Agenda: 9/13 to 9/19

1. Fifth Annual Dinner of the Secret Tomato Lovers Society, the New York Chapter of The American Institute of Wine & Food will present a reception and dinner featuring a tasting of heirloom tomatoes, Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m., at Bread Tribeca, 301 Church Street. $80/non-members, $65/members (718.229.6565).

2. Design du Jour: Dining in New York, food writer Gael Greene will moderate a panel discussion by chefs Tom Colicchio, Alexandra Guarnaschelli, and Josh DeChellis on the uniqueness of the New York dining scene, Thursday, September 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Cooper-Hewitt. $20/person (212.849.8400).

3. The Dirty Truth: Beyond Organic, Murray's Cheese will present a discussion of farming and vinification methods led by Amanda Crawford, assistant wine director at ‘Inoteca, and Liz Thorpe, Murray’s Wholesale director, followed by a tasting of wine and cheese pairings, Thursday, September 14, 6:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker Street. $50/person (212.243.3289, ext. 12).

4. New York City International Pickle Day Festival, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District and the NY Food Museum will present the sixth annual Pickle Day, featuring pickle samples along with pickling and home canning demonstrations, on Sunday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side.

5. PIG@PAUMANOK, Slow Food NYC will throw a pig roast featuring heritage breed pig prepared by chef Galen Zamarra, of Mas (Farmhouse) restaurant, and a winery tour, Sunday  September 17, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at at Paumanok Vineyards, 1074 Main Road (Rt 25), Aquebogue, North Fork, Long Island. $65/Slow Food Members, $75/non-members in advance; $70/Slow Food members, $80/non-members at the door, cash only (reserve online).

6. Beer, Cheese, and Pickles, Shane Welch and Andre Bronstein of Sixpoint Craft Ales, Lauren McGrath of Rick's Picks,  and Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers will present a tasting of beer, cheese, and pickles, Monday, September 18, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at Jimmy's, 43 East 7th Street. $5/person (212.475.1730).

7. Harvest in the Square, Union Square Partnership will present this annual food tasting event featuring food, wine and micro-brews from more than 50 New York restaurants, Tuesday, September 19, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Union Square Park North Plaza & Union Square. $85/person in advance; $95/person on the day of the event (212-239-6200).

8. Beer Tasting Dinner, HQ restaurant will present a five course menu featuring beers from Magic Hat, Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., at HQ, 90 Thompson Street. $40/person (212.966.2755).