Upcoming Food and Drink Events in New York City: Aug. 18 to 20

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
August 17, 2017 11:46 am Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Pizza-Making Class at Roberta’s 

(Deidre Schoo)
(Deidre Schoo)

Sunday, Aug. 20 The pizza makers behind the popular Brooklyn restaurant will be sharing their secrets in a wood-fired pizza-making class. $125 per person (includes pizza, beer, and wine). RobertasPizza.com

261 Moore St. (between Bogart & White streets)
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Swedish Crayfish Festival at Aquavit

Monday, Aug. 21 to Friday, Sept. 1 Kräftskiva, a traditional Swedish crayfish feast, will be celebrated at Aquavit with a special lunch menu of peel-and-eat crayfish with cheese pie, aioli, and dill bread, with a second course of Icelandic cod accompanied by crayfish, tomatoes, and crown dill. For dinner, crayfish will be served by the pound. Aquavit.org

65 E. 55th St. (between Madison & Park avenues)

Kimchipalooza by Mama O’s 

Sunday, Aug. 27 The kimchi brand Mamo O’s is hosting a kimchi-centric festival featuring a kimchi-eating contest, kimchi-making stations, Carolina barbecue platters by chef Tyson Ho, and more. 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. KimchiRules.com

Arrogant Swine
173 Morgan Ave. (at Scholes Street)
East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Bounty of Scotland Dinner at Daniel  

Thursday, Aug. 31 Wild Scottish grouse is a prized catch in Scotland. Daniel’s executive chef Jean-François Bruel will serve a four-course menu featuring the bird, with wine pairings to accompany each dish. Cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m. $295 per person. DanielBoulud.com

60 E. 65th St. (between Madison & Park avenues)
Upper East Side 

Wine Classes at Del Frisco’s 

(Courtesy of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House)
(Courtesy of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House)

Saturdays through Sept. 30 Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House recently won a Wine Spectator Grand Award for its wine list. The restaurant’s sommelier team will host a class every Saturday on all things wine-related, from blind tastings to how to create delicious food pairings. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. $75 per person. DelFriscos.com

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
1221 Sixth Ave. (between 48th & 49th streets)

The Eddy Launches New Menu

Ongoing Under new executive chef Jeremy Salamon, the East Village new American restaurant will feature a whole new menu—with some dishes inspired by Salamon’s Hungarian roots. They include an amuse-bouche of langos, puff pastry topped with honey; stone fruit gazpacho with goat milk, tarragon, and toasted pine nuts—a take on a Hungarian fruit soup; semolina spaetzle, made cacio e pepe style with garlic confit and peas; and braised poussin in paprikash broth, made from paprika that Salamon brought back from a recent trip to Hungary. TheEddyNYC.com

The Eddy
342 E. Sixth St. (between First & Second avenues)
East Village

New Summer Dishes at Coffeemania 

Coffeemania's watermelon salad. (Courtesy of Coffeemania)
Coffeemania’s watermelon salad. (Courtesy of Coffeemania)

Ongoing Coffeemania has added new dishes to its extensive menu inspired by global cuisines. For brunch, there’s the newly added shakshuka; khaburza, a watermelon salad with feta and seeds; and grilled scallop salad with zucchini and asparagus. The lunch and dinner menus have new additions such as the Truffles Burger with shaved black truffle; Mushroom Salad with wild mushroom purée, citrus dressing, and garlic chips; and more. The restaurant also has a new happy hour menu on weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m., with bar bites like mushroom arancini and fried mozzarella sandwiches. CoffeemaniaNYC.com

1065 Sixth Ave. (between West 40th & West 41st streets)
Bryant Park

Hanoi House Launches Brunch

Hanoi House's crab tomato soup. (Sydney Yorkshire)
Hanoi House’s crab tomato soup. (Sydney Yorkshire)

Ongoing Sundays Vietnamese restaurant Hanoi House is now serving brunch items such as the Bun Rieu Cua, a crab and tomato soup with pork-and-crab broth, puffed tofu, sea snails, morning glory, and round rice noodles; Banh Xeo An Sang, an open-face crispy rice crepe with fried egg, salmon roe, dill crème fraîche, bean sprouts, and herbs; and a dish with smashed avocado topped with coconut gelato, coconut jelly, and toasted coconut shavings. HanoiHouseNYC.com

Hanoi House
119 St. Mark’s Place (between First Avenue & Avenue A)
East Village