This Week in Food: Anzac Day, Nuggets and Sake, and Le Grand Cercle Wine Tasting
Foodstand Food Book & Film Club: The Brooklyn Grange
Brooklyn FoodWorks (630 Flushing Avenue, Second Floor, Brooklyn)
Monday, 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Learn more about New York's small food businesses and enjoy a screening of Brooklyn Farmer, which highlights urban farming in New York City. The Farm on the Roof author and Brooklyn Grange co-founder Anastasia Cole Plakias will be on hand to sign copies of her book and participate in a Q&A. A selection of food and drinks will also be available. Tickets are $11.54 and include food and drink. Reserve yours here.
The Musket Room (265 Elizabeth Street)
Monday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
To celebrate Anzac Day, the Musket Room is offering a special New Zealand happy-hour deal. All New Zealand beers will be half-priced, and Chef Matt Lambert is whipping up special off-menu meat pies ($13).
Nugget Blossom Bash
The Nugget Spot (230 East 14th Street)
Tuesday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Nuggets and sake? Yep, at the Nugget Spot, you can enjoy both at the Nugget Blossom Bash. The tasting — which features ingredients inspired by Japanese cuisine — includes roasted cod with white miso, a Japanese-style rice ball with pickled daikon and carrot, a chicken-coconut karaage nugget, and a tofu nugget with gojuchang glaze. All nuggets will be paired with TY KU sake. Tickets are $40. RSVP at the Nugget Spot.
Italian Liberation Day Special Tasting Menu
Cacio e Vino (80 Second Avenue)
Tuesday through May 3
Celebrate Italian Liberation Day with a weeklong tasting of Sicilian food and Stemmari wine. Guests can enjoy a four-course prix-fixe meal with wine pairings for $55 (gratuity and tax not included). The menu includes arancini, stuffed sardines, Sicilian-style pizza, pastas, and pork spare ribs.
Le Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux Grand Wine Tasting
Pier A Harbor House (22 Battery Place)
Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Toast the wine (and winemakers) of Bordeaux with a selection of 2015's best vintages at Pier A Harbor House. Guests can also purchase wines directly from winemakers, and light bites will be available during the tasting. General admission tickets are $45 — get yours here.
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