Chris Piscitelli Benefit at Fort Defiance; Chinese New Year Brunch at Queens Kickshaw

Booker and Dax has a “Green Wine + Ham” beverage class with Jordan Salcito and special guest Alan Richman on February 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests will learn how to pair natural wines with a selection of country hams. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased online. [Grub Street]

Lady M will offer three petite heart-shaped cakes for Valentine’s Day, including one that features chocolate mousse atop a thin layer of raspberry compote and chocolate sponge. The cakes are available from February 7 to 16. [Grub Street]

• Abigail Gullo, of the popular New Orleans restaurant SoBou, will be behind the bar at Red Hook’s Fort Defiance on Thursday, January 30. The night will serve as a benefit for Chris Piscitelli, a beloved local bartender who passed away earlier this month. All cash tips will go to Piscitelli’s family to help with mounting medical bills. So be sure to go drink (and tip well). [Grub Street]

The Queens Kickshaw will host a brunch on January 31 from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in honor of Chinese New Year. The menu will feature Jewish-Asian fusion dishes such as ramen-noodle kugel. [Grub Street]

Empire Biscuit is offering a Super Bowl to-go menu that features dishes like chili con carne with a pepper-onion relish, chess pie, and, of course, biscuits with honey butter. You must order $12 worth of food per person, for at least eight people, by noon on Saturday by sending an e-mail to info@empirebiscuit.com. If biscuits aren’t your thing, here are some more hipster game-day options. [Grub Street]

• Phillip Lee, the man behind the popular Korean-Mexican fusion truck Kimchi Taco is set to open his second brick-and-mortar shop, Kimchi Grill, in Carroll Gardens. The small restaurant will have a menu with dishes like homemade vegan kimchi, and burritos with Korean short ribs. The restaurant, which is slated to open in the next two months, will also feature a limited beverage menu with mimosas and margaritas. [DNA Info]

Chris Piscitelli Benefit at Fort Defiance; Chinese New Year Brunch at Queens