4/09/2012 09:53:00 AM

New York Dining Deals and Events April 9-15

Cookies from Haven's Kitchen


Leading expert on Japanese culinary arts Elizabeth Andoh hosts a guided tasting of the food and sake featured in her new book KIBO: Recipes & Stories from Japan’s Tohoku at the International Culinary Center tonight from 6:30-8:30 PM. Tickets for the evening are $40-$50 and can be purchased here.


Brooklyn Brewery and W&T Seafood team up for a Sip ‘n’ Slurp beer and oyster tasting from 8-10 PM. $45 (or $55 at the door) gets you samples of six draft-only brews paired with a dozen oysters from the East and West Coasts. Garrett Oliver from Brooklyn Brewery and Nellie Wu from W&T Seafood will be on hand to guide guests through each pairing, with info on the history and geography of each bivalve.


The James Beard House hosts a “Springtime in the Capital” dinner at 7 PM, with top chefs from Albany-area restaurants from the Mazzone Hospitality group traveling south to collaborate on dinner. The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres like foie gras fritters with cherry butter and sweet honey-thyme bacon clothespins followed by a five-course dinner featuring dishes like pan-seared grouper with purple fingerling potatoes. See the complete menu and purchase tickets ($130 for JBF members/$170 for non members) here.


Cooking school Haven’s Kitchen goes retro tonight, with a class on creating old school sweets like Twinkies, Yodels and Snowballs from fresh, real ingredients. The three-hour class lead by pastry chef Cristin Walsh costs $125 - purchase tickets and see their complete list of April and May class offerings here.


End the workweek with something new in the form of Parish Hall in Williamsburg, the latest endeavor from George Weld (Egg), which begins dinner service tonight. For a glimpse of what to expect, check out their lunch menu featuring seasonal, New American fare like roast chicken breast over Cayuga barley and vegetables.


Kick off your weekend with a bargain at the East Village’s Spina, offering a new daily happy hour from 5:30-8 PM featuring a trio of Blue Point oysters and a glass of New York wine or beer for $9.


The Umami Food and Art Festival, a three-week long event focused on food-inspired art, comes to the Astor Center tonight for a multi-sensory celebration of Israeli art, food and wine. The afternoon includes fare from chef Einav Gefen inspired by the work of Tel Aviv-based artist Guy Goldstein, as well as tastings of Recanati wines and a spice-mixing workshop. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.


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