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.
Alain Ducasse's Benoit is bringing back its cochon Tuesdays for the month of April. Every Tuesday this month diners have the option to choose a portion of one of two slow-roasted suckling pigs. The meal, with beer or wine, is $30 per person. Reservations in advance are necessary. Benoit, 60 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019, 646-943-7373.
April 9-May 31
Le Colonial, the elegant French-Vietnamese restaurant in Midtown, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Between April 9 and May 31, diners will have the option to choose a six-course tasting menu for the occasion (in addition to the normal à la carte options). The menu features new dishes and classic Le Colonial delights. The prix-fixe dinner costs $80 or $125 with wine. Le Colonial, 149 E. 57th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-752-0808.
Fig & Olive will be offering a special Easter brunch menu ($45) with truffle mushroom croquette, fig Gorgonzola tartlet, crab cake Benedict, veal Milanese, Riviera salmon, Provence roasted chicken, chocolate cake and more. Fig & Olive, 420 W. 13th St., New York, NY 10014, 212-924-1200.
Louro in the West Village is offering an all-uni dinner on April 21. The meal costs $75 for six uni-focused courses and it's BYO so bring a bottle of your favorite wine. Louro, 142 W. 10th St., New York, NY 10014, 212-206-0606.
Come to Le Cirque for a dinner paired with Krug Champagne. The multi-course meal will cost $450, inclusive of tax and tip. Champagne will be presented by Krug brand ambassador Nicole Burke. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-0202.
NoLIta’s New Zealand-accented eatery The Musket Room is celebrating the holiday Anzac Day in grand culinary fashion. The evening's fixed-price, multi-course meal will include dishes like smoked eel with wild garlic and southland red deer. Cost is $85 or $150 with wine pairing. The Musket Room, 265 Elizabeth St., New York, NY 10012, 212-219-0764.
The James Beard Foundation has announced that Sirio Maccioni, the restaurateur behind Le Cirque, will receive the 2014 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award at the James Beard Foundation Awards on May 5, 2014. Following the ceremony at Lincoln Center, Maccioni will also be honored at a VIP event featuring food prepared by chefs from his three New York City restaurants: Le Cirque, Circo and Sirio Ristorante. Tickets can be purchased at www.jamesbeard.org
The James Beard House presents a 10th Anniversary Spanish Spectacular with chef Anthony Sasso of Casa Mono and Bar Jamon in NYC. Dishes will include bacalao, hot and cold foie gras, Hudson Valley pork, and olive oil-vanilla bean cake. Tickets cost $130 for JBH members, $170 for non-members. For more information, visit www.jamesbeard.org. James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
Tickets go on sale March 1 for the annual Taste of TriBeCa, a celebration of food and fun in lower Manhattan. Advance tickets are $45 each (VIP tickets are $350, $680 and $950). For more information and to purchase tickets after March 1, visit www.tasteoftribeca.org.
The James Beard House presents a Los Angeles Hot Spot dinner with chef Miles Thompson of Allumette. Dishes will include lamb belly with tsume, fermented-and-burnt brassicas, Grenache vinegar marshmallow and white soy watercress; pork trotter dashi with egg yolk, farfallini, lemon zest, hazelnuts, kinome and white pepper; and cucumber–condensed milk ice cream with quince vinegar, juniper meringue, chamomile crème fraîche and milk chocolate–chicory feuillitine. Tickets cost $130 for JBH members, $170 for non-members. For more information, visit www.jamesbeard.org. James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
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 three-course lunch menu for $34, 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.
Hill Country is offering unlimited pork ribs, brisket, chicken and sides on Mondays starting at 5 p.m. for $25. Hill Country, 30 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10010, 212-255-4544.
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.
Chef David Santos and Louro want to cook up Sunday supper for you. Every Sunday evening diners at the West Village restaurant have the chance to eat a three-course meal for $35. The menu options change weekly. Louro, 142 W. 10th St., New York, NY 10014, 212-206-0606.
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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.