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Take a Look Behind the Scenes of Red Hook's Artisanal Food and Drink Makers

 From sausage-making classes to tours of chocolate factories, manufacturing facilities in Red Hook are opening their doors to the public for a behind-the-scenese look at their products.
Explore Local Manufacturing Spaces and Distilleries in Red Hook
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RED HOOK — Red Hook is turning into a maker’s paradise with several purveyors of artisanal food and drink adopting the waterfront neighborhood as their home.

Here are a few ways you can explore Red Hook’s food and drink manufacturing scene:

► Bean-to-Bar Chocolate and Small-Batch Whiskey at Cacao Prieto

Location: 218 Conover St. at Coffey Street

Price: $20

Cacao Prieto’s chocolate factory doubles as a distillery for its artisanal spirits and liqueurs, including Widow Jane, its signature “urban bourbon.” Chocolate factory and distillery tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays. 

► Whiskey and Rum Tours of Van Brunt Stillhouse

Location: 6 Bay St. at Otsego Street

Price: $10

The Red Hook distillery offers tours of its space on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for a look at how its whiskey and rum products are made. Tours can be scheduled in advance here.

► Meat-Centric Classes at Fleisher’s Meats

Location: 260 Conover St. on Pier 41

Price: Varies

The “traditional, old-fashioned butcher shop” hosts grilling workshops and pork butchery classes through the summer.

Fleisher’s Meats also offers a butcher training program at its Red Hook facility.

 Chocolate-Making Classes and Tours at Raaka Chocolate

Location: 64 Seabring St. near Van Brunt Street

Price: $10 for the tour; $50 for each class

Raaka Chocolate's 3,500-square foot chocolate factory is open for tours and chocolate-making classes. The 45-minute tours and weekend classes can be booked here. 

► Tours and Tastings at The Red Hook Winery

Location: 175 - 204 Van Dyke St. on Pier 41

Price: Varies

Tastings are poured Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are also available for private tours and tastings.

Coffee Roasting Sessions at Pulley Collective

Location: 175 Van Dyke St.

Price: Varies

Pulley Collective offers an "Intro to Coffee Roasting" that includes a roastery tour and a class in roasting your own coffee. It's priced at $250 per person and requires a minimum of four people. The coffee roasting facility also offers an advanced class in roasting that caters to business owners. That is priced at $2,500.