Kick off your week at Murray Hill’s Wild Edibles Oyster Bar and Restaurant, where the James Beard Foundation will host a walk-around oyster tasting tonight at 6:30 PM. Admission ($60 for JBF Members, $70 for non-members) also includes seafood-focused hors d’oeuvres like tuna tartare and toasted sesame shrimp rolls, wine from Palm Bay Imports and Stella Artois beer. Info here.
DB Bistro Moderne kicks off their Tasting Table Tuesdays series tonight at 7:30 PM. The evening, hosted by sommelier Alexander LaPratt, will include four courses paired with wine from Burgundy. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased here.
Step back in time to mid-1800s Brooklyn at The Farm on Adderley’s “Pre-Industrial Dinner” tonight at 7:30 PM in Ditmas Park. The $69 tab includes four courses inspired by the food eaten by Flatbush’s farmers of the era, with commentary from historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start your weekend early at Mexican eatery Tacombi at Fonda Nolita, with $4 cervezas, $2 tasting tacos and guac and chips from 3-6 PM.
Nibble your way through Eataly from noon-6 PM today, when the gourmet food market will be offering tastes of goodies from sixteen artisanal producers from across New York state, including Acme smoked salmon, Arcadian Pastures pork chops and North Fork potato chips.
Class up your pizza intake at New York Vinters’ “Pizza and the Wines that Love It” class today from 1-3 PM. Executive chef Ryan Smith will instruct students on the art of making gourmet flatbread pizzas, including three courses paired with six wines. The afternoon costs $50 and tickets can be purchased here.
Love chili and beer? Head to Chelsea Market tonight at 7 PM for NYChiliFest 2012, where chefs from dozens of restaurants including Gramercy Tavern, The Brooklyn Star, Roberta’s, and last year’s Golden Chili Mug Winner Northern Spy Food Co. will serve up hearty helpings of their homemade chili with corn bread from Amy’s Bread and farmstead cheeses from Lucy’s Whey. Wash it down with unlimited brews from Sam Adams. Tickets are $55 and must be purchase in advance.