Weekend Whets 2/28

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.

Cheesemaking 101, Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan:  Learn the basics of cheesemaking.  $60.


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.

The Melting Pot:  Leading New York Chefs Dish on Diversity, Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Ginny’s Supper Club, Harlem, Manhattan:  Chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Gabrielle Hamilton, Floyd Cardoz and Charlene Johnson-Hadley discuss with Mother Jones food and ag reporter Tom Philpott obstacles and opportunities in the culinary world for female chefs and chefs of color.

A Taco Tasting, Monday, March 3, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Empellon Taqueria, West Village, Manhattan:  Unique taco menu including tacos with deviled eggs and trout roe salsa, dry-aged sirloin tartare, roasted carrots and amaranth salad and more.  $55.

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.

Fondue…For You, March 5, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan: Learn how to make fondue.  $70.

Vegetarian Pop-Ups, March 6 & 7, 2014, Old Bowery Station, Manhattan: Vegetarian dinner at Young’s.  $45+.

The Perfect Mac & Cheese, March 7, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan:  Sample favorite mac and cheese recipes.  $30.

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.

The Taste of Greenwich House, Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan:  Tastings from area restaurants to benefit Greenwich House. Participating restaurants include Annisa, Barraca, Murray’s Cheese Bar, The Marrow, The Little Owl, Monument Lane, Stanton Social, Tao and more.  Mimi Sheraton, former food critic of the New York Times, is honorary co-chair.  $150 to $350.

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.

SFNYC Book Club – “The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook” by Michael Anthony, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7 p.m., Natural Gourmet Institute, Flatiron, Manhattan:  James Beard award-winning chef Michael Anthony discussion and book signing of The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook.  Free.

Ferran Adria, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:15 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: World-renown chef discusses his techniques.  $29+.

St. Patrick’s Day:  Irish Cheese and Whiskey, Monday, March 17, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan:  Sample Irish cheeses and whiskies.  $70.

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.


Just Food Conference, April 5 through 6, 2014, Teachers College, Columbia University, Manhattan:  Conference on making locally grown food available to New Yorkers.

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.


2 responses to “Weekend Whets 2/28

  1. thanks for the mention ❤

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