Spirits of New York
New York Distilling Co. (79 Richardson Street, Brooklyn)
Monday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Sample New York’s best homegrown spirits at this walk-around tasting featuring artisanal producers. The fifth annual event will feature spirits served neat as well as in cocktail form. Tickets are $35 for general admission and can be purchased here.
Eat | Drink | Speak: A Series
Dean & DeLuca (560 Broadway)
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The authors of Koreatown: A Cookbook — Matt Rodbard and chef Deuki Hong of Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong — will lead a panel discussion about the rising popularity of Korean cuisine. Moderated by Kate Krader of Food & Wine magazine, the conversation will cover the cultural elements of Korean food and drink as well as how to create simple Korean dishes at home. You’ll be able to get a taste of the cuisine at the event, too. RSVP here.
Fail Fast, Learn Fast: How to Constantly Improve Your Food Business
Brooklyn FoodWorks (630 Flushing Avenue, Suite 200, Brooklyn)
Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Focusing on each stage of building a food and hospitality brand, this free seminar will cover useful sales and marketing tactics needed by budding food industry start-ups. The seminar, led by food-business consultant Terry Frishman, will go over product placement, product packaging, and in-store demonstration techniques.
Chef Alon Shaya Pop-Up
Chefs Club by Food + Wine (275 Mulberry Street)
Wednesday and Thursday
New Orleans chef Alon Shaya will bring his fusion of Israeli and Cajun cuisines to New York for two nights. Guests can dine on a five-course tasting menu or order plates a la carte with dishes like fried-oyster hummus and matzo-ball gumbo. There will also be crabmeat tabouleh, smothered turkey necks with couscous, and a twist on the traditional bananas Foster dessert.
Beyond Momos: Himalayan Food in Jackson Heights
Sherpa Kyidug House (41-01 75th Street, Queens)
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn about Himalayan cuisine and get a taste of some dishes from Jackson Heights’s famed restaurants. The panel includes Tashi Chodron of the Rubin Museum as well as local restaurant owners who will share their stories of how they helped foster Himalayan food culture throughout the city. Tickets are $16 for general admission. Reserve yours here.