NYC Events For The Weekend And Beyond
Thursday (October 6)
2011 NY Great Match
Thursday October 6th, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sovereign Bank and Wines From Spain are co-sponsoring the 18th annual NY Great Match. Taste Spanish culinary creations from restaurants such as Bar Basque, Boqueria, and Casa Mono, and drink and learn about over 200 exquisite wines. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Food Bank For New York City. 21+ tickets $60.
The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011; event website
Friday (October 7)
Friday October 7, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Drink sake from various regional brewers in Japan and learn about their origins at this event, presented by LUCKYRICE and the Japanese Culinary Center. Eight NY restaurants will be providing cuisine representative of the main regions of Japan, such as the West Village's Hakata Tonton with Kyushu-inspired pork specialties. $88 VIP - early access, $50 GA. The Metropolitan Pavilion, Metropolitan Suite 2nd Floor, 125 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011; event website
Saturday (October 8)
New York Botanical Garden: Edible Garden Cooking Series
Saturday October 8th
The Garden Chefs will put on cooking demonstrations that strengthen the relationship between gardening and cooking, and leading a healthy lifestyle. This event is part of an ongoing series that features recipe demonstrations and appearances by different celebrity chefs. New York Botanical Garden Conservatory Kitchen, Bronx, NY; event website
Sunday (October 9)
2nd Annual Good Food Fest
Sunday October 9th, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This year's festival will showcase local foods from over 50 farmers, local chefs and producers. A block away, at the Standard Biergarten you can check out the VIP Good Food Fest reception. Ticket prices range $20 - $75. Meatpacking District at Gansevoort Plaza; event website
Brooklyn Night Bazaar at the Dekalb Market
Sunday October 9th, 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Local food vendors such as Luke's Lobster and Bite Size Kitchen will be featured at this festival, along with independent merchants, musical performances including YACHT and other artists, a light installation by Jason Krugman, and guaranteed fun for all! Music tickets $12 - $15, market entry free. Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn; event website
An Annotated Rome-inspired Dinner at Porsena
Sunday October 9th, 7 p.m.
Travel through a seven-course meal based on concepts of Italian regional cuisine, presented by Chef Sara Jenkins and food historian Katie Parla. These experts will serve dishes such as clams on toast and pasta with cured pork jowl, and provide historical explanations and anecdotes for each. $100. Porsena, 21 East 7th Street, New York, NY; event website
Monday (October 10)
Wine Regions of the World Tasting Series: Portugal Wines
Monday October 10th, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Interactive tastings will be lead by Wendy Crispell, where you'll learn about the grapes, styles, soils, viticulture, and tasting techniques of various Portugal wines aboard the lovely yacht, Manhattan. Wines will be paired with artisinal cheeses, jams, dried fruits, and breads. $85. Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, New York, NY; event website
Tuesday (October 11)
Ger-Nis: The Pasta Sheet, Lasagna and Ravioli
Tuesday October 11th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Learn to make your own fresh pasta at the Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center. You'll get to mix, roll and fold the dough and then incorporate it into delicious recipes like Spinach Vegetable Marinara Lasagna and Butternut Squash Cannelloni with Sage Cream. $65. 540 President St., Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY; event website
Paula Deen with Dr. Gail Saltz
Tuesday October 11th, 8 p.m.
The queen of comfort food, Paula Deen, will be speaking with psychoanalyst and author, Dr. Grail Saltz, about her career and how she turned a small Savannah catering company into a food empire. Get a signed copy of her new book Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible. $29. 92nd St. Y (Lexington Ave. at 92nd St); event website
Wednesday (October 12)
Primehouse Wine-Paired Dinner
Wednesday October 12th, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Primehouse NY and Markham Vineyards are teaming up to present a four course wine-paired dinner, prepared by Executive Chef Brian O'Donohoe, with classics from the restaurant menu along with seasonal offerings. Seared Diver Sea Scallop with Roasted Squash Risotto and a Brown Butter Emulsion, paired with a 2007 Markham Merlot is one item featured on the menu. $130. Primehouse, Private Dining Room, 381 Park Avenue South at 27th St., New York, NY; event website
Thursday (October 13)
Food Film Festival: A Cheers To Burgers And Beers
Thursday October 13th, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Watch movies featuring burgers, like Burgerlution and Food Curated: Ovenly, then feast on grass-fed burgers from Burger Maker. Also, drink some craft beers, and chat it up with notable brewers and chefs while you're at it! $65, VIP screening $95. Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St, New York, NY; event website
Ultimate Blast 2011: Cocktails, Spirits & Wine
Friday October 14th, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Try fantastic wines, cocktails from renown mixologists, and liquors from around the world all in this one event. In addition, celebrity authors will be conducting book signings and live bands will be playing throughout the night. VIP tickets $175, GA tickets $125. New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, Broadway Ballroom, Times Square; event website