Agenda: 1/17 to 1/23


Winter Restaurant Week
RestaurantweekParticipating New York restaurants will serve three-course prix fixe lunches for $24.07 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35.00 from Monday, January 22, through Friday, January 26, and Monday, January 29, through Friday, February 2. Reserve online at


What to Eat, the James Beard Foundation’s "Beard on Books" series will feature a discussion by Marion Nestle of her book What to Eat, Wednesday, January 17, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the James Beard House, 167 West 12 Street. $20 suggested donation (212.627.2308).

Pasta Perfect, Bene magazine will present a free cooking demonstration by Johanne Killeen and George Germon, owners/chefs of Providence, R.I., restaurant Al Forno and authors of On Top of Spaghetti, Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m., at Balducci's Food Lover's Market, 81 8th Avenue.

Talking with Your Mouth Full, Leite's Culinaria will present an evening of food readings on Thursday, January 18. 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Jimmy's, 43 E. 7th Street. $5/person, reservation required (212) 799-8075).

Winter Fest, Flatbush Farm will present a barbecue featuring grilled oysters, venison, sausages, and smoked meats along with a selection of beers from Brooklyn's Six Point Brewery, Sunday, January 21, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Flatbush Farm, 76 Saint Marks Avenue (718.622.3276).

Behind-the-Scenes at Peter Luger, Culinary Insiders will present a behind-the scenes lunch at Peter Luger Steak House, Sunday, January 21, 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., at Peter Luger Steak House, 178 Broadway, Brooklyn. $150/person, reservation required (212.330.9080).

Winter Warmer, As part of its "Sunday Salons" series, Chanterelle will present a tasting of robust winter beers paired with rich cheeses, Sunday, January 21, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Chanterelle, 2 Harrison Street. $55/person  (212.966.6960).

A Master Cheesemonger's Favorite Cheeses, and the Wines That Complement Them, Steven Jenkins of Fairway Market and Joshua Wesson of Best Cellars will lead a wine and cheese pairings, Sunday, January 21, 7:30 p.m., at the 92nd Street Y. $65/person (212.415.5500).