92Y APRIL FOOD Highlights: — Apr 1– DANE HUCKELBRIDGE on BOURBON — Apr 10 – ERIC RIPERT

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FOOD & WINE at 92Y

-April 2014-

 

TALKS and TASTINGS

 

Tue, Apr 1, 7 pm, tickets from $32

DANE HUCKELBRIDGE: BOURBON—A HISTORY AND TASTING OF THE AMERICAN SPIRIT

Few commodities figure as prominently in the story of the nation as bourbon. Columbus discovered its primary ingredient, and its recipe was perfected on the Western frontier. Congress declared it to be a “distinctive product of the United States.” First brewed by backwoods Appalachian pioneers, bourbon is a modern multibillion dollar international industry. Join author Dane Huckelbridge for a talk and tasting of this all-American spirit on the publishing date of Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit (William Morrow; April 1, 2014).

 

Sun, Apr 6, 7:30 pm, tickets from $35

CHOCOLATE FEST: A WALK-AROUND TASTING

Join us for an evening full of award-winning chocolate bars, hand-made bon bons, chocolate-friendly cheeses and inspired chocolate-and-beverage pairings, curated by chocolate expert Alexandra Leaf. The lineup includes Chocolates in Chelsea, Guittard Chocolate, Gotham Wines and Liquors, FIKA, Lush Candy, Guido Gobino, Standard Cocoa, The Cacaoist, Chocolat Moderne, Liddabit Sweets, Tumbador Chocolate, MP Frederick Confectioners, Pralus, Bonnat, Murray’s Cheese and The Manhattan Chocolate Society.

 

Wed, Apr 9, 12 pm, tickets from $21

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | BUVETTE: THE PLEASURE OF GOOD FOOD

Jody Williams, the acclaimed chef/owner of the West Village’s gastroteque Buvette, shares recipes, tips and simple ways to make your meals a pleasure. Williams trained with Thomas Keller, has appeared on “The Martha Stewart Show” been a judge on “Chopped,” and has just published her first book, Buvette. Her restaurant was named one of New York’s Top 10 Restaurants by Travel & Leisure.

 

Wed, Apr 10, 8:15 pm, tickets from $29

Conversations with Chevaliers | ERIC RIPERT AND ADAM GOPNIK

Le Bernardin is consistently named the best restaurant in New York. There’s a reason for that – Eric Ripert. Acclaimed one of the greatest chefs in the world, the French-born Ripert says “food is about memories, feelings, emotions.” It’s that artistic sensitivity that makes his cooking so memorable. And it’s one of the reasons he is a Chevalier, a winner of the prestigious French Legion of Honor, Order of Arts and Letters award, granted to distinguished artists and cultural leaders around the world.As part of our series of Conversations with Chevaliers, co-presented with the French Consulate, Monk talks with Adam Gopnik, himself a Chevalier, about his approach to cooking, his influences and the awards and prizes that Le Bernardin wins year after year.

 

Tue, Apr 29, 12 pm, tickets from $21

FOOD AND ARCHITECTURE

Following great success with the Fatty Crab restaurant empire, Zak Pelaccio opened Fish & Game, a new restaurant in Hudson, New York, with the help of architect Michael Davis. Using period-sensitive techniques, a former 19th-century blacksmith cottage and carriage house structure underwent an adaptive reuse transformation under Davis’s expert guidance. Plenty of before-and-after photos and lively storytelling from the chef and architect illustrate the collaborative concept of “cooking a restaurant through architecture.”

 

 

COOKING DEMOS + FOOD OUTINGS

 

Wed, Apr 9, 10 am-12 pm, $28

A COOK’S TOUR OF CHINATOWN         

Explore one of New York’s most fascinating neighborhoods with Chef Russell Moss as you venture through Chinatown’s narrow streets and visit his favorite restaurants and shops.

 

Wed, Apr 23, 6:30-7:30 pm, $30

Simple Cooking with Chef Russell Moss | BABY FOOD 101

Give your baby the best possible start in life by learning to use the freshest ingredients to prepare puréed baby food. 

 

Wed, Apr 23, 10 am-12 pm, $38

FAVORITE DOWNTOWN BAKERIES

Take a whirlwind tour of Chef Russell Moss’ favorite downtown bakeries, including Balthazar, Ceci-Cela and Grandaisy. Skip breakfast and be prepared to taste mouth-watering concoctions of every kind!

 

Fri, Apr 25, 1-4:30 pm, $70

EXTREME CHOCOLATE: A WALKING TOUR

A no-holds-barred adventure in chocolate! From chili-pepper spiked hot chocolate to bittersweet chocolate ice cream to chocolate macarons and hand-made bonbons, celebrate the food of the Gods and learn how this New World delight has crisscrossed the ocean, capturing the hearts (and stomachs) of millions everywhere, with food historian Alexandra Leaf.

 

 

TASTINGS

 

Wed, Apr 9, 7 pm, tickets from $40

WINE AND GOURMET CHOCOLATE PAIRING: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

Discover the delectable art of pairing global wine with gourmet chocolate! Learn how to taste wine and chocolate properly on their own, then pair them together strategically. Bring plenty of questions—and a hearty appetite!

 

 

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