NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Thursday (October 31)
Wholly Goat: A Halloween Dinner at Parish Hall
Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 p.m.
There are still some seats available for Parish Hall's five-course whole goat feast. $60. Parish Hall. 109a North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY; tickets and event details
Saturday (November 2)
A Pumpkin Day
Saturday, November 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Perinatal Network hosts a pumpkin educational session on how to cook and use pumpkins. There will be a cooking demo, free samples and recipes. Free. Brownsville Community Farmers Market. 514 Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; event details
Fresh Pasta Making
Saturday, November 2nd, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn how to make fresh pasta by hand and with a food processor. This class covers tortellini, tagliatelle, and linguini. $75. Brooklyn Kitchen. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; tickets and event details
Sake All Stars
Saturday, November 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Learn all about sake from the brewers who make it. Tickets include unlimited sake tastings and small bites. $70. Sakagura. 211 East 43rd Street, New York, NY; tickets and event details
Sunday (November 3)
90 Years of New York Chocolate
Sunday, November 3rd, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Li-Lac Chocolates celebrates its 90th anniversary with a party that includes wine and chocolate pairings, live music, and pricing straight out of 1923, when four original chocolates cost 23 cents. The first hundred customers can purchase one-pound chocolate boxes for $3.67. Free to enter. Li-Lac Chocolates. 40 8th Avenue, New York, NY; event details
Monday (November 4)
Hank Shaw's Book Release with Anita Lo
Monday, November 4th, 6:30 p.m.
Author Hank Shaw's new book Duck, Duck Goose is getting a release party at chef Anita Lo's Annisa. The five-course duck and goose menu includes smoked duck, duck heart tartare, and goose breast. $175. Annisa. 13 Barrow Street, New York, NY; Reservations only, call 212-741-6699
Wednesday (November 6)
The Better Basics
Wednesday, November 6th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Whole Foods is teaching some culinary basics for fall cooking. Make a pan-roasted steak, cassoulet, and mac and cheese. $45. Whole Foods Market's Bowery Culinary Center. 95 East Houston Street, New York, NY; tickets and event details
Thursday (November 7)
Aki Matsuri 2013
Saturday, November 7th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Gohan Society has organized an izakaya-themed feast from New York restaurants including Nobu 57, Morimoto, and Blue Ribbon. There will also be a live soba-making demonstration by Soba-Ya. Part of the proceeds will go to Japan Relief. $125. Brooklyn Brewery. 79 N 11th Street, New York, NY; tickets and event details
Whole Fish Butchering
Thursday, November 7th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Yuji Haraguchi of Yuji Ramen will show you how to break down a whole fish and cook it. Attendees get a knife and leftover fish to take home. $85. Brooklyn Kitchen. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; tickets and event details
The Southern Korean Table
Thursday, November 7th, 7:30 p.m.
George Weld's Egg is hosting a Korean-meets-Southern dinner by chefs Mike Ciardi and Alan Kwon. They'll take on banchan, family-style stews, and more. Tickets include soju. $75. Egg. 135A North 5th Street, Brooklyn, NY; tickets and event details
BK Farmyards Annual Fall Benefit
Thursday, November 7th, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
For BK Farmyard's annual benefit they're hosting a tasting of Brooklyn-made food and drink from restaurants and companies like SCRATCHbread, Blue Marble, and Seersucker. A raffle will also be held to reel in prizes from Stumptown Coffee, The Brooklyn Kitchen, and much more. Proceeds will be used for farm projects at the High School for Public Service. $40. Freebrook Spaces. 375 Stuyvesant Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; tickets and event details