Sustainable Sushi at Brooklyn Brewery, November 24 & 25
Brooklyn Brewery hosts Union Sushi Co. in their private dining room space for a dinner series dedicated to sustainably-sourced sushi. Learn from the sushi chefs their sourcing process while you savor a 15-course meal paired with local beverages—a beer selection curated by Brooklyn Brewery’s own Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, red wines from Brooklyn winery Rooftop Reds, and sake pairings from Brooklyn Kura. The vinyl will be spinning throughout the night.
Brooklyn Brewery. Tickets $175. More info: eventbrite.com
Manje Lakay Series with Chef Nadege Fleurimond, November 23
Flatbush Caton Market presents Manje Lakay, a Haitian cultural heritage event series. This week, chef, entrepreneur and author Nadege Fleurimond hosts part II of her Haitian cooking series. She’ll be demonstrating recipes, signing books, and hosting a panel of guest speakers. After the demo, visit the markets 30+ vendors from all the ingredients you’ll need to make Fleurimond’s dishes, and enjoy live music from Alegba and Friends band.
Flatbush Caton Market. Tickets $10. More info: eventbrite.com
Thanksgiving Troubleshooting with Emily Stephenson + Jason Wilson, November 26
Just in time for the biggest cooking holiday of the year, beverage expert and author Jason Wilson and cookbook writer, editor, and recipe developer Emily Stephenson, (author of The Friendsgiving Handbook), will take all your last-minute questions on Thanksgiving conundrums—like what wine to bring to a hazily-outlined potluck dinner, or what dishes will reheat beautifully after a long car ride. Sip some exciting cider samples from the Finger Lakes, and pick up signed copies of The Friendsgiving Handbook and Wilson’s new book The Cider Revival.
Archestratus Books + Foods. Free admission. More info: archestrat.us
Masters of Social Gastronomy: Thanksgiving Pies, November 26
For their monthly discussion series, “historic gastronomist” Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flours and cook and writer Jonathan Soma of the Brooklyn Brainery investigate the history and science behind a different food topic. November’s events centers on everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving dessert. They’ll discuss the agricultural of the U.S.’s many apple varieties, delve into the backstory of pumpkin pie, and take a look at the surprising histories of meat pies, coffins, and competitive eating. A pie-eating contest will follow.
Caveat. Tickets $10. More info: caveat.nyc
Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar Sunday Series, December 1, 8, & 15
For the seventh year, the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar brings handmade goods from local makers, wintry food and drink, a photo booth, and free kids’ activities to 501 Union in Gowanus. Enjoy the seasonal market atmosphere indoors, out of the cold, as you sample treats like Palo Santo tacos and black walnut bourbon and browse beautiful gifts from neighborhood shops and artisans like Sea Salt Water pottery, Koto Embroidery, Elements Truffles, and many more. Oh, and there’s free gift wrapping available!
501 Union. Free admission. More info: brooklynholidaybazaar.com