Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Jan. 13 to 15

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
January 12, 2017 5:23 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Weekend Picks:

Fondue Party at Murray’s Cheese 

Cheese shop Murray’s Cheese will be hosting a tasting of different Alpine-style fondue cheeses. Afterwards, attendees will learn how to make a fondue spread. Sparkling and red wine will be provided. $100 per person.

Sunday, Jan. 15
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Murray’s Cheese
254 Bleecker St. (between Morton & Leroy streets) 

Cannoli-Making Class at Egidio’s Pastry Shop 

At the 104-year-old Italian pastry shop Egidio’s, you can learn to make cannolis from scratch: making the ricotta cream and the pastry shells, then frying and stuffing them. Finger foods and wine will be provided. $125 per person.

Sunday, Jan. 15
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Egidio’s Pastry Shop
622 E. 187th St. (at Hughes Avenue), Bronx 

Cassoulet Cook-Off at Jimmy’s No. 43  

East Village bar Jimmy’s No. 43 is hosting its annual cassoulet cook-off. Attendees can sample more than 10 different cassoulets made by both amateur and professional chefs, then vote on their favorites. $20 per person.

Sunday, Jan. 15
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 E. Seventh St. (between Second & Third avenues)

Upcoming Events:

New York City Winter Wine Festival

(Courtesy of New York Wine Events)
(Courtesy of New York Wine Events)

More than 250 wines from wineries in France, Italy, South Africa, New Zealand, Chile, Japan, and more will be available for tasting at the Winter Wine Festival. Savory bites and performances by jazz musicians Brian Simpson and J.J. Sansaverino round out the event. VIP ticket holders can sample exclusive, top-quality bottles. $64 to $235 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 4
General admission sessions: 3:30 p.m.–6 p.m., 8 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
PlayStation Theater
1515 Broadway (at West 44th Street)

Art of Food

Last year's Art of Food event. (Bill Neuman)
Last year’s Art of Food event. (Bill Neuman)

At this unique dinner event, over 20 chefs from Upper East Side restaurants will serve dishes inspired by works of art curated by Sotheby’s. Participating restaurants and eateries include the American Cut, Crave Fishbar, Jones Wood Foundry, Maya, Sant Ambroeus, and more. The event will be hosted by Food Network’s “Chopped” judge Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife Margaret Zakarian, president of Zakarian Hospitality. $105 to $185 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 4
7:30 p.m.–10 p.m. 
Sotheby’s New York
1334 York Ave. (between East 71st & East 72nd streets)

New Brunch Menu at Le Coq Rico

Scrambled eggs with shaved truffles. (Courtesy of Le Coq Rico)
Scrambled eggs with shaved truffles. (Courtesy of Le Coq Rico)

The poultry-focused French restaurant Le Coq Rico has a new brunch menu full of chicken and egg dishes, including scrambled eggs with shaved truffles from Vaucluse, France; a poultry burger with caramelized pineapple and pineapple chutney; and Artichokes à la Barigoule with sautéed confit gizzards.

Le Coq Rico
30 E. 20th St. (between Broadway & Park Avenue South)