Best Weekend Food Events: Fare Share Friday, Perilla’s Final Hour, and Late Night Oysters


Fare Share Friday, St. Bart’s, 325 Park Avenue, Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.

Chefs from the Waldorf, New York Lotte Palace and Four Seasons are teaming together to help prepare a meal for New Yorkers in need. The Thanksgiving-style menu includes a pear salad, roast turkey, stuffing, and traditional sides. There’s also a dessert buffet with tiramisu, pies, and pastries. Seatings – which pair the city’s homeless with residents all at the same table – take place at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Proceeds go towards supporting the soup kitchen, homeless shelter and food pantry of Crossroads Community Services. Tickets are $100 for those able to contribute, secure them here.

One Last Meal, Perilla, 9 Jones Street, Friday through December 5 (Closed Sunday)

Though Kin Shop is officially closed, New Yorkers can grab a final meal from chef Harold Dieterle at Perilla, the first restaurant he opened after winning the first season of Top Chef. Guests can enjoy signature dishes like spicy duck meatballs, grilled Hampshire pork chops, and a chocolate soufflé for two. The restaurant will be closed for service Sunday, November 29 and will officially close after service December 5.

Late Night Oysters with Chef George Mendes, Aldea, 31 West 17 Street, Friday, 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Chef George Mendes will step behind the bar beginning this Friday and shuck oysters for late night dwellers. Guests will receive a complimentary oyster – this week features shigoku with crispy potato and cucumber – along with one special cocktail. Mendes will plan to feature a different oyster and cocktail pairing for each following Friday night.

Regional Ramen Weekend Lunch, Ganso Yaki, 515 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.

Ganso Yaki is offering five unique ramen on a new weekend lunch menu. The menu highlights ingredients across Japan and includes a Tokyo style soy sauce-based ramen with pork; shio (salt-based) ramen, and a Japanese take on Sichuanese dan dan noodles.
The menu will also offer small plates and an array of Japanese dishes.

Queens Holiday Market, The Shops at Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue, Queens, Saturday through December 20

Although Danny Brown Wine Bar and Kitchen is temporarily closed, an offshoot of the Michelin-starred restaurant will be serving hungry shoppers during the holiday season. Other Queens food-fair stalwarts like Sam’s Fried Ice Cream and the Arepa Lady will also be whipping up favorites.