Wine Tastings with Joe Campanale, Dinner with Chef Jesse Schenker, Tea With April Bloomfield and More..
Hungry for some foodie events this week and through October? We got you covered.
Spirit Night at The Gander (www.thegandernyc.com; 15 West 18th Street) kicks off tonight Monday, September 28th with El Dorado Rum hosted by James Beard Nominated Chef Jesse Schenker. This special evening aims to introduce under-the-radar spirits and experimental dishes allowing guests to discover the range of El Dorado’s superb Demerara rums, a variety which has consistently won the highest international awards as well as enjoy cocktails paired with dishes from a one-night only tasting menu curated by Chef Schenker. Dishes to look forward to include, but are not limited to Cured Kingfish with cucumber and jerk spice, Mushroom Ravioli with duck confit, chicharones and parsnip, and a Passion Fruit Parfait with vanilla, crème fraiche and coconut.
Spirit Night at The Gander will take place on a select Monday each month, partnering with a different small batch liquor company and serving an entirely innovative tasting menu. Tickets are available to the public to purchase for $97 here.
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National Coffee Dayis tomorrow, so celebrate the right way with delicious hot and cold beverages from Italy’s favorite coffee, Lavazza (http://www.lavazza.us/us/)!
If you are in the NYC area, head to these locations to grab a FREE coffee!
The Tuscan Gun Officine Alimentari in Windsor Terrace: Spend your morning with Lavazza’s celebrity brand ambassadors, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos. They’ll be serving complimentary cups of Lavazza coffee including cold brew and espresso shots and delicious treats at Gabriele’s new café from 8:00AM – 12:00PM. Stop by for a cup and chat with the Extra Virgin stars about their favorite ways to drink coffee and coffee-serving tips.Address: The Tuscan Gun Officine Alimentari, 199 Windsor Place, Windsor Terrace, NY.
Eataly: Beat the afternoon slump with a free 8oz drip coffee with purchase from the Gran Bar from 1:00PM-3:00PM. Address: Lavazza Caffé at Eataly, 200 5th Avenue at 23rd St.
Tuesday, 9/29- Wednesday 9/30
Claire Ptak, owner of cult-favorite Violet bakery in London is coming to NYC next week for the tour of her soon-to-be-released The Violet Bakery Cookbook, with events at The Spotted Pig, Estela and others. Featured in Vogue, The Selby, has a regular column in The Guardian, and more, and has been quoted by Jamie Oliver as being his “favourite cake maker in the world.” On Sept 29th, Claire will release The Violet Bakery Cookbook in the US with a forward from Alice Waters, and to promote the book, her US tour starts the day of release and includes collaboration events at the restaurants of her good friends, which include an afternoon tea party with April Bloomfield at The Spotted Pig, a brunch with Ignacio Mattos at Estela, a party at Andrew Tarlow’s bar Achilles Heel, and a talk at the 92 Street Y with Christine Muhlke, and outside of NYC her events are with Sqirl and Gjusta Bakery in LA, Tartine and Chez Panisse in SF, and more. Claire’s full NYC schedule is:
Black Seed Bagels bagel collaboration with Claire Ptak. Details: Launches at 7am that morning and is available all week/ Menu: Sesame bagel with halva cream cheese
The Spotted Pig afternoon tea service with April Bloomfield and Claire Ptak. Details/Menu: Claire and April Bloomfield are collaborating on an afternoon tea service, and in addition to various teas, it includes trays filled with sandwiches like cucumber & cream cheese on white bread; curried chicken on walnut raisin bread; salmon rillette on whole wheat bread; along with items like buckwheat, apple and creme fraiche scones; scones with butter, clotted cream and strawberry jam; nutty chocolate barbados biscuits; Violet butterscotch blondie, raspberry, hazelnut and pistachio friends. Time: Two seatings (3pm and 3:30pm), Tickets: $40 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
92nd Street Y talk with Claire Ptak, Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine in San Francisco, and moderator Christine Muhlke of Bon Appetit. Details: Panel event about launching and maintaining successful baking businesses. Time: 7:00pm at 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. Tickets: $32 each and they can be purchased at: http://www.92y.org/Event/Talking-about-Cake
Achilles Heel ice cream party and book signing with Andrew Tarlow and Claire Ptak. Details/Menu: Claire will be serving various ice creams like fig leaf ice cream and roasted quince ice cream, and there will be specialty cocktails and a live DJ and dance party. Time: 6pm to late night at 180 West Street in Greenpoint. Tickets: No cover, complimentary ice cream alongside a full service bar.
Estela brunch collaboration with Ignacio Mattos and Claire Ptak. Details/Menu: Ignacio and Claire are collaborating on a brunch menu that will feature Estela signature brunch dishes alongside dishes from Claire’s book. Time: From 11:30am – 3pm at 47 East Houston Street, regular brunch service. Tickets: Event is non-ticketed, and tables are available via reservations or walk-ins.
Chef Andrew Whitcomb, of the seasonal American restaurant Colonie in Brooklyn Heights, will host a one night only pop-up at Hillside, Vinegar Hill House’s cozy event space on Wednesday, September 30th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Andrew Whitcomb is the recent winner of Star Chefs “Rising Star Sustainable Chef” award and strives to bridge the gab from farmer to guest by supporting the New York food community and working with small local farmers to source organic, biodynamic non-gmo produce and herbs.
Showcasing his root to shoot philosophy, his veggie-focused menu will features dishes such as:
Autumn squash, stracciatella, pepitas, black garlic
The five-course tasting is $65, with optional wine pairings for an additional $35. For reservations, please email please email email@example.com.
Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons is hosting their annual Harvest Party!
The annual celebration of the grape harvest on Columbus Day weekend takes place on Saturday, October 10 with Live music by Clinton Curtis, Wölffer wine and hard cider, a delicious fall feast, grape-stomping, barrel-rolling, a winemaking relay race, a petting zoo, pony rides, face-painting and much more are on tap for this fun family event. Located onThe Lawn at the Wölffer Residence from 12-5pm.
Tickets are Children under 2 years old: Free, no ticket necessary, Children ages 2 to 12 years old: $75 per child, Wine Club Admission: $125 per person (Limit 2, please), General Admission: $135 per person.
On October 17 at Anfora (www.anforanyc.com)—the West Village’s acclaimed neighborhood wine bar—Epicurean Group’s Executive Beverage Director Joe Campanale will whisk guests off to Northern Italy for the afternoon at the next installment of his monthly beverage class series: Wines of Piedmont.
Offering a tour through one of Italy’s greatest wine regions, the class will pull out all of the stops (and all of the corks!) focusing on the legendary nebbioli-based wines of Barolo and Barbaresco along with some of the more unknown vines in Alto Piemonte. From traditional producers to obscure grapes and the natural wine guys, taste and learn alongside snacks from dell’anima chef de cuisine Andrew Whitney. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased here: https://secure.sosh.com/new-york-city/marketplace/piedmont/m/ExqUs/?ref=anfora
What:Wines of Piedmont beverage class hosted by Joe Campanale
When:Saturday, October 17 @ 3:15pm
Sunday, 10/30 -11/2
In anticipation of Day of the Dead, Rosa Mexicano will be celebrating with a special menu of festive, autumn-inspired dishes from October 30 – November 2. As you may know, Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is a traditional Mexican holiday where families honor their passed loved ones with food, drink, decorations and gifts. Rosa Mexicano’s special menu (available during dinner only) will celebrate the spirit of the holiday with :Guacamole de Granada with pomegranate and toasted pumpkin seeds, Enchiladas de Mole Blanco: Beef enchiladas with a white corn and pine nut mole, garnished with toasted pine nuts, red cabbage and roasted corn, Buñuelos Rellenos: deep-fried vanilla ice cream coated in cinnamon buñuelo crust. Served with whipped cream and guajillo-raspberry sauce, and Flor de Mezcal cocktail: Del Maguey Vida mezcal, agave, orange and lime with a chile de árbol and guajillo chile-salted rim. Garnished with a traditional marigold for Day of the Dead.