Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five choice dining events going on around the city:
1) Dumpling Crawl
When: Today, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
What: Rally Downtown has organized a guided Dumpling Crawl that will take place around Chinatown this afternoon. The crawl kicks off at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory and stops at five dumpling houses, including Prosperity Dumpling, Lam Zhou, and 88 Palace Restaurant. Guests will end the day back at the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory for ice cream. Tickets are $25, and three different start times are offered.
2) aPORKalypse Now
When: Today, 12 to 3 p.m., 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: Alewife NYC
What: This afternoon, Get Real Presents, a festival production company, hosts a pork and craft beer festival at LIC's Alewife. A lineup of local chefs will create dishes from ten whole pigs to be paired with craft beers from twenty different local brewers, including Kelso, Greenport Harbor, and Sixpoint. Tickets are $40, which includes ten beer and pig tastings.
3) Tokaji Dinner
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Terroir Murray Hill
What: This evening, Terroir Murray Hill is serving a dinner centered around Hungary's Tokaji grape. The four-course dinner will be hosted by Judit Bodo of Bott Winery in Hungary, who will share her passion and knowledge of the Tokaji wine region and explain how the featured wines pair with each dish, like a braised pork belly with house-made mustard and a wild mushroom and fontina cheese bruschetta. The dinner is $65 per person. Email Rienne at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
4) Homemade Pizza Class with Roberta's Pizzaioli
When: Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Brooklyn Kitchen
What:Tomorrow, Roberta's Angelo Womack and Anthony Falco will teach a class on how to make great pizza at home. Participants will learn tips and techniques from the pizzaioli while making a personal pie from scratch. Beer pairings will be provided by the Brooklyn Brewery. The class costs $75 per person.
5) Wine Dinner with Carissa Mondavi
When: Sunday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Corkbuzz Wine Studio
What: Corkbuzz's Master Sommelier Laura Maniec is hosting a family-style dinner tomorrow night with winemaker Carissa Mondavi of Continuum Estate. Wines from Continuum will accompany the four-course meal, which will feature dishes like quail egg toast and a chocolate pot de crème. The dinner costs $125 per person.
Also of Note: New York City Beer Week wraps up this weekend with special events and beer pairings at restaurants all over the city. Check out the final two days' lineup of events here. Looking to try a new restaurant this weekend? Try Gabe Stulman and Tien Ho's highly anticipated French bistro Montmartre, Frej alum Richard Kuo's new Bowery restaurant Pearl & Ash, or the chicken and waffles at Sweet Chick in Williamsburg. Several restaurants are launching brunch service today, including Pig and Khao, The Marrow, Willow Road, and Boulton & Watt. And if you're out in Red Hook this weekend, go visit the fine folks at Red Hook Lobster Pound, which reopened just yesterday after undergoing a huge renovation due to damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.