With great recipes comes great responsibility. Classic Cookie owner
Leslie Stockard has finally penned the cookbook that her customers have
been looking forward to for years.
She'll be signing copies of the book, You Asked for It: The Classic Cookie & Cafe Cookbook,
between 3 and 4 p.m. on Saturday at Rainy Day Books (2706
West 53rd Street in Fairway). Get there early -- Stockard will have
some of her signature muffins and cookies. The book retails for $19.95.
The BadSeed Holiday Market (1909 McGee) is today from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Crossroads. Sip on a cup of spiked Puddin' Head coffee while shopping for last minute gifts or picking local jams and cheeses for your Christmas table.
High tea comes to Bluestem
on Saturday. Sip tea and enjoy finger sandwiches and
holiday pastries from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The tea service costs $25
($7 for children under 10).
The farmers' table dinner series continues at the Blue Bird Bistro (1700 Summit) on Saturday night. The five-course meal includes heirloom tomato soup, beef and chestnut ravioli in a chestnut cream sauce, and a Campo Lindo poached egg over spinach with a tawny port dressing. Make reservations for a 7:45 p.m. seating if you want to dine with the featured farmers. The dinner is $45 per person with a wine pairing option for an additional $20.
You don't get many opportunities to see a gay stand-up comic and Italian cookbook author. Cheril Vendetti is in town to do a set on Sunday night at Sidekicks Saloon (3707 Main). She takes the stage at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8.