Over Spilt Milk
The New York Food Museum presents a new exhibit, "Over Spilt Milk," running January 30th through April 3rd. Over Spilt Milk explores the birth of the Depression-era Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative and the fight of dairy farmers for fair price and fair profit. The exhibit will feature Consumer-Farmer Milk Cooperative pamphlets and broadsides, vintage milk cartons, and miniature dioramas. The opening night celebration will take place on Friday, January 30th, at The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
EVENTS THIS WEEK (January 28 through February 3)
The International Culinary Center (462 Broadway) presents a recreational class on handmade pasta. Learn to make three different types of common doughs including a basic pasta dough, an elastic dough, and gnocchi. Following this lesson, the class will then focus on seasonal sauces and fillings to complement the pasta. The class will take place on Wednesday, January 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Price: $195/person. (888.908.2783)
For the first time since 1912, absinthe is once again legal and available for purchase in the United States. To reacquaint the American palate with the spirit, The Tasting Room at Vintage Irving (118 East 15th Street) is hosting an absinthe tasting. Learn if the spirit is in fact hallucinogenic, if it is highly addictive, why it was originally banned, and more. The event will take place on Thursday, January 28th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $30/person. (212.677.6300)
The literary food journal Alimentum is hosting a reading around the launch of their seventh issue. The event will feature Kristen Aiken, winner of The Alimentum/French Culinary Institute Craft of Food Writing Contest, as well as readings from Steven Sher, Leslie McGrath, and Carly Sachs. The free reading will take place at Mercantile Library (17 East 47th Street) on Thursday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m. RSVP: email@example.com or 212.755.6710
Monkey Town (58 N 3rd Street, Williamsburg) presents a hearty 6-course winter Forest Dinner. Feast on gamy fare like fennel braised rabbit, venison ravioli, and espresso rubbed elk loin while enjoying music videos projected on their wall-to-wall screens. The dinners will be offered on two nights, Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are encouraged. $40/person, $65/with wine pairing.
Winter Restaurant Week
This is your last chance to take advantage of Winter Restaurant Week. Select restaurants throughout the city will be offering three-course prix fixe lunches for $24.07 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35. The event is taking place now through through Friday, January 30th. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and to make reservations.