NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Thursday (November 15)

Aquavit's 25th Anniversary
Ongoing, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Aquavit is celebrating its 25th Anniversary all November with a special seven-course tasting menu. $125. 65 East 55th Street, New York NY; event website

Hurricane Sandy Relief at Scarpetta
Thursday, November 15th, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Until the 18th, Scarpetta will be offering two multi-course tasting menus, $20 from which goes to City Harvest for Hurricane Sandy relief. Prices Vary. 355 West 14th Street, New York NY; event website

The Remarkable Life of Julia Child: Bob Spitz and Melissa Clark in conversation about Julia Child
Thursday, November 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Bob Spitz, author of the recent Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child will be discussing Child and his new book with New York Times columnist and cookbook author Melissa Clark. Free. 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn NY; event website

Hermann J. Wiemer and Pindar Wine Tastings
Thursday, November 15th, 5 p.m.
Stop by participating wine stores for free tastings of Hermann J. Wiemer and Pindar wines. Find the full list of stores on the website. Free. multiple locations; event website

From Cocktails to Dessert: The Delicious Underground World of Root Vegetables
Thursday, November 15th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Diane Morgan, author of the cookbook Roots, is teaching this class on root vegetables at Haven Kitchen. There will be a book signing as well, and the class includes a copy of the book. $125. 109 West 17th Street, New York NY; event website

Saturday (November 17)

Grand Portfolio Wine Tasting at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery
Saturday November 17th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Millbrook Winery in the Hudson Valley is opening up their entire wine portfolio. The event will feature twenty two of their wines, as well as lunch and a seminar about New York pinot. $45-$82. 26 Wing Road, Millbrook NY; event website

Cookies & Sweets with SALTIE
Saturday November 17th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Caroline Fidanza (formerly of Diner and Marlow & Sons) and Rebecca Collerton of SALTIE in Williamsburg teach this cooking class based around their new cookbook. $55. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Momofuku + Governor: Project Rebuild
Saturday November 17th, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Momofuku is holding a charity lunch to raise money for the restaurant Governor in DUMBO, which suffered severe damage during the hurricane. This all-inclusive and paired six course lunch is a collaboration of Momofuku, Governor, and Booker & Dax chefs. $325.207 Second Avenue, New York NY; event website

Thanksgiving Primer for Root Vegetables with Diane Morgan
Saturday November 17th, 11 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Prep for Thanksgiving with this cooking demonstration on root vegetables, led by author of Roots Diane Morgan. She will also be signing copies of the book. $20.95 East Houston Street, New York NY; event website

Fundraising Food Crawl for Hurricane Sandy
Saturday November 17th, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Foodtoeat.com hosts this food crawl to raise money for Hurricane Sandy. Get a list of participating restaurants, and set off on a food adventure. There will be an after party with life entertainment after. $10. various locations; event website

Sunday (November 18)

Eat, Drink, and Think like...The Vanderbilts
Sunday November 18th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn the story of Cornelius Vanderbilt, and try Gilded Age snacks with T.J. Stiles, the author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. $68. 200 Hudson Street, New York NY; event website

Chili Takedown at The Bell House
Sunday November 18th, 2 p.m.
Try thirty chilis made by New York home cooking enthusiasts and vote for your favorite at The Bell House this Saturday. $15.149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Bunna Cafe in Chelsea
Sunday November 18th, 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The vegetarian Ethiopian pop-up restaurant will be appearing this weekend in Chelsea. Free entry, dinner is $8 to $12.73 8th Avenue, New York NY; event website

Monday (November 19)

Thanksgiving Cooking Class at Prospect
Monday November 19th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fort Greene restaurant Prospect will be holding a pre-Thanksgiving cooking class. Learn how to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving, and get tips for non-traditional twists. $60 plus 10% off on your next visit.773 Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

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