Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle prepares a four-course Oktoberfest-themed menu tonight and every Monday this month at West Village eatery Perilla. Dishes include a beet salad, bratwurst, and crispy pan fried schnitzel, all paired with beers from Bavaria’s Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world. The tab runs $60 per person. See the complete menu and make a reservation here.
SoHo’s Hundred Acres presents the Great Meat Dinner tonight at 7 PM, featuring five courses from The Great Meat Cookbook by sausage maker and chef Bruce Aidells. The $125 price tag includes wine pairings as well as a signed copy of Aidells’ tome.
Travel the globe at the Bowery Culinary Center from 6-9 PM tonight as cookbook author and recipe developer Dana Jacobi leads a class on sauces from around the world. Israeli za’atar with grilled pita, Italian salsa verde with grilled fish, and Indian pineapple chutney with pan-roasted chicken, and many more will be featured in the lesson, which costs $55. Get more info and register here.
Park Slope Pan-Latin eatery Palo Santo hosts a Chilean Wine Dinner tonight at 8 PM. $85 buys you a five-course meal prepared by Palo Santo’s Jacques Gautier and Pastry Chef Jean-François Bonnet of Tumbador Chocolate, paired with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah from award-winning winery Casa Marín.
The NYC Wine and Food Festival runs all weekend, with panels, demos, tastings, and more across the city, featuring chefs like Nate Appleman, Mario Batali, Anne Burrell, and more. Today’s events include a nine-course Shabbat dinner from Noah and Rae Bernamoff of Mile End Delicatessen ($200) and a Dinner to End All Dinners event from Chef Nathan Myhrvold at the 5th floor loft of the International Culinary Center ($225). See the complete festival calendar and purchase tickets for events here.
To celebrate his soon-to-launch tome J’aime New York, Chef Alain Ducasse will be signing books at three of his favorite city spots: Le Bernardin from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, John Dory Oyster Bar from 2-3 PM, and Brooklyn Farmacy from 3:45 to 4:45 PM. Just 50 copies will be available for purchase at each location, and the title will be available nationwide on November 1.
The Fatty Crab West Village flagship celebrates its seventh anniversary with a Maryland-inspired crab boil through October 17. Chow down on steamed blue crabs and sides like toast, chicharróns, and mustard greens, plus mocha cake a la mode for dessert. The meal runs $49 per person, with an all-you-can-drink PBR option for $12 extra.