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New York Area Culinary Events

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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.


December 18
The James Beard House presents a Champagne Holiday dinner with Master Sommelier/owner Laura Maniec and chef Allen Evans of Corkbuzz. Dishes will include slightly smoked duck terrine with roasted broccoli, blue corn grits, celery root and maple. Tickets cost $155 for JBH members, $205 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.
January 30
If you like beer and you like bourbon then you probably like BBQ. Join the touring Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival as it makes a stop at The Tunnel in Manhattan on January 30, 2016. For more information, visit Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival's website
February 24
Whisky Live, the globetrotting whisky tasting and sampling event, will stop in New York at Chelsea Piers (23rd Street and 12th Avenue, Pier 60). Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, full dinner buffet, live entertainment and access to whisky sampling. For more information, visit Whisky Live's 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 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.
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.
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.
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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