4 Can’t Miss New York City Food + Drink Events This Weekend

Photo Credit: Trey Ratcliff

There’s an incredible number of food and drink events happening in New York City every weekend, (it is the center of the universe after all) and with the holidays rapidly approaching, let’s take a look at the most interesting seasonal offerings of the weekend of December 12th.

Saveur Magazine Holiday Social

$45 to $110 depending on workshop
Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 11am to 7pm
Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St., Manhattan

Saveur has created a one-day-only fête to get you into the holiday spirit at this year’s SAVEUR Holiday Social. Find the perfect present for food-obsessed friends and family while enjoying endless seasonal dishes and drinks. With a full menu of workshops led by the best-of-the-best in the industry, this event has everything you need for holiday inspiration. For a full description of each workshop, visit the Saveur Holiday Social event page. Features dessert classes conducted by the Eataly team and Del Posto’s pastry chef, among many other real cool workshops.

The NYC Good Whiskey Passport

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – Friday, February 13, 2015
Whatever bars accept Good Whiskey Passports are accepted

BoozeMenus and Burger Conquest to present The NYC Good Whiskey Passport, which will act as a fundraiser for City Harvest & United States Bartender’s (USBG) Guild National Charity Foundation.  By purchasing a passport you’ll get one whiskey cocktail or a neat pour at 20+ bars and restaurants all over New York City.  You can use them any day, any time from December 13th through February 13th, 2015.  When purchasing a NYC Good Whiskey Passport, choose the location where you would like to pick up your passport. Passports are available for pick up from December 13th through January 13th, 2015.

Amarone to Valpolicella: Stars of Italy’s North

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 1pm to 3pm
Italian Wine Merchants, 108 E 16th St., Manhattan

You may love Barolo, Brunello and Super Tuscans, but the wines of Italy’s North hold no comparison. Join Italian Wine Merchants for an exploration of the star wines of northern Italy, pouring Amarone, Valpolicella, and Recioto from Nicolis and Begali–even more, these wines will be highlighted  by sampling bottles crafted by the Vento’s Giuseppe Quintarelli, Friuli’s Josko Gravner and Brda’s Movia, giving a panoramic understanding of this region. Led by Certified Wine Educator Robin Kelley O’Connor and accompanied by regional meats and cheeses, this special tasting gives wine-lovers an opportunity to experience a range of wines from Italy’s North, all while coming to a fuller understanding of this region’s traditions, terroirs and tasting profiles.

Chelsea Market Food Tour

Sunday, December 14th, 2014 – 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, Manhattan

Tour NYC’s urban (indoor) Chelsea Food Market.  Become a market insider and experience the sights, sounds & flavors of this 112-year-old historic landmark building, which is the birthplace of the Oreo Cookie!  Learn the history of the Market, view original artwork and granite sculptures, and learn how the Chelsea Market has become the ultimate indoor food paradise (while tasting your way through).  Then step outside and stroll on “THE HIGH LINE”, New York’s only elevated outdoor park, for great views of the Hudson River. Finish with a sit-down tasting in a Meatpacking District restaurant and learn about this trendy area—NYC’s hottest nightlife destination.

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