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.
June 15-July 10
Aquavit's annual Herring Festival is back. From June 15 to July 10 stop into the acclaimed Scandinavian restaurant for ample amounts of herring delights. The three-course herring menu is available only at lunch and costs $52. Aquavit, 65 E. 55th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-307-7311.
June 25-27, June 25-Sept 10
The Bar at Rôtisserie Georgette is hosting a summer wine series presenting rosé pairings, featured bottles and a four-day dinner event. “Girly,” “Naughty,” “Playful,” “Decadent” and “Sinful” are the themed options guests can choose from at Summer Rosé by the Glass Pairings (available nightly starting June 25). Each selection comes with a glass of rosé (except Sinful, which comes with two) and a different food pairing. Every Thursday (June 25-Sept. 10) also brings a featured rosé offered at $10/glass. Guests can enjoy a complimentary basket of fresh summer vegetables with green herb aioli with the purchase of a featured bottle. For the Summer Seafood Roasts dinner series (June 25-27), attendees can munch on Mediterranean-inspired fare in a three-course menu ($59/person) or à la carte. With the prix-fixe meal, diners will receive a complimentary shot of the restaurant’s special cocktail “La Guillotine Rosé” made with Ricard Pastis and fresh watermelon. More information can be found on the Rôtisserie Georgette official website. Rotiserrie Georgette, 14 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-390-8060.
French Restaurant Week runs from July 13-19. Dine at any participating establishment in New York City, including Le Cirque, Le Philosophe and Triomphe, and you'll have the chance to enjoy a two-course meal and beverage for $35.78.
The James Beard Foundation presents its annual summer soiree Chefs & Champagne New York, held at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons. Chef/cookbook author Carla Hall will be the guest of honor. VIP admission (beginning at 5 p.m.) is $375 and 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
Eat nYc presents The Bronx Food And Wine Festival at The Mall at Bay Plaza to benefit the Food Bank Of New York. Guest will sample food and drinks from chefs, restaurants, distilleries, breweries, wineries and local artisans of gourmet treats. Tickets start at $50. For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com
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.