Whether you like to cook, dine out, or just watch food on the big screen, here are five events to consider this week.
Baking Chez Dorie, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, Tuesday, noon
In celebration of her new book, pastry maven Dorie Greenspan will be talking French desserts and signing copies of her latest release. Tickets are $24 and can be reserved through the 92nd Street Y’s website.
A Chef’s Tale: The Truth Behind Departing an Empire and Creating One’s Own, NYIT Auditorium, 1871 Broadway, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Missy Robbins, Dan Kluger, and Chris Jaeckle will share stories about their rise to the top of various food empires — and why they decided to start over again on their own. Each chef will talk about his or her career in the food industry and cover the pros and cons of leaving an established company to form one’s own business. Tickets are $45.
Culinary traditions of Día de los Muertos: Tamal and Tequila Tasting, La Casa Azul Bookstore, 143 East 103rd Street, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte, who will discuss the holiday’s history and customs. Tamales, pan de muerto, and tequila will also be served following the discussion; tickets are $15.
The Food Film Festival, AMC Village 7, 66 Third Avenue, Wednesday through Saturday
The Food Film Festival’s lineup of movies covers topics like sriracha, craft beer, and food porn. The post-screening parties feature chefs like Brad Farmerie and Maysville’s Kyle Knall, who will whip up dishes inspired by the films, to pair with cocktails and beer. Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased through the festival’s website.
Absinthe House, Analogue, 19 West 8th Street, Thursday, 8 p.m.
At this evening of live performances and absinthe cocktails, 19th-century costumes and dialogue are encouraged. Shayfer James of Sleep No More will perform select works by Edgar Allan Poe. Pick up cocktails from the cash bar; snacks will be available after guests tour the premises. Admission is free and includes one complimentary absinthe cocktail, though reservations are required in advance. Secure your spot by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.