Malaysian Restaurant Week
Thursday, June 17 (through Sunday, June 20) Malaysian food is a blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian food traditions, and this week has its first restaurant week in New York City. Enjoy a special Malaysian menu at participating restaurants around the city like Fatty Crab, Penang, and Spice Market. $20.10 prix-fixe menu. event website.
Saturday, June 19, 3:30pm-8:00pm The 4th Annual NY Brewfest will be held on Governor's Island, offering beer-sampling of one hundred local brewers, including New York brewers Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint, and Kelso. Also present will be food vendors like Van Leeuwen ice cream and Brewfest sponsors Heartland Brewery, serving pizzas, ice cream, and burgers. $55. (Round-trip water taxi fare is included in the ticket). Governor's Island; Water taxi departs from Pier 11; event website.
Sunday, June 20th, 4:00pm-11:00pm Ardesia starts its Sparkling Sundays, offering sparkling flights. This includes three wines with three ounce pours, and it will also offer a rotating selection of Champagnes by the glass. Half a dozen fresh oysters will be available to enjoy with the drinks. $15 for the flight, $15 for the oysters. Ardesia, 510 West 52nd Street (at 10th Avenue); 212-247-9191; event website.
Chocolate-Chip Cookie Class
Tuesday, June 22, 10:00am-2:00pm Chef Cara Tannenbaum will show you how to master the art of chocolate-chip cookie making in this four-hour workshop. Participants will make and sample the classic Toll House-style and several variations. $95. The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues); 800-522-4610; event website.
Clementine Paddleford: America's First Food Journalist
Wednesday, June 23, 6:00pm-7:30pm The Food Studies Program at The New School brings an homage to the late Clementine Paddleford, a food-writing pioneer. She traveled around the U.S. from 1948 to 1960 writing food columns for New York Herald Tribune and This Week Magazine. Panelist, including Paddleford biographer Kelly Alexander and Saveur cofounder Colman Andrews will talk about this woman who elevated the art of food writing. $5. Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), enter at 66 West 12th Street, fifth floor; 212-229-5488; event website.
NYC Food Film Festival
Wednesday, June 23 (through Sunday, June 27) This five-day film and food extravaganza begins on Wednesday with four screenings and all-you-can-eat oysters. Throughout the following several days, there will be a variety of events; at each event, they screen food films, then serve some of the food from those films. Some events are free and some are paid, but all require tickets. event website.
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