Agenda: 11/15 to 11/21


Le Beaujolais
Nouveau est Arrivé!

Beaujolais The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) will present an evening celebrating the latest vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday, November 16, 6:30 p.m., at Lighthouse International, 111 East 59th Street. Tickets are $50 for FIAF members and $40 for non-members (212.355.6160).


Grand Tasting 2006, PJ Wine will host their annual tasting to benefit City Harvest, an organization working to fight hunger in New York City. Sample hundreds of renowned wines and enjoy food from some of the city's finest chefs and food purveyors, Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. (VIP early admission) or 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street. $95/person for regular admission, $165/person for VIP early admission (212-567-5500).

Reclaim the Food Chain! Slow Food New York's first session of their educational program, SLOW U, will feature Sherri Brooks Vinton, co-author of "The Real Food Revival," discussing sustainable food choices. Following the session will be a sampling of artisanally produced, small-estate wines, Thursday, November 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Moore Bros. Wine Company, 33 East 20th Street. $20/person (212.475.1730).

Greatest New York Chefs: Andrew Karasz, The James Beard Foundation will host a dinner featuring the cuisine of chef Andrew Karasz, previously of Union Pacific and Eleven Madison Park, and now the executive chef at Django, Friday, November 17, 7:00 p.m., at the Beard House, 167 West 12th Street. $90/person for members, $120/person for non-members (212.627.2308).

Dutch Food in the American Kitchen, Author Peter Rose will discuss the cuisine of the Dutch settlers of Brooklyn, followed by a tasting of two historic pancake recipes, Sunday, November 19, 2:00 p.m., at Leffert's Historic House, Prospect Park, the intersection of Flatbush and Ocean Avenues and Empire Boulevard. Free, reservations recommended ( or 718.789.2822 ext. 11).