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. Tues, Jan 6th @7:30PM | Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway | Brooklyn
Five Boroughs Food Talk: Brooklyn as a Brand
The word “Brooklyn” alone evokes images of artisanal popsicles, mason jars filled with pickled produce, and delightfully labeled home brews. Brooklyn has become the “it” spot for trying something new or reviving something old with a twist, and food is certainly part of this borough’s burgeoning brand. Join host Gabriella Gershenson in a lively discussion with Eric Demby, co-founder of Brooklyn Flea, Allison Kave, co-owner of Butter and Scotch, Marty Markowitz, former Brooklyn Borough President, and Rachel Wharton, editor in chief of Edible Brooklyn on how Brooklyn is becoming a brand.
2. Tues, Jan 6th @ 7PM | Court Tree Collective | 371 Court St | Brooklyn
Cheese Tasting with Wine
Never be afraid of the fancy cheese shop again! The Court Tree Collective is a group of artists with a shared aim of bringing art and cultural events to the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn and in this guided cheese tasting, they will cover all the basics – from cheesemaking and history, to the science of taste and the art of presentation – all while sampling 8 phenomenal cheeses that represent the best of their region and style. Be ready to entetain and impress your friends with your newfound cheese mastery! Wine will be provided – for educational purposes, of course!
3. Fri, Jan 9th @ 6:30pm | Foodstand HQ | 115 5th Ave | Manhattan
Foodstand Exclusive: New Year, New Pantry: A Food Swap Soirée
4. Sat, Jan 10th @ 12 PM | Pier 41 | 174 Van Dyke St | Brooklyn
Fleisher’s Pig-to-Pork: Butchery 101
Join Fleisher’s for a hands-on, craft butchery experience at the company’s whole animal breaking facility. The day will include a whole pig butchery demo by their skilled butchers, reviewing anatomy, primals and cooking tips as well as hands-on butchering experience breaking down a whole animal into retail cuts. Further discussions will take place on sourcing, sustainability & labeling in the local food system over meaty snacks. From their Red Hook community, Stumptown coffee & Sixpoint beer provided during the class. Fleisher’s request that all attendees wear closed-toe shoes and bring warm clothes.
5. Sat, Jan 10th @ 1PM – 4PM | Jimmy’s No. 43 | 43 East 7th St | Manhattan
Cider & Cassoulet Guided Tasting
Are you ready for some cassoulet? Jimmy’s will be be featuring cassoulet on their menu starting with this preview event on Saturday. From 1-4 p.m. you’ll get three styles of cassoulet with 10 different cider pairings. For the past two years this has been one of the restaurant’s favorite events, a casual and intimate guided tasting with cassoulet!