MondayBrooklyn Brewery and Gastronomie 491 join forces with Jacob’s Pickles at their Upper West Side location for a charity tasting at 6:30 PM. The $10 cost of admission includes six beer/cheese pairings (plus pickles!) with all proceeds going to benefit the Westside Campaign Against Hunger.
TuesdayChef Graciel Caces leads students in class focused on Filipino cooking tonight at 6:30 PM at the Brooklyn Kitchen. The $75 fee covers instruction and ingredients for dishes like Lumpia with shrimp, pork, and veggies, Sinigang pork, and chicken adobo wings, plus beer from Great Brewers. Get more info and register for the evening here.
WednesdayNew Williamsburg Tex-Mex eatery Lonestar Taco teams up with frozen treats company La Newyorkina for a six-course “Sweet & Savory” tasting menu tonight only. The evening costs $70 with two seatings available at 6 and 9 PM. Purchase tickets and get more info here.
ThursdayWine event promoters the Noble Rot host a cabernet-focused tasting tonight from 7-9 PM. Food and drink expert Cathy Erway will lead guests in a tasting of five wines, paired with Asian-inspired dishes like cucumber salad with bacon-wrapped scallops and red-braised pork belly lettuce wraps. The evening runs $65 and tickets can be purchased here.
FridayIn honor of the annual tomato-based food fight and festival La Tomatina in Spain, Williamsburg tapas spot Cadaqués is offering a special, four course tomato-focused menu for $35 through the end of the week.
Saturday/SundayGovernor’s Island is the place to be for food fans this weekend. Saturday sees the return of the annual Pig Island event from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The $85 admission includes tastings of porcine-focused fare from 25 city chefs including John Stage (Dinosaur BBQ), Anthony Sasso (Casa Mono), and Michael Ferraro (Delicatessen). Sixpoint will also provide local craft beer, and wine and cider offerings from New York vineyards will also be available.
This Sunday PicNYC comes to the island to end the summer season, with vendors like Jimmy’s No. 43, Korilla BBQ, and Melt Bakery on hand to provide chow, while the Sixpoint Beer Garden will offer craft beers, sangria, and soft drinks. General admission is $20 and includes three beer/wine tickets.