This Week in Food: Robert Burns Night, Harlem on My Plate, and Lucky Rice Book Signing


Fleisher’s Craft Butchery Pop-Up, Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn, Monday through February 7, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Bavaria is making an appearance in Gowanus at this two week pop-up, which pairs Threes’ array of brews with currywurst, spätzle, and other German delicacies. Guests can also snack on potato pancakes and pot roast, with dishes large and small ranging from $6 to $16.

Robert Burns Night with Single Malts, Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East Seventh Street, Monday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate Robert Burns with poetry and single malt whisky samples from both American and Scottish distillers like Laphroaig. Beer and spirits writer Brad Japhe will lead guests through a journey of eight different scotch, bourbon, and whisky samples. Food offerings designed to pair with each sample includes a selection of cheeses, meats, and light fare. Tickets are $55 and are inclusive of all food, beverages, and poetry; reserve them here.

How to Start Your Own Distillery, Wassail, 162 Orchard Street, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.

Not finding a spirit you can fall in love with? Learn how to create your own by networking with distillers from Neversink Spirits, Nahmias, and Wigle. Representatives from each distillery will provide first hand tips on how ingredients like apples and figs can create different brandies, with guests receiving a sample of each spirit. A special cocktail made exclusively for the event will also be available afterwards for purchase. Tickets are $25 and include tastings only; reserve them here.

Harlem on My Plate, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Wednesday, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Explore food on film with a documentary about Harlem’s food renaissance. Harlem on My Plate focuses on how food continuously remains at the center of the neighborhood’s cultural core, with interviews including Harlem restaurateurs, chefs, and celebrities. The event is free and all seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.

Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables, Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Looking to learn a new recipe now that you’re snowed in? Danielle Chang, founder of the Lucky Rice Festival, will share a few select recipes from her debut cookbook, with a signature Year of the Monkey gin cocktail available for guests. Tickets are $10 for the general public and include museum admission; reserve one here.