Murray's Cheese knows you've moved beyond thinking that honey comes in a plastic bear or that cheese comes in a big yellow block. Now learn exactly how to match the two incredible edibles together to create out-of-this-world pairings. Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey, a single-origin artisanal honey company and author of The Honey Connoisseur, will guide guests through a tasting of a variety of her delicious honeys and offer pearls of knowledge from her latest work. Murray’s expert instructors will be on hand to pair each elixir with the finest of farmhouse cheeses. As complex as a wine pairing but sweeter going down, these pairings will get you buzzing about honey and cheese.
Brooklyn Grange will host us at their Navy Yard rooftop where The Meat Hook will cook an unforgettable feast of playful, unpretentious food paired with Patron's favorite Tequila cocktails. Chef Gil Calderon (formerly of Diner and Northeast Kingdom) is planning a menu that will be more about good company gathering in appreciation for the regional harvest than fussy fare: think tacos, fried chicken, and of course, honey. Patron Tequila will continue to fuel the festivities with libations thoughtfully paired to complement each course.
Brooklyn Grange’s honey is well known and loved, but what else comes out of those hives? For one thing, beeswax! In this class, Brooklyn Grange Co-Founder Gwen Schantz will take you through the process of making her favorite NYC harvested beeswax lip balm, scented with natural oils and botanicals.
NYC Honey Week has teamed up with our friends at Bobo and Patron Tequila to throw a dinner party you'll be buzzing about for the rest of the year. For this very special evening Chef Cedric Tovar (Daniel, Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria, Town) has put together an elegant and flavorful menu of regional farm-fresh fare, each course of which will be paired with seasonal Tequila cocktails. Don't be a drone and reserve your seats before they fly!
While it may seem like a modern idea, humans have keeping bees in urban environments since ancient times. In this engaging presentation, New York City Beekeepers Association founder and president Andrew Coté explores the origins, quirks and unique benefits of keeping bees in New York City and in other urban environments around the world.
Join Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle at On Tap for an evening of honey-infused elixirs! Dogfish Head will have 4 different honey beers to taste and will discuss how they used honey in their fermentation process. Mike's Hot Honey will be there serving up hot honey-infused cocktails and cheese pairings.
Bees Knees Spicy Honey takes over Brooklyn Kitchen's rooftop apiary for a night of spicy and sweet concoctions. From cocktails to passed bites to dessert, the evening will explore the wide-ranging applications of what many are calling "the new sriracha." Event co-hosted by Kyle Lowe, Culinary Director of Brooklyn Kitchen, and Casey Elsass, maker of Bees Knees Spicy Honey.
It's easy to forget that alcohol is an agricultural product, too. But just as Apis Mellifera refines the nectar and pollen of plants into honey, distilleries refine grains and botanicals into complex expressions of nature's harvest. While bees are the original farmers, transforming the nectars of our ecosystem into sweet, golden honey, bartenders are civilization's honeybees, transforming alcohol into nuanced creations that delight the senses!
We're sending our worker bees into the field to forage for local honey, regionally produced spirits, and whatever fun ingredients strike their fancy, in a quest to create the best honey-based cocktails in town. Join us at Back Label Wine Merchants for a celebration of our favorite pollinator, and participate in the hive mind that crowns one contestant Queen Bee!
Edgemere Farm is proud and excited to be participating in NYC Honey Week for the second time. For our honey-themed dinner this year, we'll be collaborating with farm friend & Rockaway favorite, Whitney Aycock of Whit's End Pizzeria. Featuring Rockaway honey and farm-fresh ingredients we expect this dinner to be nothing short of delicious.
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Local Roots NYC and Fulton Stall Market present a special NYC HONEY WEEK workshop on all things beekeeping for beginners. Beekeeper Andy Kurosz from Sweet Things Wild Thyme and Honey will cover the ins and outs of starting your own apiary and will demonstrate how to build a hive's supers.
Join holistic skincare consultant and herbalist Jenna Diliberto at Red Hook's Brooklyn Herborium for a workshop on honey infused salve making. During this hour and a half class you'll sip nourishing herbal tea while learning the fundamentals of making this soothing cream with herb-infused oils, local honey and beeswax.