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NYC Events for the Weekend and Beyond

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Wednesday (January 23 through 26)

Guest Chef Dinners at Atera
January 23rd - 26th, 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
The second part of Matthew Lightner's two-part collaborative dinner series kicks off this week. Rafael Costa e Silva, current Head Chef of Mugaritz, will be in house Wednesday, January 23rd - Saturday the 26th. Tickets are $185, with 10% of each tasting sold going to Hurricane Sandy Relief. Atera, 77 Worth Street, New York, NY; 212-226-1444; restaurant website

Sunday (January 27)

Kimchi Cookbook: Demo and Book Signing
Sunday January 27th, 2 p.m.
Lauryn Chun has a new cookbook out that explores the vast beauty of kimchi. Join her this Sunday at the Brooklyn Kitchen as she shows you ways to make the ingredient the star of your next dinner show. The $30 ticket includes a copy of the book and Chun will be available to sign your copy at the end of the event. Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; 718-389-2982; event website

Filled with Love: Ravioli 101
Sunday January 27th, 11 a.m.
The newly-opened Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina in the Chelsea Market is offering its first pasta making class. Join Antonelle Rana in a hands-on demonstration as you make and eat three different types of ravioli. Price for class and lunch is $35. 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY; 212-370-0975; restaurant website

Monday (January 28)

Skirt Steak Supper Series
Monday January 28th, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Celebrate female chefs with a special dinner at Annisa. The four-course dinner is in conjunction with the release of Charlotte Druckman's book, Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat & Staying in the Kitchen. Tickets for dinner are $275 and include wine pairings, tax, gratuity, a donation to SHARE Caner Support, and a copy of Skirt Steak. Annisa, 13 Barrow Street, New York, NY; 212-741-6699; event website

Slow Wine Tasting
Monday January 28th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Slow Wine Guide brings a new approach to wine criticism that focuses on quality, value, environmental sensitivity, and sustainable wine making methods. Taste your way through more than 75 producers from 15 Italian regions at this walk around tasting as the Slow Wine Guide celebrates the release of it's second English addition. Tickets are $50 and include a copy of the Slow Wine Guide. Three-Sixty, 10 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY; 646-624-2885; event website

Tuesday (January 29)

MSG: Savory Spice or Fatal Flavor?
Tuesday January 29th, 7 p.m.
To celebrate their one year anniversary, the Masters of Social Gastronomy (MSG) is hosting a discussion of their namesake: monosodium glutamate. Join Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour and Jonathan Soma of Brooklyn Brainery at this free event as they each create their own MSG from scratch and explore the ingredient's history and role in modern cooking. Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, New York; 718-384-4586; event website

Thursday (January 31)

Umbrian Dinner at Porsena
Thursday January 31st, 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Umbrian chef Salvatore Denaro is teaming up with chef Sara Jenkins again for a four-course meal inspired by his native region in Central Italy. Renowned Umbrian wine maker Marco Caprai's wines will be available to compliment the menu and Marco will be pouring his wines at Extra Bar next door. $55 includes dinner and wine. Porsena, 21 East 7th Street, New York, NY; 212-228-4923; restaurant website

Ongoing

Make-Your-Own Pizza
Monday January 21st through February 21st
Forcella Restaurant Group is offering their first ever "make-your-own" Neopolitan pizza sessions at each of the group's three locations. Founding pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani, known for his flash-fried Montanara pizza, will teach the sessions. Slots are limited, so call ahead for reservations. Adriani will be available Mondays at the 377 Park Ave South location (212-448-1116); Tuesdays at 485 Lorimer Street (718-388-8820), and Wednesdays at 334 Bowery (212-466-3300).

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