Rosé Season Begins at Brix Wine Shop; Mother’s Day Additions to Downtown Favorites

On Saturday, executive chef Lawrence Knapp ofthe Hurricane Club will host a hands-on cooking class as part of De Gustibus Cooking School's on-location series. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., students will learn how to make modern Polynesian cuisine before enjoying a spectacular seated lunch with paired wines. Tickets are $245 per class and can be can be purchased by calling (212) 239-1652 or visiting degustibusnyc.com. [Grub Street]

Michael "Bao" Huynhs Mickeys Burger in Gramercy closed last week. Though no replacement has officially been announced, fans of the decadent namesake burger can expect another Bao concept to take its place. [

On Friday, May 18, Brix Wine Shop will celebrate the dawning of ros season with at their annual Ros Gala from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty ross from top wine importers will be paired with local bites from East village food shops and restaurants. Tickets may be purchased in person or by phone for $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Remember to wear pink to receive a door prize, and all guests receive 10 percent off any bottle in store. [Grub Street]