With temperatures dropping fast, you may not have the time, the patience, or the proper outerwear to go searching for an activity. Don’t be left out in the cold: We’ve scoured the city to bring you this week’s most unique culinary events.
Beer and Choucroute Dinner, L’Ecole, 462 Broadway, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
The International Culinary Center invites you to join its students and instructors for a beer pairing dinner featuring a variety of smoked meats. The five-course meal will include creations like garlic sausage and smoked pork shoulder and a chocolate pretzel tart for dessert. Beers like Chimay Red and Lagunitas IPA will be paired with each course. Tickets are $75 per person (tax and tip not included); reservations can be made by contacting the school directly at 646-254-7559.
You’ve likely heard about the Finger Lakes region’s reputation for great Riesling, but there are tasty spirits coming out of the area, too. This week, Finger Lakes Distilling’s Brian McKenzie pairs his craft whiskey, gin, vodka, and more with a five-course dinner prepared by the Farm on Adderley team. Tickets are $80 per person (tax and tip not included), and reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mixing history with headstones has never been tastier. New York Times journalist Sam Roberts joins author Jane Ziegelman and the Tenement Museum’s Annie Pollard to discuss Hinde Amchanitski, the author of America’s first Yiddish cookbook. The panel will cover what the book reveals about life and culinary tastes of Jewish immigrants at the time of publication. The event is free to attend and includes samples of recipes from Hinde’s book, such as cranberry strudel.
Journey to Egypt: Discovering Identity Through FoodJames Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, Friday, 6 p.m.
Join Mira Zaki, an Egyptian American and New York City based photographer, for the opening reception party of her photo exhibit at the James Beard House’s Greenhouse Gallery. Her work showcases identity through Egyptian culinary traditions; enjoy food and drink made from Zaki’s own recipes while you check out her work, on display until December 31st. The event is free; those interested in attending the reception should RSVP with Mira directly at email@example.com.