Night of Comedy and Dinner to Benefit Danbury’s 24th First Night

First Night 2012. Photo by Christine Rose/


First Night Danbury, enjoying its 24th year as a family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this 2012-2013, will salute “Danbury Fare”. The pun is intended, with memories of Danbury’s Fair history and its current proactive revitalization of a CityCenter Downtown hub. Through the efforts of its merchants, artists, residents, and others, Downtown is Happening!


On Friday, November 16 at 7pm, Two Steps Downtown Grille, located at 5 Ives Street in Danbury, will sponsor a benefit for this truly worthwhile cultural event, featuring a special four course dinner along with the comedy of Buddy Flip. Buddy’s brand of comedy is lovable, lyrical, and his comfortable rapport has made him immensely popular, with widespread appearances from Sesame Street Live to Comedy Central to the stages of Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Buddy will headline the Palace Danbury vaudeville on December 31 as First Night welcomes in the New Year.


This fabulous night, including a delicious four course dinner (see menu below), wine, drinks, laughter, and of course a First Night button, costs only $68.00 per person. To register your party call (203)794-0032 or email Tom Devine at


– First Course –


Layered Vegetable Tower
with zucchini, goat cheese, tomatoes, spinach, roasted red peppers and avocado


– Second Course –


Shrimp and Scallop Saute sauced with a light saffron-tomato fume served over a lobster risotto


– Third Course –


Filet Mignon Au Poivre
sauced with brandy and green peppercorns with mashed potatoes and wilted spinach


– Fourth Course –


Flourless Chocolate Cake served with a raspberry puree and mocha whipped cream


– Featured Cocktail


The First Night Champagne Fizz


– Featured Wines


Redwood Creek Pinot Grigio
J. Lohr Riverstone Chardonnay
Pascual Toso Malbec Maipu
William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

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