Brooklyn's Montauk Club will launch its monthly series, "Facts & Fictions," with readings from authors Alex Prud'homme (My Life in France) and Kim Sunée (Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home). The free event will take place Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Montauk Club (25 8th Avenue, Brooklyn). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVENTS THIS WEEK (April 23 through April 29)
What to Produce with Your Produce
Having trouble deciding what to make with a winter's bounty? CIA Enthusiasts is featuring a demonstration course, Vegetables: What to Produce with Your Produce. The tasting menu will include chayote-jicama salsa, hoisin-caramelized root vegetables, artichoke and spinach risotto, and fettuccine with corn, squash, chiles, crème fraîche, and cilantro. The Event will take place at The Culinary Institute of America at Astor Center (399 Lafayette Street) on Wednesday, April 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuition: $95/person. (800.888.7850)
Craft Beer Festival
TAP New York presents its 2008 Craft Beer and Fine Food Festival. More than 100 beers from over 30 small scale breweries from around the state will be featured, along will beer/food pairings, chef cooking demonstrations, and home brewing education. Be on the lookout for some competition as well, as TAP bestows the honor of "Best Beer" and "Best Brewery" in New York State to two lucky recipients.The event will take place at the Base Lodge at Hunter Mountain on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday April 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Pre-purchased tickets: $54/Saturday, $44/Sunday.
Greek Easter Feast at Milos
Easter is the most important holiday in the Greek Orthodox Church, symbolizing rebirth and focusing on food and family. In celebration of the end of the meat-free Lenten fast, Milos Estiatorios (125 West 55th Street) is throwing its annual weekend-long Traditional Greek Easter Feast, complete with 16 lambs roasting in front of the restaurant. The main festivities will be on Saturday, culminating with a three-course traditional Easter dinner of mageritsa (traditional Easter soup), the spit-roasted lamb, and Greek pastries. Sunday will include a smaller celebration, with spit-roasted lamb and potatoes being offered a la carte. Greek Easter Feast will take place on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, Sunday April 27th. 3-course menu $92/person, a la carte $38/person. Reservations: 212.245.7400.
Book and Bake Sale
The Sangam House is presenting its 1st Annual Book and Bake sale, the proceeds of which will benefit the organization's writer's residency program. Sample spiked punch and other cocktails from Milk & Honey's Matty Gee, participate in a pie throwing contest, and bid on signed books from Salman Rushdie, Giada De Laurentiis, Gael Green and others through the silent auction. The event will take place at the Montauk Club (25 8th Avenue, Brooklyn) on Tuesday, April 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets: $15/advance, $20/at the door.
Eating Their Words
After the success of their premiere events in early March, Eating Their Words will be hosting an encore performance at The Tasting Room (264 Elizabeth Street). The events will blend the talents of a veteran chef with three established playwrights, creating original, unique dining and theater experiences. The plays are written explicitly for the evening, inspiring the chef to design a menu which will complement and enhance the play. The encore performance will take place Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Eating Their Words website. $250/premium seating, $285/VIP seating.