Upcoming Food and Drink Events in New York City: April 21 to 23

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
April 21, 2017 12:57 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Upcoming food and drink events in New York City:

Talking Dim Sum at the Museum of Chinese in America

Sunday, April 23 Food writer and artist Carolyn Phillips will discuss the intricacies of dim sum, the Cantonese traditional small plates typically eaten for breakfast or brunch. Phillips will also talk about how she developed a career writing about food. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $15 per person, $25 with a copy of Phillips’s book “The Dim Sum Field Guide.” MocaNYC.org

Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre St. (between Howard & Grand streets)

Ten Shades of Rosé at Blue Water Grill

Wednesday, April 26 Union Square seafood restaurant Blue Water Grill is hosting a special dinner featuring 10 rosé wines from France, Spain, Italy, and California. During the first hour, a variety of flavored oysters will be passed around to sample with the wines. The following hour will feature chef-curated canapés, after which petit fours and artisanal cheeses will be served. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $75 per person. BlueWaterGrillRose.Eventbrite.com

Blue Water Grill
31 Union Square West (at East 16th Street)
Union Square

Wine and Spirits Magazine ‘Top of the List’ Wine Tasting

Thursday, April 27 Wine & Spirits Magazine is holding its an annual wine tasting of the most popular varietals from top restaurants in America, paired with food prepared by New York’s top chefs. Chefs from Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, Indian Accent, Fung Tu, Narcissa, Noreetuh, and Sushi Seki are among those participating. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $85 to $125 per person. WineAndSpiritsMagazine.com/toplist

404 NYC
404 10th Ave. (between 32nd & 33rd streets)
Midtown West

Blue Bayou Fried Chicken Sandwich at Blue Ribbon

The Blue Bayou sandwich. (Courtesy of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken)
The Blue Bayou sandwich. (Courtesy of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken)

Through Sunday, April 30 Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken’s April special is a Southern-inspired creation: fried chicken with hush puppies, smothered in corn remoulade and topped with Louisiana’s Crystal Hot Sauce and pickled okra. $8.50. BlueRibbonFriedChicken.com

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
28 E. First St. (at Second Avenue)
East Village

Diva and Dinner Series at The Met Opera

Prince Ramiro (played by Javier Camarena) and Cenerentola (played by Joyce DiDonato) during a 2014 performance of Rossini's "La Cenerentola" at the Metropolitan Opera. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
Prince Ramiro (played by Javier Camarena) and Cenerentola (played by Joyce DiDonato) during a 2014 performance of Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” at the Metropolitan Opera. (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Chef and food historian Carl Raymond is hosting a seminar series exploring the role of food in classic operas. In the first talk, Raymond will discuss Gioachino Rossini’s works. The Italian composer was unique in that many crucial scenes in his operas were centered around food. Other seminars will explore Parisian cuisine in the 1830s, a time when great masters like Marie-Antoine Carême established principles of French gastronomy; and the history of Spanish cuisine in”Don Giovanni” and “Carmen.” Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The whole series is $66 per person, $25 for individual sessions. ept.ms/DivasDinner

Thursday, May 4, 11, & 18
Opera Learning Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza (West 65th Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue) 
Sixth Floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building 

Farm to Tray Benefit for Soup Kitchen

Thursday, May 18 Located in the Chelsea neighborhood, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen has been serving hungry and homeless New Yorkers for 35 years. Its annual benefit, Farm to Tray, features tasting menus from local, sustainable produce. The chef lineup includes Lauren DeSteno from Vaucluse, Laurence Edelman from Left Bank, Yvan Lemoine from Union Fare, Michael Armstrong from Bodega Negra, and more. Begins at 7 p.m. $150 to $750 per person. FarmToTray.org

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
296 Ninth Ave. (near West 28th Street)

Coffeemania Launches Breakfast and Brunch

Skillet Baked Eggs with shrimp. (Courtesy of Coffeemania)
Skillet Baked Eggs with shrimp. (Courtesy of Coffeemania)

Ongoing Coffeemania, a restaurant from Moscow, is now serving a daily breakfast and a weekend brunch. Options include Skillet Baked Eggs with roasted tomatoes and cheese, and topped with grilled shrimp; and Syrniki, fritters made of vanilla-inflected cottage cheese. Under a new executive chef, Coffeemania is also offering new items, such as the Lobster Roll with shiso (an Asian herb), crystallized wasabi, and yuzu kosho (Japanese chili paste) mayo; and the Citrus Raf, a velvety coffee drink with tangy notes. CoffeemaniaNYC.com

Coffeemania Restaurant
1065 Avenue of the Americas (at West 40th Street)
Bryant Park

Pig Bleecker Launches Brunch

The Baked Rigatoni dish. (Courtesy of Pig Bleecker)
The Baked Rigatoni dish. (Courtesy of Pig Bleecker)

Ongoing Pig Bleecker’s new weekend brunch will feature some signature dishes from its lunch and dinner menu, such as the Smoked Turkey Club with applewood-smoked bacon and cilantro-jalapeño aioli; and new additions like buttermilk waffles with smoked and fried chicken thigh; and the Mezza Rigatoni with Sunday gravy, meatballs, and smoked ricotta salata. PigBleeckerNYC.com

Pig Bleecker
155 Bleecker St. (at Thompson Street)
Greenwich Village

Friend of a Farmer’s Spring Menu

Mushroom cavatelli. (Courtesy of Friend of a Farmer)
Mushroom cavatelli. (Courtesy of Friend of a Farmer)

Ongoing Farm-to-table restaurant Friend of a Farmer is now serving dishes with spring ingredients, such as the Mushroom Cavatelli with wild mushrooms, green peas, and Parmesan cheese; and Duo of Lamb with purple mashed potato, shallot confit, and watermelon radish. FriendOfAFarmer.com

Friend of a Farmer
77 Irving Place (between East 18th & East 19th streets)
Gramercy Park

76 Montague St. (between Hicks Street & Montague Terrace)
Brooklyn Heights