Weekend Whets 12/6

The Fat Lobster, Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hidden Location:  All-you-can-eat lobster with flowing butter fountains.

Fundraiser for Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Relief, Saturday, December 7, 2013, 8 p.m., Toshi’s Penthouse, Flatiron:  Live music and auction.  All proceeds go to victims.

Keep Your Eye Upon the Donut, Saturday, December 7, 2013, 6 p.m., City Reliquary Museum, Brooklyn:  Opening night of a new exhibit at the museum on the history of donut shops in Brooklyn and Manhattan, including profiles of area donut shops like Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop, the Doughnut Plant, Mike’s Donuts & Coffee, The Donut Pub, Doughnuttery, Dun-Well Doughnuts, Shaikh’s Donuts, Dough and Carpe Donut NYC.  Admission is free.

The Third Annual Slow Food Show, Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1 p.m., Astor Center Screening Room, East Village: Showcasing food entrepreneurs who produce locally.  Tickets $15.

Cooking Class: Dolci delle Feste, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe, New York: Members and their guests can learn how to make holiday desserts.

Gluten-Free Sweets with a Japanese Twist, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Japan Society, Midtown:  Luane Kohnke, gluten-free cookbook author, discusses what gluten is and gives tips for gluten-free baking.  Nicole Bermensolo, founder of Kyotofu, will demonstrate the use of traditional Japanese ingredients in baking, including miso brownies, green tea cupcakes and yuzu muffins.  Tasting and book signing.  $16.

Bust Magazine Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair, Saturday and Sunday, December 14 & 15, 2013, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea:  Handmade crafts and food vendors.

Kosher Restaurant Week, December 14-20, 2013, Brooklyn

Slow Food New York Book Club, Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand Street (between Lorimer & Leonard); Williamsburg, Brooklyn:  Discussion and book signing of Drift by Jon McGoran.

Craft Beer Christmas, December 25, 2013, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village: Christmas dinner with beer.  Tickets $25.

January

6th Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off, January 12, 2014, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village:  Professional and amateur chefs compete to create cassoulets.  Tickets $30.

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