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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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February 16-March 6
It's one of our favorite weeks of the year: Restaurant Week is back. From February 16 to March 6, dine at up to 340 participating restaurants. The three-course prix-fixe meals are $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. New participants this year include Little Park, Bar Primi and All'onda. For more information, visit www.nycgo.com/restaurant-week/
 
February 24-March 20
It's time again for the popular and fun LUCKYRICE festival. The Asian food-themed event has locations from February 24 to March 20 all over the city. Don't miss the kick-off: February 24 at Yunnan Kitchen on the Lower East Side. The $88 entrance fee gets you a plethora of tastings and ample amounts of booze for the night. For more info, go to luckyrice.com
 
March 9-April 12
All three outlets of Socarrat Paella Bar, including the one in NoLIta, will be debuting a New York City-themed paella from March 9 to April 12. The Big Apple paella combines salami from Katz’s Delicatessen and beef franks from Nathan's Famous, two of New York's most iconic culinary establishments, into a paella pot (along with pulled pork, red cabbage and rice). Socarrat Paella Bar, 284 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10012, 212-219-0101.
 
March 22
Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market, a Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, raises funds for the James Beard Foundation and The Jamestown Charitable Foundation. Both are not-for-profit organizations focusing on initiatives for culinary education. A group of chefs will prepare a family-style feast in the market's main hall. The event starts at 5 p.m. and costs $200 for members; $240 for the general public. For more information, visit www.jamesbeard.org
 

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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