This Weekend’s 5 Best Food Events – 4/19/2013


Friday, April 19
Wine, Pâté, and Jazz at Clos New York
Head down to Soho’s new wine bar, Clos, for a tasting of three wines, which the Sommelier will pair with different pâté. Live jazz will play from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., and guests can reserve a spot for $37 online. 64 Kenmare St.; 212-219-0327

Saturday, April 20
Homemade Doughnuts at the Bowery Culinary Center
Sign up for a doughnut-making class at the Bowery Culinary Center at Whole Foods. Students can learn more about the differences between yeast and cake doughnuts, and walk away with dough that can be frozen and fried at your leisure. Instructor Lynn Kutner, author of Bountiful Bread and A Pocketful of Pies, will preside, and has said that mocha-buttermilk doughnuts, fresh brioche doughnuts filled with jam, and whole-wheat ginger doughnuts will be on the menu. Tickets are $45. 95 E. Houston St.; 212-420-1320

Cocktail Lab 101 at the JakeWalk
From 1 to 3 p.m., the JakeWalk will hold a cocktails-for-beginners class for $65. Bar manager Tim Miner and bartender Bryan Teoh will talk about gear, shaking techniques, and simple recipes. Everyone will get a turn behind the bar, and A-plus students are sure to get a little tipsy. 282 Smith St., Brooklyn; 347-599-0294

Sunday, April 21
Indonesia Food Bazaar
The Indonesia Food Bazaar returns to the Masjid Al-Hikmah Mosque in Queens on Sunday. The event happens sporadically during the spring and summer, and features authentic and hard-to-find dishes from Indonesia. Expect gudeg (stewed jackfruit), satays, and vegetable fritters called bakwan. Past fest-goers have been known to walk away stuffed to the gills while spending only a fraction of what folks dole out at Smorgasburg every weekend. 48-01 31st Ave., Astoria

Sweet Sensation Benefit for C-CAP
Bakers and bloggers will come together at the Old Bowery Station to raise money for Careers through Culinary Arts Program, a non-profit that educates at-risk students. Colicchio & Sons pastry chef Stephen Collucci and chocolatier Mehdi Chellaoui will perform pastry demonstrations and sweets will be given out to all guests. Tickets are $39. 168 Bowery; 212-334-0288