Tis the season for a spookily themed dinner with Chef David Santos. Tomorrow, October 19th, marks the fifth meeting of Santos’ Um Segredo Supper Club. Don’t miss this six-course Edgar Allen Poe tribute, with a decadent meal inspired by Poe’s dark life and darker poems. For more details and tickets, see here.
If whiskey is your thing, don’t miss the Widow Jane Launch Party at Cacao Prieto tomorrow night in Redhook, Brooklyn. Experience signature cocktails, BBQ, and live bluegrass music while celebrating their on-site whiskey distillation. Reserve a bottle of the seven-year-old Widow Jane here. This event is free!
At City Winery‘s Get Crushed event this Saturday the 20th, watch grape processing and preparation, tour the winery, and sample a variety of wines over a buffet lunch. The tour runs every 30 minutes, starting at 11:45 am, so there are plenty of opportunities to get in on the wine-soaked fun. Buy tickets here.
Take your foodie spirit to the high seas on the Autumnal Beer & Cheese Pairing Cruise, hosted by the Classic Harbor Line. Enjoy a series of 5 international beers paired with cheese, chutneys and chocolate while enjoying the manhattan skyline from a boat. Did we mention you’ll be on a 1920′s style motor yacht? Buy tickets here.
Another option for Sunday night is the Lowcountry Oyster Roast in Williamsburg, the finale of the Food Film Festival. Enjoy all-you-can-eat Bulls Bay oysters as well as a range of sides from Charleson’s Hominy Grill. Cornbread and grits, anyone? Buy tickets here.
After Wednesday’s special event with Chef Ivan Orkin, April Bloomfield‘s delicious collaborations continue with an exclusive dinner this Sunday featuring quite a crew of culinary stars. In celebration of Paul Virant‘s anticipated book release of The Preservations Kitchen cookbook, Bloomfield will host a a dinner and after-party at The Ace Hotel‘s Liberty Hall. When Bloomfield launched the release of A Girl and Her Pig, chef-friend Virant hosted a launch party at his restaurant, Perennial Virant in Chicago, and now it is her chance to return the favor here in New York.
The two chefs met back in 2007 when both were honored by Food & Wine Magazine as, “Best New Chefs.” Since then they have continued down the road towards culinary stardom. On October 21st, the pair will team up with five other New York chefs in preparing a five-course feast with cocktails and wine pairings. Mark Ladner and Brooks Headley of Del Posto will venture outside of the kitchen and try their hands at mixology. The duo will be offering two specialty cocktails during a welcoming cocktail hour that starts at 7:00pm.
At 8:00pm dinner is served and will feature exclusive menu items by Bloomfield, Virant, Josh Evens of John Dory Oyster Bar, Nick Anderer of Maialino, and Jane Tseng, pastry chef at The Breslin. After dinner, guests are invited to stick around for book signings and a private after-party. This is a one-night-only opportunity to see chefs combine their powers to create one exceptional dining experience. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Sharing is caring. Lucky for her friends, Chef April Bloomfield (The Breslin, The Spotted Pig) believes in this mentality and is prepared to share her kitchen at The Breslin this week with two special guest chefs for two exclusive dinner events.
Tomorrow, October 17th, Chef Ivan Orkin returns to his hometown of New York City to prepare a five-course dinner which will preview menu items that may be featured in his new NYC restaurant which is set to open next year. Chef Orkin, who made his mark on the culinary scene when he opened famed restaurant Ivan Ramen in Tokyo, has always been inspired by Bloomfield’s unique cooking style and admits he incorporates many of the same techniques in his own ramen recipes. The dinner will include sake and sochu pairings as well as a pig butchering demonstration by April Bloomfield herself. Chef Orkin will then use the various cuts from the butchered hog in his curated menu. Rumor has it that a pop-up series could be in the works for Orkin as he settles back in NYC and prepares to open his highly-anticipated restaurant. Tomorrow night’s unique chef pairing should not be missed. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Stay tuned for details regarding Bloomfield’s second exciting chef pairing later this week…
We set up a time-lapse camera in Pat LaFrieda‘s Dry-Aging Room recording the aging of some of LaFrieda’s Reserve cuts (which will debut at tonight’s Breslin Butchers Ball). You’ll either love watching the beef turn from ruby red to funky, or find it…not quite so palatable.