These Are This Weekend’s Four Best Food Events in NYC – 5/16/2014


One more workday, and then it’s time to take it easy. Get your plans together — we have a few event suggestions for you.

Nat Sherman Summer Pop Up, 218 Conover Street, Friday through Sunday, noon

Returning to Red Hook for the second year in a row, Nat Sherman is bringing back its cigar shop and cigar-cocktail pairings to a row of sinful pleasures that already includes Widow Jane Distillery and Cacao Prieto chocolatiers. The shop will remain open throughout the summer and into early fall and can be visited Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

Taste of Tribeca, 334 Greenwich Street, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.

‘Tis the season for neighborhood tastings, and come Saturday, Tribeca’s infamous high-end eateries will showcase the food that’s made them perennial award winners. For $45 in advance or $50 on the day of the event, guests can sample the best of restaurants like Bouley and Tribeca Grill. Pick up a tasting card, which includes six tastes.

Cold Brew Stumptown Tasting at Momofuku Milk Bar, Momofuku Milk Bar, 360 Smith Street, Brooklyn, Saturday, 2 p.m.

On Saturday, the Carroll Gardens location of Christina Tosi and David Chang’s magical crack pie-making workshop will host a lesson on making cold brew coffee. The event is free, and you can snack on treats like compost cookies and b’day truffles while you learn.

The Judgement of Brooklyn, Skylight One Hanson, One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, Saturday, 7 p.m.

Based on the infamous Judgement of Paris in 1976, which put California wines on the global map after they were pitted against their French counterparts, this Brooklyn party will host a blind tasting of food, wine, and beer. Taste 32 wines and 32 beers — some of which will be French, and some of which are American — and snack on trademark dishes from 10 different restaurants. Tickets are $65.