Let's Talk Cheese
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 12:00 pm Food writer Francine Segan will lecture about cheese and cheese history. She'll talk about how the ancients created cheese as well as a variety of international production techniques. More than a dozen cheeses will be available to sample with condiments such as chili marmalade and fig and nut jam. $20. 92Ytribeca; 200 Hudson St (between Desbrosses and Watts Streets); 212-601-1000; event website.
An Evening with Marc Meyer
Friday, February 26, 2010, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm If you want a first-class cooking lesson while you give to a good cause, join chef and restauranteur Marc Meyer (Cookshop, Five Points) for a demonstration and tasting to benefit P.S. 91 and Seeds in the Middle, an initiative to combat childhood obesity. The menu will be Mediterranean-influenced and will include dishes such as spiced chickpea soup and yogurt-and-curry-braised leg of lamb. $85. Bowery Culinary Center, Whole Foods Market; 95 E Houston Street (at Bowery); 877-365-3836; event website.
New York Wine Expo
Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28, 2010 Join fellow wine connoisseurs for the 3rd Annual New York Wine Expo. In the Grand Tasting you will have a chance to sample over 600 wines from over 170 winemakers from around the world. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street; 212-216-2000; event website.
7th Street Food Crawl
Saturday, February 27, 2010 This weekend Scoop Street is offering a deal on some of the best East Village eats. For $18 you can get $35 worth of goods at Caracas Arepa Bare, Luke's Lobster, Porchetta, Butter Lane Cupcakes, and Xoom smoothies. This exclusive also gets your $1 off beers at Burp Castle, Jimmy's No. 43 and Standings Bar. $18. Various East 7th Street restaurants, see event website.
Saturday, February 27, 2010 "The first in a series of international conversations about food and the city," Foodprint NYC will unite historians, policy-makers, designers, and more in panels exploring the past and future of New York's food systems. Free. Studio X, 180 Varick Street (near King); event website
Slow Food Dinner Series
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Locavores will want to attend Slow Food USA's dinner series with a four-course feast, featuring fried oysters and line-caught cod. $65 (with wine pairings $90). Back Forty, 190 Avenue B (at 12th Street); 212-388-199; event website.
Just Food Conference
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 8:30 am-6:00 pm This conference includes workshops and talks addressing Community Supported Agriculture. At the end of the event there will be a reception featuring food from local sources including Breezy Hill Orchard. $25. Teachers College, Columbia University; 525 West 120th Street (between Amsterdam and Broadway); 212-645-9880 x233; event website.
Monday, March 1, 2010, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm The Brooklyn Kitchen offers a hands-on class, with Chef Brendan McDermott explaining the details of using a knife, knife care, and safety. BYOK (Bring Your Own Knife). $40. Brooklyn Kitchen Labs; 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn; 718-389-2982; event website.
BLT Steak Sixth Anniversary
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Laurent Tourondel celebrates the sixth anniversary of his bistro BLT Steak by offering a steal of $33.04 (representing BLT Steak's birth date, March 3, 2004) for main courses such as filets, rib eye and New York strip steaks, and Dover Sole. Sides, desserts, and cocktails will be $3.03. BLT Prime will join in on the discounts. BLT Steak; 106 East 57th Street (between Park and Lexington Streets); 212-752-7470; event website.
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