This Week’s Five Best Food Events – 9/29/2014


Beers with historical implications. A chef’s tell all. And a good old-fashioned harvest party. Here’s why you should check out this week’s top events.

NYCSW Food Edition Presents: Food Industry Frustrations, Foodstand, 115 Fifth Avenue, Sixth Floor, Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Sitting on an idea that could change the food industry? Meet other budding entrepreneurs and receive advice from a panel of food industry experts at this seminar, which is a lead-in to the first ever Startup Weekend Food Edition taking place October 10. People who have an interest in the intersection of food and technology are encouraged to attend; the workshop centers on the idea generation phase and ways to validate possible business models. Tickets are $10, and refreshments are included.

All or Nothing Book Launch with Chef Jesse Schenker. Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, Monday, 7 p.m.

The Gander’s Jesse Schenker is releasing his autobiography, which covers his rise up the culinary ladder as well as his struggle with addiction along the way. At this release party, he’ll preside over a Q and A session, and passed refreshments, wine, and beer will also be served. The book signing is free to attend, though guests should RSVP in advance.

Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Beer DinnerPickle Shack, 256 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

Since 1999, craft darling Dogfish Head Brewery has worked with molecular archaeologist Dr. Patrick McGovern to recreate ancient beers made with uncommon ingredients like saffron, honey, and ancho chilies. This week, you can sample a few of these brews over a five course meal, which includes courses like salmon vichysoisse, king oyster mushrooms, and vegetable confit. Tickets are $65.41.

TNT “On the Menu” Cooking Class with Emeril Lagasse and Ty Pennington, Times Square (between 43rd & 44th Streets), 1500 Broadway, Thursday, 7:30 a.m.

Want to take part in a Guinness world record? Ty Pennington and Emeril Lagasse will be cooking breakfast in celebration of their new show, which debuts October 3, and they’ll stack pancakes in an attempt to best former record-holders. You’ll pick up a few cooking tips and you may have a shot at a photo op. Be sure to register in advance.

Brooklyn Oenology Harvest Party, Brooklyn Oenology, 209 Wythe Avenue #106, Brooklyn, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Celebrate harvest season by sampling some fine wine with Brooklyn Oenology winemaker Alie Shaper. The party includes an exclusive sneak peek tasting of upcoming vintages in a flight of four wines for $25. Fresh chardonnay grapes will also be paired with local cheeses, and guests get a special discount on purchases. You’ll need a reservation.