It's been fall for nearly a week, which means you've already had a least a month to overdose on Pumpkin Spice. Thankfully, there are non-Starbucks related foods for you to eat in this world, for man must not survive on Gimmicky Seasonal Items alone. Here's where to consume edible things this week:
Monday is a doozy, with three delectable food-related events going down. First, in honor of National Coffee Day, Local coffee purveyor Irving Farm will be throwing a "Coffee Happy Hour" from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at its Grand Central Terminal kiosk, gifting commuters with a $2 specialty drink. That drink, The Crown Maple Medicine Man, is made with Crown Maple syrup, lemon, sage and Irving Farm's Los Lorios coffee blend; it comes over ice, and is available for $4 all day after 9 a.m.
Also on Monday, West Village eatery Louro will serve its popular Uni Dinner as part of its weekly Nossa Mesa supper series. The $50 five-course dinner features creative sea urchin dishes like Uni and Cavatelli Nero pasta and Uni and Crispy Suckling Pig Cassoulet. The meal kicks off at 7 p.m. and is BYO wine and beer; you can make a reservation through the restaurant.
And also on Monday, Slow Foods NYC is hosting a One Hour Cheese book event at the National Gourmet Institute in Flatiron. Author and cheese guru Claudia Lucero will be on hand to speak about the book and sign copies, as well as to provide demos and tastings. The event is free to attend and runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Skip all the way ahead to Thursday for the final food event of the week. Bedford Cheese Shop's Irving Place outpost is hosting a class dubbed "Defining Flavors, The Vocabulary of Taste" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The class includes tastings of different kinds of cheese, with a focus on discerning subtle flavor. You can purchase your $40 ticket online.