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.
During Hungry for Tokyo, a month-long dining promotion in November, 21 New York restaurants will feature special Tokyo-themed menu items. Guests who order from the Hungry for Tokyo menu will receive a copy of the “Tokyo Gourmet Guide,” a booklet on destinations for foodies in Tokyo. Participating restaurants include Sushi Nakazawa, Ivan Ramen and En Japanese Brasserie. For more information, visit www.gotokyo.org
November 19-23, 26, 28-29
Avant-garde wd-50's last day will be November 29. Chef Wylie Dufresne has decided to go out in style, offering ticketed multi-course meals of the restaurant's greatest hits November 19-23 and 26 and 28 for $225. On the final night, November 29, the multi-course $275 dinner will consist of chef Dufresne's favorite dishes. To reserve, go to www.wd-50tickets.com. wd-50, 50 Clinton St., New York, NY 10002, 212-477-2900.
Chef Craig Hopson's $55 Thanksgiving feast at Bacchanal will feature a three-course prix-fixe menu (with options like roast turkey or wild striped bass), plus five sides (including foie gras huckleberry stuffing) and four desserts served family-style. For more information, visit bacchanalnyc.com. Bacchanal, 146 Bowery, New York, NY 10013, 646-355-1840.
Aureole will be offering a three-course Thanksgiving menu with items like Alaskan black cod or organic farm-raised turkey. Seatings are available from 12 p.m.-9 p.m. The cost is $115 per person; $55 per child under 12. Aureole, One Bryant Park, 135 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036, 212-319-1660.
West Village tavern and restaurant Chapter One will host a special Prohibition dinner. In true speakeasy style, the place will disguise itself by covering up its windows and doors; after making a reservation, diners will be given a secret password for entry to the dinner. The $49 three-course meal includes oysters and prime rib. Chapter One, 33 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10014, 212-842-9146.
The James Beard House presents a Mediterranean Winter Feast with chef Jimmy Bannos, Jr. (The Purple Pig in Chicago). Dishes will include tagliatelle with neck bone gravy; morcilla sausage with lobster and apple-grape molasses; and porcelet chop with escarole and beans. 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.
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 Glencairn tasting glass, full dinner buffet, live entertainment and access to whisky sampling. For more information, visit www.whiskylive.com/usa
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.