This Week in Food: Metzgete, Best Baguette, and Military Food Talk
Metzgete — it involves lots of pig — is back!
Courtesy Trestle on Tenth
Metzgete, Trestle on Tenth, 242 Tenth Avenue, Monday through Saturday
If you're craving pork, Trestle on Tenth is hosting its eighth annual Metzgete, which honors all parts of the pig. Chef Ralf Kuettel's menu includes pork terrine, smoked pork belly, and a plate of homemade sausages among other Swiss dishes. The special menu is available for dinner service only.
Behind the Wine Tours and Tasting, Brooklyn Winery, 213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Want to learn the ins and outs of an urban winery? Brooklyn Winery is offering a tour of its facility followed by a tasting of select Brooklyn Winery wines. Tickets are $25 after promotion; reserve them here.
Just Food’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Smackdown, The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Who needs TV cooking shows when you can go out and watch the real thing? Watch five local CSAs race against the clock to create epic veggie dishes from a mystery box, with prizes awarded to the most creative and tasty. Tickets ($27.24 for general admission) include one WhistlePig cocktail, one raffle ticket, and bites from Saxelby Cheesemongers, Fleishers Craft Butchery, and Four & Twenty Blackbirds, among others; reserve them here.
Best Baguette, Sofitel New York, 45 West 44th Street, Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Need a carb kick? Twelve competitors will compete for the title of New York's best baguette, with audience members following along as a jury of celebrity chefs and writers determine a winner. Guests will also be able to vote and choose their favorite, as well as talk to the bakers about their recipes. Tickets ($32.64 per person) include a tasting of cheese, charcuterie, and wine; reserve them here.
Combat Rations: Tasting and Talk, MOFAD, 62 Bayard Street, Brooklyn, Thursday, 6 p.m.
Did you know the military helped create the McRib? Author Anastacia Marx de Salcedo will lead a discussion on the military's impact on the American diet throughout history. Guests will also be able to sample combat rations. Tickets are $15 for general admission; reserve them here.
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