Feast Your Eyes: A Holiday Photo Invitational About Food
It seems every holiday season we aim to one-up ourselves as chefs, but once the Christmas lights come down and the wrapping paper’s in the bin, we rarely get to share our culinary delights with the world. New York Photo Festival brought together a collection of local photographers and artists to share their best shots from the holiday season in a three-week exhibition entitled, “Feast Your Eyes.” The exhibition opens tomorrow, January 6th at 6pm at the powerHouse Arena in DUMBO — try not to drool on the art.
Friday, January 6th – 27th, 6pm at the powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St at the corner of Water St (DUMBO)
After a two-week holiday break, Smorgasbrewery is back to brighten your winter weekends. This week’s lineup includes Porchetta, Rachel’s Pies, Commerce Bakery, Lush Candy and Brooklyn Oyster Party. As always, Brooklyn Brewery suds will be on hand, along with brewery tours on the hour.
Sunday, January 8 from noon to 5pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th St between Wythe Ave and Berry St (Williamsburg)
Learn the basics of urban apiculture at this four-class course from the Brooklyn Brainery. Instructor Tim O’Neal of Borough Bees will walk you through everything from bee social structure to hive maintenance, and you’ll even get to sample some honey in a taste test. Read more and sign up here.
Starts Tuesday, January 10 from 8:30 to 10pm at Brooklyn Brainery, 515 Court St between Huntington and W 9th Sts (Carroll Gardens). $50.
An Everlasting Meal With Tamar Adler: Class Series
Chef, teacher, and writer Tamar Adler leads this four-class series inspired by her new book, An Everlasting Meal: Cooking With Economy and Grace. Instead of focusing on specific recipes, her approach is to empower home cooks to cook using intuition and whatever ingredients are in the kitchen. The first class, “How to Boil Water,” explores how one of the simplest cooking methods can produce a variety of great dishes. Learn more and sign up.
Starts Thursday, January 12 at 6:30pm at Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, 500 President St 2E between Nevins St and 3rd Ave (Gowanus). $250 for four-class series.
Winter Heat: Chorizo and Merguez
Join Brooklyn Cured‘s Scott Bridi at 61 Local for a hands-on sausage-making class. To ward off the January chill, this class will focus on two spicy varieties: Mexican-style chorizo and lamb merguez. All participants will get to take home what they make and sample the brats paired with local craft beers. Buy tickets here.
Tuesday, January 17 from 7 to 9pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill). $45.
Brewmaster Garrett Oliver of the Brooklyn Brewery teams up with chef Ryan Farrar of The Jakewalk for a three-course pairing dinner. The full menu is TBD, but you can reserve a spot now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the flyer.
Monday, January 23 at 6pm and 9pm at the Jakewalk, 282 Smith St at Sackett St (Carroll Gardens). $45.
Transport yourself to a time before food trucks and the Brooklyn Flea at this educational dinner with historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman, who writes the blog Four Pounds Flour. You’ll learn about the foods of mid-1800s Brooklyn, when much of the borough was farmland and foods had to be preserved without the convenience of refrigeration, while sampling a four-course menu that showcases the methods and dishes of the era. Read more and RSVP here.
Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30pm at The Farm on Adderley, 1108 Cortelyou Rd between E 11th St and Westminster Rd (Ditmas Park). $69.