What’s Happening This Week: Crayfish Celebration, Tomato Fest


Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city.

Krawfish + Kräftor Party
Red Rooster Harlem
Monday, August 15, 7 p.m.

Join DJ Kim Hastreiter, co-founder of Paper magazine, and chef Marcus Samuelsson in this celebration of crayfish season. Opt for a $60 four-course menu, including peel-and-eat crayfish, chilled yellow tomato soup, and crayfish and coconut blackened catfish with crayfish and lemon-dill slaw, paired with house-infused aquavit and Radeberger beer; or a $25 menu featuring the crustaceans.

German Beer Tasting
Loreley Williamsburg
Wednesday, August 17, 7 p.m.

Beer expert Leo Lauer will lead this tasting of nine different German beers, plus a three-course meal featuring three different kinds of sausage and Black Forest cake, all for $29. If you don’t eat meat, don’t forgo this one: Vegetarian options are available.

La Festa del Pomodoro
I Trulli Ristorante
Through the end of August

Celebrate everyone’s favorite fruit masquerading as a vegetable with a $48 five-course tomato-focused menu, featuring produce from such local farms as Mountain Sweet Berry Farm, Eckerton Hills Farm, and Cherry Lane Farm. Dishes include mozzarella di bufala with heirloom tomatoes, spaghetti with canestrino tomatoes, and a tomato parfait.