NYC Food Events for the Weekend and Beyond


[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Friday (March 22)

Cajun / Louisiana Roots Festival at Jalopy
Friday March 22nd - Sunday March 24th (all weekend) A three-day festival that blends the cooking, dancing, and music of southwest Louisiana culture together in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Cajun Cook Toby Rodriguez (who Anthony Bourdain featured on his 'No Reservations' episode in Cajun Country) will be teaching hands-on cooking classes and host a "blackpot supper" of gumbo and other one-pot regional delicacies. The festival includes cooking classes during the day and Cajun accordion, guitar, fiddle, and square dancing at night. 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn NY; website

Discover New Wines
Friday March 22nd, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Unique, indigenous grape varietals are growing all over the world. Taste your way through some of these sommelier sweethearts at Corkbuzz and discover which grapes and regions are all the rave. $50. 13 East 13th Street, New York, NY; 646-873-6071; website

Marc Vetri Cooks at Eataly's La Scuola
Friday March 22nd, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri is cooking dinner in New York for one night only at La Scuola in Eataly. Watch, learn, and eat as he prepares a four-course meal (wine pairing included), at the venue's open kitchen. $125. 200 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; 212-539-0204 ext.304. event website

Saturday (March 23)

Senegalese Cooking Class
Saturday March 23rd, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Join chef instructor Nafissa Camara at the new KitchenNYC space for a lesson in Senegalese food. Class is BYOB, and will be flecked with notes and stories about Camara growing up in Senegal and France. $65. 306 West 51st Street, Suite B1, New York, NY; event website

Monday (March 25)

Back-Vintage Wine
Monday March 25th, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. How do you know which wine to drink now and which wine to cellar? Find out at Corkbuzz this Monday; drinking 20 and 30-year-old wines. $100. 13 East 13th Street, New York, NY; 646-873-6071; website

Monday (March 25) and Tuesday (March 26)

Seder-Style Dinner at Telepan
Monday March 25th and Tuesday March 26th, starting at 5 p.m. Bill Telepan is serving a Seder-style dinner at Telepan in celebration of Passover. Some of the four-course menu items include hanger steak, brisket, and spring vegetable soup with matzo balls. The a la carte menu will also be available. $85. 72 West 69th Street, New York, NY; 212-580-4300; restaurant website

Passover Seder at Back Forty West
Monday March 25th and Tuesday March 26th, starting at 6 p.m. Back Forty West owner Peter Hoffman is hosting a Sephardic Passover Seder with written material about the holiday. The four-course menu will include dishes like Moroccan mezze platter, matzo ball soup, and house-smoked chicken. $55. 70 Prince Street, New York, NY; 212-219-8570; restaurant website

Tuesday (March 26)

Jono Pandolfi Designs Dinnerware Sale
Thursday March 28, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Brian Morris Gallery is hosting its quarterly sample sale, featuring dinnerware from Jono Pandolfi Designs. Their products are featured in Eleven Madison Park, WD-50, Atera, and the Nomad Hotel, and will be on sale at up to 70% off. $5 to $200. 163 Chrystie Street, New York, NY; 347-261-8228; website

The Masters of Social Gastronomy Do Drugs
Tuesday March 26th, 7 p.m. Necessity is the mother of invention. Sometimes drugs are too. Join the Masters of Social Gastronomy at Public Assembly as they discuss the culinary world's experiments with illicit substances. Free. 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY; 718-384-4586; event website

Thursday (March 28)

Odoardi Tasting at Sauce
Thursday March 28th, 6 p.m. Discover some of the lesser-known varieties in Italy's southern region of Calabria at Sauce. The Lower East Side restaurant is hosting a Jan d'Amore-sponsored, complimentary tasting with Italian producer Odoardi. Free. 78 Rivington Street, New York, NY; 212-420-7700; restaurant website


NY Drinks NY
Through March Celebrate New York wines through the rest of March with NY Drinks NY. The event features over over 40 New York wineries and includes multiple free tastings at various locations throughout the city. event website

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TastingTable's Lobster Roll Rumble
June 6, 2013 20 lobster roll stations and an open bar, need we say more? Check out photos from last year's Rumble (and the year before!). event website