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Thursday (November 8)

Diwali at Moti Mahal Delux
Thursday November 8th, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Until the 18th, restaurant Moti Mahal Delux is celebrating Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights with two special Diwali tasting menus menus, one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian.1149 First Avenue, New York NY; event website

Friday (November 9)

Pairing for the Thanksgiving Table at Corkbuzz Wine Studio
Thursday November 8th, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sit down with a Thanksgiving spread, and discover which pairings work best through tastings and discussions. $45. 13 East 13th Street, New York NY; event website

Saturday (November 10)

Highlands Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser & Silent Auction
Saturday November 10th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Highlands Restaurant Group will be holding a fundraiser and silent auction to raise money for those most affected by Hurricane Sandy—a signed Annie Leibovitz print, various items from Marc Jacobs and Dom Pérignon, Chloe handbags, and a weekend getaway at the Surf Lodge in Montauk are all up for auction. 150 West 10th Street, New York NY; restaurant website

Thanksgiving Tasting Workshop at Bottlerocket Wines and Spirits
Saturday November 10th, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn how to pair your Thanksgiving meal at this fun charity event at Bottlerocket Wines and Spirits. There will be plenty of wine tastings, and all proceeds go to City Harvest. Tickets include a $10 discount on any wines purchased that day. $20. 19 West 19th Street, New York NY; event website

Espresso Classes at Bloomingdales
Saturday November 10th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bloomingdales 59th street location will be holding espresso making classes and coffee tastings on their housewares floor. Michael Phillips and Jonathan Rubinstein of Joe Coffee, as well as Michael Phillips, World Barista Champion, will be holding court and performing the demos. Free. 1000 Third Avenue, 6th Floor, New York NY; event website

Ivan Orkin and Shigetoshi Nakamura at Smorgasburg
Saturday November 10th, all day
Ramen masters Ivan Orkin and Shigetoshi Nakamura will be cooking ramen at Smorgasburg this Saturday. Free entry, though with limited servings. 27 North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

Sunday (November 11)

Focaccia and Naan Making Class with SALTIE at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Sunday November 11th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The chefs behind Saltie, the Williamsburg sandwich shop and bakery, teaches this class on naan and focaccia. $60 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

The Good Brunch
Sunday November 11th, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
An event with many aspects: a brunch of Cambodian cuisine created by Dinner by Lany, a screening of excerpts of the documentary "Half the Sky," and a special trunk show by startup Revival Style. $30 87 Franklin Street, New York NY; event website

Cologne Karnival at Die Koelner Bierhalle
Sunday November 11th, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
German beer hall Die Koelner Bierhalle is holding their Karnival Kickoff event this Sunday, in honor of German "carnival season." Patrons are invited to dress up in traditional court costumes. Free entry. 84 St. Marks Place, Brooklyn NY; event website

Regional Roundtables at Corkbuzz Wine Studio
Sunday November 11th, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Corbuzz Wine Studio's Regional Roundtables discussion and tasting series will be focusing on Côte de Beaune wines this week. $60. 13 East 13th Street, New York NY; event website

Second Annual Peck Slip Pickle Festival
Thursday November 11th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A gathering of pickle makers with tastings and demos. Entry goes towards Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief. Optional $3 donation. South Street and Beekman Street, New York NY; event website

Monday (November 12)

Beer Dinner at Craft Restaurant
Thursday November 11th, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Craft Restaurant is holding a special four-course beer dinner with purveyor DeBragga and Spitler. $150 43 East 19th Street, New York NY; event website

Tuesday (November 13)

Jason Wilson at Amor y Amargo's Boozy Book Series
Tuesday November 13th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Washington Posts spirits writer Jason Wilson visits Amor y Amargo with his book On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits. The drink special of the night is still in the works but will involve Cynar. Free entry. 443 East 6th Street, New York NY; event website

Blind Tasting 201 at Corkbuzz Wine Studio
Thursday November 13th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Discover your tastebuds at a blind wine tasting of red wines at Corkbuzz Wine Studio. This is a class for those studying for intermediate level sommelier certification. $60. 13 East 13th Street, New York NY; event website

American Cookery: A Culinary History of Thanksgiving at The Farm on Adderly
Tuesday November 13th, 7:30 p.m.
Historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman delves into the history of Thanksgiving, and why we eat the foods we do every year on this holiday. $60.1108 Courtelyou Road, Brooklyn NY; event website

Wine Tasting at Ardesia
Tuesday November 13th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Ardesia Wine Bar will be holding events to benefit Hurricane Relief. On Tuesday they are holding an around the world wine tasting event, featuring six of Ardesia's favorite wines from around the world. All proceeds will go to a downtown restaurant. $30. 510 West 53rd Street, New York NY; event website

Wednesday (November 14)

Barrolo, Barbaresco, and White Truffle Dinner at db Bistro Moderne
Wednesday November 14th, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sommelier Caleb Ganzer is pairing this barrolo, barbaresco, and white truffle dinner at Daniel Boulud's restaurant db Bistro Moderne. $450.55 West 44th Street, New York NY; event website

Tasting Table Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser
Wednesday November 14th, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tasting Table is hosting this eating and drinking fundraising event in their test kitchen. All ticket sales are going to Food Bank For New York. Additionally, Tasting Table will be matching all money raised. $100.447 Broadway, Fifth Floor, New York NY; event website

Seamus Mullen and Frank Bruni at the Strand
Wednesday November 14th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tertulia owner and chef Seamus Mullen will be discussing his book Hero Food: How Cooking with Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better with Frank Bruni at the Strand. Spanish snacks and wine will be available. Purchase of book or $10 gift card necessary for entry. 828 Broadway, New York NY; event website

Kathleen King (Tate's Cookies) Book Signing at Butterfield Market
Wednesday November 14th, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Kathleen King, the creator and owner of Tate's Cookies, will be signing copies of her book Baking with Friends at Butterfield Market.1114 Lexington Avenue, New York NY

Thursday (November 15)

Rachael Ray in Conversation with Joy Behar
Thursday November 15th, 8 p.m.
Rachael Ray talks her new book, My Year in Meals, and about her life as a home cook, with Joy Behar.Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, New York NY; event website

Food in Jars Demo and Book Event
Thursday November 15th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Food blogger Marisa McClellan, author of the book Food in Jars, will get you started on the things you can jar this season. There will be snacks, drinks, and a free copy of the book included with the ticket. $30.100 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

The Art of the Restaurateur
Thursday November 15th, 7 p.m.
Join Financial Times restaurant critic and author Nicholas Lander in a conversation about his new book, The Art of the Restauranteur. Joining will be restauranteurs Will Guidara Maguy Le Cozeachael, and others, to talk about the symbiotic relationship of chefs and restauranteurs.200 Hudson Street, New York NY; event website

Crossing Borders: An International Beer Festival
Thursday November 15th, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
A tasting of beers from all over at The Jewish Museum, as a part of their after hours event series, The Wind Up. $12. 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York NY; event website

Mile End-inspired Eats at The Tenement Museum
Thursday November 15th, 6:30 p.m.
New York's food community comes together to support Mile End, whose production kitchen was decimated by Sandy. Gefilteria, En Japanese Brasserie, The Meat Hook, Orwashers, and more will be catering a Mile End-inspired tasting menu. Expect latkes, pickled eggs, actually good gefilte fish, Japanese-style lox, and more! $30. 103 Orchard Street, New York NY; event website

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