This Week’s Five Best Food and Drink Events in NYC – 3/30/2015


April is on the horizon, and it looks like marginally better weather is, too. Get your month started right with these events.

Perfectly Paired Series — Tasting Tour of Belgium, Belgian Beer Cafe, 220 Fifth Avenue, Monday, 7 p.m.

Make your Monday seem more manageable with Belgian beer. Kicking off a new series of tastings, this event educates guests about different styles of Belgian brews and pairings like cheeses and sriracha. Sommeliers, chefs, and other beer pros will lead the discussion and talk about proper pouring technique. Tickets are $45.

Antoine’s at Delmonico’s, Delmonico’s, 56 Beaver Street, Tuesday

Famed French Quarter favorite Antoine’s is sending a few special menu items to New York’s own old-school treasure in celebration of Antoine’s 175th anniversary. The famed financial-district steakhouse (which is 178 years old this year) will add Creole-inspired dishes like sherry-laced alligator bisque and grilled pompano with lump crab meat, with plenty of traditional steaks and lobster Newberg available, too. The offer runs from March 20 through April 4.

A Taste of Fifth, The Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Taste around Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue dining scene when its hottest spots are all under one roof. Participating businesses include Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn, Gorilla Coffee, and The Chocolate Room, plus 40 more. Tickets are $55 — $20 of which goes to a local charity you choose from a list of participants.

Marc Vetri: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri is taking a trip up the turnpike for this conversation on pasta. Double Dare alum Marc Summers hosts the discussion, which dives into food science, how to make dough, and proper sauce and condiment pairings. $30 tickets are available through the venue’s website.

Make Your Own Easter Basket Workshop, Chocolate Works Upper East Side, 1410 Lexington Avenue, Friday through Sunday, noon

Geared toward kids and kids at heart, this event allows guests to make their own Easter baskets or create chocolate-covered matzoh in celebration of Passover. Chocolate bunnies, candy, eggs, and toys will all be available for decoration; face-painting and lollipop decoration will also be available at additional cost. Tickets start at $15.