Food and Drink Events This Weekend and Beyond: March 3 to 5

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
March 2, 2017 4:34 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Weekend Picks:

Masquerade Ball at Harlem Haberdashery

To benefit the Harlem Hospital Center, local boutique shop Harlem Haberdashery is hosting a masquerade ball. Harlem restaurants Row House, Harlem Shake, Lolo’s Seafood Shack, and Doc’s Cake Shop are among those providing food. The black tie event will honor those who contribute to the community. $150 per person.

Saturday, March 4
8 p.m.—midnight
NYC Health & Hospitals/Harlem
506 Lenox Ave. (at West 136th Street)

Black Truffle Dishes at Le Coq Rico 

Black truffle ice cream. (Courtesy of Le Coq Rico)
Black truffle ice cream. (Courtesy of Le Coq Rico)

It’s black truffle season in Vaucluse, France. Chef Antoine Westermann of Le Coq Rico has handpicked black truffles from the famous Richerenches market and incorporated them into a seasonal dessert and a special cocktail: black truffle ice cream with fresh Vaucluse black truffles and Oreo crumble ($15); and the Black Truffle Soul cocktail, with sparkling wine, fresh black truffle-infused vodka, and housemade black truffle syrup ($19).

Through Wednesday, March 15
Le Coq Rico
30 E. 20th St. (between Broadway & Park Avenue South)

Specials at Left Bank 

Greenwich Village bistro Left Bank is serving a special Sunday supper dish: the timpano. Baked in a cast-iron basin and sliced to order, this Italian-American dish is composed of layers of garganelli pasta, meatballs, pork sausage, spinach, broccoli rabe, prosciutto, mozzarella, hardboiled eggs, tomato sauce, and more. $25 per person. Parties of eight or more can order a whole timpano to share.

On Monday nights through March 27, Left Bank will serve pommes aligot, a dish originating from Midi-Pyrénées in southern France, with whipped mashed potatoes and tomme de savoie, a mild cow’s cheese from the French Alps. The dish will be accompanied by a rotating meat component, like braised oxtail or lamb shank. $27 per person.

Sundays & Mondays
Left Bank
117 Perry St. (at Greenwich Street)
Greenwich Village

Upcoming Events:

Sloppy Giuseppe at Speedy Romeo 

The Sloppy Giuseppe calzone. (Courtesy of Speedy Romeo)
The Sloppy Giuseppe calzone. (Courtesy of Speedy Romeo)

Italian-inspired Speedy Romeo in Brooklyn is partnering with chef Patrick Miller of Boerum Hill neighborhood restaurant Rucola to offer the Sloppy Giuseppe, a calzone stuffed with wood-grilled pork Bolognese and béchamel sauce, baked in a wood-burning oven with Provel cheese, and finished with chili oil, nutmeg, and grated Pecorino Romano cheese. Available for lunch, brunch, and dinner. $20.

Through Tuesday, March 7
Speedy Romeo
376 Classon Ave. (near Greene Avenue)
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting

This grand festival celebrates locally made wines, featuring more than 200 from over 20 wineries in the Finger Lakes, Long Island, Niagara Escarpment, Hudson River, and Lake Erie regions. New York cheeses, charcuterie, and other hors d’oeuvres from local artisans will be provided. $55 per person.

Tuesday, March 7
6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Altman Building
135 W. 18th St. (between Sixth & Seventh avenues)

Fare Plate

Colcannon potato skins. (Courtesy of FarePlate)
Colcannon potato skins. (Courtesy of FarePlate)

This one-day event focusing on Irish food and drink will feature plenty of tasting booths, seasonal cocktails, and meet-and-greet opportunities with ambassadors of Irish food products. Among the offerings are Coole Swan Irish cream liqueur, Kerrygold cheeses, Flahavan oats, and more. $45 to $115 per person.

Sunday, March 12
2 p.m.–8 p.m.
Houston Hall
222 W. Houston St. (near Varick Street)
Greenwich Village

History of Iced Treats at 92Y

Food historian Francine Segan will trace the history of cool sweets, dating to Alexander the Great, Emperor Nero, and as far back as King Solomon. Guests will get to sample Lolly Galvanina’s handmade sorbetto-on-a-stick from Italy, as well as other treats. $45 per person.

Wednesday, March 15
7 p.m.
1395 Lexington Ave. (at East 92nd Street)
Upper East Side

Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market

Last year's James Beard Foundation Sunday Supper. (Ken Goodman)
Last year’s James Beard Foundation Sunday Supper. (Ken Goodman)

To benefit the James Beard Foundation, chefs from Chelsea Market restaurants will be partnering with guest chefs to deliver an epic feast. Among the chefs are Sarabeth Levine (Sarabeth’s), Abby De La Rosa (The Green Table), Daniel Rose (Le Coucou), Damon Wise (Sauvage, Maison Premiere), Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske (Contra, Wildair), and Cédric Vongerichten (Perry Street). $240 per person. 

Sunday, March 26
5 p.m.
Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Ave. (between West 15th & West 16th streets)

New Jersey Wine and Food Festival

The grand tasting event at a previous New Jersey Wine and Food Festival. (Geoff Mottram)
The grand tasting event at a previous New Jersey Wine and Food Festival. (Geoff Mottram)

Located at the Crystal Springs Resort about one and a half hours from New York City, the New Jersey Wine and Food Festival is a three-day celebration of local chefs and great wines. Chef Daniel Boulud will headline the festival as he cooks in the VIP room during the grand tasting event, judges a foie gras dish challenge, prepares a dinner paired with vintage wines, and more. Thirty chefs from the New York and New Jersey area will be participating, in addition to three chefs from the current season of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” show—Katsuji Tanabe, Silvia Barban, and Casey Thompson—cooking for the Top Chefs and Top Wines Dinner.

Saturday is filled with seminars on such topics as how to mix a party punch, how to make fresh pasta, and how to work with different cuts of prized 7X beef, a heritage breed raised in Colorado. 

Friday, March 31–Sunday, April 2
Crystal Springs Resort
1 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, New Jersey

Café Medi Launches New Menu

Café Medi French toast. (Courtesy of Café Medi)
Café Medi French toast. (Courtesy of Café Medi)

Mediterranean restaurant Café Medi is debuting a slate of new dishes, like Cucumber Tartare with avocado, coriander, and Thai basil; Burrata Agnolotti with Perigord truffle and beech mushrooms; Branzino Fillet with leek, Castelvetrano olives, and Tuscan kale; and Slow-Roasted Rabbit with cauliflower, fino sherry, and red dandelion. Guests can end the meal with Pistachio Mille Feuille or Goat’s Milk Cheesecake with rosemary shortbread and blackberries. 

Café Medi
107 Rivington St. (between Ludlow & Essex streets)
Lower East Side

Racines NY

The confit lamb burger at Racines. (Michael Tulipan)
The confit lamb burger at Racines. (Michael Tulipan)

Chef Frederic Duca, who earned a Michelin star in Paris, now has a bar menu available for guests at his New York bistro, Racines NY. The dishes include chicken liver paté, pigs’ feet croquette with gribiche sauce; confit lamb burger—cooked in fat for about 12 hours in olive oil and seasoned with star anise, bay leaf, and thyme—served with homemade harissa (hot chili pepper paste) and preserved lemon.

Racines NY
94 Chambers St. (between Church Street & Broadway)