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. Thurs, March 5th @ 6:30PM| Museum of the City of NY | 1220 5th Ave |Manhattan
A Taste of the Old World: Jewish Food and Memory
Heard of Katz’s, Russ & Daughters, Zabar’s, Yonah Schimmel’s, Barney Greengrass, or Mile End Delicatessen? These are names, both old and new, that define a distinctly New York brand of comfort food. Join a panel of leading food writers, purveyors and restaurant owners for a panel discussion about the powerful connection between Jewish food and memory, and why, “at this moment in 21st-century New York, the cutting edge of cuisine is the beet-heavy, cabbage-friendly, herring-loving diet of 19th-century Jews in Eastern Europe.” Panel features Noah Bermanoff, founder, creative director and managing partner of Mile End Delicatessen, Eve Jochnowitz, translator, adapter, and annotator of The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook, Mark Russ Federman, author of Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House that Herring Built, Laura Silver, author of Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food, and Julia Moskin (moderator), reporter for the New York Times Food section.
2. Thurs, March 5th @ 6:30PM|Sullivan Thompson | 167 Bleecker St |ManhattanChef Showdown
Come join three innovative chefs, Foodstand Chef Jasmine Sheth, Chef Omar Zerrei, and Chef Tayo Ola and food lovers (a.k.a. you!), for a night of bites, drinks and conversation brought to you by Peatix, 29 Calories + Foodstand Chef Shuchi Naidoo, and Foodstand Food Lover Komeeda. All proceeds from the event will support FoodFight. Competition Details: Three chefs will each be creating two bite-sized appetizers reflecting their creative abilities. You, the audience, will taste, critique and judge each bite based on creativity, presentation and taste. The winner will be crowned the Showdown Champion!
3. Sat, March 7th @ 10:30AM|Watch Live or Join a Viewing Party|Manhattan
TEDx: Changing the Way We Eat
Brought to you by lead sponsor Change Food, this independently organized TEDx event will gather speakers and audience members from diverse backgrounds to create new synergies, connections and collaborations across disciplines. Speakers include Union Square Hospitality Group CEO and Founder Danny Meyer and Food Tank co-Founder and President Danielle Nierenberg. TEDxManhattan raises public awareness about critical issues facing the food system while fostering collaboration within the food movement. In order to be inclusive, TEDxManhattan also invites communities, organizations, and individuals to organize viewing parties worldwide for the live webcast of this one-day TEDx event.
4. Sat, March 7th @ 9AM |Broad Street Ball Room| 41 Broad St|Manhattan
CoffeeCon is the world’s first consumer coffee festival and coffee university featuring top coffee experts, tasting seminars, hands-on labs and classes in almost every brewing method. Try everything by tasting 100 different coffees roasted by individual coffee roasters both local and national side-by-side. Top baristas teach hands-on pour over labs, where everyone gets to play and learn.
5. Sun, March 8th @ 2:30PM| LcLaughlin Hall | 110-06 Queens Blvd |Queens
Taste of the World Food Festival
Taste of the World is a social culinary event and showcase for Forest Hills restaurants held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish. Showcased restaurants include the Michelin-starred Danny Brown Wine Kitchen, La Dolce Italia Bakery, La Boulangerie, Portofino, Jack & Nellie’s, Banter, Uno’s Chicago Grill, Ovo Sodo, La Vigna, Twist and Smash’d, The Reef, Wafa’s, East Ocean Palace, Manor Oktoberfest, The Family Restaurant, Keuka Café…with more to be announced!