What’s on tap this week? Corsican wines, cookies, and the return of the Food Book Fair. Here are the five best food and drink events in NYC for the week of April 6, 2015.
The Art & Mystery of Brewing,Brooklyn Brewery, 9 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, Monday, 5 p.m.
Brewmaster Garret Oliver will lead a discussion on the history and science behind modern-day brewing. Guests will receive a crash course in how the brewery creates various styles of beer; the brewery’s technical director, Mary Wiles, will also be on hand to answer questions. Reservations are $10.
In Good Spirits With Chris Hiatt, Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
For $25, guests receive a flight of four cognacs, a mixed cocktail, beer, and cheese courtesy of Saxelby Cheesemongers. Spirits enthusiast Chris Hiatt and cognac importer Nicolas Palazzi will be in attendance to discuss the differences between cognacs and lead the tasting. Reserve a seat in advance.
Cookie Love: Mindy Segal’s NYC Book Launch and Signing, Baked Tribeca, 279 Church Street, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Award-winning Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal is celebrating the launch of her first cookbook with cookies, beer, and wine. Segal will chat about her favorite recipes and provide samples of treats like peanut butter brittle cookies and malted milk spritz. Admission to the event is free, but those who wish to purchase a copy of the book on site can reserve one in advance.
“Being” by Wines of Corsica, Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street, Thursday through Saturday, 6 p.m.
Experience Corsica through immersive artwork at this three-day gallery show, which includes a tasting of eleven wines from the Mediterranean island. Photographer Aaron Zebrook and painter Gabriela Bravo Clavello documented their experience on the island during Corsica’s harvest season, and many of the pieces capture the winemaking process. Tickets are $30 and include unlimited wine and cheese.
Food Book Fair, Wythe Hotel, Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m.
The annual Food Book Fair returns to Williamsburg this weekend, with events ranging from a panel discussion on the rise of vegetables to a literary dinner at Egg. Local chefs scheduled to make an appearance include April Bloomfield and Franklin Becker, and food personalities like Mimi Sheraton will be on hand to sign copies of their latest works. Tickets start at $5, and a full list of events can be seen on the event website.