We’ve loved Ample Hills since day one. Which for us was when they judged Matt Timms Ice Cream Takedown and conceded to serving the peoples choice “Caprese Freeze” in their Vanderbilt shop. Since then, the’ve come a long way but have stayed true to their quirky, passionate roots. Their Ice Cream Social is a perfect case in point. Their ice cream making bike is fun, funny, exercise and reward all mixed up in one cream creating basket. Literally. That’s followed by what they call a waffle sundae bar. Yes please to whatever that is. Tuesday, July 12th from 7-9pm.
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Lately people have been telling us we need to check out Montclair. As a born and bread Long Islander it’s a bit like joining the darkside. The Galactic Empire did have speeder bikes and those cool voice manipulator. Montclair Bread Company might be the sith that sways us over. Dropping the Star Wars references, Montclair Bread Company has a head baker from Amy’s bread who also spent time at the helm of Bread Alone. All that means they know what they are talking about. So, when sourdough lessons popped up on the calendar we thought you might want to know about it. Join them for an exploration of sourdough. You’ll learn how to create your own starter and how to keep it alive. They will then explain the different types of sourdoughs before sending you home to “feed” it for a week. A week later the session concludes with the baking of your new sourdough baby. If that’s not enough, they also love donuts, so snacks will be easy to obtain. Multiple days and time in Montclair, New Jersey.
Does “Eat Spain Up,” the name of NYC’s upcoming Spanish food and culture festival, sound like a challenge to anyone else? If it is, I’m down — definitely down. And consuming ungodly amounts of Spanish cuisine surely requires a certain level of highly specialized skill, right? So get ready, Eat Spain Up, get ready, because, thanks to years of experience with gluttony, I plan to dominate in the Spanish wine-drinking department. To triumph at the olive oil tasting. To be the mightiest of all (of all!) in the (over) consumption of ham and cheese. Oh, and I guess I could stop by one of the cooking classes, check out one of the screenings or roundtables with world-renowned Iberian chefs, and maybe try to stop being so competitive about the whole thing. Who’s with me?! October 24 – 28 in NYC.
Turkey has been high on our travel list for the last 5 years and we have yet to step off a plane in Atatürk Airport. Since we live in NYC there’s more than one way to achieve our goal of tasting mouth watering kebaps and off the chain börek. If you’re in NYC or close, you can play the same game we are. The Turkish Culture Center is offering a cooking class that promises to give you a solid dose of culture and food all wrapped up in a warm pide ekmeği (flat bread). We’re not promising flat bread but we are promising you’ll leave full of food and new friends. June 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM in NYC.
If there’s a week this year to get your whiskey tasting on it would be this week. Wine By The Case is hosting a myriad of tastes composed of the best of American Whiskey, Bourbons & Scotches in their Whiskey Week. Lagavulin, Highland Park, Cody Road, Boondocks++ This event is FREE all they ask is that you purchase a commemorative glass. And why would you not want a commemorative glass? Wednesday, March 16 at 6:00 PM – Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 PM @ Wine By The Case in Brooklyn.