First Selectman Fred Camillo, Selectwoman Lauren Rabin and State Senator Ryan Fazio (R-36), will be guest bartenders during happy hour at Bistro V on Tuesday, January 18 from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm to raise money for three non-profits – Adopt-A-Dog, Greenwich Alliance for Education, and Meals on Wheels of Greenwich – which were selected by each of the hosts.
Bistro V launched the guest bar tending event series in October to support local non profits and promote the restaurant’s happy hour menu.
The guest bartending series previously raised money for the Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG), Neighbor to Neighbor and the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, raising over $1,500 in donations.
“I am excited to guest bartend alongside Lauren and Ryan,” said Camillo in a release, adding, “We are all working really hard to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve and it’s nice that we can come together to support local business and have some fun while raising awareness and funds for causes that mean a lot of us.”
The name of the special cocktail/mocktail that was created for this month’s promotion is inspired by the year Greenwich was founded, 1640.
The cocktail version includes farm-crafted organic vodka and is made with fresh citrus juices, pineapple, and cranberry.
“It is important for us to include a drink that is alcohol-free so that anyone in the community can participate if interested in supporting,” Selectwoman Rabin said in the release. “A lot of people are abstaining from alcohol for the month of January and taking part in what’s called, Dry January. We wanted to be mindful of that.”
The Bistro V mocktail version of 1640 is set for $10 while the cocktail version with vodka is $15.
The restaurant’s Happy Hour menu, which includes discounts on popular lunch/dinner menu items, normally runs Monday through Thursday from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm but will be extended until 6:30 pm during the event.
Takeout and limited outdoor bar tables will be available to help manage the capacity of the indoor event and allow for social distancing in the bar area.
Masks are worn by Bistro V staff and are required for anyone moving around the bar and restaurant areas.
Anyone that has been exposed to Covi-19 or has Covid-like symptoms should not attend this event.
“During this time we’re urging people to use their best judgment when attending any social events,” Fazio said in the release, adding, “If you’re uncomfortable attending we suggest ordering takeout and mentioning the event to family and friends.”
Bistro V created an event page on Facebook where the community can vote for the non-profit that receives the largest donation.
“We’ve decided to donate a larger percentage to one of the non-profit partners based on the community’s feedback,” Fazio added.
Bistro V is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant switches back to its original concept, Versailles Patisserie, during the morning hours (8:00 am until 11:00 am).
Versailles, known for cakes, pastries, and viennoiserie made from authentic French recipes, was established in 1980.
Visit Bistro V online for more information (versaillesgreenwich.com).