What’s Happening This Week: Scotch Lesson, Beer Tasting


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

Scotch Whisky: A Regional Tasting Tour
Astor Center
Friday, July 8, 6:30 p.m.

Join booze expert Karl duHoffmann for this primer on single-malt scotch. You’ll get to know your Islay from Highland Scotch and learn how to verbalize your preference for one or the other, all while sampling the goods. The cost is $87.50.

Get Real Belgian Festival
Altman Building
July 8-9

Get your Belgian beer on this Friday and Saturday. More than 90 brews will be available for sampling at this walk-around tasting, alongside bites from Belgian restaurant Petite Abeille. Tickets start at $85.

Wines of Priorat and Monsant
La Fonda del Sol
Monday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.

Explore the wines from Catalonia, including the Cariñena- and Garnacha-based wines from Priorat and their more affordable counterparts in Monsant. You won’t go hungry: Executive chef Josh DeChellis will prepare small plates to pair, for $45.