Agenda: 2/14 to 2/20


Whiskey and Whey
Whiskeyandwhey The Artisanal Premium Cheese Center will present a discussion and tasting event pairing Scotch whiskey and cheese. The course, led by by Artisanal's Jon Lundbom and Ethan Kelley, Spirit Sommelier for Tribeca's Brandy Library, will take place on Monday, February 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 500 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor. $75/person (877.797.1200).


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Oyster Talk, the Downtown Alliance's "Downtown Third Thursdays" lecture series will feature a discussion by Mark Kurlansky, author or The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, on Thursday, February 15, 7:00 p.m., at India House (Marine Room), One Hanover Square. Free; advance online registration required at (212.566.6700).

Black Culinarian Alliance Cultural Awareness Salute, the Black Culinarian Alliance will host a gala benefit dinner on Saturday, February 17, 7:00 p.m., at Tavern on the Green, West 67th at Central Park. $200/person (646.548.2949).

Mise en Place, an exhibition of photos by photographer Michael Harlan Turkell, whose "Back of the House" series documents the behind-the-scenes goings on in restaurant kitchens, will open on Sunday, February 18, 7:00 p.m., at the Mule Cafe, 67 4th Ave., Brooklyn.

Beef-o-Rama, Beacon will present its fifth annual "Beefsteak" all-you-can-eat beef dinner on Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m., at Beacon Restaurant, 25 West 56th Street. $95/person, reservations required (212.332.0500).