Lucky Rice Festival, Coffee Con, La Nuit En Rosé

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
May 27, 2016 4:54 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Lucky Rice Festival

The Lucky Rice Festival is back in New York to celebrate the diversity of Asian cuisine. More than 30 restaurants will offer tastings, including Maharlika, Lucky Bee, Tuome, Pokeworks, RedFarm, La Chine, Talde, and Jue Lan Club. Look forward to dishes like Chicken Adobo Roulade, Blue Crab and Shrimp Dumplings, Cantonese Sausage Seared White Rice, and Braised Pork Jowl on Endive. $88 to $150 per person.
Thursday, June 2
7 p.m.–10 p.m.
Industry City
233 37th St., Brooklyn
(Erin Kestenbaum/Urbanspace)
(Erin Kestenbaum/Urbanspace)

Broadway Bites

The warm weather means food vendors are back at Greeley Square every day for the summer season. The vendors include Mr. Bing (Chinese savory pancakes), Dundu (African dishes), Renegade Lemonade, Calexico (Mexican), Doughnuttery, and more.  

Friday, June 3–Sunday, July 17
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Greeley Square
Broadway (between 32nd & 33rd streets)

Coffee Con

Further your coffee appreciation at the Coffee Con, with seminars on all sorts of coffee-related subjects: how to roast your beans at home, how to develop your palate, what is sustainable coffee, and more. Ticket holders will get to sample different coffees from around the world. $22.50 to $45 per person.

Saturday, June 4
9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Industry City
233 37th St., Brooklyn

Lotus Lunch Series at Clement

For a mindful lunch, join Clement for its bimonthly Lotus Lunch Series. The restaurant inside The Peninsula New York hotel will host you for an hourlong yoga class, followed by a two-course lunch. Options include Slow Roasted Chicken with trumpet royale mushroom, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, and thyme jus; Tuna Crudo with cucumber, white soy, and trout roe; and Quinoa Burger on a grilled onion-potato bun with red cabbage slaw. $150 per person.

Various dates through July 23
10 a.m. 
700 Fifth Ave.

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

Spend an afternoon viewing a polo match while sipping fine Champagne. The city’s most popular food trucks will be there—perfect for picnicking along Liberty State Park in New Jersey. $75 to $400 per person. 

In New York, chef Laurent Tourondel is hosting a satellite event at the Hotel Eventi, where guests can watch the polo match on screen while food is served and live entertainment enjoyed. 

Saturday, June 4
Noon–10 p.m.
Liberty State Park
Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City

Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione. (Courtesy of Dogfish Head)
Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione. (Courtesy of Dogfish Head)

Dogfish Head’s 21st Birthday

The craft brewery is celebrating its 21st birthday at Barcade Chelsea by pouring 21 draft lines of its most popular ales from its 21 years of brewing. Those include the new Biere de Provence, summer beers like Festina Pêche and Namaste, and early concoctions Higher Math and Positive Contact. Founder and President Sam Calagione will be in attendance.

Tuesday, June 7
5 p.m.–7 p.m.
Barcade Chelsea
148 W. 24th St.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants KoreaNYC Dinners

For three evenings, Korea’s top chefs will team up with some of New York’s best for collaborative haute-Korean dinners. Korean chefs Jinmo Jang of A&ND Dining and Hyun-Seok Choi of Elbon the table will partner with chef Carlo Mirarchi of Blanca in Brooklyn; Mingoo Kang of Mingles and Tony Yoo of 24 Seasons will join forces with chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill in Greenwich Village; and all four Korean chefs will work with chef-restaurateur Jungsik Yim for a grand feast at Jungsik’s New York branch in Tribeca. Tickets are available by contacting each restaurant.

Thursday, June 9–Saturday, June 11
261 Moore St., Brooklyn
Blue Hill
75 Washington Place
2 Harrison Place

(Courtesy of La Nuit En Rose)
(Courtesy of La Nuit En Rose)

La Nuit en Rosé

The annual festival devoted to rosé wine is back in time for summer. Aboard the Hornblower Infinity yacht, you’ll get to sample 150 different rosés, nibble on snacks from local restaurants, and enjoy live music and entertainment. A VIP four-course dinner will be curated by Marcus’s Bermuda, chef Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant in the Hamilton Princess hotel in Bermuda. $95 to $250 per person.

Thursday, June 9–Saturday, June 11
Pier 40
353 West St.

(Courtesy of Tavern on the Green)
(Courtesy of Tavern on the Green)

Broadway on the Green

For a limited time, cast members from Broadway’s top shows will perform in the courtyard at Tavern on the Green, located in Central Park. Dinner guests will be able to enjoy performances from “Something Rotten” (June 5), “Finding Neverland” (June 19), and “Fiddler on the Roof” (June 26).

Tavern on the Green
1 Tavern on the Green (67th Street & Central Park West)
For reservations, visit

The dining room inside Syndicated. (Michael Tulipan)
The dining room inside Syndicated. (Michael Tulipan)

Memorial Day Golf at Syndicated

The Bushwick restaurant-movie theater Syndicated is celebrating Memorial Day with barbecue and a mini-golf course (complete with movie-related obstacles). Chef Bret Macris will prepare Barbecue Beef Ribs glazed with Downeast hard cider and served on a Parker House roll, with coleslaw and potato salad.

The theater will play the classic golf comedy “Caddyshack” and the 1964 black comedy “Dr. Strangelove.”

Monday, May 30
40 Bogart St., Brooklyn

New Menus at Maya and Zengo

Chef Richard Sandoval has launched new menus at his Mexican restaurants, inspired by his recent travels. At Zengo, Sandoval adds Asian flavors inspired by his tour of Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Thailand, with dishes like Tuna Tartar Tostada with avocado, wonton, radish, and ponzu; Wagyu Beef Tiradito with smoked ikura (salmon roe), crispy shallot, tempura serrano, and tom yum sauce; and Chinese Braised Short Rib Flatbread with manchego cheese, arugula, and horseradish crema.

At Maya, Sandoval cooks up dishes that showcase the flavors of Mexico City, like Chile Atole, Mexico-City-style corn soup, with roasted poblano, epazote, corn masa croutons, chile piquin, and lime; and Envelt de Pezcado, grilled striped bass wrapped in corn husk with salsa ranchera, avocado espuma, sautéed heirloom tomatoes, and steamed rice. 

622 Third Ave.
1191 First Ave.