Beer and Cheese
The Artisanal Premium Cheese Center is offering a series of tasting events pairing artisanal cheese with handcrafted beer. Coming up on Thursday, April 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is a tasting of cheeses with brews from the Ithaca Beer Company (upcoming tastings will feature beer from Kelso of Brooklyn and spiced beers imported from Europe and Japan). The event will take place at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 500 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor. $75/person (877.797.1200).
EVENTS THIS WEEK
The Art of Chocolate Making
Balducci’s will present a class on chocolate-making with chocolatier Robert Hammond of Oregon's Moonstruck Chocolate Company on Thursday, April 12, 6:30 p.m., at 81 8th Avenue. Free (212.741.3700).
Taste dishes from more than 30 restaurants at the annual dining event at Grand Central Terminal on Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, East 42nd Street at Park Avenue. $75/person (866.468.7619)
Home Brewing Techniques
Joe the Art of Coffee will present a class on home coffee brewing techniques -- from French press to Chemex and moka -- on Thursday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., at 141 Waverly Place. $10/person (reservations required: email@example.com).
Restaurants Against Hunger
This month-long fundraising campaign for hunger relief will kick-off with a party, runway show, and charity auction featuring Cat Cora, Ming Tsai, and Ted Allen, among other "culinary rock stars," on Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., at The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street. $75-$250/person (212.967.7800, ext. 117).
Alimentum journal will present a reading of "menupoems," menus written by poets, on Monday, April 16th, 2007, 7:00 p.m., at the Tagine Dining Gallery, 537 Ninth Avenue (212.564.7292).
Queens: A Taste of the World
More than 40 of the borough's restaurants will serve samplesof their dishes at this tasting event on Monday, April 16, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. $85/person (718.263.0546).