Tonight marks the New York Distilling Company’s one year anniversary as well as the 79th anniversary of Repeal Day, marking the end of the Prohibition Era. To commemorate this glorious day, the New York Distilling Company is holding a fundraiser party to benefit the Brooklyn Recovery Fund. A ticket to this event gives you the awesome oppertunity to take part in a distilling session, which is being opened to the public for the very first time. You’ll get the chance finish a run of rye and take home one bottle fresh out of the still, and then receive another bottle from the run once it’s aged. Doors open at 7 p.m. Find additional tickets and information here (code New York Distilling Company – Sandy Relief Benefit).
Caskers is your guide to discovering the best craft distilleries in the nation and tomorrow, Dec. 6th, is their grand tasting event of the year. Experts from some of the top distilleries in the nation will be on-site to present their unique craft spirits that you may not find elsewhere. As a guest, you will get to break off into small groups and enjoy a mixology class with Steve Shneider, the principal bartender of cocktail hotspot Employees Only. Not only will special drinks from various distilleries be offered for you to try, but 15% of proceeds will be benefiting Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Tickets and additional information can be found here.
Hanukkah is fast approaching, which means it’s time to get ready for latkes. Latkes will be served at The Brooklyn Academy of Music when 16 chefs and restaurants compete at this one-of-a-kind latke festival. A portion of the proceeds will help benefit the Sylvia Center, a food education organization that works with children. The latkefest will be taking place Dec 10 at 6:30 p.m. To find tickets, $55, click here.
If you are looking for a good time on the 4th night of Hanukkah, then check out 92Y‘s Latke Sizzle! Celebrate with “Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons, as she gives a cooking demonstrate of our favorite crispy holiday treat. She will also be discussing with cookbook author/food journalist Mitchell Davis their connection to their Jewish heritage. Of course all attendees will be enjoying international samplings of latkes paired with tasty vodkas. The night will be held at 92Y – Buttenwieser Hall, starting at 8:15 p.m. Tickets, $29, can be purchased here.
You know how much we love Chef David Santos, and on Mondays, his critically-acclaimed supper club will continue as “Nosa Messa” through his new West Village restaurant, Louro. Next Monday night’s dinner will showcase Santos’s culinary creativity as he prepares a set menu for a limited number of dinner guests. We encourage you to come enjoy Ocean’s Bounty, his five course seafood meal, on Dec. 10th where foodies can get a taste of the supper club we all know and love. For tickets and additional information click here.
Dipsology, the curated online cocktail guide to New York’s best cocktail destinations, will be providing you with an exceptional line-up of bartenders and drinks, as they collaborate with hot newcomer, Pouring Ribbons, Evelyn, and the folks from New York Distillery to celebrate this holiday season. On Dec 12 at 7:00 p.m., come join the festivities, which will include an open bar, featuring specialty cocktails, tasty snacks, raffle, and music by DJ Tamer. There will also be a toy drive on-site so feel free to bring items to donate. Each donated item will get you one raffle ticket. Proceeds will go towards Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts. It’s going to be a great night. For tickets and additional information click here.