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.
The James Beard House presents an Oakland Star dinner with chef James Syhabout of Commis in Oakland, CA. 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 New York City Wine & Food Festival includes events with Alain Ducasse and John Besh, among many others. There will also be appearances by a slew of Food Network talent, including Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay. The festival will take place October 15-18. For more information visit New York City Wine & Food Festival's official website
Prepare your palate for a weekend of gourmet meals on the Jersey Shore at Savor Borgata. Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is collaborating with the staff at The Water Club at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to create a cocktail reception and four-course meal to kick off the festivities. Lectures, workshops and numerous other dining experiences are also offered, such as the Absolut-ly Fabulous Tapas Party, pasta making with Fornelletto's chef Stephen Kalt and a culinary demonstration by chef Bobby Flay. Tickets vary by event. Learn more on The Borgata official website
Near-Union Square sushi spot 15 East is now offering a nightly Fish Flight. For $55, diners get a sampling of five different types of fish (and 10 pieces in total). Five dollars of the price goes to the local charity, GrowNYC. 15 East, 15 E. 15th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-647-0015.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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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.