New York Area Culinary Events
Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Greater NYC. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other NYC culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only Manhattan events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in New York City and the surrounding suburbs. We've also got the latest NYC Restaurant News and Wine Events.
Hill Country, the barbecue spot with locations in Flatiron and Brooklyn, is trying to help you cure the winter chills by offering for the month of February several variations on the theme of chili. Choose between spicy San Antonio-style, meaty bean-less or hearty chicken chili. Hill Country, 30 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10010, 212-255-4544.
February 16 & 18
Le Cirque presents two upcoming wine dinners. February 16th will feature Braida Winery from Piedmont, while February 18th will highlight Guicciardini Strozzi Winery from Tuscany. For more information, visit Le Cirque's website. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-0202.
Join food writer Matt Rodbard and chef Deuki Hong to celebrate the release of their new book, "Koreatown: A Cookbook." From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., a $40 entrance fee gets you a copy of the book plus Korean snacks (from the book, of course) and Korean beer and soju at Ichi Cellar Bar & Kitchen in Koreatown. Get tickets here. Ichi Cellar Bar & Kitchen, 6 E. 32nd St., New York, NY 10016, 347-758-0195.
Whisky Live, the globetrotting whisky tasting and sampling event, will stop in New York at Chelsea Piers (23rd Street and 12th Avenue, Pier 60). Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, full dinner buffet, live entertainment and access to whisky sampling. For more information, visit Whisky Live's website
The James Beard House presents a California Provençale dinner with chef David Féau of Wally's Beverly Hills. Dishes will include seared Atlantic cod medallion with green dashi, mushrooms and ginger. Tickets cost $130 for JBH members, $170 for non-members. For more information, visit the James Beard Foundation's website. James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
Park Slope food lovers: mark your calendar for April 6. From 6:30 p.m., the annual A Taste of Fifth will celebrate the culinary diversity along Fifth Avenue in the Brooklyn neighborhood. For more information, visit the official website. A Taste of Fifth, The Grand Prospect Hall, 263 Prospect Ave. , Brooklyn, NY 11215, no phone.
Gaby Restaurant Francais at the Sofitel New York features daily "De-Light" hours from 4 p.m.-midnight. Select wines are priced at $9-$10 and Goose Island draft beer is $7. Also available is the De-Light Cocktail ($12, 65 calories) made with Voli Vodka Lemon, triple sec, cucumber and lime juice. Gaby Restaurant Francais, Sofitel New York, 44 W. 45th St., New York, NY 10036, 212-782-3040.
Asiate, located on the 35th floor of Time Warner Center in the Mandarin Oriental, New York, offers a two-course lunch menu for $42, Monday through Friday. Asiate, Mandarin Oriental New York, Time Warner Center, 35th Floor, 80 Columbus Cir., New York, NY 10023, 212-805-8881.
The James Beard House hosts multi-course lunches and dinners throughout the year, each featuring a unique chef or chef team. Prepaid reservations are required for all events, and may be made by calling 212-627-2308. For a current schedule of events, visit www.jamesbeard.org. The James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
Every Monday at David Bouley's Brushstroke is now Kaiseki Monday. That's right, start your week off right by indulging in the seven-course meal for $115 per person. The menu changes weekly but expect sashimi, cooked fish, meat, rice, sushi and dessert. Brushstroke, 30 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013, 212-791-3771.
Wednesday to Sunday
Perla, the Greenwich Village Italian restaurant from Gabe Stulman, offers a a three-course $35 meal Wednesday to Sunday at lunch. Options include risotto with saffron; black spaghetti with 'nduja, calamari and breadcrumbs; and a skate sandwich with artichokes and fennel. Perla, 24 Minetta Ln., New York, NY 10012, 212-933-1824.
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Thalassa hosts Athenian Taverna Nights on Sundays, featuring a $35 three-course prix-fixe dinner and live Greek music. Thalassa, 179 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013, 212-941-7661.