Get out of the house and spend a Sunday with your true love: cheese. The new Weekend at Murray’s experience includes a tour of the 75-year-old flagship store on Bleecker St, where you’ll learn about Murray’s cave-aged cheese and get some New York City history you may be able to use at your next trivia night. The tour is followed by a pairing lesson, where you’ll learn to pair cheese with charcuterie, beer, wine, and spirits. The day ends with a reality show-style Pair-Off Competition, where you’ll play cheesemonger and maybe even win a prize. Everyone goes home with a gift card... so you can buy more cheese.
If you and your boo are in need of a new hobby other than binging The OA, why not start brewing your own beer at home? This Brooklyn Brew Shop kit includes everything you need (ingredients, equipment, instructions) to learn to make your own gallon of craft beer -- at a lower price than going out for some craft pints.
If you both desperately need to get out of the house, head no further than East 28th St, where the Park South Hotel is offering a Park and Make Out package for two. You’ll get an executive king room for the night, a pasta-making class at the in-hotel restaurant Covina, and a $50 gift card to drink and dine there as well.
Your going-out-to-the-bar days may be over, or few and far between, but that’s no excuse not to step up your cocktail-on-the-couch game. Chris Marshall, head mixologist at Chinatown’s apothecary-themed speakeasy, teaches two-hour cocktail-making classes ranging from how to use fresh greenmarket ingredients, making cocktails with absinthe, using agave spirits, and creating classic cocktails dating back to Prohibition.
Sign up here for our daily NYC email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun New York has to offer.