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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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July 12-September 27 (Saturdays)
Le Cirque is now offering cooking lessons. For $200 per person per class, or $700 for four classes, would-be chefs can learn from Le Cirque's pro toques. The classes run from July 12 to September 27 and happen only on Saturdays. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-0202.
 
August 18-24
In honor of its tenth anniversary, Momofuku Noodle Bar is offering a "throwback menu" (aka its “greatest hits”) from August 18 to 24. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Edible Schoolyards NYC. Momofuku Noodle Bar, 171 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-777-7773.
 
August 21
The James Beard House presents The Art of Modern Japanese dinner with chef Fuyuhiko Ito and pastry chef Lisa Matsuoka Ito of Umi in Atlanta. Dishes will include sashimi and nigiri assortments, black cod misoyaki and a green tea trio for dessert. 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.
 
August 26-30
East Village restaurant Back Forty is doing crab boils every night from August 26 to 30. Seating times are 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and the total price with tax and gratuity is $67. Drinks are sold separately. Back Forty, 190 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009, 212-388-1990.
 
September 1
On Labor Day, September 1, Williamsburg's bivalve-centric eatery Maison Premiere is throwing a day-long party. Starting at noon, there will be specials on oysters, cocktails and other menu items. Maison Premiere, 298 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 347-335-0446.
 
Through September 1
It's the fifth anniversary of Daniel Boulud's downtown meat mecca DBGB Kitchen & Bar. To celebrate this birthday, the restaurant is offering a special dish at a special price from now until Labor Day: the $10 AC/DC-inspired Back in Black Birthday Banger, a pork and mushroom sausage on a poppy seed bun. For an extra $10, diners can get a beer flight to accompany the sausage. DBGB Kitchen & Bar, 299 Bowery St., New York, NY 10003, 212-933-5300.
 
September 4
September 4 is Eataly's birthday and to celebrate the Italian food superstore will be hosting a greatest hits dinner on its rooftop restaurant, Birreria. The multi-course meal costs $180 (inclusive of gratuity) and begins at 8 p.m. Birreria, Eataly, 200 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010, 646-398-5100.
 
September 19
Smorgasburg, the popular Brooklyn food extravaganza that happens on weekends, is coming to Central Park for one night only. Over 30 food venders --- from Mighty Quinn's to Ramen Burger to the Milk Truck, plus some new favorites --- will set up shop on Friday, September 19, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rumsey Playfield (Fifth Ave. & 72nd St.). Come hungry! For more information, visit www.smorgasburg.com
 
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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