Food events


Sunday Jan 20, 2019
  • You So Saucy

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    Chef Jon Young is the pitmaster at ABQ BBQ, but he also happens to be a French-trained chef. Which is why he’s just the guy to teach this series of classes on the five mother sauces, the cornerstones of cooking that can help you make your good dishes into great ones. From Jan. 13 to Feb. 10, Young is teaching home cooks how to make one of the crucial mother sauces every Sunday from 6 to 8pm. For the first class this Sunday, Jan.13, he’s covering the Demi-glace or Espangnole sauce, which is the foundation of brown sauces. Each class is followed by a dinner with wine and some food featuring the sauces you’ve just made. Classes cost $75 a pop or $300 for all five and reservations are required. Email abqbbqnm@gmail.com or call Chef Young at (505) 401-4220 to make your reservations. (Robin Babb)

    ABQ BBQ
    The Five Mother Sauces Class
  • Hot Tea for the Cold New Year

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    All of us are looking for a little good luck and sweetness in this new year—which happens to be the year of the boar in the Chinese zodiac. Maybe we’ll find some at the Chinese New Year afternoon tea service at Fragrant Leaf this Sunday. On Jan. 20, take a seat at the little Nob Hill tea shop at either their 1 or 3:30pm seating for a catered three-course tea from Chez Axel Restaurant. The menu includes sweet and spicy Korean meatballs, ginger scones with five-spice whipped cream, orange blossom panna cotta with orange sauce and, of course, plenty of (green and oolong) tea. A vegetarian option is available—just ask for it when you make your reservation. Space is limited, and reservations cut off on Jan. 18. Tickets are $35 per person. Call 505-255-0522 or visit thefragrantleaf.com/events to reserve your seats. (Robin Babb)

    Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique
    Chinese New Year Afternoon Tea
Saturday Jan 26, 2019
  • Sip Soup for a Good Cause

    Image courtesy of Roadrunner Food Bank

    Roadrunner Food Bank’s annual Souper Bowl has been a favorite event for Albuquerque families for years and, as always, a really stacked cast of restaurants are showing up. Chefs from up to 40 local restaurants come to the event with their best soup and dessert recipes to win over the judges and the people’s choice vote. Some of the great raffle prizes this year include two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines! The tasting and festivities begin at 11am on Saturday, Jan. 26 and go until 2pm. All proceeds go to helping Roadrunner Food Bank’s mission to feed over 70,000 hungry people in New Mexico each week. Tickets are $50 per adult, $15 per child (5 to 12), and the under-5-year-olds get in free. Tickets can be purchased online at rrfb.org or by calling 505-349-8909. (Robin Babb)

    Roadrunner Food Bank
    Souper Bowl 2019

Food events