Saturday, May 22, 6:00pm-12:00pm Nick Suarez and Theo Peck, the masterminds behind the Food Experiments, will supply the dinner for this event, a kickoff party for the food seminar series Epicurean Society. The ticket includes dinner, drinks, and plenty of dancing. $75. School Gymnasium in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; event website.
Upper West Side Delight
Saturday, May 22, 7:00-9:30pm More than 40 of the Upper West Side's most celebrated chefs will be represented at the tented tasting. Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be there, plus a 17-piece orchestra and an open bar. $115. Columbus Avenue (at 77th Street); 212-721-5048; event website.
Beef and Brews
Saturday, May 22, 7:30pm Ommegang Brewmaster Phil Leinhart will join Michael Jordan's Steak House Chef Michael Vignola for an evening of artisinal beer pairings with tasting cuts of beef. The co-hosts will discuss the logic of the pairings, and Brewmaster Leinhart will share his beer-making process at Ommegang's Cooperstown, NY brewery. The ticket includes four courses; tax and tip not included. $75. Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C., 23 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017; 212-655-2300; event website.
Sunday, May 23, 2:00pm-6:00pm Ditmas Park turns into N'awlins for this crawfish feast. For just fifteen dollars you can get a bucket of crawfish and one of the four beers on tap from Louisiana's Abita Brewing Company. $15. Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn; 347-240-5850; event website.
Monday, May 24, 7:00pm-10:00pm This foodie Q&A will feature the filmmakers from such movies food-themed movies as The Vanishing Bees (narrated by Ellen Page) and Lunch Line. There will also be a reception wiht local food, beer, and wine, featuring Lagunitas beer, wines from T. Edwards and snacks such as Stogo vegan ice cream. $15. Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street); 212-982-3006; event website.
Metromix Hot Plates Live
Monday, May 24, 6:00pm-9:00pm Metromix's Hot Plates Live will be at Chelsea Market, offering participants dishes from new spots like 5 & Diamond and Michael Bao Huynh's d.o.b. 11. $15. Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets.); event website.