MondayCelebrate the cuisine of Rhode Island at the West Village’s Perilla, who is partnering with the Narragansett Beer Company on a series of dinners for the last four Mondays in August. $60 buys you four-courses of fare like fried clams and slow poached flaked haddock with brew pairings. See the complete menu here.
TuesdayWest Villager Barrio 47 continues their Farm to Fire dinner series on Tuesdays for the month of August, featuring meat and fish slow-cooked from their wood-fired brick over. Tonight’s fare is flat iron steak, while upcoming dishes include barramundi, flank steak, and branzini. The dinner runs $25 - arrive early and take advantage of their daily $1 oyster happy hour from 5-7 PM.
WednesdayChopped host Ted Allen will be at the Mid-Manhattan public library tonight giving an illustrated lecture from his new book In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks. The talk runs 6:30-8:30 PM and will include idea for new recipes and at-home cooking techniques.
ThursdayChef Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster stops by the Tenement Museum tonight at 6:30 PM to chat about his new memoir Yes, Chef. Stick around afterwards for a Q&A and book signing. Call 212-431-0233 (ext. 212) to reserve a spot or pre-purchase a copy of the book, which guarantees two seats for the evening.
FridayIf you’re headed to the Hamptons this weekend, plan a visit to the Hayground School in Bridgehampton and the Great East End Food Truck Derby, which takes place from 4-7:30 PM today. Expect a wide range of eating options both from Manhattan and Long Island-based trucks, including Montauk’s Montaco, The Wandering Palate from Mattituck, and Silver Spoon Specialties of East Hampton. Also on hand: wine from Wolffer Estate and Peconic Bay Winery, plus beer from Southampton Publick House. Tickets run $50 for adults ($20 for kids), with sales going to benefit the Hayground School and Jeff’s Kitchen. See the complete list of participating trucks and get more info here.
Channel the Olympic spirit at the South Street Seaport this Sunday at their Olympic Food Truck & Beer Festival. A dozen NYC trucks with cuisine representing countries from around the world will be doling out signature dishes and items prepared specially for the event, with international brews to wash it all down with. Tickets start at $40 for six tastes, and can be purchased here.
Also on Sunday’s agenda: a visit to the New York Botanical Garden for the Family Dinners series with Mario Batali’s chefs. The evening begins at 5:30 PM with a tour of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, where kids can participate in hand-on gardening and craft activities. Afterwards, Chef Alex Pilas (Eataly) and Chef Dan Drohan (Otto) will be cooking up a three-course, family-style dinner with dishes including heirloom tomatoes with burratina and roasted leg of lamb. See the complete menu and get info and tickets here.