This Week’s Events: Spain’s Great Match, Coffee Workshop, Joy of Sake Festival, and Prosciutto Di Parma Palooza


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Prosciutto di Parma fanatics unite this Thursday at the Wythe Hotel

We’ve combed the depths of the Internet to bring you a collection of fall events worth checking out this week. Just make sure to take off that chic scarf before diving into a plate.

Spain’s Great Match, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Wining and designing are all the rage at this showcase of Spanish culture, which will spotlight a selection of over 300 Spanish wines and craft beers along with a variety of bites from the city’s top Spanish restaurants like Txikito. The work of designer Luis Eslava will also be on display. Tickets start at $75, and a VIP ticket includes early admission along with access to a 5:30 p.m. wine seminar.

Sweetness and Traceability: A Guatemalan Coffee Workshop, Third Rail Coffee, 159 Second Avenue, Wednesday, 6 p.m.

If your appreciation of coffee goes beyond the heart your barista leaves in your latte, head to this midweek seminar where you’ll learn about what to look for from a professional. Master roaster Josué Morales Guate, co-founder of Mayaland Coffee, will lead a discussion and tasting of Guatemalan coffee. Attendees will also have the chance to speak with farmers of the featured coffees. Though the event is free, space is limited, and advanced registration is recommended.

The Joy of Sake Festival, The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, Thursday, 6 p.m.

Though sake might be fun to drop into a Sapporo every now and then, learning to enjoy it correctly is essential if you dine out at top Japanese restaurants. This celebration of the Japanese spirit aims to educate attendees on how to sip while they explore over 300 premium varieties, The event will feature appetizers from 15 restaurants including the ramen burger by Keizo Shimamoto and offerings from wd~50. Tickets include access to all food and sake tastings and cost $95 in advance.

Prosciutto di Parma Palooza, Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma, chefs like Sara Jenkins and Danny Bowien pay tribute to the house of hog by offering up their best prosciutto concoctions. The event will include a discussion on the aging process as well as proper carving technique–though we predict the taste test of different aged samples will be the most popular feature of the evening. A tattoo artist will give anyone willing a free prosciutto di Parma tattoo. Tickets are $75 and include all tastings, wine, and cocktails.