3/12/2012 09:32:00 AM

New York Dining Deals and Events, March 12-18

A treat from Ansel Bakery


The American Ballet Theatre hosts its Culinary Pas de Deux fund-raiser at the Lighthouse at Pier 61 at 7 PM tonight, with food and beverage tastings from twenty restaurants including Telepan, Picholine and Gramercy Tavern. The evening also includes a live performance by the ABT dancers, as well as live and silent auctions. Tickets for the evening begin at $250 and can be purchased here.


The Village Voice’s Fifth Annual Choice Eats event takes place at the 69th Armory at Lexington Avenue from 6:30-9:30 PM tonight, with over 50 restaurants including Allswell, Edi and the Wolf, Fatty ‘Cue and Tenpenny doling out dishes for tasting. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased here.


Ditmas Park’s The Farm on Adderley teams up with the Barrier Brewing Co. for a beer dinner tonight at 7:30 PM. The $59, four-course menu includes pairings, with brewers Evan Kramer and Craig Frymark on hand to explain each selection and the process of creating it.


Sweet-toothed St. Patrick’s Day fans take note. SoHo patisserie Dominique Ansel Bakery is celebrating the holiday with limited edition goodies like a black-and-tan ├ęclair filled with Guinness-and-Bass cream and a four-leaf clover macaron set filled with Irish whiskey and chocolate ganache available through March 17th.


Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit at Haven’s Kitchen from 6:30-9:30 PM tonight with their Bangers & Mash cooking class, where students will learn to make a classic sausage, mashed potatoes, onion gravy, and fried onions using locally sourced ingredients (and sipping dark ale along the way). The class costs $150 and can be reserved by calling 212-929-7900.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with City Grit culinary salon founder Sarah Simmons, who’ll be cooking up a four-course prix fixe at 7 PM tonight, including festive dishes like cheesy Welsh rarebit and roasted tomato relish, corned beef, Dublin coddle, and Irish soda bread pudding. The evening costs $55 and tickets can be purchased here. Want more ideas? Check out our St. Patrick’s Day guide here, and see a complete list of Irish restaurants throughout the city here.


New Amsterdam Market, the South Street Seaport Museum, and I8NY join forces for the Water Street Pancake Fair at the Thompson Warehouse from 9 AM - 2 PM today. Buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup from Catskill Provisions are $8, a side of Mosefund Farm Mangalista bacon is $4, and La Colombe coffee is $2. Just finished running the New York City half-marathon? Show your bib number and get everything for $10.


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