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Edible Events: April 2016

timthumb.phpThere are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis — from charity-driven galas to walk-around tastings and an endless array of pop-ups.  But unless you have the time and money to party seven days a week, you’ll have to be discerning about what goes onto your calendar.  So here are just a few worthy food celebrations we recommend getting tickets (or making reservations) for now.

Around the World in 80 Sweets (4/4): For one night only, 80 of the world’s preeminent pastry chefs, such as Pierre Hermé (one of our favorites!), Sadaharu Aoki and François Payard will gather together for a unique tasting experience, with 100% of proceeds benefiting City Harvest.  Worried about going into sugar shock?  A selection of savory bites will 17-cherry-bombe-jubilee.w529.h529also be served, from equally notable toques like Anita Lo, Marcus Samuelsson and Bill Telepan.

Cherry Bombe Jubilee (4/10): Back for its third year, this celebration of women in the culinary industry will take place at The High Line Hotel, and include an entire day’s worth of inspiring food for thought, in the form of conversations between top journalists (Mimi Sheraton and Melissa Clark), influential chefs (Aquavit’s Emma Bengtsson & Mission Chinese’s Angela Dimayuga), and purveyors, such as Christina Minardi of Whole Foods Market, and Katie Baldwin from Amber Waves Farm.

New York Culinary Experience (4/16-17): It’s tough enough to get a table at spots owned by Dan Barber, Einat Admony, Jose Garces, Ivan Orkin, Missy Robbins, Bryce Shuman, and Gabriel Kreuther — so who could resist an opportunity to cook side by side with them?  Nab tickets now to this weekend-long series of classes and workshops, IMG_5006RShosted by New York magazine and the International Culinary Center, for the unprecedented opportunity to do just that.

Bacon and Beer Classic (4/22-23): This bacchanalia of salty pigskin and frothy suds will descend on Citi Field once again this April, providing ticketholders with unlimited access to bacon-centric bites from Beast of Bourbon, Willie B’s BBQ, Tres Carnes, Bareburger and of course, BarBacon, as well as sips from Sixpoint, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers, Roscoe NY Beer Co, Oscar Blues Brewery, Black Hog Brewing and more.

Taste of the Nation (4/25): Perhaps NYC’s most high profile tasting event, $250-$10,000 tickets to this star-studded gala benefit No Kid Hungry’s mission to end egg-600x337childhood hunger in America.  So fill your belly for a good cause, with culinary creations from Cosme, Lilia, Maialino, MaLa Project, Morimoto, Oiji and Sessanta, and don’t forget a trip to the Sundae Parlor, manned by OddFellows, La Newyorkina and GG’s.

James Beard Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards (4/26): While the main gala honoring chefs and restaurants will be held, once again, in Chicago, you’ll only need to travel to Chelsea Piers, in order to attend this celebration of culinary media, from best American Cooking Book (including JBF_AWARDS_MEDALLION_BLOG_0Heartlandia: Heritage Recipes from Portland’s The Country Cat), Documentary (“Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story”), and Outstanding Personality Host (Vivian Howard, of “A Chef’s Life).


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