Spices

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Friday (January 11)

Indian Menu
Friday January 11th, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Prepare a three-course meal inspired by the Indian pantry. $39. Cook & Go. 443 W 16th Street, New York, NY; event website

Roast and Toast
Friday January 11th, 7 p.m.
The 92Y Tribeca is hosting a discussion of all things coffee with coffee pros Jesse Kahn, of Counter Culture Coffee, and Katie Carguilo, the current United States Barista champ. The event includes wine and cocktails and dinner prepared by 92Y chef Russell Moss. $30. 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY; event website

Sunday (January 13)

Flavor Tripping at Fatta Cuckoo
Sunday January 13th, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Experience the power of the miracle berry this Sunday at Fatta Cuckoo with chef Homaro Cantu of Chicago's Michelin-starred Moto. Cocktails and food will be provided that demonstrate the unique uses of the West African miracle berry as explored in his new book, The Miracle Berry Diet. $45 for cocktails and food, $65 for cocktails, food, and a signed copy of the book. 63 Clinton Street, New York, NY; event website

Brooklyn Chinatown Shop and Cook
Sunday January 13th, 1 p.m.
Tom Kearney, chef of The Farm on Adderley, is hosting a market tour of Brooklyn's Chinatown. Guests will meet in Sunset Park, tour the neighborhood's markets, and end with dinner at 8 p.m. at The Farm, featuring a menu inspired by ingredients found in the markets of Chinatown. $60. event website

Monday (January 14)

Whole Hog Butcher Dinner at Louro
Monday January 14th, demo at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 8:30 p.m.
The next Nossa Mesa Supper Club Monday night at Louro features a four-course dinner from chef Justin Severino of Cure in Pittsburg. Reception and hors d'oeuvres start at 6:30, Severino will demonstrate his butchering skills at 7 p.m., and Dinner follows at 8:30 p.m. $125 for dinner only. $165 for all three. 142 West 10th Street, New York, NY; restaurant website

Wednesday (January 16 through 19)

Guest Chef Dinners at Atera
Wednesday January 16th - 19th, 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Chef Matthew Lightner is hosting a two-part collaborative dinner series starting with guest chef David Toutain of Agape Substance, formerly of Corton and Mugaritz. Rafael Costa e Silva, current Head Chef of Mugaritz, will be in house January 23rd - 26th. Tickets are $185, with 10% of each tasting sold going to Hurricane Sandy Relief. 212-226-1444
77 Worth Street, New York, NY; restaurant website

Sierra Nevada Tasting
Wednesday January 16th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join reps from breweries and distilleries and taste your way through a featured bourbon, Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Ale, Ruthless Rye IPA, and their pale ale. Enjoy full poors of Narwhal Imperial Stout and Northern Hemisphere. $10. Idle Hands Bar, 25 Avenue B, New York, NY; event website

Thursday (January 17)

Home Brewing Essentials
Thursday January 17th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bitter and Esters will teach you the basics of home brewing and how to avoid the most common problems home brewers face. Materials and home brew samples are provided. $55. 700 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY; event website

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