What's Happening This Week: St. Paddy's Day in Brooklyn; Austrian Wein

As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! St. Patrick's Day The Vanderbilt March 16, 17 & 18 Chef Saul Bolton teams up with Dogfish Head Brewery for a celebration of traditional Irish cooking with a Nouveau American twist. The $35 four-course tasting menu features house-smoked salmon with horseradish, crispy fried eggs over blood sausage and hash, slow-roasted lamb shoulder with cabbage and potatoes, and Irish soda bread pain perdu for dessert. Each course will be paired with a Dogfish Head brew at additional cost.

Venica & Venica Tasting Anfora Tuesday, March 15, 5 p.m. Beverage director and co-owner Joe Campanale is hosting this producer night, with winemaker Giampaolo Venica of Venica & Venica as the guest of honor. He'll be pouring Venica's 2009 Sauvignon Ronco delle Mele, 2009 Pinot Grigio Jesera, and 2009 Friulano Ronco delle Cime, among others.

$10 Austrian Wine Tasting Café Kristall Thursday, March 17, 4 p.m. Think $10 doesn't buy you squat these days? At Café Kristall this week, a tenner will get you samples of wines from 12 wineries, including Birgit Eichinger, Kurt Angerer, and the ever-popular F.X. Pichler. You'll get to hobnob with the winemakers and snack on bites from chef Kurt Gutenbrunner. Order tickets online by tomorrow and pay just $5.

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