Lemon: NYC, Farm2Fork Festival, and The Next Big Bite

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
October 21, 2015 5:44 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm
Bite-Size Berry Pies from Luckybird Bakes, which will be served at the first Farm2Fork Festival. (Courtesy of Luckybird Bakes)
Bite-Size Berry Pies from Luckybird Bakes, which will be served at the first Farm2Fork Festival. (Courtesy of Luckybird Bakes)


Being the center of all things hip and health-conscious, it’s no wonder Williamsburg is the chosen location for natural living publication Rodale’s Organic Life’s Farm2Fork Festival, celebrating food that’s good for the body and the environment. The event kicks off with tastings from Brooklyn restaurants that focus on sourcing local, sustainable food, such as Allswell, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster, Delaware and Hudson, and The Pines. In the evening, Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow (Diner, Marlow & Sons) will cook up a family-style meal from produce grown on urban farms.

The following day, the festival will screen the premiere of an agribusiness documentary, “Food for Thought, Food for Life,” followed by a Q&A with director Susan Rockefeller and chef-cum-environmental-activist Dan Barber (Blue Hill).

Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
50 N. Third St., Brooklyn
Tickets: $70–$117


Edible Brooklyn

Food magazine Edible Brooklyn is hosting its fifth annual Edible Escape tasting event, where local restaurants and alcohol purveyors serve up globally inspired dishes and drinks. This year’s participants include Brooklyn eateries like Bara, a fusion-Japanese izakaya; Palo Santo, a Pan-Latin restaurant; Indian sweets shop Bittersweet; the ever-popular Brooklyn Brewery; and coffee roaster Nobletree Coffee.

Thursday, Nov. 5
6 p.m.–9 p.m.
26 Bridge St., Brooklyn
Tickets: $65



The nonprofit Partnership With Children is holding its annual fundraising event, Uncorked, to benefit the organization, which provides social services for at-risk public school children. The event promises food and wine galore. On the food side, there’s a diversity of options: Italian restaurants Cielo at the Mayfair and Davio’s, international cuisine from Delicatessen, French-Vietnamese eatery Indochine, Mexican taqueria Tacombi, and famous cake designer Cake Bliss.

Grapes The Wine Company will provide tastings of over 50 different wines from around the world.

Thursday, Oct. 29
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Broad Street Ballroom
41 Broad St.
Tickets: $250

The Next Big Bite

Some of the food world’s most influential women will come together for a panel discussion on What You Will Cook, Eat and Crave in 2016. James-Beard-Award-winning author and chef Rozanne Gold will moderate the panel with Amanda Cohen, chef and owner of veggie-centric restaurant Dirt Candy; Amanda Hesser, co-founder of popular food website Food52; Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition at New York University; and Mimi Sheraton, food critic and author of “1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die.” They’ll discuss key questions about the industry, including what is the intersection of health and gastronomy? How is technology changing our industry? Why do trends matter? The event is hosted by Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international organization for women in the hospitality profession.

Monday, Oct. 26
6:30 p.m.–8:30 pm.
Institute of Culinary Education
225 Liberty St. (at Brookfield Place)
Tickets: $65

Free Pizza at Rossopomodoro

Rossopomodoro, a Neapolitan pizza chain from Italy, is partnering with hunger relief nonprofit Slice Out Hunger to celebrate National Pizza Month. For a limited time, customers who bring in a store-bought, frozen pizza will get a freshly made Rossopomodoro pie in exchange, for free. The frozen pizzas will be donated to Food Bank For New York City. Third-generation pizza maker Pizzaiolo Rosario Granieri will fire up seasonal pies like the Zucchetta, with autumn squash, Gorgonzola, and mozzarella; the Rapini, with broccoli rabe, robiola bosina, and mozzarella; and the Siciliana, with tomato, eggplant, and garlic.

Monday–Thursday, Oct. 26–29
118 Greenwich Ave.

Lemon: NYC

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which helps fight childhood cancer, is hosting its annual culinary event to fundraise for cancer research. This year, chef Alexandra “Alex” Guarnaschelli of Butter Restaurant and frequent judge for the Food Network’s “Chopped,” will host and cook. A slate of 19 other chefs from the city’s most beloved restaurants will also prepare their signature plates, including Marcus Samuelsson of the Red Rooster, Bill Telepan of Telepan, Harold Dieterle of Kin Shop, Daniel Sharp of The Meatball Shop, and PJ Calapa of Ai Fiori.

Tuesday, Oct. 27
6 p.m.–9 p.m.
225 Liberty St., 43rd Floor
Tickets: $350


October Tasting Menu at The Lambs Club

Geoffrey Zakarian, chef-restaurateur and judge on the Food Network’s popular show, “Chopped,” is serving a special fall menu this month at The Lambs Club, featuring local produce from Mountain Sweet Berry Farm in upstate New York.

The tasting menu will incorporate baby beets, serrano beans, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes from the farm, in dishes like the Heirloom Baby Beet Salad with caramelized fennel, panna cotta, gravlax, quail egg, and horseradish; Potato Gnocchi with brown butter, sage, and burgundy truffle; and Roasted Diver Scallop and Veal Sweetbread with serrano beans, shishito pepper, and lemon caper aioli. Available until Saturday, Oct. 31.

132 W. 44th St.
$105 per person, or $145 per person with wine