Edible Escape Thursday, October 30, 6:00-9:00 Metropolitan Pavilion, North pavilion, 110 West 19th St. (Sixth-Seventh Aves.), Manhattan www.EdibleManhattan.com/event/edible-escape Tickets: $65; ages 21 and over only
The Art of Dining: How Master Chefs and Designers Collaborate Thursday, October 23, 6:30-??? Pratt Institute, Memorial Hall, Willoughby Ave. between Ryerson St. and Grand Ave., Clinton Hill, Brooklyn www.Pratt.edu/events/public-programs Free admission; advance registration required
Animal, Vegetable...Miracle? The Future of Meat Thursday, October 16, 6:00-8:00 Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway (Jefferson-Clinton Sts.), Manhattan www.formstack.com/forms/?1833194-xWkPN0JNBz Tickets: general admission, $12; students, $8
Once a year, members of this Burmese congregation dole out home cooking. The personal touch is everywhere in evidence: In the wrapping of the spring rolls, in the mixing of the elaborate salads, in the snipping of chili peppers to add a kick to just-griddled parathas. Many dishes are made to order, mixed by hand (gloved hand) immediately before serving for maximal stimulating freshness.
Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Thursday through Saturday, September 25-27, various hours Most events in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, Greenwich, Connecticut www.GreenwichWineAndFood.com See website for ticket details