Agenda: 8/3 to 8/9

Coming Up

American Cheese Society Winners 2005, sample some of the winning cheeses from the annual American Cheese Society competition, Thursday, August 11, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker Street. $50/person (212.243.3289, ext. 25).

Events This Week

1. Origins of Cheese, explore the origins of dairying and cheesemaking, including a demonstration of how early cheese was made, Saturday, August 6, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, New York. $25/person (914.366.6200).

2. Second Annual Tiger Beer Singapore Chili Crab Festival, Singapore style chili crabs and other Southeast Asian specialties will be served Sunday, August 7, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., outside Water Street Restaurant & Lounge at 66 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY (between Dock St. and Main St.). Free admission (not including food and drink).

3. Wine and Spice, Asian Women in Business will present a a dinner demonstrating how to pair wines with Indian foods, Monday, August 8, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Diwan Restaurant, 148 East 48th Street. $50/members, $75/nonmembers (212.868.1368).

4. French Regional Tasting Menus, Partage restaurant (92 7th Avenue) will present a series of tasting menus dedicated to specific regions of France, beginning with Paris, from Monday, August 8, to Thursday, August 11. $35/person (212.242.2207).

ONGOING EVENTS

Summer Restaurant Week, three-course lunches for $20.12 and three-course dinners for $35.00 (beverage, tax and gratuity additional) on weekdays at participating New York restaurants. The promotion continues through September 5.