Chefs for Impact, Turkish Restaurant Week, Halloween Specials

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
October 20, 2016 12:52 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Upcoming food and drink events in New York City:

(Courtesy of Dig Inn)
(Courtesy of Dig Inn)

Breakfast at Dig Inn

On Oct. 30, the fast-casual, farm-to-table Dig Inn chain will launch its first-ever breakfast menu at its new Upper East Side location. The menu includes items like quinoa waffles, avocado smash with lemon zest ricotta and kale salt, and vegetable frittatas made with produce from local farms.

7 a.m.–10 a.m.
Dig Inn
1297 Lexington Ave.
(between 87th & 88th streets)

Turkish Restaurant Week

To promote Turkey’s diverse food culture, participating Turkish restaurants around New York City will be serving three-course, prix-fixe meals at a discount. Restaurants include Galata, Peri Ela, Turkuaz Restaurant, and Uskudar Turkish Restaurant. $15 to $25 per person for lunch; $20 to $30 per person for dinner.

Through Sunday, Oct. 30
At participating locations

The bar at Crave Fishbar. (Ashley Sears)
The bar at Crave Fishbar. (Ashley Sears)

Brunch at Crave Fishbar

The seafood-focused Crave Fishbar is launching a brunch menu at its Upper West Side location. Choices include lobster Benedict; crab and Gruyère cheese omelet with roasted onion and radish; and Belgian waffles with kimchi butter, fried fish, and housemade sweet chili sauce.

Saturdays & Sundays
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Crave Fishbar
428 Amsterdam Ave. (between West 80th & West 81st streets)

(Courtesy of Ocean Prime)
(Courtesy of Ocean Prime)

Alaskan King Crab Special at Ocean Prime

Seafood restaurant Ocean Prime has got its hands on the first catch of this season’s Alaska Dutch Harbor red king crabs. All U.S. locations of Ocean Prime will be serving the crabs chilled or hot with drawn butter. Recommended wine pairings are also available. Prices vary per location.

Ocean Prime
123 W. 52nd St. (between Sixth & Seventh avenues)

Last year's Chefs for Impact event. (Stephen Elliot)
Last year’s Chefs for Impact event. (Stephen Elliot)

Chefs for Impact

Master chefs are joining hands to host a multicourse charity dinner to benefit the Impact Network, an organization that seeks to bring quality education through technology to rural Africa. The chefs include Mark Henegan (Madiba), Paul Denamiel (Le Rivage), and Rhonda Crosson (Agern), among others. $225 per person.

Thursday, Nov. 17
6 p.m.
Kimpton Hotel Eventi
849 Avenue of the Americas (between West 29th & West 30th streets)

Family Friendly Halloween at TurnStyle

Every Saturday in October, the underground marketplace at Columbus Circle train station is gearing up for Halloween with activities for children. Doughnuttery staff will help participants decorate doughnuts on Oct. 22, and all shops will offer treats to costume-wearing guests on Oct. 29.

Columbus Circle

The Halloween cart at the Palm Court's tea service. (Courtesy of The Palm Court)
The Halloween cart at the Palm Court’s tea service. (Courtesy of The Palm Court)

Trick or Treat Tea at The Plaza

Celebrate Halloween with a holiday-themed afternoon tea, featuring sweets like Pumpkin Spice Cotton Candy, Black and White Oreo Cream-Filled Macarons, and Pumpkin and Gingerbread Meringue Tarts. A candy cart will be available for children to fill their own goodie bags with housemade treats. $65 per person.

Saturday, Oct. 29–Monday, Oct. 31
Noon–5 p.m.
The Palm Court at The Plaza
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South

The Nolita's Cup cocktail with Anchos Reyes liqueur, Pimms no. 23, shaved cucumber, ginger, lemon juice splash, and strawberries. (Moises de Pena)
The Nolita’s Cup cocktail with Anchos Reyes liqueur, Pimms no. 23, shaved cucumber, ginger, lemon juice splash, and strawberries. (Moises de Pena)

Fall Cocktails at The Handy Liquor Bar

This SoHo cocktail lounge has launched a new menu of seasonal cocktails. Choose from spicy concoctions like Gin’s Poppy, with Botanist gin, cucumber juice, honey, ginger, and lemon, with a slice of blood orange and a sprinkle of poppy seeds for garnish; Rum’s Punch, with Gosling’s rum, housemade sangria syrup, star anise, cardamom pod, apple chunks, lemon juice, and drizzled honey, with cinnamon sticks for garnish; and Apple Lychee Reserve, with Glenmorangie Reserve, applejack brandy, lychee liqueur, and apple chunks, with a lychee garnish.

The Handy Liquor Bar
527 Broome St. (between Thompson & Sullivan streets)

Moody Authors Menu at Pouring Ribbons

East Village cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons is launching a new menu of creations inspired by Gothic literature and the works it influenced. Iron Slippers, for example, inspired by the evil stepmother in the Grimm brothers’ Snow White story, combines Laird’s apple brandy, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, Don Ciccio & Figli Nocino walnut liqueur, and angostura and orange bitters.

Pouring Ribbons
225 Ave. B (between 13th & 14th streets)
Second Floor

The bar at Racines NY. (Courtesy of Racines NY)
The bar at Racines NY. (Courtesy of Racines NY)

Happy Hour at Racines NY

Racines NY, the French bistro headed by chef Frédéric Duca, is revamping happy hour with a rotating selection of small producer organic and biodynamic wines. The first list features wines from southern France like Roche Bleue, 2015 Vin de France La Pétillante (Loire Valley); Eric Laguerre, 2014 Le Ciste Blanc (Côtes du Roussillon); and Ferme Saint-Martin, 2015 (Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Romanin). $7 per glass.

5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Racines NY
94 Chambers St.
(between Church Street & Broadway)

The bar at The John Lamb. (Courtesy of The John Lamb)
The bar at The John Lamb. (Courtesy of The John Lamb)

Charity Cocktail at The John Lamb

Bar and restaurant The John Lamb is raising funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a charity cocktail. Ribbons For Her is made with Greenhook Ginsmiths American dry gin, Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin liqueur, blackberry cherry brandy reduction, Cointreau, lemon juice, Campari, and egg whites. $16.

Through October
The John Lamb
At the Sago Hotel
120 Allen St. (between Delancey & Rivington streets)

Diwali Treats at Bittersweet NYC

For a limited time onlyOct. 27 to Oct. 29artisanal sweets shop Bittersweet and Haldi NYC restaurant are celebrating Diwali, India’s Festival of Lights, with a line of confections just for the occasion. They include truffles in Indian-inspired flavors like ginger, chili chocolate, and coconut orange; traditional “burfi” (fudges) in chocolate, caramel, and carrot flavors; and “ladoos,” ball-shaped sweets available in besan (chickpea flour), chocolate besan, and kesar malai (creamy milk with saffron). Online orders available through Oct. 26.

Haldi NYC
102 Lexington Ave. (between 27th & 28th streets)
Bittersweet pop-up at 2 Bean
100 Park Ave. (between 40th & 41st streets)

Fall Into Chocolate Dipping Party

Get ready for autumn with a chocolate party at Roni Sue’s Chocolates. Attendees can choose from more than 25 itemslike strawberries, pretzels, pumpkin spice cream puffs, apple cider doughnut holes, and cranberry pepita popcorn balls—to dip into a matcha white chocolate or a semisweet dark chocolate fountain. Other sweets will include maple cotton candy, chocolate pretzel pops, and hot apple cider shots with chocolate-dipped cinnamon sticks. $25 per person.

Sunday, Oct. 23
3 p.m –5 p.m.
Roni Sue’s Chocolates
148 Forsyth St.
(between Delancey & Rivington streets)