This Week in Food: Winter Cocktails, Paella Class, and Koreatown Cookbook Party


PLANT by Jay Astafa Pop-Up Dinner, Adelina’s, 159 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, Monday, 7 p.m.

Adelina’s is hosting a 12-course vegan tasting menu, courtesy of chef Jay Astafa of 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe. Courses will include plant-based cheeses and desserts in addition to veggie-forward bites such as sunchoke soup, beet tartare, and squash ravioli. A six glass wine pairing will also be available for an additional $40 charge. Tickets are $145 and are inclusive of service; reserve here.

Tasting Menu, élan, 43 East 20th Street, Monday through end of February

During the final month of service at chef David Waltuck’s élan, the restaurant is offering a special $40 prix fixe menu beginning this Monday. The three course dinner, which will be adjusted daily depending on market availability, will also feature a glass of complimentary sparkling wine.

Winter Cocktails, Montana’s Trail House, 455 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, Monday through end of March

Escape cabin fever with winter drinks like a rum-based “Street Shark” cocktail, which uses winter spice syrup and tamarind cordial to tame the winter chill. The restaurant’s new seasonal menu also includes a bourbon and mulled wine-based “Blizzard Beast” as well as a drink with Calvados, white whiskey, and salted pecan rye syrup.

Paella Workshop, Centro Espanol, La Nacional, 239 West 14th street, Tuesday, 5 p.m.

Fill up on the history of paella before making the celebrated Spanish dish from start to finish.  A chef will lead guests on a hands-on cooking demonstration before allowing students to make their own paella feast. Dinner includes sangria, salad, and dessert from La Nacional. Attendees will take home select paella recipes as well as recommendations for appropriate cookware and ingredients. Tickets are $50 for general admission and can be secured here.

Koreatown Cookbook Party, Ichi Cellar, 6 East 32nd Street, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Experience the recipes and stories of Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong chef Deuki Hong as he unveils his cookbook, Koreatown. The book features recipes, stories, and photos from Korean American neighborhoods across America. Tickets ($40 per person) include a copy of the book along with beer, soju, and snacks prepared by chef Hong; reserve them here.