Best Weekend Food Events: Ice Wine Festival, Dr. John Cajun Boil, Super Bowl Sunday
Enjoy a whole roast pig and the music of Dr. John!
Courtesy The Hall at MP
City Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival, City Bakery, 3 West 18th Street, Friday through February 29th
Grab a one-of-a-kind hot chocolate flavor every day during February at City Bakery's annual hot chocolate festival. This weekend's flavors include a creamy stout hot chocolate on Friday, a "happy" flavor made with vanilla bean and milk chocolate, and a Super Bowl Sunday flavor.
Ice Wine Festival, Rooftop Reds at Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m./2 p.m.
If you're tired of stuffy indoor wine tastings, then taste the beauty of ice wine on a chilly rooftop. The seasonal wine — made by freezing grapes while still on the vine — will also be accompanied by an ice-art installation. General admission tickets ($50 per person) include two ice wines, a hot toddy, and a mulled wine; all drinks come with a custom food pairing. There's also a VIP package for $80 which includes everything offered in the general admission package plus six wine tastings, additional food, a private lounge area, and gift certificates. Reserve your ticket package of choice here.
Sex and Chocolate with Fine & Raw Chocolate, Babeland Brooklyn, 462 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, Friday, 7 p.m.
Babeland is offering a free workshop for people interested in the mysterious powers of chocolate. Guests will sample complimentary champagne and chocolate courtesy of Fine & Raw chocolatiers, with an instructor guiding the conversation on how to incorporate the sweet into your Valentine's Day plans. The first ten guests to arrive will receive a gift, while one guest will walk away with a $50 gift basket and a private tasting tour at the Fine & Raw chocolate factory.
Crawfish Boil featuring Dr. John and The Nite Trippers, The Hall at MP, 470 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.
Looking to get a jump start on Fat Tuesday? The Hall at MP hosts NOLA legend Dr. John, with guests feasting on bayou fried shrimp and jambalaya with andouille sausage. Large groups from eight to twelve guests can also order up a whole Cajun roasted pig. Reservations are required; tickets can be secured here.
Super Bowl Viewing Parties, Multiple Locations, Sunday
While there's no place exactly like your sofa to watch the big game, plenty of restaurants and bars across the city are broadcasting the big game so you don't have to. In the West Village, Rosemary's is hosting a pig roast complete with complimentary snacks for the table and $20 pitchers of select beer (reserve here). If you're seeking the city's biggest screen, grab a seat in front of the 12 by 12 monster at the Four Seasons's TY Bar, which will offer a menu of Carolina and Denver inspired dishes like pulled pork sliders and bison cheeseburgers. Additional venues broadcasting the game and serving food and drink specials include Bushwick's new movie theater Syndicated, Boulton & Watt in the East Village, and Treadwell Park on the Upper East Side.
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