This Week in Food: Fake Wine Talk, French Mustard and Pastry Pop-Up, and a Filipino Feast


Vermouth: The Spirit That Started It All book discussion, Park Avenue Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Vermouth is a popular spirit at most bars and restaurants these days, but that wasn’t always the case. Join author and spirit enthusiast Adam Ford as he dives into the history of the fortified wine and how it’s helped shape New York cocktail culture. Prior to the discussion, a reception will take place featuring vermouth cocktails, light bites, and a tasting of Ford’s own Atsby Vermouth. Tickets are $40 for the general public and can be reserved in advance here.

Corkscrewed: The Art of Fake Wine Food Book Party, Berg’n, 899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, Tuesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Explore the scandalous world of counterfeit wine at this month’s installment of Food Book Party with a screening of  “Corkscrewed: The Art of Fake Wine”.  After the screening, a review of the film and its topic, featuring Jordan Salcito of Momofuku and Corkbuzz’s Laura Maniec will take place. Guests are encouraged to grab a glass of real wine at the bar. Tickets are $20; rsvp here.

A Sweet Career in Food and Tech, Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Sitting on the next best local discount app? Or maybe you’re just looking to meet people who are passionate about food and technology. If so, join guest speakers from Seamlesss, Fooze and other food-focused tech companies as they provide insight into the future of the industry. Hosted by General Assembly and Spoon University, the event will provide complimentary snacks and schwag along with the chance to mingle with fellow entrepreneurs.

Holiday Pop-Up Party, Maille & Canelé by Céline Pop-Up, 501 Lexington Avenue, Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m.

Stuff the stockings of your loved ones with black truffle mustard and French pastry gift sets at this opening night party. The pop-up features a raffle for a chance to win select gifts, and free tastings throughout the evening.

Noche Buena Food Festival, Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season with a Filipino feast and unlimited cocktails. Chefs from Maharlika, Kuman Inn, and The Ugly Kitchen will offer traditional and modern bites inspired by Filipino recipes, with live entertainment throughout the evening. Guests will also be able to tour the Asia Society’s current exhibit, which highlights the the non-edible treasures of the Phillippines. Tickets are $50 and include food and drinks; secure them here.