Weekend Picks:

Art of Food at Sotheby’s 

At this unique dinner event, over 20 chefs from Upper East Side restaurants will serve dishes inspired by works of art curated by Sotheby’s. Participating restaurants and eateries include American Cut, Crave Fishbar, Jones Wood Foundry, Maya, Sant Ambroeus, and more. The event will be hosted by Food Network’s “Chopped” judge Geoffrey Zakarian and his wife Margaret Zakarian, president of Zakarian Hospitality. $105 to $185 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 4
7:30 p.m.–10 p.m. 
Sotheby’s New York
1334 York Ave. (between East 71st & East 72nd streets)
ArtOfFoodNY.com

Super Bowl Sunday 

Kingsley

Bacon strips with mayo. (@BrunchBoys)
Bacon strips with mayo. (@BrunchBoys)

Enjoy a pre-game, bacon-filled brunch at Kingsley, where chef Roxanne Spruance will be serving up bacon dishes like Chicharron Nachos with white cheddar, bacon, scallions, and crème fraîche; bacon strips with mayonnaise; and smoked wings with a maple, bacon, and ancho pepper glaze.

Sunday, Feb. 5
Kingsley
190 Avenue B (between 11th & 12th streets)
KingsleyNYC.com

The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

(Courtesy of The Cannibal)
(Courtesy of The Cannibal)

This meat-heavy restaurant will have its outdoor heated garden open for a tailgate party. Guests will get to nosh on Super Bowl specials like Pig Head Nachos with cheddar, jalapeño, crema, and pico de gallo; hot wings made with hot sauce and blue cheese; and whiskey barbecue baby back ribs served with mustard slaw. Guests can order personal flasks filled with whiskey and watch the game on big screens.

Sunday, Feb. 5
The Cannibal Beer & Butcher
113 E. 29th St. (between Lexington Avenue & Park Avenue South)
CannibalNYC.com

Valentine’s Day Specials

Daniel

At Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant, a four-course tasting menu will include alluring French dishes like caramelized Maine sea scallop, with confit leek, potato boulangère, and warm black truffle vinaigrette; Liberty Farm roasted duck breast, with dates, black radish, braised leg pastilla, and mostarda di frutta sauce; and honey lime tart, with citrus chantilly and lychee rose gelée. $315 per person, with an additional $175 for wine pairings.

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Daniel
60 E. 65th St. (between Park & Madison avenues)
DanielNYC.com

Paowalla

Vanilla Bean Kulfi with blood oranges and rosewater. (Courtesy of Paowalla)
Vanilla Bean Kulfi with blood oranges and rosewater. (Courtesy of Paowalla)

At chef Floyd Cardoz’s modern Indian restaurant, you and your significant other can choose from a variety of shareable plates, in small and large sizes. They include tandoori king oyster mushrooms with black cumin and black pepper; steamed, banana leaf-wrapped red snapper with coconut chutney; milk-braised lamb shanks; lobster curry with green mango; and sweetbread chili fry with caramelized onions, ginger, Kashmiri chilies, and kokum fruit. Dessert is mango kulfi (frozen milk treat) or rice pudding with blood orange and Lucknow fennel. $85 per person.

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Paowalla
195 Spring St. (at Sullivan Street)
Paowalla.com

Brushstroke

Chawanmushi. (Courtesy of Brushstroke)
Chawanmushi. (Courtesy of Brushstroke)

Chef David Bouley’s Japanese kaiseki restaurant Brushstroke will serve a six-course menu, starting with an appetizer of Hokkaido scallop with California uni, orange clam, strawberry foam, and tosazu gelée; then move on to dishes like golden crab chawanmushi (egg custard dish) with truffle ankake sauce; charcoal-grilled Miyazaki wagyu sirloin beef with passion fruit miso sauce; and a surprise dessert. $175 per person. 

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Brushstroke
30 Hudson St. (between Duane & Reade streets)
DavidBouley.com

Kefi 

Grilled octopus. (Courtesy of Kefi)
Grilled octopus. (Courtesy of Kefi)
Chef Michael Psilakis’s Upper West Side Greek restaurant will prepare a three-course couple’s tasting menu, with options like meatballs with roasted garlic, olives, and tomatoes; sheep’s milk ravioli with brown butter and sage; lamb shank with orzo; and Chocolate & Roses, with dark chocolate mousse, rose water gelato, and candied rose petals. $45 per person.
 
Friday, Feb. 10–Thursday, Feb. 16
Kefi
505 Columbus Ave. (between 84th & 85th streets)
MichaelPsilakis.com/Kefi
 
Le Coq Rico
The Stuffed Brune Landaise. (Courtesy of Le Coq Rico)
The Stuffed Brune Landaise. (Courtesy of Le Coq Rico)
This poultry-focused restaurant by chef Antoine Westermann will deliver a satisfying four-course menu on Valentine’s Day featuring both chicken and duck: Quinoa Crab Taboulé with fresh herbs and chicken gelée; Poultry Consommé with duck liver and herb ravioli; and a Brune Landaise breed chicken with black truffle stuffing, celeriac purée, and sautéed winter vegetables. Dessert is a millefeuille with a twist: It’s made with chocolate and ginger, and topped with orange sorbet. $118 per person.
 
From Feb. 7 to Feb. 14, the restaurant will feature a special wine list with French and American bottles named after love. The list is also available for wine pairings for the Valentine’s Day dinner.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Le Coq Rico
30 E. 20th St. (between Broadway & Park Avenue South)
LeCoqRicoNYC.com 
 
Tuome
(Courtesy of Tuome)
(Courtesy of Tuome)
At this modern Chinese restaurant, chef Thomas Chen will serve a five-course, Chinese-inflected dinner, with dishes like mushroom and foie gras wonton with broth; black bass with root vegetables, soy vinaigrette, and onion foam; and oysters with burnt leeks, apple, and sea urchin cream. Share dessert with your loved one: a chocolate spongecake with amaretto and quince. $95 per person for reservations between 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; $115 for reservations between 7:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (glass of champagne included).
 
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Tuome
536 E. Fifth St. (between Avenue A & Avenue B)
TuomeNYC.com
 
Blake Lane 
Brassica bowl. (Courtesy of Blake Lane)
Brassica bowl. (Courtesy of Blake Lane)
This new Upper East Side restaurant features California-style cooking with local ingredients. Valentine’s Day specials include a blood orange salad with toasted hazelnuts, pickled red onion, toasted fennel, lemon, and radicchio; a Red Pavlova with chocolate mousse and strawberry coulis; and the Pink French cocktail made with pomegranate gin, cava rosé, and rose water syrup.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Blake Lane
1429 Third Ave. (at East 81st Street)
BlakeLaneNYC.com
 
Machiavelli
 
Heart-shaped beet ravioli with burrata, butter, and sage. (Courtesy of Machiavelli)
Heart-shaped beet ravioli with burrata, butter, and sage. (Courtesy of Machiavelli)
Northern Italian trattoria Machiavelli has a slate of Italian delights for lovers, served a la carte, such as air-cured beef with sweet Italian radicchio; heart-shaped beet ravioli with burrata, butter, and sage; risotto with lobster and prosecco; pan-seared scallop in pink pepper sauce, served with potato gratin; and a heart-shaped napoleon. 
 
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Machiavelli
519 Columbus Avenue (between 85th & 86th streets)
MachiavelliNYC.com

Otto’s Tacos at The Garret East

Carne asada tacos with slaw, crispy quinoa, and salsa verde. (Courtesy of Den Hospitality)
Carne asada tacos with slaw, crispy quinoa, and salsa verde. (Courtesy of Den Hospitality)

Den Hospitality, the team behind The Garret West, The Garret East, and Dinnertable, is partnering with Otto’s Tacos to serve up tacos at cocktail bar The Garret East every Saturday. A taco stand will be set up inside, while chef Ricardo Arias of Dinnertable (the restaurant hidden within The Garret East) has created a special taco for the collaboration: carne asada with slaw (kohlrabi, pineapple, and cilantro), crispy quinoa, and salsa verde.

Den Hospitality’s beverage director, Grant Wheeler, will serve frozen libations to accompany the tacos, such as coconut coffee horchata and frozen michelada.

Saturdays
The Garret East
206 Avenue A (between East 12th & East 13th streets)
TheGarretEast.com

Fondue at Maman

The three-cheese fondue. (Melissa Hom)
The three-cheese fondue. (Melissa Hom)

Learn how to create your own traditional French fondue feast at Maman, at either of two sessions. The workshop includes dinner, with homemade three-cheese fondue, roasted vegetables, croutons, Maman’s pastries for dessert, and two glasses of wine. The Tuesday, Feb. 7 session is at Maman Soho, and the Tuesday, Feb. 21 session is at Maman Greenpoint. Tickets available online for $65 per person.

7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Maman Soho
239 Centre St. (between Grand & Broome streets)
Maman Greenpoint
80 Kent St., Brooklyn (at Franklin Street)
MamanNYC.com