March 25, Red Hook
3rd Annual Slow Food Hudson Valley Slow Meat Event Demos with three Culinary Institute of America chefs—two have published books, one on charcuterie and the other on butchering, and the third has been the executive chef instructor at public restaurants at the school. They will break down the animals and demonstrate many cooking and preserving techniques, including sausage making, curing and hot smoking. Kesicke Farm, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
March 25, Pittsfield
Hotel on North Spirited Wines presents Wines of Portugal with Jack Couto, president of Grape Moments, a wine importer in New Bedford, Mass. who specializes in Portuguese wines. Enjoy a paired four-course dinner crafted by Executive Chef Ron Reda and Sommelier Dan Thomas. After dinner, enjoy a stand-up Port tasting with desserts, cheese and nuts. 6 p.m.
March 26, Falls Village
The Falls Village Inn Vintner David Rossi will host a wine luncheon focusing on California Pinot Noirs. He will be joined by wine expert Donna Pace, and Chef Matt will prepare a 4-course lunch. $45. 2 p.m. Reservations are required. Please call 860-824-0033.
March 30, Germantown
Hudson Valley Distillers Cocktail Pairing Party: The distillery is teaming up with Flatiron Restaurant for a pop-up cocktail party. Enjoy 5 small-sip cocktails paired with 5 small-bite courses, including a dessert cocktail to cap off the evening. 7 p.m.
March 30, Hyde Park
Culinary Institute of America The Bocuse Restaurant presents Street Foods of France. Feel like you’re wandering the streets of Paris and sample dishes like classic crêpes, bánh mi, kebobs, socca, brochette, Gruyere and butter baguettes, French pâtisserie and Kir Royale drink. 12 p.m.
April 1, Rhinebeck
bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy Meet chef Bryan Calvert, author of Brooklyn Rustic: Simple Food for Sophisticated Palates, and taste recipes from his cookbook. 2-5 p.m.
April 1, Rhinebeck
Wilderstein Daffodil Tea: celebrate spring and enjoy an afternoon of fine tea and an assortment of homemade delectables. Also included is a tour of the mansion and the opportunity to stroll the estate as the landscape comes back to life. 1 p.m.
April 15, Ghent
The Barn at Liberty Farms Second Annual Beer Tasting: Help High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center raise funds while enjoying brews from Old Klaverak, Chatham Brewing, S&S Farm and other local breweries. 6-8 p.m.