Here are this week’s not-to-miss food events where you can meet folks who love indulging in their favorite eats, just as much as you do.
1. Tues, June 23rd, 5:30PM – 10:30PM | Blue Water Grill | 31 Union Square West | Manhattan
Sustainable Seafood Week NYC Gala
Kick off the week with the Gala hosted by Blue Water Grill. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet fishermen from the New York City region and renowned chefs including Rick Moonen, David Santos, Sam Talbot as well as Blue Water Grill’s Luis Jaramillo and Sam Hazen who cook with the catch. Dine on their delicious creations.
2. Wed, June 24th, 6:00PM – 8:00PM | Jimmy’s No. 43 | 43 E. 7th St. | Manhattan
Jimmy’s Cocktail Classics – Kings County Distillery
Come mingle, taste, and learn the tricks of the cocktail making trade at this monthly series of spirits sampling events at Jimmy’s No. 43. This session of “Cocktail Classics” will feature Kings County Distillery, New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition, and will be led by master blender, Nicole Austin. Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit Slow Food NYC and its activities to grow a better food system in NY.
3. Thurs, June 25th, 7:00PM | 92Y | 1395 Lexington Ave. | Manhattan
Drink like (M)ad Men and Women
Find out what ad men and women actually drank in the 1960s and whether the show’s depiction of imbibing is historically correct. You’ll also, of course, taste some delicious era-appropriate whiskies and cocktails while learning, through a visual history, how savvy marketers changed how we drink. Tickets are $35. Cheers!.
4. Fri, June 26th, 4PM – 8PM |Union Square Green Market | 14th street and Broadway | Manhattan
Seafood Fest Night Market
GrowNYC will be serving up local seafood in the park at the Union Square Greenmarket. Return after work for more delicious fish, live music, and a beer and wine garden. Access is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for sale at restaurant booths.
5. Sat, June 27th, 9:30AM – 6PM | Pick up at Kimmel Center | 60 Washington Sq. South | Manhattan
Cherry and Raspberry Picking in the Hudson Valley
Take a ride out of the city and spend that day at Fishkill Farms picking perfectly-ripe cherries and raspberries, enjoying a picnic in the sun, tasting local hard ciders, and taking a hayride tour of the farm. During a hayride tour of the farm you’ll cover 20 acres of diverse vegetable plantings, sprawling apple orchards, several berry patches, three greenhouses, and pasture-raised hens. Use the code Foodstand25 to save $25.