Agenda: 9/6 to 9/12


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).


1. Sake 101, Sommelier Roger Dagorn will lead a class on sake basics, Sunday, September 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Chanterelle, 2 Harrison Street. $55/person (212.966.6960)

2. Pasture Perfect, Glynwood Center and Sustainable Table will present a talk by writer Jo Robinson on the benefits of grass-based meat, Thursday, September 7, 6:00 p.m., at the Municipal Art Center, 427 Madison Avenue. Free (845.265-3338, ext. 106).

3. NY Brewfest, Heartland Brewery will present a celebration of suds featuring samplings from 58 New York State breweries, Friday, September 8, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at South Street Seaport’s Pier 16 & 17. $40/person (tickets available online and at Heartland Brewery Locations).

4. Red Hook Walking Tour, Slow Food NYC will lead a gastronomic tour of Red Hook, including a visit to Added Value Farm, lunch at the ball fields, and a private tour of Six Points Brewery, Saturday, September 9 (meet at South Street Ferry Terminal to catch the NYC Water Taxi). $10/person (register online).

5. An Italian Approach to Pairing Food and Wine, Gabriella Ganugi and a team of experts from the culinary institute Apicius of Florence will discuss the principles of pairing Italian wines and food (regional Tuscan dishes and wines, included), Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at NYU's Torch Club, #18 Waverly Place $125/person (enroll online).

6. Cheese and Beer, New American Style, Murray's Cheese will present a tasting of American craft bears paired with cheese, Tuesday, September 12, 6:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker Street. $50/person (212.243.3289, ext. 12).