The Leadbelly, a new oyster bar on the Lower East Side, hosts a tasting of Island Creek oysters paired with Karlsson’s Gold vodka tonight. $45 buys you a dozen bivalves and three flights of vodka.
The Metropolitan Pavilion will be home to Spain’s Great Match, a night of Spanish spirits, food, and music. The $75 general admission includes tastings of over 200 wines and craft beers, plus tapas from restaurants including Casa Mono, La Rioja, Barraca, Tertulia and more. The main event runs from 7-9 PM - purchase tickets and see the complete list of participating eateries here.
BK Farmyards presents Meet Your Maker: Hops & Crops Fest tonight at 61 Local, where dishes from Brooklyn chefs like Rob Newton (Seersucker) and George Weld (Parish Hall, Egg) will be paired with local brews. The evening runs $40, with seatings available at 6:30 and 8:30 PM. Purchase tickets here.
Get the weekend started early with the Contemporary Chianti Luncheon at the James Beard House at noon. Gabriella Ganugi, President and Founder of the Palazzi Florence Association for International Culinary Education, as well members of the prestigious Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence will serve a lunch inspired by their region’s headlining wine: Chianti. Expect dishes like polenta with mushroom confit and Chianti-lard mousse and Sangiovese-glazed duck breast. The meal runs $80 for JBF members ($95 for non-members) and includes hors d’oeuvres and wine pairings. See the complete menu, and purchase tickets here.
Get into the Halloween spirit at Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema - a movie theater with tableside dining service - which will screen a series of frightening films today including Halloween 3, Lost Boys, and Nosferatu. Pair with not-so-scary fare, like homemade meatballs, charcuterie, or fish tacos, or opt for good old-fashioned popcorn. See the complete schedule and menu here.
Taste your way through the boom in craft fermentation in Brooklyn via Urban Oyster, which will host a tour the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Winery, and New York Distilling in Williamsburg from noon to 3:30 PM. $70 gets you behind the scenes at all three spots with ample tastings at each, plus lunch so you’re not drinking on an empty stomach. Get more info and purchase tickets here.