Sushi Samba International Sushi Day
In celebration of International Sushi Day, Sushi Samba is teaching guests how to assemble nigiri and donburi at their own tables. Nigiri are slices of raw fish with rice and seaweed, while donburi are bowls of rice with vegetables, fruit, and raw fish. $19 per person.
Friday, June 17–Sunday, June 19
87 Seventh Ave. South
Learn all about Tibetan cuisine from a panel of experts from the Rubin Museum, Tibetan restaurateurs, and local business owners. Afterward, you’ll get to sample delicious dishes from the best of Jackson Heights Tibetan eateries. $16 per person.
Thursday, June 23
6:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Sherpa Kyidug House
41-01 75th St., Queens
Over 100 vendors will showcase their Brooklyn-made artisanal food and beverage products at this trade show that is also open to the public. Attendees can sample everything from vodka to meat pies to kimchi. $10 per person.
Friday, June 24
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St., Brooklyn
A Starry Night On The Farm
Modern Farmer magazine and actor Michael Chernus are bringing together chefs for an evening of celebrating local farmers and producers. Chefs Evan Hanczor (Egg), Mike Price (Market Table, The Clam), Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli (Frankies Spuntino), and Liz Neumark (Great Performances) will prepare a special dinner with all local ingredients. Proceeds go to Farm Aid, an organization that supports family farms. $250 per person ($500 for VIP).
Saturday, June 25
50 N. Third St., Brooklyn
After cheesemongers from around the country compete in an ultimate taste test, you’ll get to celebrate with plenty of artisanal cheeses, fondue, meat, beer, and wine. Among the companies providing cheeses are Cowgirl Creamery, Columbia Cheese, Cellars at Jasper Hill, and Vermont Creamery. $75 per person.
Saturday, June 25
Larkin Cold Storage
4755 27th St., Long Island City, Queens
The Battery Fair
To celebrate the opening of a three-acre oval lawn in Battery Park, the Battery Conservancy is organizing a weekend fair with 90 food purveyors, food producers, local flower farms, and floral designers. Participating eateries include Orwasher’s Bakery, Uma Temakeria, and Lotus Scoop ice cream. Obercreek Farm and GrowNYC’s Regional Grains Project are among those selling fresh produce and grains.
Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Taste of Jewish Culture Annual Street Fair
Enjoy the best of Jewish culinary traditions with eateries like Black Seed Bagels, Breads Bakery, Court Street Grocers, Kossar’s Bialys, Taim, Mile End Deli, and NY Shuk. The street fair will also feature Klezmer music and entertainment by comedy duo, soren & jolles.
Sunday, June 26
11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sixth Avenue (between 48th & 49th streets)
Rotisserie Georgette Sommelier Residency
For the month of June, fine wine purveyor Jean-Luc Le Dû is taking over the wine program at the Upper East Side restaurant, Rotisserie Georgette. He was previously the wine director at Daniel and won a James Beard award for outstanding wine service. Every Tuesday night, the sommelier will serve different wines by the glass, mostly biodynamic wines from small, family-run businesses.
The final event is a private dinner on June 28 featuring a four-course menu with Le Dû’s special pairings. $325 per person. All of the wines included in the residency are also available for purchase at Le Dû’s wine shop, Le Dû Wines.
Tuesdays through June 28
14 E. 60th St.
Dylan’s Candy Bar 3-D Gummy Printer
The flagship location of the popular candy shop now has the first 3-D gummy printer in the country. The machine, called the Katjes Magic Candy Factory, can print personalized gummies in different shapes and flavors, all done in under five minutes.
Dylan’s Candy Bar
1011 Third Ave. (at 60th Street)
Alta Linea Brunch
Alta Linea, the outdoor restaurant located in the courtyard and garden of the High Line Hotel, is now serving weekend brunch. Chef Francis Peabody is serving the following brunch dishes and more: Olive Oil Pancakes with market berry compote and lemon ricotta; Ham & Cheese Panino with prosciutto cotto,
180 10th Ave. (at 20th Street)
The Spanish restaurant is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a new summer menu highlighting seasonal ingredients. Chef Luis Bollo will serve dishes like strawberry-tomato gazpacho with spring onions and peekytoe crab; anchovies with ramps; Arroz a la Plancha, a Korean rice cake made with braised lamb and Idiazabal cheese, served with spicy lamb sausage; and Dorada a la Sal, Mediterranean sea bream with purple potatoes, kale, raisins, pine nuts, onions, and beet escabèche. From June 13 to 26, the restaurant will also offer every guest a complimentary glass of Cava to celebrate.
136 Ninth Ave.