Agenda: "Pop-Up" Restaurant, Beer Fest, and a Cheesy Field Trip


Bon Appétit Supper Club & Cafe
Bon Appétit magazine will launch a "pop-up" restaurant on Thursday, October 25, at the former Hard Rock Cafe space at 221 W. 57th Street. The temporary eatery (closing on November 3) is designed by the Rockwell Group (see rendering below) and will feature cooking demonstrations, tastings, and book signings with celebrity chefs. Lunch will be served daily to the public and a series of private dinners will be held featuring menus by Emeril Lagasse, Will Goldfarb, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Govind Armstrong, Claudia Fleming, Michel Richard, and Giada De Laurentiis. For reservations, call 888.877.1035.


EVENTS THIS WEEK (October 24 through October 30)

Book Talk
Legendary cookbook editor Judith Jones will discuss her new memoir, The Tenth Muse, on Wednesday, October 24, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit, 5 West 19th Street. Free (212.929.2323).

Cook. Eat. Drink. Live.
A food festival featuring tastings, cooking demonstrations, and cooking and mixology classes, will be held from Friday, October 26, through Saturday, October 27, at Pier 94, 755 Twelfth Avenue at West 55th Street (purchase tickets at

Billed as New York City's longest running festival dedicated to the craft of fine ales and lagers, Brewtopia V will feature tastings of hundreds of artisanal beers on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, at Pier 92, 711 12th Avenue. Tickets are $40 to $49 per day (800.935.8537)

A Day A-Whey!
Saxelby Cheesemongers will lead an excursion to Sprout Creek Farm in Poughkeepsie to see how cheese is made, including a farm tour and picnic lunch, followed by apple-picking at Mead Orchard in Tivoli. The event takes place on Sunday, October 28. from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.$85/person (212.228.8204).

Vegetarian Restaurant Week
Participating Brooklyn restaurants will serve vegetarian dinners at this inaugural annual event (more at continuing through Saturday, October 27.

Image: Rockwell Group.