Thursday, August 9, 2018 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 2018 

A Grand Summer Night
Dining at its finest 
in Stamford Downtown

Initiated by the Friends of Stamford Downtown and hosted by Stamford Downtown Special Services District, A Grand Summer Night was created to provide the perfect opportunity to experience the delectable cuisine that makes Stamford Downtown the dining capital of the region.

Net proceeds from the event are used to purchase outdoor art to grace the Downtown streets and to help defray the costs of significant Downtown art exhibits.  

The three distinguished works purchased to date are:

by Martha Pettigrew in Latham Park

 “Uninvited Advice”
by J. Seward Johnson in Columbus Park

“Mommy’s Shoes”
by Prince Monyo Mihailescu-Nasturel in Latham Park


Register Now!Thursday, August 9, 2018

5:30 p.m.- Hors d’oeuvres & Cocktails, Silent Auction, and Raffle  at University of Connecticut, Broad Street, Stamford

7:30 p.m.- Dinner, Dessert and Coffee served at the restaurant of your choice

Tickets - $125 per person
Your ticket includes dinner at restaurant of your choice, soft drinks, tax and gratuity.
Alcoholic beverages are billed separately. 

 Complimentary parking.

Chances to win the following fabulous prizes*:

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

Gift Certificates

*You do not need to be present to win.

Please RSVP by July 25, 2018.  


 Hors d’oeuvres, Cocktails, Dessert & Dining Destinations:  

Barcelona Wine Bar
Bar Rosso
Bar Zepoli
Bedford Hall
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
The Capital Grille
Cask Republic
Columbus Park Trattoria
DiMare Pastry Shop 
EOS Greek Cuisine
FIN II Japanese Restaurant
FISH Restaurant + Bar
Flinders Lane
Franklin Street Works Café
Gaucho Stamford Argentinean Steakhouse
InThai Restaurant
Kashi Sushi Lounge
Pieology Pizzeria
Plan B Burger Stamford
Quattro Pazzi
Villa Italia Ristorante & Bar
ZAZA Italian Gastrobar


Choose from the following fine downtown restaurants dining destinations:

Note: The Capital Grille and Columbas Park Trattoria are sold out at this time.  Reservations will be honored in the order received. A confirmation will be sent to you by August 7.

Bar Rosso
Bar Rosso is a stylish dining and gathering destination that celebrates the art of Italian food and wine.

Bar Zepoli
Italian-American cuisine amid a stunning backdrop, Bar Zepoli offers a multi-sensory experience from its multiple dining rooms, eclectic artwork, social bar scene, and chefs' seasonally inspired menu.

The Capital Grille - SOLD OUT
Relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Enjoy juicy, tender dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed wine list. Let the dazzling commence!

Cask Republic
A neighborhood restaurant and gathering place, as well as a premiere destination for ardent beer drinkers and hobbyists. More than an American tavern, taking beer seriously, with a menu to match.

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

EOS Greek Cuisine
Authentic Greek cuisine in a modern atmosphere. Extensive Greek wine list, specialty cocktails, paired with Greek music. You'll feel like you're in Greece.

FISH Restaurant + Bar
Critically acclaimed seafood house in the heart of downtown Stamford, featuring a cutting-edge menu and sophisticated cocktails in a lively, open

Flinders Lane
An urban restaurant and bar which takes its cues from Melbourne Australia’s multi-cultural neighborhoods and vibrant food scene. Featuring a boldly flavored, ingredient driven land and sea menu and innovative beverage program.

 Kashi Sushi Lounge
A dramatic, glittery interior with food to match defines Kashi. The emphasis is on Japanese cuisine, but with plenty of twists and turns, updates and overhauls. It's fun. And the very active bar scene gives Kashi another dimension.

Quattro Pazzi
Bustling Italian eatery and bar turning out classic, seasonal and vibrant dishes in a casual and spirited neighborhood setting. Enjoy generous portions of house-made pasta, fresh seafood and meats in our bi-level dining room, or outdoor seating adjacent to the park.

Villa Italia Ristorante & Bar
Fresh authentic Italian home-style cooking, fabulous patio and wonderful wines. Enter as strangers and leave as family!

ZAZA Italian Gastrobar
Italian gastrobar serving Italian bar food in a cool social setting. Featuring an extensive wine bar and a small plate menu. Lively and fun.


Friends of Stamford Downtown:
Linda Hampton, Chairperson       
Barbara Zichichi, Vice Chairperson            
Laurie Cingari    
Karen Denker     
Lynne Fife           
Ginny Fox           
Eileen Heckerling             
Elayne Jassey     
Harriette Ketover            
Nancy Kucera    
Whitney Libby 
Gail Malloy
Sandie Malloy
Lori Mercede
Kathy O'Neill
Maddy Shapiro
Karen Sheftell
Jami Sherwood
Claudia Silver
Judy Stewart
Lynne Villency Cohen              

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
City of Stamford
Connecticut Distributors Inc.
County TV & Appliance of Stamford
Friends of Stamford Downtown
Happyhaha Photography
Keno Graphics
Nagi Jewelers
Stamford Town Center
Star 99.9/95.9 The Fox
University of Connecticut

Forever Marilyn by Seward Johnson © 1996, 2011 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc. Based upon the photo by Bernard of Hollywood