This Weekend’s Four Best Food Events in NYC – 4/18/2014


Escape the holiday festivities and see what the city has to offer this weekend. Here are the four best food events for happening over the next three days.

Chef Plates: The Philadelphia Collection, James Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, Friday through April 30, by appointment

Open to the public, this collection located in the venue’s Greenhouse Gallery showcases oil paintings by artist Mike Geno that capture actual dishes from a selection of Philadelphia chefs. The paintings are designed to invoke the appeal of food through texture, color, and form, while providing a lasting image of a chef’s work. Appointments are required in advance and can be made by contacting the James Beard House at 212-627-2308.

The Debaucherous Disco Diner Dinner Party, Alex Mitow’s All American Diner Pop Up, 399 Grand Street, Friday, 7 p.m.

Chefs from Los Perros Locos are cooking up disco fries and “pink castle” sliders to accompany an evening of 70’s style entertainment courtesy of a line-up headlined by DJ Andrew/Andrew. Look, too, for complimentary white sangria until it runs out and a cash bar. Tickets are $30 and can be picked up in advance.

Homebrewers Brunch, Taproom No. 307, 307 Third Avenue, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Instead of mimosas, dip into unlimited mead and homebrews at this all-you-can-drink brunch. For $25, guests can sample a variety of offerings from more than 15 brewers as well as any entree on the brunch or regular menu. You’re encouraged to bring your own homebrews for sharing, and the concoction with the most votes at the end of the afternoon will win its maker brunch on the house.

Trophy Cupcakes Book Signing and Decorating Class, Williams-Sonoma, 10 Columbus Circle, Saturday, 1 p.m.

If Easter Sunday involves making cupcakes, it might be wise to pick up a few tips from Trophy Cupcakes founder Jennifer Shea. The baker and author will sign copies of her book Trophy Cupcakes and Parties! and lead a decorating demonstration. The event is free to attend, and copies of the book are available at the store for purchase.

Need something to do for Easter? Check out our round-up of a dozen ways to celebrate in the city.