FUNGI: Everyone gets so obsessed with chocolate truffles at the holidays, it’s easy to forget the other kind: cooking an extravagant feast of bites centered around that jewel in the mushroom crown: The white truffle. A couple of highlights from the menu: Piedmont goat cheese fondue and truffle-stuffed polenta shells, sole with young savoy cabbage in a sauce of white and black truffles… 7PM.
SECONDS: What could be the culinary opposite of the James Beard House? Possibly the IKEA cafeteria. But hold your jokes: Tonight, the store presents Julbord, its version of the traditional Scandinavian Christmas meal, an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of Swedish specialties like smoked and cured fish, St. Lucy buns (lussekatter) and plenty of lingonberries, for a paltry $9.99 (or under $3 for the under-12s). Live music will set the stage for the feast. Also: Bring any used soft toys to donate, as IKEA will be passing them along to the Children of the Red Hook Houses and the Best of Brooklyn Annual Toy Drive. 6-8:30PM.
See our music listings on the Nonstop Sound blog.