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.
Anita Lo will create a six-course dinner at Annisa inspired by the new Lucky Rice cookbook. Seats are $150, which includes a signed copy of the cookbook, welcome cocktail, dinner, taxes and gratuity. To book, please call Annisa at 212-741-6699 by June 2. Reservations are non-refundable after midnight two days prior to the event. For more information, visit the official website. Annisa, 13 Barrow St., New York, NY 10014, 212-741-6699.
Held at Central Park's Bethesda Terrace, Taste of Summer is an annual benefit for Central Park Conservancy. Enjoy tastings from restaurants, a silent auction, DJ music and more from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets cost $400 each. For more information, visit the official website
The Workmen’s Circle launches its 2016 Taste of Jewish Culture Series with Smoke & Salt: Cure-ated Tastes and Candid Conversation at 7 p.m. at Shelsky’s of Brooklyn (141 Court St.). The event will showcase traditional preservation methods for Jewish foods and feature a special menu of food and drinks, including pastrami, chopped liver, latkes, falafel and egg creams. Tickets cost $40 until May 27; $45 afterwards. For tickets and more information, visit the official website
The James Beard House presents a Sizzling Texas 'Cue dinner with Hutchins BBQ from McKinney, TX. Dishes will include slow–smoked Prime brisket with potato salad, as well as slow-smoked St. Louis–style spareribs with Hutchins bacon macaroni and cheese. 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.
The James Beard House presents a L.A. Hot Spot dinner with Jason Neroni of Rose Café-Restaurant in Venice, CA. Dishes will include cavatelli with roasted carrots, Santa Barbara sea urchin and pickled jalapeños; poached-and-smoked Chatham cod with summer beans, nasturtium purée and early cherry tomatoes; and chocolate budino with salted graham cracker crumble and whipped marshmallow. 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.
The James Beard Foundation presents its annual summer soiree Chefs & Champagne New York, held at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons. General Public admission (beginning at 6 p.m.) is $275; Tickets for JBF members costs $200 each. For tickets and more information, visit the James Beard Foundation's official website
July 25-August 19
Forget the Hamptons. Stay in town and partake of New York City's summer Restaurant Week. Enjoy a three-course lunch for $29 or dinner for $42 at restaurants around the Big Apple. For more information, visit NYC Restaurant Week's official website
Eat nYc presents The Bronx Food And Wine Festival at the Bronx Zoo's Dancing Crane Pavilion to benefit the Food Bank For New York. Guest will sample food and drinks from chefs, restaurants, distilleries, breweries, wineries and local artisans. Tickets start at $75. For more information, visit the official website
Head to Governors Island on September 17, 2016, to indulge in the 12th annual Vendy Awards. Sample some of the best street food in the Big Apple and then stick around to see this year's winners. Tickets cost $100 for general admission and $145 for VIP and can be purchased on Eventbrite's website
Pre-sale tickets for the New York City Wine & Food Festival are available starting June 13-26, 2016. For more information visit New York City Wine & Food Festival's official website
Neta, the upscale Greenwich Village spot for Japanese cuisine and sushi, offers a prix-fixe lunch service. Daily from noon to 2 p.m., lunchtime diners can opt for a three-course prix-fixe meal for $35. Choose between one of three starters and then get five pieces of sushi and one roll. Finally, the third course is dessert. The restaurant also offers à la carte dishes at lunch. Neta, 61 W. 8th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-505-2610.
Momofuku Noodle Bar has unleashed a new large-format meal. For $500, four to eight diners get two full fried chickens, two types of caviar, biscuits, truffle cream and potato chips. The feast must be ordered in advance. Momofuku Noodle Bar, 171 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-777-7773.
Asiate, located on the 35th floor of Time Warner Center in the Mandarin Oriental, New York, offers a two-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 official website. The James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
Monday through Friday
The Royal Munkey presents happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Buy any two punch, cocktails or 12 oz. beers and get the next two on the house. There are also $6 vegetarian bites like tandoori paneer tikka, as well as $8 non-vegetarian dishes such as curried shrimp cocktail and mutton seekh kababs. The Royal Munkey, 438 Second Ave., New York, NY 10010, 646-863-2249.
Monday through Friday
French bistro La Gamelle offers happy hour from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays at the bar only. Patrons can enjoy drink specials, including $5 draft beers, $8 house wines and an $8 rotating house cocktail. There are also specials on bites like steak tartare, as well as $1 little neck clams and $2 oysters. La Gamelle, 241 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, 212-388-0052.
Enjoy the soulful sounds of Vy Higginsen’s Choir during Sunday Gospel Brunch at Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Harlem. Show times are at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., with the last reservation available at 3 p.m. Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Lenox Ave., New York, NY 10027, 212-792-9001.
Sunday through Thursday
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Daniel Boulud's DBGB Kitchen & Bar offers dollar oysters from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. DBGB Kitchen & Bar, 299 Bowery St., New York, NY 10003, 212-933-5300.