Oenophiles can kick off their week at the Metropolitan Pavilion tonight at 6:30 PM, when Slow Food and Slow Food NYC present the first-ever English publication of the Slow Wine Guide with a tasting event featuring over 140 wines. The admission fee ($35 for members/$40 for nonmembers) includes a copy of book and light food pairings.
$38 buys you unlimited pours of nine local craft beers at the Farm + Beer Expo from 7-9:30 PM tonight at the Brooklyn Brewery. Also included are AYCE belly-fillers like spicy wings and roasted ham from Jimmy’s No. 43 and a home-brewing demo from Brooklyn Brew Shop.
Olive-oil enthusiasts should register for the “Old World/New World” class tonight at Union Square cooking school Haven’s Kitchen tonight from 6:30-9 PM. The $125 evening includes tastings, plus cooking and baking demos. Email email@example.com to register, and go here to see the entire list of courses for February.
Author Andrew Coe (Good Bread) hosts a panel of heavy hitters from the NYC baking world including Eli Zabar of Zabar’s and Frank Parisi of Parisi Bakery at the Tenement Museum tonight at 6:30 PM, where they’ll discuss the history of immigrant bread and the roll it’s played in shaping the city’s culinary landscape. Admission is $10 and includes samples, too.
Kick-off your weekend with a bargain at the West Village location of Flex Mussels, where a new happy hour means $1 oysters and half-priced beer and cocktails from 5 to 7 PM.