[Photograph: Michael Dietsch]

Saturday (March 15)

Real Irish Cooking Class
Saturday, March 17th, 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Learn more about your favorite Irish foods with a hands-on cooking class at Whole Foods. Prepare a traditional Irish lunch including beef-and-Guinness stew, Irishman's omelet and traditional Irish sweet cake. $45. Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center, 95 E. Houston Street, New York, NY; event details

The JBF Biannual Cookbook Sale
Saturday, March 17th, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Love cookbooks? Join the James Beard Foundation for their biannual cookbook sale. Browse through thousands of new and used cookbooks at bargain prices. The Beard House, 167 W 12th Street, New York, NY; event details

Sunday (March 16)

Momofuku Cocktail Class
Sunday, March 16th, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn how to host a cocktail party from the pros. The Momofuku Winter Sessions present a strategic cocktail party set-up. Learn how to prepare a concise shopping list and be more efficient, so you can sit back and enjoy the party. $75. Booker and Dax, 207 2nd Avenue, New York, NY; event details

Monday (March 17)

NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting
Monday, March 17th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Taste more than 100 New York wines from over 30 wineries from Long Island to the Finger Lakes. Drinks will be paired with local cheeses and hors d'oeuvres. $35. Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street, New York, NY; event details

Slainte: Irish Whiskey Cocktails and Cheese
Monday, March 17th, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Try a more sophisticated approach to St. Paddy's Day with a whiskey cocktail and cheese pairing. Art of the Drink TV host Anthony Caporale will present a hand-picked selection of whiskey cocktails and everything you wanted to know about this popular spirit. $75 Institute for Culinary Education (ICE), 50 W 23rd Street (between 5th and 6th Ave.), New York, NY; event details

Irish Cheese and Whiskey Tasting
Monday, March 17th, 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Learn about the history of Irish cuisine while sampling of cheeses and whiskeys from the Emerald Isle. Afterward, hunker down for an old fashioned Irish celebration! $70 The Homestead, 67 Irving Place, New York, NY; event details

Thursday (March 20)

City Grit Presents Chef Justin Walker of Earth
Thursday, March 20th, 7:30 p.m.
Join Executive Chef Justin Walker from luxury resort, Hidden Pond in Maine. He'll be cooking up a taste of the New England coast featuring vegetables from Hidden Pond's 800-sq.ft. organic garden. $75 for one, $135 for two. City Grit, 38 Prince St. (between Mott and Mulberry), New York, NY; event details

About the author: Marissa Sertich Velie is an editorial intern at Serious Eats and a New York based pastry chef. She documents her adventures of baking and eating her way through the nutty underbelly of the American pie on her blog. She is currently earning her Master's degree in Food Studies at NYU.


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