Weekend Guide :: 02.05.10
Photo by Karen Mordechai
Chelsea wine vault is well known for their educational wine tastings, but they seem to be spicing things up a bit with Mezcal spirits—a dear friend of Tequila. Warm up with this Mexican spirit, and learn about it too. Friday night from 6:30 to 7:30. It costs $45, and you can sign up through their site.
If you’re not into the Superbowl, but are into good causes and critically acclaimed chefs, purchase a $350 ticket to visit David Chang’s Ma Peche, where he and Alice Waters will be hosting a cocktail party to benefit and launch the east coast branch of her foundation, Edible School Yard New York. Both Chang and Waters will be there and the hefty price tag will support a great cause. 6:30 to 8:30 Sunday February 7th at Ma Peche, 15 W 56th Street.
Monday February 8th join a slew of the most current and talked about chefs for the debut of a new dining experience : ELEMENTS. ELEMENTS is described as “a ground-breaking, interactive dining experience open to the public where top chefs, winemakers, coffee roasters, and master mixologists will display and explain the physical and chemical changes that occur in food when exposed to the natural elements of fire, water, air, and ice.” The first experience will be held at The Great Performances Kitchen, 304 Hudson Street, at 7pm. Tickets are $150 and must be purchased in advance, click here for more info.
And even though this is a weekend guide, we thought it important to mention that Clinton Street Baking Co, is underway with a delicious pancake month from Mondays through Fridays. From chocolate + blood orange to brown sugar pecans… We’ll at least be drooling about them over the weekend.