If the colder weather is making you crave warm red sauce, you’ll love what’s on the docket for this week’s events — a dollar slice pizza party and Brooklyn’s Italian Restaurant Week.
Demo and Book Signing with Chef Chloe Coscarelli, National Gourmet Institute, 48 West 21st Street, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Vegan chef and winner of Cupcake Wars Chloe Cascarelli is celebrating the release of her new book, Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen, with a cooking demonstration celebrating a few of her recipes. Guests will have the chance to enjoy complimentary samples as well as pick up new tricks on how to make healthier, vegan Italian food. Raffle prizes are also a part of the festivities. The event is free, but you’ll need a reservation.
Roberta’s, Blanca, and Del Posto Welcome Manresa, Roberta’s, 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Blanca’s Carlo Mirachi teams with Mark Ladner and Brooks Headley of Del Posto to welcome chef David Kinch of renowned Los Gatos, CA, restaurant Manresa. The chefs will offer a selection of their renowned cuisine — Italian and Californian — and cocktails will be available at the bar. Danny Bowien will DJ. Tickets are $125 and include all food and beverages.
Slice Out Hunger, St. Anthony of Padua, 154 Sullivan Street, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Dollar slices from the city’s most revered dough rollers — Don Antonio and Motorino, for example — will be available all night long at this pizza party. You can also buy drinks and raffle tickets for a buck each; prizes include a gift certificate to Paulie Gee’s. All proceeds support the efforts of Food Bank for New York City.
The Farmer & The Cheffilm screening, Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th Street
Chef Kinch isn’t just holding court in Bushwick — the Michelin-starred chef will attend a screening of a film that explores the farmer-chef relationship at his restaurant. Food writer Jim Poris will moderate a discussion following the screening, and the film’s director Michael Whalen and star Cynthia Sandberg of Love Apple Farms will join Kinch on the panel. A cash bar will also be on hand; you’ll need a reservation.
Brooklyn’s Italian Restaurant Week, Multiple Locations, Wednesday through October 15
Celebrating Brooklyn’s rich history of Italian culture, over 40 restaurants — including Saul Bolton’s Red Gravy and Clinton Hill standby Il Porto — are offering guests a variety of specials, like $15 lunches, $25 dinners, and 15 percent off the check. Scope out the full line up of restaurants on the event’s website.