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.
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.
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.