads, pastas, soups and sandwiches. 

Cantina Southwest Grill
Blending traditional flavor and authenticity with a modern approach, CANTINA serves up contemporary southwestern cuisine, alongside a creative cocktail list. 

The Capital Grille
Relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Enjoy juicy, tender dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed wine list.

Columbus Park Trattoria
An exceptional selection of original, Italian home-style cooking with an upbeat New York style ambiance. 

Del Frisco’s Grille
The Grille takes the classic America bar and grill concept to refreshing new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. 

DiMare Pastry Shop
Has been in business since 1976 as a family owned and operated full service Italian bakery. DiMare's takes great pride in their fresh baked goods and use only top quality ingredients in everything they produce.

FIN II Japanese Restaurant
Specializes in fresh, imaginative sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine. The sushi, sashimi and hand rolls are presented with flair.

Fresh innovative seafood house offers the freshest fish and seafood in a lively open air restaurant and bar setting.

Franklin Street Works Cafť
A not-for-profit contemporary art space and cafe with a farm-to-table inspired menu and innovative exhibitions.

Hudson Grille
American and contemporary cuisine. Food prepared with the freshest ingredients, fine wine and excellent customer service.

A dramatic, glittery interior with food to match and an emphasis on Japanese cuisine. It's fun!. And, the very active bar scene gives Kashi another dimension.

Kona Grill
The menu features a diverse selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, chicken, seafood, steaks, pasta, and pizzas that incorporate over 40 signature sauces and dressings.

McFadden’s Stamford
Voted the Best Burgers in Fairfield County, boasting a lively lunch, happy hour, after work parties, dinner and of course late night parties.

Michele's Pies
Award winning Norwalk bakery specializing in handmade pies made with fresh ingredients. 

napa & co.
Fresh food, locally driven and un-manipulated. Savor innovative wine-country cuisine made from organic, farm-fresh ingredients and artisan products. An award-winning wine program featuring a creative selection from all over the world. 

NOIR Stamford
It takes menu cues from across the globe, with an undeniable and enjoyable nod to French cuisine. In keeping with its fresh approach to food, a seasonal and innovative cocktail program and a stellar wine list add to the dining experience.

Quattro Pazzi
Pasta made in-house, daily. Fresh seafood and meats served in generous portions. Outdoor seating and private rooms available.

Superbo Gelato
Superbo's gelato is made using the freshest ingredients and fruits. It has less air and a creamier texture with a more intense flavor than ice cream. Find the brand at local grocery stores all over the State.

Sweet Pistachio
Specializes in custom, hand crafted desserts and candies for events of all sizes. 

Volta Gelateria Creperia
The Creperia tempts you with a delicious fusion of classic savory or sweet crepes, distinctive sandwiches, fresh salads, hearty soups and delicious gelato!  

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
Camarena Tequila
City of Stamford
County TV & Appliance of Stamford
Crystal Rock
95.9 The Fox
Friends of Stamford Downtown
Happyhaha Photography
NAGI Jewelers
New Amsterdam Vodka
Stamford Town Center
Star 99.9
Samuel Adams
University of Connecticut

Friends of Stamford Downtown:
Laurie Cingari
Karen Denker
Joan Fields
Lynne Fife
Ginny Fox
Linda Hampton
Eileen Heckerling
Elayne Jassey
Harriette Ketover
Nancy Kucera
Alice Lyons
Gail Malloy
Sandie Malloy
Rise Mattler
Lori Mercede
Kathy O'Neill
Maddy Shapiro
Karen Sheftell
Jami Sherwood
Claudia Silver
Camille Tomasello
Barbara Zichichi

Cover image: Navigator by Kevin Barrett


Register Now! Registration closes at 2pm on 8/10 Event day. Please come to register in person at the door.