What’s Happening This Week: Toast to the Children; Manhattan Cocktail Classic


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

Toast to the Children
Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.

Tom Colicchio’s annual gala to raise money for the pediatric programs at Bellevue Hospital will feature the culinary stylings of chefs from Barbuto, Blue Smoke, Colicchio & Sons, craftbar, Frankies, Hearth, Pearl Oyster Bar, Perilla, and Yerba Buena. General admission is $250.

Manhattan Cocktail Classic
Astor Center and others
May 13-17

Celebrate all things potable at the second edition of this annual cocktail bonanza. The five-day event kicks of with a big gala this Friday, and goes on to include seminars, tastings, and the “Stories From Behind the Bar” series of sipping sessions at bars throughout the city.

Wine Pairing Dinner
Del Posto
Friday, May 13, 7 p.m.

Enjoy five courses prepared by dxecutive chef Mark Ladner and paired with wines from Italian wine producer Marchesi Antinori, including the Montenissa Franciacorta Brut NV, Cervaro della Sala 2008, Marchesi Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2005, and Muffato della Sala 2006.