Harvest Dinner at Fort Defiance
Cider Week continues, with a seasonal supper hosted by Fort Defiance and Farnum Hill Ciders h The four-course pairing menu includes an apple and savoy cabbage salad paired with Farnum Hill Semi-Dry, and garlic sausage from Pino’s Prime Meats with Farnum Hill Reserve. Check out the full menu and email Fort Defiance to reserve a spot.
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30pm at 365 Van Brunt Street at Dikeman Street (Red Hook). $75.
Cider Draft Night
Bierkraft joins the festivities and takes on cider for the evening, with an extensive selection of local and international ciders on tap, from cideries such as Wandering Aengus, Crispin, and Westons. It’s pay-as-you-go, so just show up to get your cider fix.
Thursday, October 20 at 7pm at 191 Fifth Avenue between Sackett and Union Streets (Park Slope)
The Big Apple: Historic Cocktails with Regional Apple Alcohols
Even more Cider Week fun can be found at the Brooklyn Historical Society with this lecture and tasting. You’ll get to sample four traditional libations: apple punch, a Jersey cocktail, an apple toddy, and tiger’s milk punch, all while learning about the history of each drink. To reserve a spot, buy tickets.
Thursday, October 20 at 6:45pm at 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street (Brooklyn Heights). $40.
Between the Lines: You Are What You Eat
Head to BAM for a thoughtful discussion about the way we eat. Hear different perspectives from a panel that includes The Meat Hook butcher Tom Mylan, Edible Brooklyn (and Edible Manhattan) editor Gabrielle Langholtz, and culinary librarian Rebecca Federman of the New York Public Library. Get more information here.
Thursday, October 20 at 8pm at 30 Lafayette Avenue between Ashland Pl and St Felix St (Fort Greene). $10.
Blue Moon Fisherman’s Dinner
For the next in its series of fall dinner symposiums, Bubby’s welcomes the husband-and-wife team behind Blue Moon Fish. Alex and Stephanie Villani discuss fishing and the ocean as a resource through the lens of their own personal experience. Naturally, there will be plenty of fresh, seasonal seafood to sample, including striped bass, oysters, tuna, skate, and monkfish. Find tickets here.
Thursday, October 20 at 7pm at 1 Main Street at Plymouth Street (DUMBO). $75.
Thanksgiving’s still a month away, but you can practice your feasting strategy this Sunday at Franklin Park. They’ll be frying up a bunch of birds and serving them alongside all your favorite T-day sides and $17 pitchers of Post Road Pumpkin Ale from Brooklyn Brewery.
Sunday, October 23 at 2pm at 618 St John’s Place between Classon and Franklin Aves (Crown Heights)
Carve for Farms
Get in the Halloween spirit–for a good cause–at this pumpkin-carving contest and fall food fest at The Warsaw, hosted by the Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA. Admission gets you a pumpkin, an arsenal of carving tools, and a free drink, and there will be prizes for the best jack-o-lanterns. You’ll also find live music and vendors like Rachel’s Pies and DP Chutney Collective. All donations go to Just Food‘s hurricane relief fund. Check out the event flyer.
Sunday, October 23 from 4-8pm at 261 Driggs Avenue between Eckford and Leonard Streets (Greenpoint). Suggested donation $12.
Hurricane Relief Supper Club
To help out hurricane-stricken Rogowski Farm, Local Roots CSA is hosting a seven-course dinner at 61 Local, with all proceeds going to the rebuilding effort. Chefs from I8NY and Landhaus are behind the menu, and Lieb Family Cellars provides the wine for the evening. If you can’t make the dinner, you can show your support with $3 raffle tickets (see where to buy them here) for prizes that include a brewing kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop and a cooking class at Purple Kale Kitchenworks. Read more about the benefit here.
Sunday, October 23 from 7-9pm at 61 Bergen Street between Court and Smith Streets (Cobble Hill). $75.
Comfort food junkies rejoice: the second annual mac-and-cheese throwdown arrives at Huckleberry this weekend. A fundraiser benefitting arts conglomerate The Claque, it’s $10 to eat and judge but free to enter a cheesy creation into the competition. Check out the flyer and email The Claque to sign up.
Sunday, October 23 from 5-8pm at 588 Grand Street between Lorimer and Leonard Streets (Williamsburg). $10.
Farm + Carnival = Farmival
BK Farmyards rolls out the fall festivities with a seasonal fete at their youth farm (rescheduled from last weekend due to rain). Pick up a pumpkin at the on-site farmers market, take a hayride, bob for apples or try your luck at the egg toss. Check out more details on Facebook.
Wednesday, October 26 from 3-6pm at 600 Kingston Avenue (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
How to…Milk It
Brooklyn Brewery and Edible Brooklyn team up once again for the latest in their how-to series: an educational evening devoted to dairy that includes cheese samples and a butter-churning demonstration. Speakers include Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheese and fromager Tia Keenan. Get tickets here.
Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm at 79 N 11th Street between Wythe Ave and Berry St (Williamsburg). $5.
A Taste of Red Hook
This annual neighborhood fundraiser dinner features over two dozen restaurants, brewers, artisans, and purveryors including Hope & Anchor, Ovenly, Breukelen Distillery and Sixpoint. Get tickets at the Red Hook Initiative.
Thursday, October 27 from 6-9pm at 133 Imlay Street at Verona Street (Red Hook). $100 and up.