April brings us New Haven Restaurant Week, Iron Chef, Worth Tasting tours and more​

People love food, watching food television and attending food events.

The New Haven region seems to welcome spring with a plethora of food happenings. My spring rendezvous begins with Worth Tasting’s first culinary walking tour of the season at 10:45 a.m. April 20, which I will host. In three-and-a-half hours, guests will visit nine eateries in downtown New Haven.

The event gives a great perspective of the food culture of New Haven for only $59. Reservations for this tour or the other scheduled dates (June 8, July 27, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Dec. 7, $69 for this one) can be made by calling 203-777-8550 or 203-415-3519. Go to www.newhavenregister.com to see a previous tasting tour.

Elsewhere, join the bike riders at the Rock to Rock Earth Day celebration, 1-3 p.m. April 20 in East Rock Park’s College Woods. Bun Lai of Miya’s will cook off against Avi Szapiro of the newly opened ROIA at 1:30 p.m. There will also be a “food truck rodeo” featuring some of the city’s best outdoor vendors. More at www.rocktorock.org.

To see the rest of this column with information about Restaurant Week and Iron Chef Elm City, please click on this link.

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To see my food and travel column archives, please click on this link.

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