If you’re freaking out about Monday, take a deep breath: There are plenty of food and drink events happening this week to take your mind off your desk job. Here’s a look at what the city has in store for you this week.
Apple Week at David Burke, multiple locations, Monday through Saturday
If you can’t find the time to head upstate to the apple orchards, chef David Burke has a solution. For $55, all David Burke restaurants in New York and New Jersey will serve a special four-course menu dedicated to the fruit that’s so abundant in the Empire State. Menu items include roasted diver sea scallops with curried cauliflower-apple puree and a caramelized apple tart with apple caramel sauce and vanilla gelato. The menu is the first of the restaurant’s “seasonal weeks,” which will unveil additional flavors and tastes to coincide with select dates.
Il Cantinori’s 30th Anniversary, Il Cantinori, 32 East 10th Street, Monday through Sunday
To mark the 30th anniversary of this long time Village establishment and celebrity favorite, the restaurant will host a birthday party Monday night as well as offer a special four-course prix fixe menu for $75 (tax and gratuity not included) beginning Tuesday. Monday night’s party starts at 6:30 p.m. and features cocktails and snacks; proceeds benefit Food Bank for New York. Purchase your $150 tickets for Il Cantinori’s 30th Anniversary party online; reservations for the prix-fixe menu can be made by contacting the restaurant directly.
Korean Restaurant Week, multiple locations, Monday through November 3rd
If you didn’t get a chance to stop by the Korean Food Fair in Times Square this past weekend–and who could blame you for not wanting to fight hordes of tourists–you have nothing to worry about. Monday marks the beginning of New York’s first Korean Restaurant Week, with participating spots like Do Hwa offering signature dishes only available during this time. Select restaurants will also offer barbecue packages for those fans of grilling on tables. There’s also a chance to win a free round trip to Korea; additional details and a list of all participating venues are available via the website.
Mangalitsa Dinner, B & B Winepub, 25 West Houston Street, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Sample the glory of the mangalitsa pig from Brancheville, New Jersey’s Mosefund Farms via $50 five-course fixed price feast featuring variations of the pig like testa (head cheese), taquitos, and porchetta. Add wine pairings from Tony DiDio, wine author and founder of Tony DiDio Selections, for an additional $25. Reservations are suggested and can be made by contacting the restaurant directly.
Food Film Festival, AMC Village 7, 66 Third Avenue, Wednesday through Sunday
Featuring films like The Kings of BBQ: Barbecue Kuwait and an event titled The Food Porn Party, this festival examines the visual impact of food–and offers plenty of opportunities to engage your taste buds as well. Participating restaurants–including Char No. 4 and Alewife–will pair food with select films, and don’t miss food porn star Larry Cauldwell’s Fondue Lounge. Tickets start at $45 and are all-inclusive of food, beverage, gift bag, and entry to film screenings; a full lineup and tickets can be found on the festival’s website.
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