Weekend Whets 3/7

NYC Restaurant Week, through March 7, 2014: Discounted three-course meals at popular NYC restaurants.

Japanese Restaurant Week, through March 16, 2014, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants serving Japanese cuisine.

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.

Taste of Seventh, March 8 & 9, 2014, East Village, Manhattan:  Tastings from seven vendors on E. 7th Street, including Luke’s Lobster.  $25.

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 Gluten-Free Eat Up, Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Freddy’s Bar, Brooklyn:  Market of vendors with gluten-free products.

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.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Being a Chef,” Monday, March 10, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Drawing Center, Manhattan:  Mario Batali, Gabrielle Hamilton, Bill Buford, and Wylie Dufresne talk about what it means to work as a chef today.

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.

Mayanoki Sushi Supper Club, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Oenology Winery Tasting Room, Brooklyn:  A traditional omakase style dinner.  $65.

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+.

Sweet: New York, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Bowery Hotel, Manhattan:  Tastings from NYC chefs with DJ.

PI(E) Day, March 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m., City Grit, Nolita, Manhattan:  Multi-course meal featuring savory & sweet pies.  $55 for one; $95 for two.

Bacon Fest: 6 Courses of Gourmandise Bacon by Sex on the Table, Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tribeca, Manhattan:  Bacon tasting for Sex on the Table members or prospective members.

Chef Owen Clark Pop-Up Dinner at The Saint Austere, Sunday, March 16, 2014, 6 p.m. or 9 p.m., The Saint Austere, Williamsburg, Brooklyn:  Six-course dinner with ($95) or without wine ($66).

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.

pHFood POP Up Dinner Hosted by Ted & Honey, Friday, March 21, 2014, 6 p.m., Ted & Honey Cafe, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn:  Dinner from locally grown, organic and sustainable ingredients.

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.

Warriors in Motion 1st Annual Master Chef Celebration, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan:  Tastings from many of NYC’s top restaurants and chefs.

System + Taste: Food In Postcolonial Hawai‘i, March 27, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Village, Manhattan:  Discussion on how colonial histories shape current food systems.

Hot Sauce Expo, March 29 & 30, 2014, Penn Plaza Pavilion, Midtown West, Manhattan:  Hot sauce vendors, eating contests and more.


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

Westeros Feast – Dinner with Release of Fire & Blood, April 6, 2014, 7 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village, Manhattan:  A Westeros-inspired feast.  $55.

Butts, Legs & Sides, April 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., City Grit, Nolita, Manhattan:  Bo Ssäm Feast & Fried Chicken Fest.  $55 for one; $195 for four.

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.

Queens Taste 2014, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, Queens:  Tasting and networking event celebrating the borough.  $100.


Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown®, Thursday, May 1, 2014
Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Midtown East, Manhattan:  Tastings from area restaurants.


2 responses to “Weekend Whets 3/7

  1. The Game Of Thrones event sounds like so much fun!

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