What’s Happening This Week: A Dinner Fix; a Cleaving Reading


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

Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The gallery-slash-resto bar’s monthly dinner party series continues with this five-course meal, featuring the talents of guest chef Jay Ralston of Frankies 17. Start with an amuse of oyster with blood orange-jalapeño granite, then move on to red snapper carpaccio, seafood sausage with herb purée, red-wine poached fillet of beef, and a mystery course you’ll only discover on the night itself. The cost is a bargain $50 per person.

Julie Powell reads from Cleaving
Housing Works Used Book Café
Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m.

Julie Powell, who earned worldwide fame as the author of Julie and Julia, has followed up her first book with a second memoir, Cleaving, that chronicles her experiences with butchery and illicit lust. Head her read, then stick around to buy a book or two. Proceeds go toward homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. There’s even a cookbook sale going on through November 30, for your shopping enjoyment.

Meet the Masters
Brooklyn Wine Exchange
Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m.

This series of free classes led by some of the city’s most renowned oenophiles continues with Savio Soares from Savio Soares Selections, an importer who specializes in finding small wine growers with an artisanal approach to viticulture and winemaking. His meticulously curated portfolio of wines mostly feature family wineries from Europe, including a healthy number from Germany and Austria.