What’s Happening This Week: A Dinner of Decadence; Tomatoes Galore


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

Dinner of Decadence
Monday, August 22, 7 p.m.

Join chef Chris Cipollone and managing partner Jeffrey Tascarella for this $125 five-course pairing dinner. The menu will include slow-poached egg with country ham broth, English peas, and shrimp toast; beak-to-tail ravioli with Long Island duck, foie gras emulsion, and pickled peaches; and a bacon milkshake that isn’t even dessert.

Italian Classics With a Modern Interpretation
Fornino Park Slope
Tuesday, August 23, 7 p.m.

As part of the Tasting Brooklyn Dining Club series, this $55 five-course meal also includes one drink, tip, and a $10 Fairway coupon. Wine pairing can be added for $20. On the menu is a duck rollatini with orange prosecco vinaigrette; seared branzini with chopped puttanesca salad; and lamb meatballs and pappardelle in Barolo sauce.

La Tomatina
Wednesday, August 24

Celebrate the tomato harvest with an all-tomato menu and screening of La Tomatina, the tomato-tossing battle in Valencia held on the last Wednesday of August each year. There will be Pintxo de Bacalao con Tomate Confitado; Ensalada de Tomate y Crema de Cabra; and Sparkling Tomatina Sangria. Bring a can of tomatoes for Food Bank NYC.