Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city.
Coast to Coast Wine and Dine
Restaurant Marc Forgione
Satisfy your appetite for community service and epicureanism Tuesday night. Forgione’s tasting features the talents of four up-and-coming New York City chefs, whose dinners will be paired with a sampling of California wines. Proceeds from the event go to Feeding America. At $1,000 per ticket, it’s hardly the most affordable foodie gathering. But if you have the cash to shell out, the soiree is a far better use of money than another Marc Jacobs purse. Call 212-941-9401 for reservations.
This week, the Chelsea tapas and pinchos hot spot features two chefs from the Basque region of Spain. They join Yuhi Fujinaga behind the burner for the last of the venue’s 2011’s visiting chef series. Make reservations at the Euskera eatery via telephone, at 646-600-7150.
New York City Beerathon
Billed as the premier event for “athletes of the liver,” Saturday’s Beerathon promises to be exactly what it sounds like: a marathon of mead. The course runs through the Village, and leads some 600 participants to 26 bars, where they can sample 26 different brews. Tickets for “the greatest day of your life” are available on Beerathon‘s website.
If you’d prefer to spend Saturday sucking down mollusks instead of booze, head to Alphabet City. At Back Forty, the $25 sampling event boasts four varieties of bivalves from both coasts. The oysters cost $2 apiece, but tickets include free hors d’oeuvres and wine.