Toast the end of April showers. This week’s best food events include a Persian feast, an oyster shucking competition, and a lesson on the science of ice cream.
Our Persian Spread, The V Spot, 156 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, Monday, 6 p.m.
Check out this vegetarian version of a traditional Iranian meal, where the prix fixe menu includes options like eggplant, walnut, and tomato mezze and sweet and sour stew. Tea and dessert are included in the $60 ticket.
German Food: A Journey of Cheese, Wine, and Beer, Bedford Cheese Shop, 67 Irving Place, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about Germany’s beer law along, the qualities of German wine, and German cheesemaking technique from sommelier and food writer Ursula Heinzelmann. Tickets are $25.
Shuck Yeah!, Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
A handful of Williamsburg bars and restaurants will compete in a few friendly competitions including oyster shucking, cocktail creating, and ladies arm wrestling to help raise funding to benefit the North Brooklyn nonprofit Neighbors Allied for Good Growth. For $75, guests can sample a selection of food and drinks courtesy of area businesses like Dram while cheering on local competitors.
The Mysteries of Ice Cream, Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
In this installation of the continuing free series by the Masters of Social Gastronomy, guests will get to learn the science behind ice cream making as well as a historical look at the treat’s growth in popularity. Did you know, for instance, that the 19th century’s favorite flavor was artichoke? Though not required, guests are encouraged to reserve spaces in advance.