The Top 5 Food Events to Check Out This Week
Here are this week‘s not-to-miss food events where you can meet folks indulging in their favorite eats, just as much as you do.
1. Mon, Feb 2nd @ 6PM | The Waldorf Astoria Hotel | 301 Park Ave | Manhattan
Slow Wine Tour critiques wine through the perspective of the Slow Food philosophy, giving prominence to small-scale winemakers who are using traditional techniques, working with respect for the environment and terroir, and safeguarding the incredible biodiversity of grape varieties that are part of Italy’s heritage. With the purchase of every ticket, attendees receive a complimentary copy of The Slow Wine Guide, in addition to the opportunity to discover and taste over 100 wines. Slow Wine is the only Italian wine guide that visits all of the winemakers included in the guide, in their vineyards.
2. Tues, Feb 3rd @ 6:30PM | Brooklyn Winery | 213 North 8th Street | Brooklyn
Since 1818, farmers have relied on the Farmers’ Almanac for homey wit and uncannily accurate weather predictions to inform their planting, harvesting, and day-to-day living. In 2015, Slow Food New York City, continuing a Food Systems Network NYC tradition, will sponsor the fifth annual Food Almanac, a food and farming prognostication inspired by the Farmers’ Almanac. The Food Almanac is a singular opportunity for food-active individuals to consider all things food and farming in the New Year. This year, a panel of farmers, scientists, and policymakers will speculate on an incredibly important aspect of food and farming — “Climate Change, Agriculture, and Resilience.”
3. Thurs, Feb 5th @ 7PM | 92nd Street Y | Lexington Ave at 92nd St | Manhattan
Craft distilling has exploded in the United States in recent years, and those at the forefront are intrepid characters that will have you rethinking what’s in your liquor cabinet—and possibly your career choice. Join journalist James Rodewald, the former drinks editor of Gourmet, to shatter myths, unmask phonies and spill some stories over delicious craft spirits at the 92nd St Y.
4. Fri, Feb 6th @ 8:15AM | Scholastic Auditorium | 557 Broadway | Manhattan
Bitten: a food conversation is a one-day conference, positioning food as a pillar of pop culture and bringing together today’s innovators and thought-leaders—those who are disrupting the food space—to talk about the future of food and its health, social, political and environmental implications.
5. Sun, Feb 8th @ 6PM | Cornelia Street Cafe | 29 Cornelia Street | Manhattan
Hang with the fabulous craft beer guru, Heritage Radio Network host and all round local food rockstar Jimmy Carbone of the East Village’s Jimmy’s 43, Allison Patel of Brenne, an award-winning Single Malt Whiskey made entirely in the Cognac region of France, and Daric Schlesselman, owner of Van Brunt Stillhouse, an artisanal distillery in Red Hook, Brooklyn and ex Daily Show editor. Get up close and personal with this special trio as they share their personal adventure with all things food and drink. Expect a fun beer and whiskey session with a teasy tasting of beverages.