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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.


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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 13-November 13
The Sea Grill is turning 30. And to celebrate the anniversary of serving up fresh seafood for three decades – that's an eternity in New York City restaurant years – the Rock Center spot is offering a special $49 three-course prix-fixe meal, which will include menu hits from the restaurant's past for one month, from October 13 to November 13. The Sea Grill, Rockefeller Center, 19 W. 49th St., New York, NY 10020, 212-332-7610.
October 21
The La Mancha Gourmet Experience will highlight more than 100 wines from the Castilla La Mancha region of Spain, along with craft beers and foods. The event will be held at Instituto Cervantes New York from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit
October 24
STK, the mini-chain of steakhouses, will celebrate Global Champagne Day on October 24 in grand fashion. Stop by any of the restaurants’ locations on this day, including in the Meatpacking District (26 Little West 12th St.) or Midtown (1114 Sixth Ave.), and at 10:24 p.m. all diners will be able to raise a complimentary glass in a special toast to the bubbly. STK, 26 Little West 12th St., New York, NY 10014, 646-624-2444.
Daniel will present a white truffle dinner on October 28, 2014 October 28
Daniel will present a white truffle dinner at 6:30 p.m., featuring a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Space is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $795 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 212-933-5261. Daniel, 60 E. 65th St., New York, NY 10065, 212-288-0033.
November 13
Master of Mexican cuisine, Chicago-based chef Rick Bayless will take over the East Village's Empellon Cocina for one night on November 13 for a masa-centric dinner ($175). Empellon Cocina chef/owner Alex Stupak will also be there, cooking at Bayless' side. Empellon Cocina, 105 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-780-0999.


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.
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.
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 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.
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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