It’s f-f-f-freezing out! Ok well not fully freezing but it is cold! I know last week I was all excited about the foods of fall, this week I’m sad about the cool temperatures haha! There’s still a ton going on, despite the fact that I’m cold. May your days be filled with pumpkin & apple pie & lots of pumpkin & apple ales.
Oct 8 - Monday Night Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Perilla, 9 Jones St (bt. Bleecker & W 4th St) at 5:30pm. At Perilla, any Monday night in October is Oktoberfest—the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a couple beers early in the week. The bar is teaming up with Weihenstephan (the oldest brewery in the world) to create a German dinner menu that goes well with classic German brews. To view the entire menu, visit www.perillanyc.com. The event is $60 per person and reservations are encouraged!
Krug Champagne & Chef Marc Forgione Dinner at Krug House, 150 W 15th St (bt. 6th & 7th Ave) at 7:30pm. Don’t miss your chance to taste Krug’s amazing champagnes at the exclusive dinner that will benefit the James Beard Foundation. Enjoy a night of sample tastings and courses cooked by accomplished chef Marc Forgione! The $300 tickets are well worth it and aid the James Beard Foundation’s cause, which is to “celebrate, nurture, and preserve America’s diverse culinary heritage and future.” Get your tickets here!
Oct 9 - Pumpkintoberfest at The Owl Farm, 297 9th St (bt. 4th & 5th Ave) from 6-10pm. There’s no better combination than Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers. And that’s exactly what The Owl Farm is bringing to you with their Pumpkintoberfest celebration! They’re offering nine beers (Flying Dog Dogtoberfest, Dogfish Head Punkin and Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin to name a few) with alcohol percentages ranging from 5% to 8.6%. The bar opens at 2pm but $5 beers are from 6-10pm—get ready to get your drinkin’ on!
$10 Tuesday Tastings – Colorado at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E. 7th St., Basement (bt. 2nd & 3rd Ave) from 7:30-10pm. Sample beers from Colorado at Jimmy’s No. 43 for the fabulous price of $10. Tuesday Tastings are known to be one of the best deals around, so grab a few friends and head over for a low-key night of drinking. The event is hosted by a beer expert who is sure to bestow upon you his hoards of brew wisdom. Get there early because the event starts at 7:30pm sharp!
Eat My Heart Out Supper Club at DUMBO Loft, 155 Water St. (bt. Pearl & Front St) from 8-11pm. If you’re looking for a jazzed up version of a boring old dinner party, look no further. Eat My Heart Out consists of food as intriguing and enjoyable as the stories told around the table. The menu is inspired by the performers’ stories to keep your head (and eyes) spinning. The chefs for the evening have worked at well-known restaurants such as Roberta’s, Gramercy Tavern and Yuji Ramen. Only vegetarian tickets (all tickets $85) are left, so to enjoy a meatless meal and awesome entertainment, get your ticket here!
Oct 10 - Speak like a Sommelier: Learning the Language of Wine at Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St (@ E 4th St) from 6:30-8:30pm. We know you love wine. But do you know how to speak about it? Do you ever want to venture outside your usual dry red? This class will teach you a whole new vocabulary full of words to describe how wine tastes and how to compare different wines. You’ll also learn the difference between flavors and techniques, which could come in quite useful at happy hour. You never know what else you might like until you try it, so get your tickets here!
Heirloom Apples Lecture & Tasting at Manhattan’s Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St at 6:30pm. Manhattan’s Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, together with the Culinary Historians of New York, is hosting a lecture and tasting on Heirloom Apples. he lecture will discuss the history of apples, both globally and locally. The tasting will include fall apple varieties, cider, and sweet and savory apple recipes. Tickets can be reserved by calling 212-838-6878.
Oct 11 - 5th Annual SUS Olympics Oktoberfest at the Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St (bt. Berry St. & Wythe Ave) from 7-11pm. The only thing better than drinking beer? Drinking it for a good cause. Swing by Brooklyn Brewery to gorge on unlimited food and beer to benefit the SUS Olympics, which are games that celebrate people with intellectual/physical disabilities who compete as athletes to promote physical health. Tickets are $40 in advance (get them here) or $50 at the door. Everyone’s in for a good time at this 5th Annual SUS Oktoberfest celebration! And really, how can you say no to unlimited beer?
Weird Spices at Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court St (bt. W 9th & Huntington St) from 8:30-10pm. If salt and pepper are your go-to spices, it’s time to throw them out. Yep, you heard us. Spice up your life (sorry, we still love the Spice Girls)! There is a whole other world of spices out there that are bound to increase the taste of your staple meals. Hint: powders that taste like ground-up Sour Patch kids and seeds that smell like beef jerky. Attend this class to learn such weird spice facts you won’t be able to get them out of your head! $20 tickets available here!
Oct 12 - The Pasta Sheet, Lasagna and Ravioli at Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, 540 President St., Suite 2E (bt. 3rd & 4th Ave) from 6:30-9:30pm. Making homemade pasta isn’t just for professional cooks, ya know. This class will teach you how to make ravioli and lasagna from scratch and then how to incorporate them into delicious recipes, such as Spinach & Hearty Vegetable Marinara Lasagna and Butternut Squash Cannelloni with Sage Cream. You’ll mix, crank, fold and seal to deliver the freshest sheets of pasta you’ve ever tasted, so next time someone asks you to cook for them, you won’t have to hesitate. Purchase your tickets here!
GODIVA presents SWEET! Celebrating Five Years of NYCWFF at 82Mercer, 82 Mercer St (bt. Broome & Springs St) from 9-12pm. Happy 5th birthday to the New York City Wine and Food Festival! Join in the celebrations by attending GODIVA’s special party sponsored by ZED Moscato Rosé and hosted by Sandra Lee, star of Food Network’s “Semi-Homemade Cooking.” Your sweet tooth will be in heaven at this dessert tasting full of confectionary cakes, lush cupcakes, ice cream and, of course, GODIVA chocolates. Get your tickets here now!
Oct 13 - New York City Wine & Food Festival at Various Locations starting at 10am. What do you get when you combine the best food and wine NYC has to offer? The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival! This weekend will be full of amazing chefs and winemakers as they educate and entertain the people with their best tips, advice and products. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength®, so grab your ticket here and enjoy a night of spirits and noms!
Harvest Beer & Cider Sessions at Factory on Kent, 110 Kent Ave (@ N 8th) from 12-9pm. Trade out the cocktails for cider, apple spirits and local beer at the Harvest Beer & Cider Sessions! WIth over 20 cider and specialty craft beers available, you’ll be in spirit heaven at this local tasting event. There are two sessions (“Old World and New World Cilders” and “Blending, Terroir and Cider Apples of the Northeast”), so choose whichever suits your fancy and head over for a night of imbibing pleasure. Tickets are available here!
Drink Local: A Tasting of Regional Wine & Spirits at Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St (@ E 4th St) from 2-4pm. Everyone knows it’s best to eat local, but what about drinking local? Celebrate the wonderful wines and spirits produced regionally at this local tasting event that aims to gain support of regional wineries and distilleries. More than 15 wines and 10 spirits will be available for tasting for just $15 (buy them here), so stop by to support your fave labels and get special discounts on bottles after the event.
Oct 14 - Amateur Chili Cook-Off With Lucky 777 Chili at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E 7th St., Basement (bt. 2nd & 3rd Ave) from 1-3pm. It’s chili season and that means it’s time for the first cook-off of the fall! Stop by Jimmy’s No. 43 to participate in their Amateur Chili Competition with Lucky 777 Chili. Cooks will compete for highly regarded recognition as the chili master. $20 tickets are available at the door and all proceeds go to God’s Love We Deliver! Enjoy a night of beer, food and chili to ring in the cold weather.
Hummus Cook-Off at Public Assembly, 70 N 6th St (bt. Kent & Wythe St) form 6-9pm. Think you have what it takes to throw down at a hummus cook-off? Stop by the 6th Annual Craig Murphey Fellowship Fundraiser to enter three quarts of your best hummus (with veggies or crackers for dipping) and see if you’ll win the title of hummus king. Everyone is welcome to purchase a judging card for $5. Benefit a good cause, throw back some beers and taste-test these tempting snacks!