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.
Thursday, September 25, is Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter's last home game before he retires. The Pub at Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea is celebrating by offering 2-for-1 beer specials and peanuts and Cracker Jacks. The action starts at 6:30 p.m. The Pub at Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea, 160 W. 25th St., New York, NY 10001, 212-627-1888.
Clinton Hill Italian restaurant Emily is holding a pizza-making workshop. The afternoon class costs $125 and includes a meal and also some dough to take home to make more pizza. Emily, 919 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11238, 347-844-9588.
Brooklyn's The Elm is celebrating its first birthday in September by offering guests who sit down for a meal at brunch or dinner a complimentary signature cocktail. Just say the word "ELMBDAY" to your server or when you book your table. The Elm, McCarren Hotel & Pool, 160 N. 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 718-218-1088.
Mario Batali is offering a five-course tasting feast to celebrate the harvest at Del Posto. The meal, which includes dishes like braised pork belly with black beans, costs $350 per person. Del Posto, 85 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10011, 212-497-8090.
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.