NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Saturday (May 11)
Møsefund Mangalitsa Farm Half-Pig Butchering Demo
Saturday May 11th, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Michael Klampfer from Møsefund Mangalitsa Farm will be at Jimmy's No. 43 breaking down half of a Mangalitsa pig. Lunch will follow the demo and includes products from the rare Mangalitsa breed. $25. 43 East 7th Street, New York, NY; 212-982-3006; event website
Sunday (May 12>
Mother's Day Dinner at Corkbuzz
Sunday May 12th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Take mom to Corkbuzz for a family-style dinner at the venue's communal table. Courses from the seasonal menu will be paired with wines from female winemakers. $100 (includes food, wine, tax & tip). 13 East 13th Street, New York, NY; 646-873-6071; event website
Monday (May 13)
UK Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at the Spotted Pig
Monday May 13th, 5:30 p.m.
To celebrate the release of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's cookbook, Veg: River Cottage Everyday, April Bloomfield is hosting the chef at the Spotted Pig with a multitude of dishes from the book, which will be available alongside Spotted Pig classics. All food is a la carte. 314 West 11th Street, New York, NY; 212-620-0393; restaurant website
Monday (May 13)
Central Otago Wine Class at Terroir Park Slope
Monday May 6th, 6 p.m.
Terroir Park Slope is focusing on Central Otago in New Zealand for the fifth installment of their Monday night wine classes. Explore some of the region's unique pinot noirs as you taste six wines in sixty minutes. Classes hold up to 12 and cost $27. 284 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; 718-832-9463; event website
Tuesday (May 14)
Banshee Wine Dinner at Craftbar
Tuesday May 14th, 6:30 p.m.
Craftbar wine director John Burns Paterson IV and Noah Dorrance, president and founder of Banshee Wines in California, will be pairing wine from the winery's portfolio at a four-course meal prepared by chef de cuisine Luke Wallace. Wallace's spring menu features ramps, fiddlehead ferns, and asparagus. $110 (includes tax & gratuity). 900 Broadway, New York, NY; 212-461-4300; website
Wednesday (May 15)
The Future of Food Blogging
Wednesday May 15th, 7 p.m.
A panel including Faith Durand (executive editor of The Kitchn), Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs (co-founders of Food 52), and Jenny Rosenstrach (founding editor of Dinner: A Love Story) will be at the 92Y in Tribeca discussing the growing popularity and future of food blogging. $15. 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY; 212-601-1000; event website
Thursday (May 16)
Speed Rack National Finals
Thursday May 16th, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sixteen of the country's fastest female bartenders are gathering at Element Night Club to compete in this year's Speed Rack National Finals. All proceeds from the event go to supporting breast cancer education, prevention and research. $30 advance, $35 at the door. 225 East Houston Street, New York, NY; 212-254-2200; event website
From Farm to Tray
Thursday May 16th, 7 p.m.
The Church of the Holy Apostles is hosting a fundraiser for the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. Farm to Tray is a cocktail reception that will also feature food from eight participating chefs, Colt Taylor (One If By Land, Two If By Sea) and Preston Madson (Freemans and Peels) among them. Each chef has created a "100 Mile Menu" using local ingredients. The evening will include photo opps and a silent auction. Tickets start at $125. 296 9th Avenue, New York, NY; 212-924-0167; website
Friday (May 17)
Everything Rosé at Corkbuzz
Friday May 17th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Corkbuzz is hosting a set of classes devoted to rosé. Learn how it's made, what it pairs well with, and who their favorite rose producers are. The second class is Sunday, May 26th at 3:30 p.m. $50. 13 East 13th Street, New York, NY; 646-873-6071; event website
Yuji Ramen at Whole Foods Bowery
Daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chef Yuji Haraguchi is extending his stay at the Bowery Whole Foods. Haraguchi's brothless, mazemen-style ramen is now available daily (with a break from May 20th - 31st) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August. The chef also hosts omakese dinners, which are sold out through June, but tickets for July and August dinners are to go on sale soon. Ramen are $9. 95 East Houston Street, New York, NY; 212-420-1320; website
Hester Street Fair's Hester Nights
Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., through September 26th
Hester Nights, the Hester Street Fair's weekly night market, has returned to the Eventi Hotel's Open Air Plaza. The market is the only one of its kind in Manhattan; featuring a rotating lineup of food vendors, beer, cocktails, movie screenings, and music performances. 851 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY; 212-564-4567; website