What’s Happening This Week: Crab Boil, Colorado Pop-Up and Spanish Wines


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

Crab Boil
Back Forty
Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m.

Peter Hoffman’s East Village spot Back Forty will kick off summer by throwing its first Crab Boil of the season. For $40 you get a seat on the back patio, where you can eat all of the spiced blue crabs you want along with sides like corn on the cob and boiled potatoes.
Frasca Food and Wine Pop-Up
Wednesday, June 15, 5-9:30 p.m.

James Beard Award-winning chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and sommelier Bobby Stuckey visit from Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado, to set up their own pop-up operation at Gottino in the West Village. Guests get a three-course meal ($74) paired with the duo’s own Scarpetta wines from their Italian vineyard, all followed by a tasting across the street at Le Vigne wine shop. Call 212-633-2590 for reservations at 5, 6:30, 8, or 9:30 p.m.

2011 Spanish Wine Festival
Metropolitan Pavilion
Friday, June 17, 6 p.m.

Taste more than 150 Spanish wines from producers like La Rioja Alta and La Nieta, plus sample pintxos from Alex Raij’s Chelsea spot Txikito and tapas from Boqueria. Ten percent of the $100 ticket price will go to Action Against Hunger, a nonprofit aimed at feeding malnourished children around the world.