Seasonal Prix Fixe Dinner
To honor Ed Behr’s new cookbook The Art of Eating (culled from 25 years of his magazine of the same name), Marlow & Sons is serving a special menu inspired by the recipes in the book. The four-course meal includes dishes like slow-braised pork with turnip gratin and red wine-poached pears. No reservations are necessary, just walk in! Check out the full menu on Facebook.
Thursday, December 1 at 81 Broadway between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $40.
Book Signing & Tasting with Garrett Oliver
Join Brooklyn Brewery‘s legendary brewmaster to celebrate his new book, The Oxford Companion to Beer. You’ll get to sample some rare Brooklyn brews (paired with snacks from host The Brooklyn Kitchen) and signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. The event is free, but if you’re planning to go, RSVP.
Friday December 2 at 6:30pm at The Brooklyn Kitchen – 100 Frost St between Meeker and Manhattan Aves (Williamsburg)
Roberta’s Christmas Bazaar
It must be December, because Roberta’s is spreading the cheer with a weekend of holiday fun. Treat yourself to cold-weather drinks like mulled wine and brandy, and fatten up for winter with cheese soup and roasted meats. There will be plenty more merriment, in the form of artisanal food and crafts, Christmas trees, and more. Check out the flyer on Roberta’s blog.
Friday, December 2 from 5 to 10pm and Saturday, December 3 from noon to 7pm at 261 Moore St between Bogart and White Sts (Bushwick)
Underground Food Collective
Sweet Deliverance welcomes the roving supper club Underground Food Collective (hailing from Madison, Wisconsin) for three days of locavore feasts. The menus haven’t been released, but UFC’s seasonal, locally-sourced fare promises not to disappoint. Get tickets here.
Friday December 2, Saturday December 3 and Monday December 5 at 7pm at 1287 Atlantic Ave between Nostrand and New York Aves (Bed-Stuy). $65.
Belgium 2 Brooklyn VI
Mugs Alehouse brings Belgium’s finest to the borough, with dozens of dubbels, witbiers, and saisons from across the pond as well as from American craft breweries. A few samples: Bruery 4 Calling Birds (a strong dark ale) and Dupont Posca Rustica (an herbed/spiced beer). There’s a different lineup each day, so check out the full list to see what’s on tap before you go.
Saturday December 3 and Sunday, December 4 at 125 Bedford Ave between N 10th and N 11th Sts (Williamsburg)
Gowanus Winter Festival
Support the environmental efforts of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy at this celebratory soiree. Start off with a three-course dinner prepared by Lot 2, featuring chicken and sausage gumbo (with sausage from Brooklyn Cured) and buttermilk honey cornbread, plus beer from Captain Lawrence and Butternuts. Afterward, stay for live music from four local artists. Get the details and buy tickets here.
Saturday December 3 from 6:30pm to midnight at 69 9th St between Smith St and 2nd Ave (Gowanus). $40 for concert and dinner.
Smorgasbrewery Opening Day
Winter’s almost here, and with it a brand-new incarnation of Smorgasburg. Five vendors will set up shop in the Brooklyn Brewery each Sunday; this week’s lineup includes Kumquat Cupcakery, Brooklyn Oyster Party, Mile End, Shorty Tang & Sons, and one surprise vendor. To top it off, there will also be free brewery tours every hour! Read more about Smorgasbrewery at the Brooklyn Flea’s blog.
Sunday, December 4 from noon to 5pm at 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg)
Beer & Cheese Tasting
Greenpoint market Eastern District brings together two of its favorite things in this tasting with suds from Victory Brewing. Sample four beers alongside hand-selected cheeses and learn more about the Pennsylvania brewery. Get tickets here.
Sunday December 4 at 1053 Manhattan Ave between Eagle and Freeman Sts (Greenpoint). $17.
Beef Jerky and Beer Tasting
Beer Table rolls out another beer-pairing event, this one with meaty snacks from Field Jerky. The tasting includes three jerkies (original, teriyaki, and honey spice) paired with six different beers. See the details here and RSVP by email.
Monday, December 5 from 7 to 9pm at 427B 7th Ave between 14th and 15th Sts (Park Slope). $35.
Brooklyn Brewery: The Director’s Cut
What’s better than dinner and a movie? A dinner-movie-and-beer extravaganza, courtesy of the Nitehawk Cinema and the Brooklyn Brewery. Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, chef Saul Bolton, and film editor John Woods will craft a five-act dinner and show, each course carefully matched with a beer pairing and a film clip. Check out the full menu and buy tickets here.
Tuesday December 6 at 7:30pm at 136 Metropolitan Ave between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $90.
Greenmarket Winter Warm Up
Help local farms while dancing the night away at this end-of-the-season party at The Bell House. Hosted by the Greenmarket and Harvest Home, this first-ever bash features live music, food from Roberta’s, a cookbook auction, and $3 Brooklyn Brewery beers. The best part? Proceeds benefit farms that were damaged in Hurricane Irene. It’s a good time for a good cause, so get tickets.
Wednesday, December 7 from 7 to 10pm at 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $40.
Fresh Pasta Basics
Head to 61 Local for a tutorial on making your own fresh pasta, with CSA Local Roots and chef Will Griffin. You’ll learn to mix and knead the dough, then roll and cut it to make pappardelle, tagliatelle, and fettuccine. At the end of class, everyone gets to enjoy a dish made with the fresh pasta, and each student will get a ball of dough to take home. Get tickets here.
Wednesday, December 7 from 7 to 8:30pm at 61 Bergen St between Smith and Court Sts (Cobble Hill). $40.
The Cookie Takedown
The next installment of The Takedowns promises to be a sweet tooth’s paradise when it hits The Bell House next month. You’ll get to sample treats from 30 amateur bakers, and if that weren’t enough, there’ll be an hour of free (spiked) eggnog, courtesy of Bulleit Bourbon. Stay tuned for more details, but it’s never too early to get tickets.
Sunday December 18 at 3pm at 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $15.