Me, In a Book, With Recipes
Thursday, April 29, 4:00pm-6:00pm Kim Severson, the author of Spoon Fed, and Laura Shapiro, biographer of Julia Child, and others will discuss the art of the food memoir. A book signing will follow, as well as Greenmarket snacks. Suggested donation is $10. Fales Library, 70 Washington Square South (at La Guardia Place), Third Floor; 212-992-9018; event website.
Taste of the Lower East Side
Thursday, April 29, 7:00pm-11:00pm The 10th Annual Taste of the Lower East Side features the best restaurants in the area. There will be an unlimited open bar and sample dishes from over 40 Lower East Side foodie favorites, including the Meatball Shop, Northern Spy Food Co., and DBGB. Proceeds go to Grand Street Settlement to help low-income families living in the Lower East Side and Bushwick, Brooklyn. $200. The Puck Building, 293 Lafayette Street at Houston Street; 646-201-4207; event website.
Brew Demo and BYO Burgers and Dogs
Saturday, May 1, 12:00pm-4:00pm The Diamond will have a homebrew demonstration in their backyard, and proceeds from all Anchor and Sierra Nevada brews will be donated to charity. The bar will have its grill ready to cook BYO burgers and dogs. The Diamond, 43 Franklin Street, Brooklyn; 718-383-5030; event website.
James Restaurant Celebrates NYC Wildflower Week
Saturday, May 1, through Sunday, May 9 NYC Wildflower Week celebrates the botanical heritage of the five boroughs, and James restaurant in Prospect Heights is participating with nightly specials featuring NYC native plants such as ramps and fiddlehead ferns, including a Spring Onion Soup with Boar Lardon and Pecorino. Price varies depending on order. James, 605 Carlton Avenue (at St. Marks Avenue), Brooklyn; 718-942-4255; event website.
Lyceum's Spring Food and Craft Market
Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2, 11:00am-7:00pm Two floors of the Brooklyn Lyceum will be overtaken by over 100 craft and food vendors for the Spring market. Artisan food vendors will include Mama O's Kimchee, Little Buddy Biscuit Company's pot pies, and Luminous Kitchen's sourdough waffles. Brooklyn Lyceum, 227 4th Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-857-4816; event website.
Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar
Sunday, May 2, 11:00am-4:00pm The Hell's Kitchen Flea Market will bring together this first Gourmet Food Truck Bazaar, featuring ten favorites from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.
West 39th Street at 9th Avenue; event website.
Lucky Rice Festival's Talk and Taste
Sunday, May 2, 12:00pm-6:00pm Experience the flavors of Asia as interpreted by star chefs such as Fatty Crab and Fatty Cue's Zak Pelaccio, Baohaus's Eddie Huang, and more. The chefs will perform cooking demonstrations and provide tastings of their signature dishes. This afternoon-long event will represent Malaysian, Taiwanese, Chinese, Korean and Singaporean cuisines. $50 provides all-day access. International Culinary Center, 462 Broadway (between Grand Street and Broome Street; 212-219-8890; event website.
Craft Wine Dinner
Tuesday, May 4th, 7:00pm The Mas de Daumas Gassac winery, owned by the Guibert family since 1970, will be invited to Craft's private dining room for this wine dinner. Guests will taste the winery's Cabernet Sauvignon-based reds and white blends of Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, and Petit Manseng. The wines will be paired with a four-course spring menu prepared by Craft's chef de cuisine James Tracey. There will also be a discussion with the Guibert family and Craft's wine director Kristie Petrullo. $140 (plus sales tax and tip). Reservations required. Craft Private Dining Room, 47 East 19th Street (between Park Avenue and Broadway); 212-400-6512; event website.
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