What’s Happening This Week: A Festival of Lights; An Absinthe Tasting


As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city.

Brick Lane Curry House
various dates

Celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights with Chef Karthik Kumar, who is running a special menu this week and next. Until the 18th, sample food from Eastern India, which bears a strong resemblance to Chinese and Mongolian cuisine. Then, next week, try the foods of Western India, such as Portuguese-influenced Goan cuisine.

Absinthe Tasting
UVA Wine & Spirits
October 17

Cheryl Lins, maker of the delicious and very local Delaware Phoenix absinthe, will be giving a tasting of her traditional Walton Waters bottling and the more flowery and mild Meadow of Love bottling. If you’ve never tried the Green Fairy, the latter is a great way to pop your absinthe cherry.

Marathon Meal
DB Bistro Moderne
Throughout October

Are you running the marathon this year? If so, order the special prix-fixe “Marathon Meal” and $10 will go to Malaria No More. Executive Chef Olivier Muller is running the marathon to raise funds and awareness for Malaria No More, a New York-based non-profit working to end malaria deaths in Africa. His three-course marathon meal features avocado salad, house-made whole wheat ravioli, and grape sorbet for dessert.