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APRIL 2009 FOOD LISTINGS
Food and Wine Tastings ● lectures ● tours ● demos
LECTURES AND TASTINGS
Wed, Apr 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, $40
Francine Segan’s World of Tasting: FOOD IN FILM: AN EVENING OF FLAVORS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN
A perfect event for movie buffs and foodies! Enjoy an amusing lecture on the meaning behind famous food scenes in favorite films, view hilarious film clips, and participate in a movie trivia contest (with prizes). Lecture includes a taste of the delicious pasta pie featured in the classic foodie movie Big Night. This is part of renowned food historian Francine Segan’s World of Tasting series, exploring the past the present of our favorite food and drinks. Segan is the author of The Philosopher’s Kitchen, Shakespeare’s Table, Movie Menus and The Opera Lover’s Cookbook.
Fri, Apr 24, 12 pm, $70
WALDORF-ASTORIA TOUR AND OSCAR’S LUNCH
Explore the hotel that world leaders, including the president of the United States, have long called their home away from home in New York. View the ornate banquet halls and guest suites; then enjoy lunch at the world-famous Oscar’s American Brasserie.
Fri, Apr 24, 10 am-1 pm, $55
Downtown Culinary Tours with Alexandra Leaf: NOSHES AND NIBBLES ON ST. MARK’S PLACE
Home to a great variety of cuisines-Japanese, Israeli, Belgian and Jewish-American, to name just a few-St. Mark’s Place and the East Village are perfect for noshers and nibblers. Sample fresh hummus, unique chocolate confections, hibiscus sangria, brick-oven pizza made with Mozzarella di Bufala Campana and other delicious treats. Includes a stop for a cappuccino and bomboloni breakfast at Café Emilia. This series with culinary historian and gourmet food expert Alexandra Leaf offers backstage access to world-class restaurants and shops, and opportunities to participate in scrumptious tastings. The author of The Impressionists’ Table and Van Gogh’s Table, Leaf is a museum lecturer and frequent moderator for the 92nd Street Y’s Food Talks series. She teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education and is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International.
Fri, Apr 17, 11 am-4 pm, $75
A SLICE OF BROOKLYN PIZZA TOUR
Pizza lovers, rejoice! Enjoy the ultimate “Slice of Brooklyn” on this tour, custom-made for the Y, led by pizza guru Tony Muia. Venture through Brooklyn’s Italian and Jewish neighborhoods, visiting famous landmarks and movie scenes along the way. Devour some of the best pizza in the city.
Thu, Apr 23, 7 pm, $45
Cooking with Mike Colameco at the DELIA/CARL SCHAEDEL AND CO. Steakhouse Cooking Made Easy
Why shlep to Peter Luger’s when you can pick up a steak at the grocery store and do it at home? Chef Mike Colameco presents bimonthly cooking demonstrations at the Delia/Carl Schaedel and Co. showroom. Offered exclusively through the 92nd Street Y, his classes cover the basics and help home cooks become more proficient. Colameco has a daily show on WOR-AM and a weekly series, Colameco’s Food Show on Channel 13. All classes meet at the Delia/Carl Schaedel and Co. showroom at 969 Third Avenue (58th Street).
WINE TASTINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Wed, Apr 1, 7 pm, $50
Wed, Apr 29, 7 pm, $50
WINE AND CHEESE PAIRING
Taste an assortment of artisanal cheeses paired with wines from around the world – red, white and bubbly. Sample an array of small-production cheeses, discuss how and where to find them on your own, and see which wine pairings work best and why. Develop a new understanding of food-and-wine matching and a refreshed repertoire of wines and cheeses to serve at your next gathering. Meg Staloff is a wine expert with nearly 10 years of experience. Martin Johnson is a renowned cheese buyer and proprietor of The Joy of Cheese.