What’s Happening This Week: A Spanish Wine Dinner; National Hamburger Day


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

3rd Annual Metromix Hot Plates Live
Chelsea Market
Monday, May 24, 6-9 p.m.

Metromix’s restaurant editors round up their favorite picks for this year’s “Hot Plates Live” event. For the bargain price of $15 per ticket, sample the goods from such newcomers as 5 & Diamond, Beba, Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, Lucy’s Whey, Mikey’s Burger, and Vareli. And to make sure you’re not left high and dry, the mixology team from Employees Only will be doling out cocktails made with their new EO Brands house mixers.

Spanish Wine Dinner
Monday, May 24

Join Alejandro Fernandez of Tinto Pesquera, one of the leading wineries in the Ribero del Duero wine region of Spain, for a $140 four-course pairing dinner. Dishes will include lamb’s tongue salad, wild mushroom tortelli, and roasted Berkshire pork loin, accompanied by such acclaimed vinos as Condado de Haza 2006, Dehesa la Granja 2004, and Pesquera Millenium 1996.

National Hamburger Day Special
Bar Henry
Friday, May 28

Do your patriotic duty this Friday and celebrate National Hamburger Day. There will be deals on burgers all over the city, including this one: Hamburger Henry, a Pat LaFrieda-blended patty topped with Valdeon blue cheese and caramelized onions, served with truffle fries for $16. Add any beer for $3 (usually $6-$8) or glass of red wine for $5 (usually $10).