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.
July 12-September 27 (Saturdays)
Le Cirque is now offering cooking lessons. For $200 per person per class, or $700 for four classes, would-be chefs can learn from Le Cirque's pro toques. The classes run from July 12 to September 27 and happen only on Saturdays. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-0202.
July 21-August 15
Yes, it's that time of year again, the time when great values can be found at more than 200 New York restaurants. Welcome to NYC Restaurant Week. From July 21-August 15, dine on a $38 three-course dinner or $25 three-course lunch at participating restaurants. Saturdays are excluded from the special. For more information, visit www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek
David Chang's Momofuku Ssam Bar will host Chicago's Paul Kahan, the chef at The Publican, for one night on August 5. The pop-up inside Ssam Bar is part of the infrequent "Late Night Dinner Series" where the meal begins around 11 p.m. There is no word yet on the menu or pricing. Momofuku Ssam Bar, 207 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-254-3500.
Le Cirque presents an evening of dinner and dancing with Gianni Russo. The event begins at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-0202.
In honor of its tenth anniversary, Momofuku Noodle Bar is offering a "throwback menu" (aka its “greatest hits”) from August 18 to 24. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Edible Schoolyards NYC. Momofuku Noodle Bar, 171 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-777-7773.
The James Beard House presents a Renegade Wine Dinner with Richard Kuo and wine director Patrick Cappiello of Pearl & Ash in New York. Dishes will include scallops with cauliflower and peas; trout with black garlic, celery and pumpernickel; chicken with egg, skin and onions; and venison with celery root, daikon and dill. Tickets cost $155 for JBH members, $205 for non-members. For more information, visit www.jamesbeard.org. James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
The James Beard House presents The Art of Modern Japanese dinner with chef Fuyuhiko Ito and pastry chef Lisa Matsuoka Ito of Umi in Atlanta. Dishes will include sashimi and nigiri assortments, black cod misoyaki and a green tea trio for dessert. 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.
Through September 1
It's the fifth anniversary of Daniel Boulud's downtown meat mecca DBGB Kitchen & Bar. To celebrate this birthday, the restaurant is offering a special dish at a special price from now until Labor Day: the $10 AC/DC-inspired Back in Black Birthday Banger, a pork and mushroom sausage on a poppy seed bun. For an extra $10, diners can get a beer flight to accompany the sausage. DBGB Kitchen & Bar, 299 Bowery St., New York, NY 10003, 212-933-5300.
Legendary restaurant Le Cirque celebrates its 40th anniversary on October 15th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., kicking off the Food Network's New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF). The restaurant's past and present chefs including Raphael Francois, David Bouley, Daniel Boulud and Jacque Torres will prepare a four-course meal. A discussion of the wine pairings (curated by Pasternak Wine Imports) will be led by President and CEO of Domaines Barons de Rothschild, Christophe Salin. For more information, visit nycwff.org. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-0202.
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 three-course lunch menu for $34, 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.
Hill Country is offering unlimited pork ribs, brisket, chicken and sides on Mondays starting at 5 p.m. for $25. Hill Country, 30 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10010, 212-255-4544.
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.
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.
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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.