Thursday (March 15)
Irish Whiskey Class
Thursday March 15, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Get prepped in time for St. Paddy's Day with this Irish whiskey class and tasting session. Spirits connoisseur George B. Summer will cover the history of Ireland's whiskey industry, as well as the island's different styles and regions of whiskey production. Students will have the opportunity to sample six different whiskeys, including a Redbreast 12-year and a Greenore eight-year single grain. $75. Chelsea Wine Vault, 75 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets; event website
Saturday (March 17)
Irish Cooking Class
Saturday March 17, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Take your Saint Patrick's Day festivities to the next level with this Irish cooking and tasting class. Attendees will make (and eat) traditional Irish dishes, including caraway soda bread and corned beef with cabbage, while sampling Irish whiskeys and beers. $65. Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, 540 President Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues, Suite 2E, Brooklyn; event website
Saturday March 17, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ardesia chef Amorette Casaus will lead a pretzel-making course this Saturday as part of the restaurant's ongoing series of cooking classes. Learn how to make New York-style soft pretzels while enjoying an array of snacks, wine, and beer. $40 per person, food and drinks included. 510 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues; to reserve a space, email [email protected] or call 212-247-9191.
Spring Fling with 3 New Riojas
Saturday March 17, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy wine and tapas at this free tasting event. Guests will get to sip three new DOCa Rioja wines while savoring food pairings from chef Jill Paradiso. The event will also feature a raffle for a mixed case of Rioja wine and a pairing dinner for two. Free. The Winey Neighbor, 679 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn; event website
Sunday (March 18)
Spring Kickoff Shopping Event
Sunday March 18, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Visit the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden for a day of outdoor eating, drinking, and shopping. More than thirty vendors will be selling an array of handcrafted goods and artisan foods, including Belgium chocolates and baked empanadas. Free. 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria; event website
Monday (March 19)
Pizza a Quattro Mani
Monday March 19, starting at 5 p.m.
PizzArte chef Pasquale Cozzolino is featured this week in the ongoing Eataly series, in which the restaurant invites a different pizza chef into its kitchen for six consecutive Mondays for a friendly battle of the pies. 200 5th Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets; event website
Wednesday (March 21)
How to...Knead, Top & Toss
Wednesday March 21, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Edible Brooklyn is teaming up with Brooklyn Brewery for a celebration of cheese, pizza and beer. Experts from Pizza a Casa, Motorino, and Murray's Cheese will each lead a lecture on home pizza essentials, from forging the perfect crust, to cooking tomato sauce from scratch, to making your very own mozzarella cheese. Pizza from Eddie's Pizza Truck and Brooklyn Brewery beers will both be available for purchase. $5. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn; event website
Donkey and Goat Winery Dinner at The Spotted Pig
Wednesday March 21
The Spotted Pig welcomes sommelier Carla Rzeszewski for an evening of expertly curated pairings, featuring wines from Berkeley's Donkey & Goat vineyard and special menus created by chef April Bloomfield and head chef Katharine Marsh. Winery owner Jared Brandt will join Carla in leading diners through the tasting experience. $125 including tax & tip. 314 West 11th Street at Greenwich St; for more information and to reserve e-mail [email protected].
Heritage Radio Newtowk's 100th Episode Celebration
Wednesday March 21, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Heritage Radio Network, the online food channel run out of Roberta's in Bushwick, will be celebrating its 100th episode with a booze and food tasting. Mingle with food personalities like Cathy Erway and Dave Arnold while filling up on local wines, beers, meats, and cheeses. $50. Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St between Walker and White Streets; event website