For foodies: Food and Wine Fest, cupcake tea, pizza tour and more
2009 TD Bank Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival: The festival will take place today through Sunday at various Harrah’s properties in Atlantic City, N.J. Chefs from the Food Network and Bravo will host, demonstrate and mingle with guests at more than 20 events, including a wine tasting with Tom Colicchio, a Cajun cooking class with Emeril Lagasse and a dinner with Guy Fieri. Tickets range from $30 to $2,000, with most events $100 or less. Go to acfoodandwine.com for tickets.
Cupcake Tea at the Ritz-Carlton: Satisfy your sweet tooth with style by sampling a variety of cupcakes at the Ritz-Carlton. Cupcake Tea is $25 per person and includes a Flight of Five Assorted Mini Cupcakes and your choice of Ritz-Carlton blend tea, hot chocolate, milk, chocolate milk or one non-alcoholic beverage. This event is running Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 31. Reservations are required, 212-521-6125.
24 Prince cooking classes: If you want to kick your cooking up a notch, join Nolita restaurant 24 Prince and “Top Chef Chicago” contestant Nikki Cascone for a series of Backyard Cooking Classes beginning Aug. 12, and every second Wednesday of each month to follow from 6 to 8 p.m. The classes are $35 per person and include dinner. For registration, contact Emily Halverson at email@example.com or 212-226-8624.
Meet the author of ‘Clean Plates NYC’: Having trouble finding healthy, delicious dining options in the city? Nutritionist and author of “Clean Plates NYC” Jared Koch will be at the Whole Foods Market in Columbus Circle next Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. to talk about incorporating healthier eating habits into your life and introduce his book that evaluated hundreds of restaurants on healthfulness. This event is free.
Brooklyn pizza tour: Craving some pizza? Don’t miss the Brooklyn leg of the 5-Boro Pizza Tour on Sunday, Aug. 9, where you can try five or six slices of the best pizza from the borough. It is open to the public and the only cost is for the pizza (plus people must provide their own modes of transportation). Locations include Motorino in Williamsburg, Sam’s Restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Luigi’s in Windsor Terrace and L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst. For more information on this and other tours, visit iwantmorefood.com.
Celebrate Julia Child at Saul Restaurant: Saul Restaurant, on Smith Street in Brooklyn, will pay homage to Julia Child on Thursday, Aug. 13, with a celebratory dinner, re-creating some of her famous dishes. The cost is $65 per person, with a $45 wine-pairing option. For reservations, call 718-935-9844.