NYC Restaurant Week, February 17 through March 7, 2014: Discounted three-course meals at popular NYC restaurants.
Japanese Restaurant Week, February 17, 2014 through March 16, 2014, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants serving Japanese cuisine.
Burnin’ Down The Mouth: Sriracha, Ghost Peppers, and History of Heat, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Brooklyn: Explore global cuisine that uses hot peppers.
James Oseland and Special Guests: A Fork in the Road, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Saveur editor in chief and “Top Chef Masters” judge James Oseland and other foodies share experiences. $21+.
Shojin Ryori: Zen Cuisine for Body & Mind, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Japan Society, Midtown East, Manhattan: Toshio Tanahashi, founder of Zecoow Culinary Institute, explores Shojin Ryori, vegetarian Buddhist cuisine. $25.
NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan: Festival features food sampling and meals from vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables and live entertainment and activities. $40 per day.
A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour, Sunday, March 2, 2014, 11 a.m., Brooklyn: Visit Italian and Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn with pizza tastings and movie history. $80.
Urban Harvest Benefit Dinner, Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Rouge Tomate, Upper East Side, Manhattan: Celebrate National Nutrition Month with a seasonal 5-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman & Executive Pastry Chef James Distefano sponsored by Rouge Tomato and Slow Food NYC. $175.
Vegetarian Pop-Ups, March 6 & 7, 2014, Old Bowery Station, Manhattan: Vegetarian dinner at Young’s. $45+.
Cassoulet Tasting, March 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Back Forty West, Soho, Manhattan: Chefs from six NYC restaurants make the classic French winter dish. $86.70.
Game Of Thrones Gourmet: Medival Feasts, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Sample dishes from the Middle Ages. $45.
Ferran Adria, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:15 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: World-renown chef discusses his techniques. $29+.
Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, with Samira Kawash, the author of “Dislocating the Color Line,” and the founder of the website Candyprofessor.com, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Lecture on cultural history of candy in America.
Ides Of March: Feasting In Ancient Rome, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Learn about dining etiquette and meals of Ancient Rome. $45.
A Taste of Fifth Avenue, April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn: Sample tastings from local restaurants.
A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class. $150.
Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.