NYC Food Events For the Weekend (and Beyond)

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European Wines and Gourmet Pizza Pairings
Thursday, November 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.
Sample 18 wines from all over Europe and munch on delicious gourmet pizzas. Each participant will receive a Riedel Crystal stem from which to drink and to take home at the end of the evening. $39 in advance or $45 at the door. Bacchus Wine Made Simple, 2056 Broadway, 917-715-9849; event website

The Design of Food Presentation
Friday, November 20, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
Eating with our eyes is inevitable, whether we admit it or not. Analyze what seems pleasing to your eye at this second annual event devoted to food and design. Hosted by Frank Bruni and a slew of experts including sommelier Andrew Bradbury, photographer Mitch Feinberg, food stylist Victoria Granof and critic Tacey A. Rosolowski.
$35. Tischman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street at Sixth Avenue; 212-229-5488; event website

New Amsterdam Market
Sunday, November 22, 2009, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner this market is the perfect place to begin gathering ingredients and supplies for your feast. With over 50 vendors including Fleisher's Grass-Fed & Organic Meats and Nordic Breads there is something for everyone. Free. South Street, between Beekman Street and Peck Slip; event website

Events at New Amsterdam and those further down the line, after the jump.

Fish Market Day
Sunday, November 22, 2009, 1:00 p.m.
At the New Amsterdam Market, join Jack Putnam, Terry Walton, Sal Polisi, and Sal Sclafani in celebrating the fishmongers who once enlivened the streets of the South Street Seaport with stories, films, readings and more. Free. 210 Front Street on the corner of Beekman Street, 212-964-8465; event website

Coffee, Past and Future
Sunday, November 22, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Also at the New Amsterdam Market, taste the newest Intelligensia coffees, guided by the roaster's David Latourell; historian Steven H. Jaffe will speak about the history of the coffee trade at the South Street Seaport. $25 advance, $35 at the door, includes a half-pound of Intelligensia coffee. South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street; event website

BYOC and Drink Cheap
Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Do you have a secret obsession with decoupage and knitting? It's time to come out of the craft closet and hit the bar! Bring your crafts and loosen up while you work with $1 whiskey shots until you just can't craft anymore. Free. Brooklyn Fire Proof; 19 Ingraham Street between Bogart Street and Porter Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn; 718-456-7570; event website

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