Upcoming Food and Drink Events in New York City: April 14 to 16

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
April 13, 2017 6:16 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Upcoming food and drink events in New York City:

Easter Brunch at The Plaza

(Courtesy of The Plaza)
(Courtesy of The Plaza)

Sunday, April 16 The Plaza Hotel is hosting a pair of events for Easter Sunday. The Palm Court restaurant will serve a grand buffet brunch, with options like Citrus Scented Brioche French Toast, Chardonnay Braised Artichokes, and Gianduja Chocolate Egg with caramel cream and hazelnut sable. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $145 for adults, $65 for children.

After the Easter parade concludes, there will be a 1920s-themed soirée at The Rose Club and The Champagne Bar, with an orchestra playing hits from the era. Guests are encouraged to dress in vintage Easter outfits. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. $5o per person. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com 

The Plaza
768 Fifth Ave. (between West 58th & West 59th streets)

Sichuan Seder at Fung Tu

Lo Mein Kugel and Sweet and Sour Lamb. (Courtesy of Fung Tu)
Lo Mein Kugel and Sweet and Sour Lamb. (Courtesy of Fung Tu)

Through Tuesday, April 18 Fung Tu will be serving a Sichuan Chinese-inflected Passover dinner, with options like scallion pancakes, Savory Sweet Potato Lo Mein Kugel, and Sweet and Sour Lamb Ribs. Not available Friday or Saturday. $55 per person. FungTu.com

 Fung Tu
22 Orchard St. (between Canal & Hester streets)
Lower East Side

The Boba Room

From Saturday, April 22 to Saturday, May 6 The Boba Room is a 1,600-square-foot art installation devoted to bubble tea, featuring gigantic bouncing balls and gummy candies. There will be tastings available from ViVi Bubble Tea, Gong Cha, Pa Tea, and Tea and Milk. $10 for adults, $7 for children. TheBobaRoom.com

Open Space Gallery
355A Bowery (between East Third & East Fourth streets)
East Village

Tap & Tapas Benefit for Harlem Dance School

Young dancers in the Groove With Me program. (Ron Holtz)
Young dancers in the Groove With Me program. (Ron Holtz)

Monday, April 24 The nonprofit Groove With Me, which provides free dance training to 400 girls in East Harlem, is holding a benefit called  Tap and Tapas. The event features 400 small plates prepared by local chefs: Lynn Bound of Feinstein’s/54 Below, Garett McMahan of Baccarat Hotel, Joe Leone of Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties, Becky Flammino of Beauty & Essex, and more. 6:30 p.m. t0 8:30 p.m. $175 and up per person. Eventbrite.com

Studio 450
450 W. 31st. St. (between Ninth & 10th avenues)
Midtown West

Sample Parisian Ramen at the Ramen Lab 

Kodawari vegan ramen with brown pumpkin broth, bamboo shoots, pickled beetroot, and watercress. (Courtesy of Ramen Lab)
Kodawari vegan ramen with brown pumpkin broth, bamboo shoots, pickled beetroot, and watercress. (Courtesy of Ramen Lab)

Through Saturday, April 29 This month, Jean-Baptiste Meusnier, who hails from France, is the guest chef at the Ramen Lab in the Lower East Side. Signature ramen bowls from his Kodawari (meaning “attention to detail” in Japanese) ramen shop in Paris include: the Kurogoma, with chicken broth infused with nutty black sesame and topped with minced garlic and ginger; and the Kodawari, a vegan ramen with brown pumpkin broth, mushroom oil, and pickled beetroot. Ramen-Lab.com 

Ramen Lab
70 Kenmare St. (between Mulberry & Mott streets)

May Wah Vegan BBQ Cookout

(Courtesy of May Wah)
(Courtesy of May Wah)

Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7 May Wah, a vegan supermarket known for its imitation meat products is celebrating its 22nd anniversary with a vegan barbecue cookout. There will be free tastings of over 20 different products, such as vegan burgers, bacon strips, hot dogs, and more. Noon to 6 p.m. MayWahNYC.com

May Wah
213 Hester St. (between Centre & Baxter streets)

Trailblazing French Wines at the French Institute

Monday, April 24 Wine Enthusiast senior editor Lauren Buzzeo will lead a tasting class on adventurous new French vintners. The class will showcase nine wines and will include breads, cheeses, and charcuterie. $95 to $115 per person. FIAF.org

Le Skyroom
French Institute Alliance Française
22 E. 60th St. (between Park & Madison avenues)
Upper East Side

New & Noteworthy

Hester Street Fair Opens for New Season

Ongoing through October The Lower East Side outdoor fair opens on April 15. Crafts and food vendors abound, including Macaron Parlour, Gordo’s Cantina, Osaka Grub, La Newyorkina, Cheeky Sandwiches, and more. HesterStreetFair.com

Hester Street Fair
Hester Street & Essex Street
Lower East Side

Queens International Night Market Returns

A scene from last year's Queens International Night Market. (Charles Sturges)
A scene from last year’s Queens International Night Market. (Charles Sturges)

Ongoing through October The weekend night market returns to Queens, with a diverse range of vendors selling Burmese palatas, Romanian chimney cakes, Nigerian jollof rice, Indonesian tahu magelang (rice cake dish), Puerto Rican mofongo, Peruvian chocolate, and more. Sneak preview events on April 22 and 29 will allow guests to sample eats before the market opens to the public on May 6. Previews: $5 per person, free for children. QueensNightMarket.com

New York Hall of Science
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
47-01 111th St.

Mighty Quinn’s Smoked Veggie Burger

Ongoing through end of April Mighty Quinn’s pit master Hugh Mangum has created a smoked veggie burger. The six-ounce patty made, with smoked vegetables, brown rice, and beans, and dressed with chili mayo, pickled zucchini, and shredded lettuce. $8.95. MightyQuinnsBBQ.com

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