Chocolate lovers rejoice! This week we've got two chocolate pairing events for you to enjoy. [Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Sunday (April 6)

Chocolate Fest: A Walk-Around Tasting
Sunday, April 6th, 7:30 p.m.
Come party with chocolate! Food experts from across the city, and even across the world, are coming together to pair chocolate, cheese, and drinks. $35. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY; details.

Monday (April 7)

An Evening in Israel
Monday, April 7th, 7:00 p.m.
Boulud Sud executive chef Travis Swikard is launching a monthly series of four-course, family-style dinners exploring the cuisine of the Mediterranean. The first dinner will feature dips, salads, breads, and more from Israel. $95. Boulud Sud, 20 West 64th Street, New York, NY; details.

Wednesday (April 9)

Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food
Wednesday, April 9th, 12:00 p.m.
Join Buvette chef/owner Jody Williams for a discussion of the joys of food. Williams will share recipes and tips gained in her time as a chef. $21. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY; details.

Slow Food NYC Book Club
Wednesday, April 9th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Slow Food NYC has invited author Maureen Fant for a discussion and signing of her book Sauces and Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way. The event will also feature a demonstration and tasting. Free. Natural Gourmet Institute. 48 West 21st Street, New York, NY; details.

Wine and Gourmet Chocolate Pairing: A Match Made in Heaven
Wednesday, April 9th, 7:00 p.m.
Wine writer Stefani Jackenthal will teach attendees to taste wine and chocolate individually, as well as how to pair the two. Guests will have an opportunity to put their palates to the test with a variety of samples. $40. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY; details.

Thursday (April 10)

At The Kitchen Table with Chef Carmen Gonzalez
Thursday, April 10th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
New York-based, Puerto Rican-born chef Carmen Gonzalez is celebrating spring with a dinner featuring Latin-influenced fare. Wine pairings will be provided by Montes Premium Wines. $125. The Kitchen Table, 132 Mulberry Street #502, New York, NY; details.


Roger Smith Food and Tech Conference
Thursday, April 3rd through Saturday, April 5th
Gather with academics, writers, and chefs for a three-day exploration of a wide variety of food issues. The conference will have a special focus on the intersection of food and technology. $75 to $399. Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY; details.

Just Food Conference
Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th
The Just Food Conference offers workshops, all-day intensives, and off-site tours for members of the public and food professionals alike. Topics range from sheep butchering to community organizing to school composting. $55 to $185. Teachers College at Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY, details.

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