New York Culinary Experience
The International Culinary Center; 4/28 and 4/29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 462 Broadway., nr. Grand St.; 888-324-2433
Cook under the auspices of more than 30 top chefs (Francois Payard, Jacques Pepin and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, to name a few) at the New York Culinary Experience on April 28 and 29. Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and a post-workshop reception both days.
Taste of the Nation
82 Mercer; 4/30 at 7:30 p.m.; 503511 Broadway., nr. Mercer St.
Fifty New York restaurants will be joined by mixologists from fourteen bars at the annual Taste of the Nation event on April 30. Mingle with chefs, pick up a signed cookbook, and hit the silent and online auctions. Gorge yourself, knowing it's for a good cause: All proceeds from tickets go toward Share Our Strength’s efforts in ending childhood hunger.
Multiple locations; 5/15/6; luckyrice.com
Highlights for the third annual LUCKYRICE Festival a celebration of pan-Asian culture include a Chinese wedding banquet, Northern Thai dinner, and a sunset Luau. The festival kicks off May 1 with a food and cocktail pairing hosted by Dave Arnold and Momofuku, and runs through May 6 with events across the city. (Pro tip: Be sure to try one of the signature festival cocktails, the Bombay Sapphire East Dragon, made with gin and dragon fruit pomegranate juice.) Ticket prices for events vary.
Burgundy Wine Week
Burgundy Wine Company and other locations; 5/25/9.; 143 W. 26th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-691-9092
Taste the fruits of one of the oldest wine regions in France at Burgundy Wine Week (namely, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) at this week of events from May 2 to 9. Opening night is sold out, but there’s still time to snag tickets to a dinner at Benoit NY, a gala at Hammerstein Ballroom, and more.
Top of the List Wine Tasting
The Altman Building; 5/2 at 6:30 p.m.; 135 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 415-255-7736, ext. 2
Wine & Spirits did the work for you, and on May 2 you can taste the most popular wines in America. The Top of the List Tasting (pulled from the magazine’s annual restaurant poll issue) brings together hundreds of wines plus vittles from Corkbuzz Wine Studio, Empellón Taqueria, and more.