Artistic Beer Cans, The Diversity of Persian Food, Wine by Women, + A Festival of Local Distillers
Craft beer producers can no longer just get away with their name on a bottle or can. The labels themselves have evolved into beautifully designed pieces of art. Photographer Ann V. Reilly has curated a "Wall of Foam!" at Jimmy's No. 43 with some of the most intricately designed beer labels. She unveils her latest curation with an informal meet-and-greet and some of the equally artsy tasting beers on tap.
Naomi Duguid shares some intresting stories about a seductive cuisine and how it has been influenced by a diverse set of religions, cultures, languages, and politics. The photographer, cook, teacher, and author of a new book about Persian food will also introduce some of the recipes found in her book. And don't miss the reception preceding the lecture featuring classic Persian dishes like fesenjan khoresh and beet borani.
In honor of Women's History Month, Lorie Honor from local Staten Island wine shop Honor Wines is hosting a tasting dinner along with chef Brendan Costello of Urby, a hip residential complex. The four course dinner will be paired with wines from independent women winemakers. A worthwhile reason to head out to Staten Island.
Time travel back to the Prohibition-era, but with decidedly better booze. This annual craft distillers festival takes place at Bowery Ballroom and features live 1920's style jazz in a speakeasy setting with samples from over 60 craft distillers from in and around New York City.