pencil it in: winter weekend wrap-up

December 10: HO, HO, HO!

It’s SantaCon time! The annual event which takes place for no apparent reason is scheduled for this Saturday. Thousands of revelers dress in (mostly) Santa costumes and take to the streets for a day of drunken revelry. The starting point won’t be released til late Friday, but visit www.nycsantacon.com for continually updated information.

December 10: If You Can’t Make it to Mexico for the Break…

Bring Mexico home to you.  Ivy Stark, the executive chef of Dos Caminos, is teaching a Mexican cooking class at the Park Avenue location this Saturday. Dishes will be prepared demonstration-style and are all inspired by traditional foods prepared during the “Las Posadas” celebration, such as hibiscus cider and Mexican eggnog flan. The $65 ticket includes cocktails, lunch, recipes and a signed copy of Stark’s new cookbook. Dos Caminos, 373 Park Ave South , 212-331-0328 to reserve your spot

December 10-11: ahhh the holidays

A razor, a shiny knife is holding two holiday themed events this weekend. Saturday begins with the Feast of the Seven Fishes and Il Pranzo rounds out the weekend on Sunday. Guests are encouraged to cook and participate, as well as wear tracksuits, in keeping with the Italian-American theme. A portion of the proceeds from both nights will go to the charity Feeding America. For tickets and more info click here. Brooklyn, NY, 5- 10 PM

December 11: providing warmth from the cold

Ardesia is hosting a winter fest this Sunday in Hell’s Kitchen. On the menu: cassoulet, a hearty meat and bean French stew; frisée and herb salad and pecan pie. The best part is, this perfect end to a chilly weekend is only $35. Ardesia, 510 West 52nd Street


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