Flatiron Indian Junoon hosts the first of a series of “Western Promises” wine dinners tonight, led by the restaurant’s new beverage director Olivier Dufeu who will be on hand to walk guests through the $125 four-course menu with wine pairings, like garlic butter langoustine and Riesling.
Art gallery Culturefix hosts its monthly dinner party tonight with a seven course tasting menu inspired by the work of artist Megan Berk. The $120 meal includes dishes like razor clams, beets, and trevisano and grilled stuffed squid. See the complete menu and purchase tickets here.
Happy Leap Year! Chelsea’s Hotel Americano celebrates with a special $85 prix-fixe dinner created by guest chef Abigail Mendoza from Oaxaca, and Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens hosts a $95 dinner with menu items like offal-stuffed quail, smoked tripe and bone marrow grits. Midtown's Oceana is offering a free glass of sparkling wine to Leap Year babies, while Theater District French Triomphe will add two frog's leg dishes to the menu.
Food magazine Lucky Peach celebrates the release of its third issue at the American Museum of Natural History tonight at 7 PM, where the journal’s co-founders David Chang (Momofuku restaurants) and writer Peter Meehan, along with editor Chris Ying will host a discussion on the evolution of the kitchen and food tools. The $45 ticket includes a treat from Momofuku and a signed copy of the magazine. Info here.
The 5th Annual New York Wine Expo returns to the Jacob K. Javits Center today, with over 600 wines from around the world available for tasting as are nibbles from food companies like Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Guylian Belgium Chocolate and more. See the complete list of vendors and seminars, and purchase tickets here.
The Hand Crafted Tasting Company hosts its inaugural NYC American Craft Beer Festival at the Lexington Armory today. About 150 brews will be tapped for tasting, with food like pulled BB pork sandwiches, grilled bratwurst, and fresh oysters on hand for pairing. Tickets start at $55 for one of two, 2.5 hour sessions and include a souvenir glass.
Roberta’s, The Meat Hook, and The Meatball Shop are among the competitors at Brooklyn Kitchen’s Third Annual Meatball Slapdown, which runs from 7-10 PM tonight. $50 buys you tasting rights, with proceeds going to benefit food educations programs.