NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Friday (August 10)
The Great East End Food Truck Derby
Friday August 10th, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fifteen New York City and Long Island food trucks convene in the Hamptons this weekend for a food truck fair. Ticket price includes one serving from each truck, plus wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. $50 for adults, $20 for children. Hayground School, Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton; event website
Pairing Basics: Seafood
Friday August 10th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This informal class centered on wine and seafood includes six different pairings for sampling, and teaches you how to create pairings on your own. $40. Corkbuzz Wine Studio, 13 East 13th Street, New York, NY; event website
Sunday (August 12)
Summer School at Má Pêche: Bartending 101
Sunday August 12th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Booker and Dax's Tristan Willey and Má Pêche's Joey Remington instruct this class on the basics of bartending. In addition to mixology tips, you'll make a few drinks. Price includes a bar kit to take home. $75. 15 West 56th Street, New York, NY; event website
An Edible and Musical Birthday Celebration for Julia Child
Sunday August 12th, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sur La Table and Vital Opera team up to celebrate Julia Child's birthday with this multi-part event. Chef Joel Gamoran will perform a cooking demonstration of Child's favorite dishes, and there will be an operatic performance of her cooking show The French Chef, as well as other performances. $40. Sur La Table, 306 West 57th Street, New York, NY; event website
Fresh Pasta Basics
Sunday August 12th, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Learn to make your own pasta at this class led by chef Will Griffin. Everyone gets to take home a ball of pasta dough. There is both an afternoon and an evening session. $40. New Amsterdam Market School, 224 Front Street, New York, NY; event website
Olympic Food Truck & Beer Festival
Sunday August 12th, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In honor of the Olympics, a dozen food trucks are making their usual offerings as well as new dishes inspired by different countries. Six vouchers for the trucks included with ticket price. $40. South Street Seaport; event website
Monday (August 13)
Aquavit Annual Crayfish Festival
Monday August 13th, Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
August in Sweden is crayfish month, so Monday kicks off Aquavit's annual crayfish festival. Chef Marcus Jernmark is offering a specialty menu of different crayfish dishes at lunch and dinner. The festival lasts two weeks. $32 per person for lunch, $42 per person for dinner. Aquavit, 65 East 55th Street, New York, NY; event website
Thursday (August 16)
The Quarterly Carousal
Thursday August 16th, 6 p.m.
Edible East End and the Brooklyn Brewery host this drinking and snacking event. Taste the Brooklyn Brewery's newest beer and try locally made snacks. Free. 3593 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack, NY; event website
Oyster and Wine Pairing Party at City Winery
Thursday August 16th, 6 p.m.
City Winery joins forces with Brooklyn Oyster Party to, appropriately, host an oyster and wine pairing party. For three hours, get all you can eat oysters with selected wine and beer. There will be a great variety of both oysters and beverages as well as Murray's Cheese and Charcuterie. $85. 155 Varick Street, New York, NY; event website