Friday (April 25)
The Pleasure of Good Food
Friday, April 25th, 12:00 p.m. Join Jody Williams, chef at Buvette in the West Village, and author Adam Sachs 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.
Extreme Chocolate: A Walking Tour
Friday, April 25th, 1:00 p.m. Culinary historian and cookbook author Alexandra is leading a New York chocolate tour. $70. Jacques Torres Chocolates, 350 Hudson Street, New York, NY; details.
LIVE from the NYPL
Friday, April 25th, 7:00 p.m. In celebration of the release of his new book, The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink, Brooklyn Brewery cofounder Steve Hindy will speak with New Belgium Brewing Company CEO Kim Jordan and founder of the American Homebrewers Association Charlie Papazian about the influence the craft brewing movement has had on the American beer scene. $15-$25. Celeste Bartos Forum, NYPL, 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY; details.
Five Boro Craft Beer Fest
Friday, April 25th, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest is bringing together 33 brewers, all from the New York area. Over 100 beers will be available to sample, and Stolen Rhodes will provide music. $55-$85. Studio Square NYC, 35-44 37th Street, Queens, NY; details.
Monday (April 28)
Food + Design: New York's Nouveau Food Halls
Monday, April 28th, 6:00 p.m. Food halls such as Gotham West and The Plaza Food Hall are playing an increasingly important role in NYC's food scene. Join designers from across the country for a panel discussing how to create a successful food hall. After the panel, guests will sample food in a makeshift hall outside of the event space. $25-$40. NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, New York, NY; details.
Taste of the Nation
Monday, April 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is hosting its 27th annual Taste of the Nation event to raise money to fight childhood hunger in America. Over 75 chefs and bartenders are coming together to make food and drinks. Marc Forgione, Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant, and more will be signing books. $225-$425. 82 Mercer, 82 Mercer Street, New York, NY; details.
Tuesday (April 29)
Tuesday, April 29th, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Brooklyn Exposed is putting on its fourth annual Tasting Brooklyn. Guests can sample unlimited food and drink from over 30 vendors, and DJ Nutritious will provide music. $55-$80. The Green Buildng, 452 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY; details.
Farmer Dinner Series: Dinner with Ray Bradley
Tuesday, April 29th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Chef Brian Loiacono will prepare a meal featuring the eggs and pork from Ray Bradley's Bradley's Farms. The menu will contain an interpretation of a scotch egg and pork three ways, and feature beverage pairings from Sommelier Joseph Camper. $95. db Bistro Moderne, 55 West 44th Street, New York, NY; details.
Wednesday (April 30)
310 Sessions, an Evening of Great Food and Wine
Wednesday, April 30th, 7:00 p.m. Brooks Winery and Red Rooster are putting on a spring dinner featuring five courses and guide pairings of Brooks wines from the Willamette Valley. Dishes will include pea soup and roasted lamb. $110. Ginny's Supper Club, 310 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY; details.
Thursday (May 1)
Cheese and Tequila Pairing
Thursday, May 1st, 7:00 p.m. Join cheesemonger Martin Johnson (formerly of Dean and DeLuca and the Bedford Cheese Shop) for an event pairing cheeses with four different tequilas, as well as one wine and one beer. $40. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY; detail.
Wine & Spirits Tasting
Thursday, May 1st, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Try stand-out wines from some of the most interesting wine lists in New York. Participating restaurants include Amali, El Quinto Pino, Shalom Japan, Grand Central Oyster Bar, and more, showcasing over 100 domestic and international wines. $85. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY; event website
Food Book Fair
Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27th The Fourth Annual Food Book Fair encompasses a pop-up bookstore, panel discussions, a film screening, a pop-up farm, and more. The main events last three days, but the bookstore will go up on Friday, Aril 18th. Free - $225. The Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY; details.