Wondering where all the foodies will be this weekend? We've rounded up some of the top food events you shouldn't miss.
Join Alice Waters in Union Square's Greenmarket
Alice Waters, home cook and owner of the legendary Chez Panisse, will be signing copies of her latest book, Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook, this Saturday in Union Square from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event, sponsored by Food Book Fair, is part of a series of signings featuring a variety of top chefs and authors.
Dinner at the James Beard House
The James Beard House will be hosting chef Navjot Arora of Indian hot spot Old Monk for a celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. The special James Beard House dinner is set to feature a variety of flavorful dishes such as ginger lamb chops with mint chutney, rice-lentil risotto, baby eggplant and crispy okra, as well as assorted tandoori breads, and for dessert, a cardamom and pistachio-infused Indian bread pudding.
Grab a Cup of Soup in Brooklyn
Brooklyn’s annual Smith Street Soup Festival kicks off this Saturday at 1 p.m. and runs until 4p.m. The celebration, which features over 20 restaurants on the restaurant row, raises money for the Culinary Arts Program at the High School of International Studies.
The Food May be Gone, But the Show Continues
Copland House has nixed the chef this year, and is celebrating its annual gala at Lincoln Center instead of at a restaurant, which is a break in precedent from last year’s festivities hosted at Le Bernardin. Acclaimed soprano Amy Burton and celebrated pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin will perform a tribute to Leonard Bernstein, whose daughter will be in attendance Monday night.