A Hanukkah Pastry Class, the Farmwich Launch Party, and More Things to Do in Brooklyn

Have beer and sausages at Folksbier. Photo courtesy Folksbier.

Raclette Cheese Pop-Up at Brooklyn Cider House, December 19
Favorite local hangout Brooklyn Cider House hosts will be serving up melted Raclette straight from the cheese wheel, with garlic roasted fingerling potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, cornichons, cipollini onions and baguette, all paired with a glass of their cider, for $12. You can add kielbasa for $16, or pair your raclette feast with their regular prix fixe menu and a cider catch straight from the barrel.
Brooklyn Cider House. $12–$16. More info: brooklynciderhouse.com

Hanukkah Desserts Pastry Class, December 18
Pastry chef and food stylist Katie Rosenhouse (founder of Park Slope’s Buttermilk Bakeshop), leads a hands-on, all-levels pastry class on Hanukkah sweets. You’ll be making sufganiyot, Hanukkah cookies and rugelach all from scratch at Plum and Honey, her pastry kitchen in Gowanus. Rosenhouse trained at the French Culinary Institute and is a veteran of Bouley, Le Cirque, and Olana, so she’ll set you on the path to perfect pastry. The class is suitable for ages eight and up.
Plum and Honey. Tickets $57. More info: coursehorse.com

Farmwich Fest (A Preview), December 19
Soon-to-be-launched sandwich spot Farmwich invites you to preview their menu with a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing. They’ll be serving three of their vegetable-forward sandwiches, which are  made entirely with ingredients sourced from NYC metro area farmers practicing regenerative agriculture. Their freshly-made bread uses heirloom wheat grown upstate, and even their oils come from New York farms. The preview dinner will finish with a surprise seasonal dessert.
689 Humboldt St. Suggested donation $15, (pay what you can). More info: eventbrite.com

Folksbier Brauerei x J&E Smallgoods, December 14
Winter weather calls for sausages and beer. This week, cozy Carroll Gardens craft brewery Folksbier teams up with J&E Smallgood, an all-natural sausage company from butchers Jocelyn Guest and Erika Nakamura. They’ll be serving beers, snacks and hot dogs, including shrimp chips, crispy bulgogi kale, and a spicy kimchi dog with kewpie mayo and scallions. Pair with a glass of your favorite Folksbier brew.
Folksbier Brauerei. Free admission. More info: folksbier.com

Jewish Comfort Food, December 19
Learn to make classic Jewish holiday recipes perfect for the cold months ahead.  The team at Cook Space Brooklyn will take you through traditional recipes for braised brisket, potato latkes,  pineapple noodle kugel, and, of course, a perfect matzo ball soup. Get ready to feed a crowd of family and friends at your next holiday gathering.
603 Bergen St. Tickets $115. More info: eventbrite.com