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 who love indulging in their favorite eats, just as much as you do.
1. Mon, Feb 9th @ 7PM | 92nd Street Y | Lexington Ave at 92nd St | Manhattan
Cutting-Edge Food Trends
Join Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief of America’s premier food magazine Food & Wine, and TV personality Andrew Zimmern of the hit Travel Channel show, “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” as they share their special insights into food, wine, restaurants, culinary innovations and all things edible in a lively discussion about today’s food trends. Moderated by 92Y’s food historian Francine Segan.
2. Wed, Feb 11th @ 6:30PM | The Beard House | 167 West 12th St | Manhattan
James Beard House: Urban Farmhouse
With a new cookbook, two successful New York eateries, and a gluten-free burger that won over the Village Voice, Franklin Becker is proving just how delicious healthy cooking can be. Join the Beard House for a special gluten-free dinner, where Becker will showcase the flavorful fare that has garnered him acclaim from diners of all stripes. Menu includes everything from seasonal sunchokes and blood oranges to sea bass and duck dishes. Topped off with a delicious “Rocky Road” inspired dessert.
3. Wed, Feb 11th @ 7PM | 92nd Street Y | Lexington Ave at 92nd St | Manhattan
Aphrodisiacs: Food & Sex
Oysters, champagne, chocolate, truffles and more—food and sex have been intimately tied for centuries. Join the 92nd St Y for an understanding of how ground beetles, avocados and even frog saliva were believed to unleash passion, then savor a delectable sample of some classic aphrodisiacs.
4. Fri, Feb 13th @ 8:15AM | Natural Gourmet Institute | 48 W 21st St, 2nd Fl | Manhattan
NGI Presents: Valentine’s Day Pop-Up
Friends of Foodstand at the Natural Gourmet Institute invite you to join them for their upcoming Pre-Valentines dinner. Go alone, with a partner or friends, and mingle with like-minded foodies over a delectable spread of rose-inspired hors d’oeuvres including apples, pears, raspberries, almonds, and hawthorne. Dinner will also be accompanied by live cooking demos from NGI students throughout the evening. Select dishes include: Yucca latke ‘flower pots’ with smoked cashew cream, pickled onion bulbs & apple juniper relish, Rose-spiced black rice ‘mulch’ salad with winter white root vegetables & hawthorn oil, Grilled local trumpet mushrooms with eggplant caviar, sour cider pearls & beet chip ‘petals’, and House-made dark chocolates with rose water & golden tahini. Beverage: House-made hibiscus-ginger potion with edible flower rim.
5. Sun, Feb 15th @ 1PM | Jimmy’s No. 43| 43 East 7th St | Manhattan
Winter Hot Dog Championship
It’s cold outside, but you know what is not cold? HOT DOGS. It’s time to get out of bed and enjoy your Valentine’s Day love hangover with a treat that your sweet really wants to eat. It’s time for the Winter Hot Dog Championship with specially crafted gourmet hot dogs, Danish craft beer, and prizes. You will be voting for your favorite hot dog recipes, including, The Mexi-Dog: Created by Crystal Civil, this hot dog is topped with pico de gallo, guacamole, pickled jalapeño, and fresh tortilla chips; The God Morgen Dog: Created by Kate Hovey Hornsby, this hot dog is topped with sriracha-ketchup, jalapeño cole slaw, deviled egg cream, and bacon; and The Hot Hanoi: Created by Hannah Sloane, this hot dog is topped with sriracha-mayo, pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro and mint.
*Foodstand will be hosting a mini-spotlight and panel during the 3-day weekend. Stay Tuned!