Thu Mar 8 2007
Fusion cuisine may be old news in restaurants, but in the world of academia, it’s still fresh. On Thursday 8, chefs and professors discuss the influence of international eats on the contemporary American palate at New York University’s Critical Topics in Food lecture series. Panelists include Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson (Aquavit), food historian Jessica Harris and NYU food-studies professor Krishnendu Ray. Hospitality consultant Clark Wolf will moderate the talk, as well as the Q&A that follows. Reservations and a $10 donation are recommended.
FREE Cooking with Color: World Influences in American Foodways. Fales Collection, NYU Bobst Library, third floor, 70 Washington Sq South at La Guardia Pl. 4pm. For more information or to make reservations call 212-992-9018.
Think of this wine-tasting event as riding a different red wave. In honor of Women’s History Month, donna da vine owner and sommelier Alyssa Becker offers a burgundy tasting session exclusively to women wine lovers. Becker will present a selection of six to eight red (and white) vinos from the Burgundy region. Snacks include cheeses from fromage-monger Stinky Brooklyn, like Abbaye de Belloc, a sheep’s-milk cheese, and Lincolnshire Poacher, an English farmhouse cheddar. Reservations are recommended.
Burgundy & Babes.donna da vine, 378 Atlantic Ave between Bond and Hoyt Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. 7pm. For more information, visit donnadavine.com; to register, call 718-643-2250. $55, couples $100.
Few things go better together than sausage and beer. For lovers of the duo, Civilization of Beer president Samuel Merritt will lead a pairing of five grilled wieners with several domestic and imported brews at Mandler’s the Original Sausage Co. on Tuesday 13. See how well an all-beef kosher frank or plump knockwurst goes with suds like Beck’s Lager or Sierra Nevada Pale Ale—as if you didn’t know already. Reservations are required.
The Ultimate, Tutored Beer and Sausage Pairing Dinner. Mandler’s the Original Sausage Co., 26 E 17th St between Fifth Ave and Broadway. 7pm. For more information, visit mandlers.com. To make reservations, call 212-255-8999. $25.