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. Monday, Dec 1st 6:30-8:30PM | Haven’s Kitchen | 109 W 17th
Edible Schoolyard NYC Presents: Toast & Taste the Season With Us
Join the team from Haven’s Kitchen, Momofuku, Sweetgreen and chefs from Perla, Joseph Leonard, and Bar Sardine for an evening of cocktails and bites. All proceeds benefit Edible Schoolyard NYC, which aims to transform communities and combat childhood obesity by building gardens and kitchen classrooms at underserved NYC public schools.
2. Wednesday, Dec 3rd 6:30 PM | Mid-Manhattan Library | 455 5th Ave
The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites
Listen to Libby O’Connell, Senior Vice President and Chief Historian at the History Channel, for a visual lecture focused on three iconic periods of culinary history in New York—New Netherlands, the Gilded Age, and 9/11. See how our city’s foodways reveal an engaging perspective of history for diverse audiences.
3. Wednesday, Dec 3rd 7PM| Warburg Lounge | Lexington Ave at 92nd St
In famed mixologist Dave Arnold’s world, the shape of an ice cube, the sugars and acids in an apple, and the bubbles in a bottle of champagne are all ingredients to be measured, tested and tweaked. Join the creative force behind Booker & Dax, New York City’s high-tech bar, for a look at the next generation of cocktail making. Geek out with Dave as he shares his experimentations with temperature, carbonation, sugar concentration and acidity in his quest to enhance classic cocktails and invent new ones that revolutionize what a drink can look and taste like.
4. Thursday, Dec 4th – Sunday, Dec 7th | 168 Bowery | Manhattan
Food52 Holiday Market
To celebrate this time of year, Food52 is bringing back The Holiday Market. Stop by to find a selection of beautiful housewares, kitchen and pantry essentials. The location will also be hosting classes to bring your gift wrapping, wreath making, cocktail shaking, and holiday cooking skills to a new level — and serving tastes of some of your favorite Food52 recipes throughout. See link to RSVP for all event listings.
5. Saturday, Dec 6th 1-4PM | Villain | 50 N 3rd St | Brooklyn
Thrillist Presents: Fest of The Best
Ready to sink your teeth into about a dozen restaurants’ worth of dishes? Well Thrillist’s Fest of the Best is right around the corner, celebrating NYC’s finest dining establishments from 2014. There’ll be food from your NYC favorites, classy cocktails, live music, free giveaways, and an Instagram-fueled photobooth, because, pics of your food belong in hard copy.