What’s Happening This Week: 50% Off Wine, Cider Week


Monday, October 8
Half Off Wine. Today is Columbus Day, and Lulu & Me is celebrating with 50 percent off all bottles of Italian wine. Varietals include Pecorino from Cataldi Madonna in Abruzzo and San Michele Pinot Grigio from Alto Adige.

Pork Feast. Starting Monday and continuing every Monday thereafter for dinner, executive chef James Corona of Bocca Restaurant & Bar will pay homage to the pig and celebrate with a Roman-inspired Italian pork feast. Through a three-course meal, Corona will highlight a different cut of the animal with each course, starting with braised pork belly, complemented by a house-made fig mostarda. Corona’s special pork feast will be priced at $30 per person.

Tuesday, October 9
Chef Gala. Autism Speaks will be holding a upcoming Chef’s Gala on Tuesday. The Sixth Annual Chef’s Gala at Cipriani Wall Street will be hosted by Michael Symon and will feature more than 75 chefs from across the country. The event will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a sit-down dinner where world-renowned chefs will cook tableside at each sponsor table.

Wednesday, October 10
Cheese Tasting. The restaurants Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari and Vineria are hosting Italian cheesemaker Renato Brancaleoni from October 10 to 15 for a week of tastings, lunches, and dinners showcasing his artisan cheeses. The cheeses are aged for 80 to 330 days in an underground cave (fossa) with a special blend of seasonings inspired by the Italian countryside.

Thursday, October 12
Cider Week. Cider Week goes from October 12 to 21 in New York City and the Hudson Valley. There are more than 180 restaurants, bars, shops, and outdoor markets participating this go-round. A full list of events can be found online.

Sunday, October 14
Sunday Supper. The restaurant Wong will be serving a special menu featuring a choice of main dishes: either Balinese Roast Pork or Lombok Fisherman’s Stew — a fresh catch of choice seafood in a spicy lobster broth. The Sunday Supper Series will be served weekly from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person.