This Week in Food: Make Savory Chocolate Dishes and Drink Italian Wine


We’re glad the brunt of this snowstorm missed us, but there’s no avoiding the cold this week. Warm up your appetite with a few events.

The Melting Pot: Leading New York Chefs Dish on Diversity, Red Rooster, 310 Lenox Avenue, Monday, 6:30 p.m.

A selection of the city’s top chefs — including Gabrielle Hamilton and Floyd Cardoz — will join Marcus Samuelsson for a discussion on diversity in the culinary field while guests enjoy an open bar and light bites. Tickets are $50.

Master Class with Lisa Kron, Calliope Restaurant, 84 East 4th Street, Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

Stimulate your brain and appetite with playwright Lisa Kron, who will conduct several writing exercises over a three-course meal. Tickets are $100.

Chocolate: Savory & Sweet, Bowery Culinary Center-Whole Foods Market, 95 East Houston Street, Thursday, 6 p.m.

Have chocolate for dinner and dessert: At this class, you’ll learn how to cook savory chocolate dishes like chocolate-rubbed beef ribs and chicken mole pot pie. Tickets are $50.

Discovering the Wines of Umbria: Sagrantino & Montefalco Rosso, Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Quench your thirst with five Italian wines from the region of Umbria and taste regional specialties like olive oil, truffles, and lentils. Tickets are $60 and can be reserved through the Eataly website.