Friday, February 19 (through Sunday, February 21)
Four barley wine-tasting sessions are being offered at this intimate event, which has a capacity of 24 people per session. Sample ten varieties and sit down with the staff of Greenpoint beer haven Brouwerij Lane to learn about the high-alcohol style. Reservations are required. $25. Brouwerij Lane; 78 Greenpoint Avenue (at Franklin Ave), Brooklyn; 347-529-6133; event website.
Coffee and Tea Festival
Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21, 11:00 am-5:00 pm both days
The 5th Annual Coffee and Tea Festival offers two days of classes, lectures, and demos. It has been featured on the Food Network’s ‘Unwrapped’ in the past, and offers chocolates and other treats to accompany an international collection of coffee and teas.
$20 for an all-day pass. 7West, 7 West 34th Street, event website.
Middle Village: Lobsterfest at London Lennie’s in Queens continues through March 7, offering the traditional boiled version as well as Lobster Pot Pie and Lobster Homefries. [Q Note]
In other NYC (and beyond) food news, a group of food bloggers are doing a benefit for Haiti this Sunday taking place in four cities: New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta called Stir it 28
Perhaps you’ve seen the Facebook page, Twitter hashtag #stirit28 or just received an email. There’s a movement coming together, and we hope it will include you–the foodie in you. No matter how you define foodie, we’re going to say it’s anyone who loves and appreciates the value, nutrition, sustenance, comfort and necessity of food. We understand and recognize the utter importance of food as it relates to our personal lives. As food bloggers, we are lucky to eat well, whether we do it lavishly or on a budget. Regardless, we are lucky. Following the January 12th earthquake in Haiti, the world was silenced by the devastation brought upon an already impoverished country. The recovery process has been slow and difficult considering the circumstances. People are trying to piece their lives together, but it will take months on the short-term side, years on the long-term.
Together with Bren of Flanboyant Eats and Courtney of Coco Cooks, we have formed Stir It 28: Food Bloggers Align for Haiti Relief–a blogger based fundraising effort to bring money to Haiti. As food plays a very large importance in our lives, we strive to raise money to bring food, water and other necessary supplies to the people of Haiti, which will hopefully do a small part to aid in the short-term relief efforts. We’re calling on all food bloggers to help us make this a nationwide, international even, movement during the month of February. From February 1st through the 28th, we will do our best to come together as a unified group, along with the food community at large, to help bring relief to the island nation. All money raised during the month will go to Share Our Strength and Yele. Here’s how you can help:
STIR IT 28 FUNDRAISER
Each one of us will be hosting a food fundraising event on Sunday, February 21st in our respective cities–Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Chicago. We’re asking chefs, restaurants, home cooks and food bloggers to participate by donating 2-3 dishes that will feed 15-20 people each. The events will be open to the public with advanced tickets or limited ticket sales at the door. You can tell your friends and colleagues to purchase tickets from Bren or Courtney’s blogs. Click the image that says “Purchase Tickets For STIR IT 28 Culinary Event-Feb. 21st”. Be sure to indicate the city’s event that you plan to attend.
Where: NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, 35 W. 4th Street, 10th floor, NY, NY, 10012
When: 4-7 pm
Advanced ticket sales only: $20 for students and $30 for adults/faculty & staff.
Students must pay via the PayPal General Online Donation button on Flanboyant Eats and Coco Cooks and indicate “NYU student ticket” in notes. Must show student ID at the door.