Brooklyn Eats, Cheesemonger Invitational, Taste of Jewish Culture Street Fair

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
June 15, 2016 11:58 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm
Ingredients for assembling your own sushi. (Courtesy of Sushi Samba)
Ingredients for assembling your own sushi. (Courtesy of Sushi Samba)

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
Sushi Samba
87 Seventh Ave. South

Beyond Momos

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

Brooklyn Eats

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
Grand Ballroom
333 Adams St., Brooklyn

Fluke Crudo by chef Mike Price. (Courtesy of The Clam)
Fluke Crudo by chef Mike Price. (Courtesy of The Clam)

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
6 p.m.
50 N. Third St., Brooklyn

Cheesemonger Invitational

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
5 p.m. 
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.
Battery Park

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)

Jean-Luc Le Dû pours wine. (Bob Gruen)
Jean-Luc Le Dû pours wine. (Bob Gruen)

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
7 p.m.
Rotisserie Georgette
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, fontina, and mixed greens; and Beets alla Panzanella with croutons, tomatoes, and stracciatella.

Alta Linea
180 10th Ave. (at 20th Street)

The garden room inside Salinas. (Courtesy of Salinas)
The garden room inside Salinas. (Courtesy of Salinas)


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.