What’s Happening: Chocolate Week and Cochon 555


Monday, February 4
Chocolate Week
Start the week off right with a healthy dose of chocolate. Keep the sweets coming all the week at restaurants participating in Chocolate Week. Bakeries, restaurants, and stores around the city will offer special Tea Gourmand, Coffee Gourmand, or Bubbly Gourmand menus until February 13. Various Locations

Wednesday, February 6
Tribeca Neighbors: Atera
92Y Tribeca will host Matthew Lightner, the award-winning chef at Tribeca’s Atera. Bon Appetit contributing editor Adam Sachs will interview Lightner about his culinary journey. Tickets are $21. 200 Hudson St.

Fabipops Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop
Fabipops is having a pop-up shop at Ayza in the West Village on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Sample cheese cakes and cake truffles, and sip on a free glass of their Valentine’s Day signature drink. 1 7th Ave. S.

Thursday, February 7
Cocktails Are For Lovers
Hang out at the Astor Center, where the Dizzy Fizz will prepare Valentine’s Day themed cocktails and new Filipino gastropub Jeepney will serve small plates. The tasting party is $45 but the experience of falling in love with romantic cocktails is priceless. 399 Lafayette St.

Saturday, February 9
Eat, Drink & Bloody Mary Contest at L’Apicio
Sample bloody Mary’s from B&B Winepub, Booker and Dax, Brooklyn Star, Colicchio & Sons, DBGB, Mile End Deli, Roberta’s, Peels, Saxon + Parole, L’Apicio, and many more at L’Apicio’s second annual bloody Mary contest. For $40, sip on these guys and devour brunch snacks. 13 E. 1st St.

Sunday, February 10
Cochon 555 at Chelsea Piers
On Sunday, the 10-city, pork tour will make its New York stop at Chelsea Piers. Five local chefs, five pigs, and five wineries will cook up pigs and celebrate family farming. The all-female lineup of chefs include Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter, Leah Cohen of Pig and Khao, and A Voce’s Missy Robbins. Tickets start at $125. 23rd Street and West Side Highway