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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.

CULINARY EVENTS

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October 1-31
Grand Banks, the docked-boat-turned-ultra-hot-restaurant, has set October 31 as the date that it will shut down for the season. And to celebrate it is offering a happy hour from October 1 to 31: oysters from Long Island and its surroundings will be $1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday. For the month, the restaurant is adding seafood-laced chowder and hot toddies to the menu. Grand Banks, Pier 25, New York, NY 10013, No phone.
 
October 2
The Monarch Room and Twomey Winery/Silver Oak are teaming up at 7 p.m. to offer a special three-course dinner paired with vino from the winery. The menu for the $175 meal includes Arctic char, squab and dry-aged steak. The Monarch Room, 408 W. 15th St., New York, NY 10011, 646-790-7070.
 
October 10
Mario Batali is offering a five-course tasting feast to celebrate the harvest at Del Posto. The meal, which includes dishes like braised pork belly with black beans, costs $350 per person. Del Posto, 85 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10011, 212-497-8090.
 
October 15
Legendary restaurant Le Cirque celebrates its 40th anniversary on October 15th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., kicking off the Food Network's New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF). The restaurant's past and present chefs including Raphael Francois, David Bouley, Daniel Boulud and Jacque Torres will prepare a four-course meal. A discussion of the wine pairings (curated by Pasternak Wine Imports) will be led by President and CEO of Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Christophe Salin. For more information, visit nycwff.org. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-0202.
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Ongoing
Huertas, the new Basque-accented eatery in the East Village, has begun a "Cans & Conservas" program: for $12, the diner gets a can of beer and a can, or "conservas," of fish. Huertas, 107 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-228-4490.
 
Ongoing
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 offers a three-course lunch menu for $34 Ongoing
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.
 
Ongoing
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.
 
Mondays
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.
 
Mondays
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.
 
Sundays
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.
 
Sundays
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.
 

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