Need a reprieve from April showers? Check out one of our four favorite events this weekend.
Mystery Basket Class, The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, Saturday, 2 p.m.
This unique cooking class comes packed with friendly competition dramatic enough for a primetime TV show. Students who sign up for the $75 class will receive a basket of ingredients, and they’ll have one hour to create a shareable dish on which they’ll be judged. High marks will be bestowed for creativity and problem-solving, and beers await all the hardworking chefs upon completion. Additional information and tickets can be found through The Brooklyn Kitchen’s website.
All You Can Eat Oysters, Brooklyn Crab, 24 Reed Street, Brooklyn, Saturday, 4 p.m.
For $75, enjoy three hours of unlimited oysters and craft beer at this Red Hook waterside retreat. Shuck as much as you can and then check out the backyard full of games like cornhole, shuffleboard, and mini golf. Reserve your tickets for food and drink.
A Persian Feast, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Combine art history and eating via this tour, which explores the role of gastronomy in Middle Eastern culture and culminates with a feast inside a professional kitchen. Tour leader Maite Gomez-Rejon, an art teacher and former private chef, will cover the museum’s exhibit and then lead a cooking demonstration for guests. Tickets are $150 and are inclusive of museum admission, transportation, and dinner.
Foraging Tour, Prospect Park – Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
Foraging isn’t just for chefs looking to open Nordic restaurants. Author Leda Meredith will lead urban explorers on a tour through Brooklyn’s largest park, discussing the varieties of wild edible and medicinal plants that you might come across. The tour will cover how to locate, harvest, and prepare these free ingredients for your next dining experience. Tickets are $20.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 11, 2014