This Week in Food: Champagne Class, Pajama Party and New Year’s Eve Eating Competition


Do You Want to Make a Snowman?, Pink Canary, 13-11 Jackson Avenue, Queens, Monday and Tuesday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Give the gift of cupcake decoration at this baking class, where students will learn how to make fondant snowman and sugar cookies. Students will also learn how to use royal icing and other sweets for sculpting and decoration. Classes are $50 and include fresh baked treats to bring home. Reservations can be made by contacted Pink Canary at

Last Meal at Costata, Costata, 206 Spring Street, Monday through December 31

Diners looking for a final steak dinner out on the town before hitting a January juice diet can say goodbye to Costata, which announced it will be closing its doors after service on December 31. The restaurant will also offer its final corkage free Monday night special for those guests interested in bringing in their own wine to pair with the pasta, seafood, and red meat heavy menu.

Champagne Showers, East Houston Wine and Liquor, 250 East Houston Street, Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Need a crash course in which Champagnes are worth your while?  Sample 15 different types of Champagne such as Veuve Clicquot and Moet Chandon at this free tasting. Guests who are throwing together a last minute party  can also take advantage of the store’s 10%-off deal for any in-store Champagne purchases.

Pajama Party, Loosie Rouge, 91 South 6th St, Brooklyn, Thursday, 9 p.m. to close

Party in your PJ’s at this super casual New Year’s party, where a $30 ticket gets you a glass of champagne (pajamas will not be provided). Guests can also enjoy a selection of New Orleans-style cocktails like the sazerac along with live music throughout the evening; score a reservation here.

New Year’s Eve Party and Eating Competition, Barn Joo, 893 Broadway, Thursday, 9:30 p.m. to close

Instead of a fancy tasting menu, consider signing up for a chicken wing and beer drinking contest to celebrate the close of 2015. For $5 per competition, guests attending Barn Joo’s New Year’s Eve party can attempt to eat as many chicken wings or polish off a pint of beer in order to receive a cash prize. The party includes an open bar and buffet along with a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $99 in advance and can be reserved here.