What’s Happening This Week: A Corn Fiesta & a Lesson in Drinking Green


As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city.

Greenmarket Inspired Mixology
Astor Center
August 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Drink responsibly! No, not in moderation, silly. Drink sustainably. Drink green. Join Allen Katz, master mixologist and chairman of the Slow Food USA Board of Directors, for a discussion on sustainability in the distillery, as well as in the cocktail glass. You’ll get to compare local foods and drinks to their mass-produced counterparts. Because, apparently, the drink chain is just as important as the food chain.

Summer Corn Fiesta
Dos Caminos Park
August 15, 11:30-2:30 p.m.

Corn season is in full swing and Dos Caminos is inviting you to celebrate it with a corn-centric modern-Mexican cooking class. Corn will be in everything from the cocktails (homemade candied corn margarita) to dessert (sweet corn tamales with corn-raspberry swirl ice cream). Participants also get a copy of Dos Caminos’ Mod Mex cookbook.

Lunch is served: Panini, Porchetta, and More!
Italian Wine Merchants
August 15, 1-3 p.m.

If you like your meals portable and couched between two slabs of bread, then this is the tasting event for you. IWM is hosting a walk-around tasting of chef-made panini, steak sandwiches, and porchetta sandwiches, all crafted from its in-house salumeria, and paired with an array of its lunch-friendly wines, including Castello di Cacchiano Chianti, Valle dell’Acate Cerasuolo, and Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Le Volte.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 10, 2009


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