NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond

[Photograph: Christopher Lehault]

Thursday (October 11)

Pampano Sea to Table Series
Thursday October 11th, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. This week Richard Sandoval's Pampano launches the newest menu in their Sea to Table series, a five course meal inspired by the western coast of Mexico. $50, $75 with wine pairings. 209 East 49th Street, New York NY; event website

Friday (October 12)

Identità New York 2012 at Eataly
Friday October 12th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Identità Golose, an organization that promotes the best of Italian cuisine, hosts its second annual Identità New York at Eataly. They're pairing famous Italian chefs with New York greats like Mario Batali and Michael White, hosting demonstrations that include two tasting courses and wine pairings, lasting October 12-14. There will also be dinners prepared by the chefs in the evenings, available through a separate ticket. Check website for details on each event. 200 Fifth Avenue, New York NY; event website

Cider Week at the Queens Kickshaw This Queens haven for grilled cheese, coffee, and cider is beefing up its cider selection (that's not counting their dedicated cider draught line) for Cider Week, with special dinners planned soon. 40-17 Broadway, Astoria, NY; event website

Saturday (October 13)

A Day on the Farm
Saturday October 13th, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Spend a day on a farm: collect your own honey from the hive, eat meals straight from the land, visit livestock, and enjoy a day out of the city. $60. Seven Arrows Farm on the Navesink River, a 45 minute ferry ride from Manhattan; event website

Be An Urban Beekeeper
Saturday October 13th, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about beekeeping at the Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest rooftop farm. Leave with your own jar of honey. $55. Brooklyn Grange in Fort Greene, Brooklyn NY; event website

Madava Farms Debuts A Sweet Retreat
Saturday October 13th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Madava Farms, home of Crown Maple Syrup, is opening up their visitor's center this weekend. Wander their 800 acres in the Hudson Valley, sample the farm-to-table menu and local wines, and taste all sorts of maple syrups. 47 McCourt Road, Dover Plains NY; event website

Alan Ducasse Book Signings
Saturday October 13th Chef Alain Ducasse will be signing copies of his new coffee table book, J'Aime New York, at multiple locations. The book details his favorite foodie spots in the five boroughs. $100 (for a book). Le Bernardin, 155 West 51st Street, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; John Dory Oyster Bar at the Ace Hotel, 1196 Broadway, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Pharmacy, 512 Henry Street, Brooklyn NY, 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Sunday (October 14)

2nd Annual Hard Cider Revival
Sunday October 14th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A festival of hard ciders and accompanying small plates at the New Amsterdam Market, available for sample or purchase. 6 tasting tickets for $40, 10 for $55. South Street Between Beekman Street & Peck Slip, New York NY; event website

Oktoberfest Dinner at the Queens County Farm Museum
Sunday October 14th, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. A fall dinner at the wonderful Queens County Farm museum. Farmstand sausages, farm grown veggies, Mast brothers chocolate, live music, and more. $50. 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park NY; event website

Beer Competition at Pachanga Patterson
Sunday October 14th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For home brewers and drinkers: enter as a contestant for $25, or attend and judge the event for $40. The grand prize (voted by the attendees) is $500. Tickets include food. 33-17 31st Ave, Astoria NY; event website

Cider Week BBQ at Flatbush Farm
Sunday October 14th, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Flatbush Farm will have a cider tasting menu all week, but on Sunday they'll also be having a cider-focused BBQ on their outdoor patio. Food can be ordered á la carte, or as a three-course cider-paired menu. 6-78 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn NY; event website

Monday (October 15)

Piedmont Wine Dinner at Hearth
Monday October 15th, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hearth celebrates the wines of Piedmont with a special dinner event. Owners Isabello Odero Giacollino Giardi will be on hand to chat and answer questions. $125. 403 East 12th Street, New York NY; event website

Vegetarian Indian Meal Paired with Local Ciders at Jimmy's No. 43
Monday October 15th, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. A fantastic deal: a South Indian vegetarian five course meal paired with five ciders from Farnum Hill Ciders. $45. 43 East 7th Street, New York NY; event website

Oktoberfest Dinner Series at Perilla
Monday October 15th, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. In celebration of Oktoberfest, Perilla will be offering a three-course menu of German fare paired with beers every Monday for the rest of the month. $60. 9 Jones Street, New York NY; event website

Tuesday (October 16)

Apocalypse Now Paired Beer Dinner at Nitehawk
Tuesday October 16th, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Nitehawk Cinema is showing Apocalypse Now and pairing it (yes, the food is inspired by the movie) with a three-course meal and Sixpoint beer. $60. 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY; event website

Slow Food NYC and Sea to Table Event at Haven's Kitchen
Tuesday October 16th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Slow Food NYC and Sea to Table host this event in support of New England fisheries. The event will feature a tasting of three New England fish species, both cooked and raw. $45. 109 West 17th Street, New York NY; event website

Wednesday (October 17)

Cider and Cheese for Geeks
Wednesday October 17th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Learn about cider and cheese from a reputable cider maker and cheesemonger at 61 Local, and enjoy a lengthy paired tasting of the two. A lovely fall celebration! $40. 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY; event website

2nd Annual Edible Escape
Wednesday October 17th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sample food from all over at this travel tasting event: Texas BBQ, the flavors of Portugal, Pacific Northwest Wine, Japanese bites...all prepared by Gotham chefs. $60. Angel Oransanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street New York NY; event website

Todd Selby at 92YTribeca
Wednesday, October 17th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food and lifestyle photographer Todd Selby (Edible Selby, October 2012) joins Mission Chinese Food's Danny Bowien, Tartine Bakery's Chad Robertson, and Blue Bottle Coffee's Caitlin and James Freeman in a conversation moderated by Lucky Peach editor-in-chief Chris Ying about the people and passion that goes into today's food industry. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 200 Hudson Street, New York, NY; event website. Selby will host an additional talk on Thursday, October 18th at 6 p.m. at Mother New York, 595 11th Avenue New York, NY. RSVP on the event website.

Thursday (October 18)

Japanese Farm Food: Demo & Book Event at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Thursday October 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A discussion and food demo of Japanese farm-to-table cooking by author of Japanese Farm Food Nancy Singelton Hachisu. Ticket includes a copy of the book. $45. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY; event website