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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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April 1-30
Gotham Bar & Grill chef Alfred Portale is offering a new, optional prix-fixe lunch menu in honor of "Mad Men" starting April 1 and continuing throughout the month. The three-course (plus two martini) meal for $45 includes such selections as the Gotham Caesar, steak Diane and poached salmon. Gotham Bar & Grill, 12 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-620-4020.
 
May 2
Williamsburg favorite Maison Premiere is creating a mint julep menu for the Kentucky Derby on May 2. It will also have a contest for the best dressed person in attendance and will feature live music. The action starts at 2 p.m. Maison Premiere, 298 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 347-335-0446.
 
May 15
The James Beard House presents a SoCal Romance dinner with chef Paul Shoemaker of Firefly in Studio City, CA. Dishes will include Maryland black bass with morels, honey dates and ramps. 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.
 
May 16
The sixth annual Manhattan Cocktail Classic is upon us. Get your tickets for the grand opening gala on May 16 at the Cipriani Ballroom. For more information, go to www.manhattancocktailclassic.com. The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Cipriani Ballroom, 55 Wall St., New York, NY 10005, 212-699-4099.
 
May 20
The James Beard House presents a House of An dinner with matriarch Helene An and chef Tony Nguyen from Crustacean in Beverly Hills and AnQi Gourmet Bistro by Crustacean in Costa Mesa. Dishes will include pan-roasted Maine lobster with House of An's famous garlic noodles. 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.
 
June 30
The James Beard House presents a Women Rock the Kitchen dinner with Jennifer Carroll (Carroll Couture Cuisine, Philadelphia), Erin Clarke (Casa Luca, Washington, D.C.), Jenn Flynn (Roofers Union, Washington, D.C.), Marjorie Meek-Bradley (Ripple and Roofers Union, Washington, D.C.) and pastry chef Caitlin Dysart (2941 Restaurant, Falls Church, VA). 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.
 

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 two-course lunch menu for $42, 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.
 
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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