Pork at Pasanella & Son
Thurday, March 25, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm In the Venn Diagram of locavorism and carnivorism, this event falls right in the center. Pasanella & Son hosts Matthew Hranek's tasting, featuring food from his property upstate. Selections from the store will also be available. $45. Pasanella & Son, 115 South Street (between Beekman Street and Peck Slip); 212-233-8383; event website.
To Pasteurize or Not to Pasteurize...
Saturday, March 27, 7:00-9:00 pm That is the question. Author and activist Sally Fallon Morrell will talk about the safety, economic, and legal issues surrounding unpasteurized dairy products. $20. Subud Chelsea Center, 230 West 29th Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues); 212-563-1216; event website.
Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market
Sunday, March 28, 7:00 pm-11:00 pm For the second time, Chelsea Market will host an event that transforms its concourse into an eating extravaganza. From one end of the concourse to the other, there will be tables featuring the collaborations of 34 chefs for a gourmet, locavore-inspired family-style dinner. The event proceeds go to the James Beard Foundation and Robert Fulton House culinary scholarships. $220. Chelsea Market; 75 9th Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets); 212-627-2308; event website.
The Brooklyn Brunch Experiment
Sunday March 28, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm New Yorkers love brunch, there's no question about it. Culinary competition geniuses Theo Peck and Nick Suarez have decided to take brunch to the next level with a cook-off, where chefs will bring everything to the table from granola to Hollandaise Sauce. The audience, along with a panel of judges including Sean Rembold, chef at Diner and Marlow & Sons, and Andrew Knowlton, Iron Chef Judge and restaurant editor at Bon Appetit magazine, will name a Brunch King and Queen. One drink is included with price of admission. Advance tickets are $20, day of tickets are $25. The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn; event website.
Bacon and Beer
Tuesday, March 30, 7:00 pm A representative from Germany's Schlenkeria brewery will present four beers to sample along with porky snacks like fried pork belly. $20 per person, $35 per couple, $15 each for groups of five or more. Rèst-âü-Ránt, 30-01 35th Avenue (at 30th Street, Long Island City, Queens); 718-729-9009; event website.
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