What’s Happening This Weekend: Brooklyn Chef Table Tasting, Pizza & Beer, Cognac & Cigars, Vermont Wild Food Buffet


Party hard this weekend — it’s a short week next week. Here’s what’s happening around town.

Brooklyn Chef’s Table Cookbook Tasting, Smorgasburg, 90 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

The market gets a twist this weekend as chefs who participated in the penning of the Brooklyn Chef’s Table cookbook will celebrate the upcoming release by talking recipes and serve dishes from the book. Sample barbecue chicken with Brooklyn white sauce from Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue pitmaster Matt Fisher, hazelnut cookies from Ovenly’s Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga, and homemade burrata cheese with tomato jam and basil salt from Anella’sTodd Andrews.

Co. Restaurant and Sixpoint Brewery’s Fourth Annual Pizza and Beer Pairing, Co., 230 Ninth Avenue, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Relive your college study session diets with a dose of pizza and beer as you take part in a five-course carb-centric pairing for $60. Brews like “Global Warmer” Imperial Red Ale — a beer with flavors of toffee and raisins — will pour next to pies topped with gruyere and caramelized onion or Brussels sprouts, mozzarella, and chestnuts. Half of all ticket sales will be donated to support City Harvest; reserve your ultimate frat party dining experience through the event’s ticketing website.

Cognac Tasting Soiree, Woodland, 242 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday, 6 p.m.

If the sweet taste of cognac and smokes isn’t enough to get you out of the house, how about adding in dinner and a take-home Riedel cognac tasting glass for your troubles? For $75, patrons are invited to sample a variety of cognacs presented by Paul Jones of JTE Spirits along with hand-rolled Martinez cigars. Reserve your chance to give yourself a pre-holiday gift.

Vermont Wild Food Buffet Supper & Discussion w/ Nova Kim and Les Hook, Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street, Sunday, 6:30 p.m.

Nova Kim and Les Hook will get “wild” in a discussion centered around the threat of commercialization and how it can impact your food sources. After the hour-long presentation on wild food, tuck into a buffet of wild watercress, blue pearl oyster mushrooms, and grain risotto from Vermont. Drinks are available for purchase; you’ll find Vermont brews like Long Trail and Whetstone Orchard King to pair with your New England-sourced dinner. Tickets for the presentation and buffet supper are $35.