Here we are at the beginning of another week. I don’t know about you guys but I seriously need something to look forward to on a Monday (like 65 degree weather the next 3 days!!). There are so many food events & drink specials going on this week I hope it leaves your Monday a little less blue.
Nov 7 – Meat with a Twist: From Farm to (Cocktail) Table at City Winery, 155 Varick St. (@ Vandam St) from 6-10pm. Sorry veggie-lovers, this one’s for meat mongers! It’s NYC Meat Week (yup, there’s such a thing) and from November 7th through the 12th, spots all around the city will be getting in on the meaty action. To kick off the carnivorous occasion, City Winery is hosting Meat with a Twist: From Farm to (Cocktail) Table. The winery is bringing together the city’s best chefs and mixologists for dinner and drinks, pairing 10 cocktails with 10 chef selections highlighting local, sustainably grown meat. Grab a ticket here for $45 or pay $60 at the door—you don’t want to miss this meaty meal!
New York Taste: A World of Flavors at Skylight Soho, 275 Hudson St. (@ Dominick St) from 6-9pm. Explore the tastes of the world without leaving the city at the New York Taste: A World of Flavors culinary event. Now in its 13th year, the event will showcase the distinct and diverse international flavors found in NYC, with over 40 restaurants bringing their best to Skylight Soho for an extraordinary night of global cuisine. With a $175 ticket, you can span countless cultures and cuisines, from Al Fiori’s al dente gemelli and asparagus to Vietnamese daikon rice cakes from Baoguette. You can stay in New York, but your taste buds will travel the world at this fantastic foodie event!
Bourbon & Bluegrass Dinner @ David Burke Kitchen, 23 Grand St. (@ 6th Ave) from 7-10pm. David Burke Kitchen is kicking off a new series of beverage dinners with a Bourbon and Bluegrass Dinner in the restaurant’s Treehouse Bar. Chef David Burke will present a $95 four-course meal paired with inventive bourbon concoctions and infusions. They’ll be bourbon to eat and drink, from foie gras panna cotta with bourbon berry jelly paired with a Bulleit Bourbon on the rocks, to a bourbon banana tart tatin with bourbon date ice cream and a single malt scotch (yum!). Dinner-time tunes will be provided by Jason Bertone’s Bluegrass Band. Snag a reservation here!
Nov 8 – Dinner with the Cidermakers at Print Restaurant, 653 11th Ave. (@ 48th St) at 6:30pm. Cider Week may technically be over, but you can keep the cidery goodness going at the Dinner with the Cidermakers over at Print! Head to Hell’s Kitchen to celebrate the art of cidermaking and meet the wonderful women that shine in the field. Nosh on a menu of farm-to-table cuisine highlighting food from the Hudson Valley region, each course paired with a yummy cider. Cidermakers will mix and mingle with guests during dinner and answer any and all questions. To reserve a spot for the $85 meal, call 212.757.2224. Say cheers to the cidermakers at this delicious dinner!
The Tuscan Table at The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. (b/w 76th & 77th St) from 7-9:30pm. Travel to Tuscany without leaving the city at the Tuscan Table cooking class at JCC in Manhattan. Join Chef Sarah Blair on a culinary tour of the Tuscan countryside and learn how to create traditional trattoria type fare. You’ll be cooking up some escarole salad with walnut red wine vinaigrette, mashed sunchokes with goat cheese, butternut squash and ricotta ravioli, and more dinner dishes, as well as homemade tiramisu for dessert. Delizioso! Snag a ticket here for $85. Mangia!
Nov 9 – Fall Tequila Dinner @ Pampano, 209 E. 49th St. (@ 3rd Ave) from 5-10pm. Chef Richard Sandoval is celebrating the season with a seasonal-five course menu and tequila pairing at his acclaimed Latin restaurant Pampano. Head to the sophisticated spot for five fall dishes, each paired with Avion tequilas. Slurp up butternut squash soup with crispy caramelized apples and panela croutons, munch on pan seared red snapper with chipotle aioli, and wash it all down with some tasty tequila. Make a reservation here for a dinner that’s sure to be delicioso!
Six Course Beer Tasting Dinner Ft. Sierra Nevada at the Manchester Pub, 920 2nd Ave (b/w 48th & 49th St) from 6:30-9:30pm. Celebrate the fall harvest at Manchester Pub’s Six Course Beer Tasting Dinner with brews by Sierra Nevada! On November 9th and 10th, you can sit down for a rustic six-course dinner by Chef Matthew Garelick, featuring courses like risotto Milanese with braised oxtail, chestnut puree with pomegranate jus, and seared duck breast with parsnip and bacon. Each course will be paired with Sierra Nevada favorites like the Pale Ale and Kellerweis. There are two seatings tonight: 6:30 and 9:00 pm. Snag a $50 ticket here for this delicious dinner!
Champagne & Cupcakes Cocktail Party at The Bubble Lounge, 228 West Broadway (b/w N Moore & Leonard St) from 7-10pm. Two of the yummiest things in the entire world come together for Urban Girl Squad’s Champagne & Cupcakes Cocktail Party. Head over to the Bubble Lounge where they’ll be breaking out the bubbly, serving up yummy champagne-based cocktails, as well as—are you ready for this?—a tasting of four fabulous fall flavors of cupcakes! There’s apple pie, carrot cake, pumpkin and maple pecan with bourbon buttercream frosting, all courtesy of CupcakeStop. Yum! Tickets are only $15, so grab one here and join Urban Girl Squad for this downright delicious event!
Nov 10 – Chocolate Show at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St. (b/w 6th & 7th Ave) from 10am-5pm. Chocolate lovers get ready, because the world’s largest choco-centric event is coming to the Big Apple! Head to Metropolitan Pavilian to sample great chocolate from over 65 chocolate companies (and purchase your faves!). The event also features book signings, cooking demonstrations courtesy of renowned chocolatiers and pastry chefs, a Kids Zone for young chocolate lovers, and more! Get $30 tickets hereand have a tasty Thursday at the Chocolate Show!
Bronx Pale Ale Manhattan Launch Party at Amity Hall, 80 W. 3rd St. (@ Sullivan St) at 6pm. The Bronx Brewery is throwing their Manhattan launch party—help them celebrate the unveiling of their Bronx Pale Ale at Amity Hall. Head down to the Greenwich Village beer bar where the Bronx Brewery team will pour the ale from 6pm until close, so you have plenty of time to grab a frothy pint! The folks at Slantshack Jerky will also be on hand to pair some of their hand-crafted beef jerky with the brews. Beer and beef jerky—not nutritious but certainly delicious!
Aki Matsuri @ Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St. (b/w Berry St. & Wythe Ave) from 6:30-9:30pm. Join the Gohan Society in celebrating autumn at the Aki Matsuri event at Brooklyn Brewery. The society is bringing together eleven of the finest Japanese Restaurants in the city, including Morimoto, Blue Ribbon Sushi, and Matsuri! Feast on festive food, complemented by a variety or artisanal sake and beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Snag a $100 ticket here!
Nov 11 – Meet the Winemaker: Marco Caprai at Eataly, 200 5th Ave. (@ 23rd St) at 6pm. Marco Caprai of the Arnoldo Caprai winery is coming to NYC from Umbria, Italy and he’s bringing his fine Italian wine with him! Caprai will lead this complimentary wine tasting at Eataly Vino, Eataly’s in-store wine shop. Stop by to sip on yummy whites like Grecante Grechetoo and robust reds like Montegalco Rosso while chatting with the award-winning winemaker!
Champagne (v.) – For a Cause at the SoHo Grand Hotel, 310 W. Broadway (b/w Canal & Grand St) at 10pm. Champagne (v.) is teaming up with the SoHo Grand to throw a great party for a great cause! Come down to sip champagne and sparkling wine at the Champagne (v.) – For a Cause event. Turn wine into water (ha!) at the free event, which benefits charity: water, whose mission is to solve the world’s water crisis. Liquor up with libations from La Bubbly and don’t forget your dancing shoes because the DJ will be spinning tracks till the early a.m. Proceeds will be donated to bring safe and clean drinking water to people all over the globe. Save a spot here and come help save the world, one glass o’ bubbly at a time!
Nov 12 – Thanksgiving Workshop @ Bottlerocket, 5 W. 19th St. (b/w 5th & 6th Ave) from 2-6pm. Sure, you’ve got the turkey basting and stuffing making down pat, but do you know how to perfectly pair wines to fit your feast this Thanksgiving? The wine buffs over at Bottlerocket are prepped to help you out with their Thanksgiving Workshop! Turkey, stuffing, sides and dessert (all sourced from Union Sq. Green market!) will be paired with a variety of vino for your gobbling, guzzling pleasures. $20 tickets are available here, with proceeds benefiting City Harvest. There will also be $10 off any wine purchased during the event. So head to Bottlerocket to sip away and stock up on ideas for your Turkey Day gathering!
The Holiday Spirits Bazaar at the Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St. (@ E 4th St) from 6:30-10pm. Overwhelmed by the holiday season and all of the entertaining that comes with it? No worries, because you’ll be the ultimate cocktail party host after checking out the Holiday Spirits Bazaar! Sip a seemingly endless array of spirits perfect for your next cocktail party, like rye-spiked hot apple cider, milk punch, and more! To keep you from getting totally blitzened, snacks from SCRATCHbred and Slantshack will be available for noshing. DJ Kimiko will also be on hand to keep the party beats flowing all night long. Grab a $45 ticket here or go big with a $55 VIP pass, which includes early admission and exclusive small bites from Midnight Brunch!
Nov 13 – Bottomless Brunch at Casimir, 103-105 Ave. B (b/w 6th & 7th St) from 11am-4pm. We all know that brunch is the new breakfast, so resign to waking late and heading over to Casimir for their bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Mary Brunch. For $19.95, this boozy brunch keeps the drinks pouring and the tummies full with a delicious French brunch entree. Satisfy your sweet-tooth with Brioche French Toast or take your hat off to the savory Croque Monsieur or Madame. Regretting last night’s drunken street-meat? Lighten up with a granola parfait, salade dubarry or spinach & chickpea omelet. You can even sober up (though we don’t know why you’d want to) with Casimir’s $9.95 option that includes tea or coffee. Looks like breakfast just got booted as the most important meal of the day—say yes to boozy brunch!
Pizza Chefs: It’s All About the Toppings at the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, 540 President St., Suite 2E (b/w 3rd & 4th Ave) from 11am-1pm. Yeah, we know your child knows the Domino’s number by heart, but every once in a while, it’s nice to have them eat something a little more gourmet. Enter pizza cooking classes at Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center for kids! They provide the dough and toppings, and your child provides the recipe of their dreams with plenty of hearty meats, fragrant herbs and colorful veggies. And with Kinder Cook (3-5 years old) and Middle Child (6-12 years old) classes available, your delivery guy may be a little shorter than usual. Pick up your $30 tickets here for all the fun, fast!
Sunday Football at Chelsea Manor, 138 W 25th St (b/w 6th and 7th Ave) starting at 12pm. Whether you’re into sports or not, one thing is for sure–most girls lose their guy to football during the weekend. So why not have a Sunday-funday for ladies and gents at a cool place like the Chelsea Manor, where girls can enjoy wings and beer specials while the boys are “in the zone”? Grab a comfy seat at the bar or at a table and catch all the action on their 12 plasma TV’s and large projection screen. The $3 Bud Light Drafts and $12 Bud Light pitchers might turn even the girliest girls into football fanatics!