New York Culinary Events
Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry will hold its NYC fundraiser at 180 Maiden Lane. Enjoy food and drinks from more than 50 chefs and bartenders. The cost is $250 for general admission (7 p.m.-9 p.m.) and $400 for VIP admission (6 p.m.-9 p.m.). For more information, visit the official website
During French Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy special prix-fixe menus at select New York restaurants, including Ai Fiori, Triomphe and Brasserie 8 1/2. For more information, visit the official website
The James Beard Foundation presents its annual summer soiree Chefs & Champagne New York, held at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons. 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
Celebrate the bounty of the Hudson Valley at the annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. Taste and purchase wine and beer from across New York, specialty foods, restaurant dishes, liquor and more. For more information, visit the official website. Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572, 845-658-7181.
New York City Wine & Food Festival will feature more than 100 events with celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentiis. Best of all, it's for a good cause: Net proceeds benefit Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign. For more information visit New York City Wine & Food Festival's official website
Neta, the upscale Greenwich Village spot for Japanese cuisine and sushi, offers a prix-fixe lunch service. Daily from noon to 2 p.m., lunchtime diners can opt for a three-course prix-fixe meal for $35. Choose between one of three starters and then get five pieces of sushi and one roll. Finally, the third course is dessert. The restaurant also offers à la carte dishes at lunch. Neta, 61 W. 8th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-505-2610.
Asiate, located on the 35th floor of Time Warner Center in the Mandarin Oriental, New York, offers a two-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 the official website. The James Beard House, 167 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-627-2308.
Monday through Friday
The Royal Munkey presents happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Buy any two punch, cocktails or 12 oz. beers and get the next two on the house. There are also $6 vegetarian bites like tandoori paneer tikka, as well as $8 non-vegetarian dishes such as curried shrimp cocktail and mutton seekh kababs. The Royal Munkey, 438 Second Ave., New York, NY 10010, 646-863-2249.
Monday through Friday
French bistro La Gamelle offers happy hour from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays at the bar only. Patrons can enjoy drink specials, including $5 draft beers, $8 house wines and an $8 rotating house cocktail. There are also specials on bites like steak tartare, as well as $1 little neck clams and $2 oysters. La Gamelle, 241 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, 212-388-0052.
Every Saturday at 3 p.m., head to The Cannibal Beer & Butcher for a fun, not-so-basic introductory class on all things beer. Learn the best-kept secrets of the Cannibal Beer Sommelier. Visit here for more information. The Cannibal Beer & Butcher, 113 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016, 212-686-5480.
Enjoy the soulful sounds of Vy Higginsen’s Choir during Sunday Gospel Brunch at Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Harlem. Show times are at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., with the last reservation available at 3 p.m. Red Rooster Harlem, 310 Lenox Ave., New York, NY 10027, 212-792-9001.
Sunday through Thursday
Daniel Boulud's DBGB Kitchen & Bar offers dollar oysters from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. DBGB Kitchen & Bar, 299 Bowery St., New York, NY 10003, 212-933-5300.
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