New Recreational Courses
The International Culinary Center (462 Broadway) is launching a series of new intensive recreational courses, which start in October. The single session classes are available for many different skill levels and age groups. Some of the new courses include, "Food Technology for the Home Cook," "The Secrets of Spices," and "Chocolate Treats & Truffles." Prices range from $150 to $395 per session. For more information, visit the Center's site, or call 888.90.TASTE (888.908.2783.
EVENTS THIS WEEK (August 27 through September 2)
Wine and Culture of Hungary
Klimat Wine Bar (77 East 7th Street) presents a social event exploring the wine, cuisine, and culture of Hungary. Sample dishes like vegetables in spicy paprika sauce and Hungarian sausages paired with Szekszardi Merlot-Kekoporto and Matraaljai Traminer. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets: $40/person. (212.777.1112)
Traditional Italian Grill BBQ
Bid a proper farewell to summer with Flatbush Farm's Labor Day Weekend BBQ. Chef Browning will prepare a traditional Italian feast, including Prosciutto with Figs and Fennel, Grilled Octopus and Grilled Calamari, Panzella Bread Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Bresaola with Arugula and Parmesan, and much more. The BBQ will take place on Flatbush Farm's 1500 square foot patio (76-78 St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn) on Sunday, August 31st, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (718.622.3276)
Buffalo Wing Festival
If you're looking for last minute Labor Day plans, why not head upstate to the 7th Annual National Buffalo Wing festival? The self proclaimed "Super Bowl of Junk Food" will include lively events like the "0.5 k Running of the Chickens," wing eating contests, sauce-offs, cook-offs, cooking demonstrations, live music, and more. The festival will take place at Dunn Tire Park (275 Washington Street, Buffalo) on Saturday, August 30th, from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 31st, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Admission: $5/person, Free/children 8 and under. (716.565.4141)
Restaurant Week - Last Chance
This week is your last chance to take advantage of the generously extended NYC Summer Restaurant Week menu specials ($24.07 for a 3-course lunch and $35 for a 3-course dinner). For a list of participating restaurants and to make reservations, visit NYC & Company.