NYC Events for the Weekend and Beyond


Paul Greico of Terroir. [Photograph: Brent Herrig]

Saturday (February 16)

Advanced Homebrewing
Saturday February 16th, 2 p.m.
The Brooklyn Kitchen is providing you the chance to take your homebrewing skills to the next level. Join in-house brew-man Dan Pizzillo and learn how to make an all-grain brew. $75. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; 718-389-2982; event website

Wine Class at Terroir Park Slope
Saturday February 16th, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Terroir Park Slope is kicking off a series of Saturday wine classes that runs through March. Resident sommelier Paul Greico will be on hand for the first; talking about wine basics and the history of the long-loved beverage. Classes are $20 and can seat up to 12. Email Allison at to reserve. 284 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn, NY; restaurant website

Monday (February 18)

Whiskey and Cheese
Monday February 18th, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wine and beer are easy choices when it comes to cheese pairing. But this Monday, you can join the Bedford Cheese Shop at their Manhattan location to taste a flight of whiskey with different cheeses. $55. 67 Irving Place, New York, NY; 718-599-7588; event website

Tuesday (February 19)

Culinary History of New Amsterdam
Tuesday February 19th, 7:30 p.m.
Join historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman at the Farm on Adderley for a meal inspired by what people were eating in New York in the 1600s. Dinner will explore the lasting impression of Dutch taste with recipes based on those found in the Lefferts family papers; which date back to the 17th Century. $60, plus tax and gratuity. 1108 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY; 718-287-3101; events website

Wednesday (February 20)

Master the Art of Southern Cooking
Wednesday February 20th, 12 p.m.
James Beard Foundation award winners Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart have a new cookbook: Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking. Join them at the James Beard House and celebrate the “mother cuisine of America.” $20 suggested donation. Call 212-627-2308 to reserve. 167 West 12th Street, New York, NY; 212-675-4984; event website

Brisket King of NYC
Wednesday February 20th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Whose brisket will reign supreme? Find out Wednesday at the second annual brisket contest hosted at Santos Party House. John Stage (Dinosaur BBQ), Daniel Delany (BrisketTown), Matt Fisher (Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ), and Hugh Mangum (Mighty Quinn’s) are among those competing. $45 for general admission, $75 for VIP. 96 Lafayette Street, New York, NY; 212-584-5492; event website

Thursday (February 21)

Culinary Luminaries: Marion Cunningham
Thursday February 21, 6 p.m.
Judith Jones, senior editor and vice president at Knopf, and cookbook authors Laura Shapiro and Barbara Kafka are hosting this discussion of the late Marion Cunningham. The event will be moderated by New School Food Studies faculty Andrew Smith. $5; free to students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID. The New School, Theresa Lang Center, Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY; 212-229-5488; event website

The Power of Miso
Thursday February 21st, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Lawrence Kushi and Edwin Bellanco, chef and owner of Vitae, are conducting a presentation on the health benefits of miso. $12 / $8 Japan Society Member, seniors & students. 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY; 212-715-1258; event website

Friday (February 22) through Sunday (February 24)

Offsite is a creative weekend retreat in the Berkshire mountains. Festivities include workshops, games, and activities. Three workshops: boozin’, seed startin’, and home cannin’ will be taught by Becky Mumaw and Nick Westervelt of Clawhammer Farm. $350, includes accommodations, meals, and workshops. Isabella Freedman Retreat Center. 116 Johnson Road, Falls Village, CT; 917-903-9165; website


Celebrating Black History Month
During dinner hours, starting at 5:30 p.m.
To celebrate Black History Month, chef Marcus Samuelson has created a three-course meal inspired by great African American chefs. The menu is available at both Red Rooster and Ginny’s Supper Club during dinner service. $47. 310 Lennox Avenue, Harlem, NY; 212-792-9001; restaurant website