New York Culinary Events
September 16-October 1
The 5th New York Oyster Week celebrates oyster history, culture, cuisine and more with events throughout the city, and special dishes and pairings at participating restaurants. Shuck, slurp and feast! For more information visit the official website
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, an annual two-day celebration of all things garlic, has been going on for more than 25 years. Garlic-centric foods galore keep the vampires away, plus there’s live music, craft vendors and family-friendly fun. For additional information visit the official website. Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, Cantine Field, Washington Ave., Saugerties, NY 12477, 845-246-3090.
Tickets are on sale for the New York City Wine & Food Festival. Events include Chicken Coupe hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and Andrew Carmellini, A Dinner with David Bouley, Haute Dogs & Champagne, and Sinful Sweets and Spellbinding Spirits: A Halloween Dessert Party hosted by Duff Goldman. 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.
Momofuku Noodle Bar has unleashed a new large-format meal. For $500, four to eight diners get two full fried chickens, two types of caviar, biscuits, truffle cream and potato chips. The feast must be ordered in advance. Momofuku Noodle Bar, 171 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-777-7773.
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.
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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