What’s Happening This Week: Green Cocktails & Greek Lamb


Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city.

Organic, Shaken & Stirred: Step Up to the Green Bar! (free)
November 10

You’ve greened your kitchen; now it’s time to green your bar. Join Paul Abercrombie, author of Organic, Shaken and Stirred, for a lesson in organic cocktails. Learn a few eco-friendly drink recipes featuring Cuca Fresca cachaca and Bluecoat gin, and get a signed copy of Abercrombie’s book. Sample-size drinks are free, with full-size drinks on sale at the bar.

How To Roast a Lamb: An Evening of Food & Wine with Michael Psilakis ($85)
Astor Center
November 10

Michael Psilakis brought Greek cuisine out of tavernas and into the fine dining scene. Let the self-taught chef show you how to roast a lamb, Greek-style. Using fresh, healthy Mediterranean ingredients, you’ll not only learn how to prepare a four-course menu featuring lamb, but will also get to taste it on the spot, paired with wines from the list at Anthos.


Little India: Shop and Cook ($85)
Indian Culinary Center
November 14

Discover the neighborhood known as Curry Hill, the part of Murray Hill noted for its Indian restaurants and food shops. Explore the neighborhood as you shop for spices and ingredients, then head back to the Indian Culinary Center to prepare a meal of Mini Samosas with Tamarind Chutney, Tandoori Chicken Two Ways, Seasonal Vegetables Indian Style, Basmati Rice Pulao, Daal with Curry Leaves and Garlic, Ras Malai or Mango/Pistachio Ice Cream.