This Week’s Five Best Food and Drink Events in NYC – 3/9/2015


Spring at last? It looks that way. Get out of the house — here are the five best food and drink happenings this week.

Guest Chef Dinner Series Featuring Dale Talde (anniversary of the passing of the Notorious B.I.G.), All’onda, 22 East 13th Street, Monday, 5:30 p.m.

In celebration of one of New York’s greatest entertainers, Dale Talde is teaming with Chris Jaeckle for a six-course menu inspired by the late Christopher Wallace. Inspired by Biggie’s lyrics, courses include a spicy tomato soup, lobster, and escargot. Cocktails also pay homage to the artist. Reservations are $85 and seatings begin at 6:30 p.m.

Created in Brooklyn: Fabulous Food, Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Photographer Randy Duchaine focuses on food, and he’s inviting guests to join him in conversation. Duchaine will address Brooklyn’s culinary scene with a panel of local food purveyors including Elena Balletta of Brooklyn Brine, Caitlin Bajo from Acme Smoked Fish, and Elizabeth Schaible, a CUNY professor of culinary arts. Refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods will also be available. RSVP to secure a space.

The Covenant Kitchen: Food and Wine for the New Jewish Table, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Kosher wine makers Jeff and Jodie Morgan are leading a pre-Passover demonstration on great food and wine pairings to consider during the holidays. The Morgans will also sign copies of their cookbook, which covers how to make modern Jewish dishes like flanken pot-au-feu, gefilte quenelles, and braised tuna with ratatouille. Reservations are $30.

“The Manischewitz Experience” Pop Up Event!, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue, Thursday, 11 a.m.

Manischewitz, a specialty foods company, is hosting its first-ever “Manischewitz Experience” in Chelsea Market. The free event, which includes cooking demos and sampling stations, will also include an appearance by the “Queen of Kosher,” Jamie Geller. Additional chefs will make appearances on both Friday and Saturday, and there’ll be bites like margherita matzo pizza as well as a gumball machine dispensing macaroons.

The Village Voice‘s Eighth Annual Choice Eats, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Friday, 7 p.m.

Sixty-eight of the Voice writers’ favorite restaurants from throughout the five boroughs will take part in this evening of unlimited tastings. Look for new restaurants like Tuome, Huertas, and King Bee; outer-borough gems like the Queens Kickshaw, El Atoradero, and Gloria’s; Manhattan stalwarts like the NoMad, Casa Mono, Veselka, and the Doughnut Plant; and perennial favorites like the Meatball Shop and Ample Hills Creamery. Ticket packages start at $65 and include all the food you can eat plus beer, wine, spirits, and dessert.


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