This Week’s Five Best Food Events – 8/5/2014


What’s on the agenda for this week? Farm dinners, pintxo tastings, and plenty of rosé. Take a look at our best bets to sate your appetite.

Rosé Pairing Dinner, Trattoria Il Mulino, 36 East 20th Street, Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Summer is rosé season, and this $60 dinner courtesy of chef Michele Mazza pairs the wine to a line-up of Italian dishes includes mozzarella with vegetables, ravioli with arugula and goat cheese, and a choice of either bacon wrapped scallops or veal limone. Guests can make a reservation for the special four-course dinner, which runs from 5 to 11 p.m., by contacting the restaurant directly.

Pintxo Pairings: a 12 Course Food & Drink Tasting, Huertas, 107 First Avenue, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy delicacies from Spain’s Basque region during this 12-course small plate tasting created by chef Jonah Miller. You’ll dine on current menu items and dishes that might make a fall debut, with each bite accompanied by its own drink pairing. The event includes a discussion with chef Miller on the recipes. Tickets are $50.

SWEET Documentary World Premiere Screening Event, The National Gourmet Institute, 48 West 21st Street, Thursday, 6 p.m.

If you’re looking to expand your cultural understanding of food entrepreneurship, consider a documentary that covers India’s battle with chronic illnesses. Filmmaker Andrew Rothschild will be in attendance for a Q and A to discuss his film, which focuses on The Cookbook Project Founders Adam Aronovitz and Alissa Bilfield — who will also be in attendance — and their work with women rescued from human trafficking, who help create a healthy sweets business. After the film, there will also be a healthy sweets cooking demo along with complimentary ayurvedic chai tea. Tickets start at $22.

Happy Hour and Trivia Night, Table Green at the Battery — Battery Park, State Street at Battery Place, Thursday, 6 p.m.

If you’re a Wall Street worker sick of the same old bar scene on Stone Street, consider trivia and drinks with a sunset view. For $25, guests receive two drinks and the chance to flex their mental muscles, with all proceeds going to support Battery Urban Farm. Snacks from the farm will also be provided.

On the Farm Dinner: Vegan Night, Edgemere Farm, 385 Beach 45th Street, Queens, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Barry’s Tempeh will be taking a trip to the farm as this Rockaway retreat hosts its first ever all vegan dinner. Tempeh tamales, shishito peppers, and DiCosmo coconut ices are all included on the evening’s menu, with Rockaway Brewing Co. beer and other beverages, too. Tickets are $15.