NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

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Friday (October 26)

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi at Williams-Sonoma
Friday October 26th, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi will be signing copies of their book Jerusalem: A Cookbook, about the city where the accomplished chefs grew up, at two different Williams-Sonoma locations on Friday. Free. 10 Columbus Circle, New York NY (5 p.m.), and 121 East 59th Street, New York NY (7 p.m.); event website

Saturday (October 27)

Brooklyn Wort: Winter 2012
Saturday October 27th, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The top 25 home brews selected from a blind taste test of 80 samples will be offered at this tasting event at the Public Assembly. In addition to a taste of each beer, a ticket buys a plate of cemitas and tacos. $35. 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit's Free Halloween Candy and Wine Tasting
Saturday October 27th, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bottlerocket is pairing their wines with Halloween candies at this fun and free family event. Free. 5 West 19th Street, New York NY; event website

Practical Kimchee at The Intercourse
Saturday October 27th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sohui Kim of Good Fork teaches this class on how to make simple and tasty kimchee at Red Hook arts center The Intercourse. $40. 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Sunday (October 28)

GastroBall Costume Party
Sunday October 28th, 8 p.m.
Have a foodie Halloween at the Brooklyn Brewery! They're hosting a food-related costume contest and Halloween party this Saturday. Be there by 8 p.m. to enter the contest. Tickets come with a beer token and a trick or treat bag full of goodies. All proceeds go to the Brooklyn Kitchen classrooms. $10. 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Julia Child at 100
Sunday October 28th, 7:30 p.m.
An all-star Julia Child panel convenes at the 92Y to discuss and celebrate her life. Her nephew and My Life in France co-writer Alex Prud'homme will be there, as well as her editor Judith Jones. $29. 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York NY; event website

Monday (October 29)

The Skirt Steak Supper Series at Annisa Restaurant
Monday October 29th, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Annisa Restaurant is celebrating the release Charlotte Druckman's book, Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat & Staying in the Kitchen. Anito Lo, Charleen Badman, and others are creating a five-course, wine-paired menu, and all proceeds from the event go to CARE cancer support. Email info@annisarestaurant.com for reservations. $275. 13 Barrow Street, New York NY; event website

Good Food Ireland at Dean & Deluca
Monday October 29th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Good Food Ireland, Ireland's first food tourism network, will be at Dean & Deluca this Monday, holding demos and tastings. Free. 560 Broadway, New York NY; event website

Tuesday (October 30)

Dushan Zaric at Amor y Amargo's Boozy Book Series
Tuesday October 30th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dushan Zaric, the owner of Employees Only and author of Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined is up this Tuesday at Amor y Amargo's Boozy Book Series. His drink for the night will be a negroni made with Ford's gin. Free entry. 443 East 6th Street, New York NY; event website

The Masters of Social Gastronomy Take on Taboo Foods
Tuesday October 30th, 7 p.m.
The Masters of Social Gastronomy, a lecture series about the history and science of food, is focusing on taboo foods next week at The Public Assembly. They will also be holding a costume contest this time in celebration of Halloween, and the prize is a $50 bar tab. Free. 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Beer Dinner at Craftbar
Tuesday October 30th, 7 p.m.
Craftbar is holding a beer dinner, featuring a special tasting menu by Lauren Hirschberg paired with beers from Captain Lawrence Beers. $85. 900 Broadway, New York NY; email anne@craftrestaurant.com for reservations

Cooking by the Book at Parish Hall
Tuesday October 30th, 7:30 p.m.
Parish Hall's Cooking by the Book dinner series continues next week with a three-course, paired dinner based around the short stories of Washington Irving. $55 with pairings. 109 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn NY; event website


Thursday (November 1)

Renato Brancaleoni at Il Buco
Thursday November 1st, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Italian cheesemaker Renato Brancaleoni will be visiting Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria for a week starting next Thursday. For his first day, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria will be holding a special lunch that includes a cooking demo, and Il Buco will be offering a special prix-fixe dinner menu. Both lunch and dinner will be centered around Brancaleoni's cheeses. $95 for lunch, $120 for dinner with wine pairings. 53 Great Jones Street, New York NY (lunch) and 47 Bond Street, New York NY (dinner); event website

Gran Electrica's Day of the Dead Party
Thursday November 1st, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
DUMBO restaurant Gran Electrica is hosting a Day of the Dead party. Chef Sam Richmanm will be offering a menu of Mexican food, including tamales, mole poblanos, and great tequila cocktails. At 9 p.m., the party will really get started with live music and make-up stations. Free entry. 5 Front Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

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