3 fun food and drink events in New York City this weekend

If you love to eat and drink, this weekend offers a great chance to explore the world of New York City food and beverage. From a cooking class to a ladies-only Valentine's Day, there's plenty to explore and enjoy if you're hungry for something new.

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Cooking Class with Thermomix

First up, the makers of the "all-in-one" kitchen appliance Thermonix are offering a free class to share how to use the food-processor, blender, steamer, kneader, etc. On Saturday, pick up some tips and techniques to make the most of the tool, plus get recipes and sample some results.

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m.
Where: ICE Institute of Culinary Education, 225 Liberty St., Floor 3, Room 33
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Junzi Chinese New Year Market

Next, Chinese New Year celebrations continue with a pop-up market at the fast-casual Chinese joint Junzi Kitchen. Guests can shop for gifts designed by Chop Suey Club, enjoy bubble milk tea from Luv Tea and savor tanghulu, the northern Chinese skewered candied fruit.

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Junzi Kitchen, 170 Bleecker St.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Galentine's Day at Monarch Rooftop

Finally, ladies, leave your partner or dating app behind and celebrate "Galentine's Day" at the Monarch Rooftop Lounge. Simply savor food and drinks with your friends, or get participatory with activities like rosecco pong and hairstyling.

When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Monarch Rooftop, 71 W. 35th St.
Admission: $35
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets
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