What’s Happening This Week: Drinking Italian, Pondering Vegetables


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

Tour of Italy Wine Tasting
I Trulli Ristorante and Vino Wine & Spirits
Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.

Taste Italy’s indigenous wine varieties at this walk-around tasting of about 100 wines. Tickets are $35, which includes 10 percent off a meal at the restaurant and the same discount on any wine purchase at the shop.

Lopate and Locavores: Master Chefs Think Vegetables
The Greene Space at WNYC
Tuesday, September 27, 7 p.m.

Host Leonard Lopate will be joined by Dan Barber of Blue Hill; Jack Algiere, who grows the produce for the restaurant; and the Franks of Frankies Spuntino to talk veggies and their increasingly central role in fine dining.

Autumn Pasta Five Ways
Wednesday, September 28, 6 and 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the new season with this five-course fall pasta menu, priced at $125, including wine pairings. Shea Gallante sources local ingredients for rustic Italian dishes, while sommelier John Slover selects potable accompaniments.