This Week in Food: Polynesian Cuisine, Winemaker BBQ, and Dinner With Coloring Books


From Island to Island: Celebrating Polynesia in New York City, 48 Lounge, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, Monday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sample modern Hawaiian bites courtesy of Noreetuh, along with cocktails from master mixologist Julie Reiner, during this dinner affording a taste of the Pacific. The event includes a performance by slack-key artist Andy Wang and a traditional Tahitian dance ceremony. General admission tickets are $100 and can be reserved here.

California Winemaker BBQ Bash, Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street, Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Meet California winemakers at this informal barbecue meal, where over 35 varietals, from orange wine to fruit-focused zinfandel blends, will be offered. Dinner ($53.74 per person) includes traditional barbecue dishes along with cheese and charcuterie. Reserve a ticket here.

One Year Anniversary Party, City Kitchen, 700 8th Avenue, Thursday, 5 p.m.

Snack on shrimp rolls from Luke’s Lobster, sliders from Whitman’s, or doughnut holes from Dough at this celebratory birthday bash. All City Kitchen food stalls will offer a select complimentary bite, plus there will be cake and entertainment at this anniversary party.

Coloring City Bakery, City Bakery, 3 W. 18th Street, Thursday, 8 p.m.

Who says coloring books are just for kids? For $40, Coloring City Bakery guests will get prints to color at dinner, with adult-coloring-book giveaways planned throughout the evening. (Don’t worry, markers and colored pencils will be provided.) This family-style dinner includes roast chicken, macaroni and cheese, kale salad, and baby beets. City Bakery’s hot chocolate and cookies will be served for dessert. Guests can RSVP here.

Dining and Social Positioning from Delmonico’s to the Four Seasons, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 417 E. 61st Street, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Learn about the history of scene-stealing restaurants like Delmonico’s. Yale University history professor Paul Freedman will discuss the evolution of upscale restaurants over the years, and their role as places to display status and exhibit social standing. He’ll also be discussing and sampling 19th-century restaurant dishes such as purée of potatoes à la Benton, cheese crusts, and anchovy-butter canapés. Tickets are $40 for general admission. Reserve them here.