Upcoming Food and Drink Events in New York City: Aug. 26 to Sept. 9

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
August 25, 2017 6:00 pm Last Updated: September 28, 2017 11:31 am

Dorothy Parker Cocktail Specials at Center Bar

Through Sunday, Aug. 27 Center Bar is celebrating the 20th-century American writer with a special menu of cocktails made with Dorothy Parker American Gin, all created by top female mixologists around the city. Some offerings include the Love, Dot, created by Brooke Baker of Dead Rabbit, featuring gin, Cocchi Americano Rosa, Bittermens Hiver Amer, vanilla syrup, blackberry syrup, lemon juice, and Burlesque Bitters; and the Know-It-All, created by Estelle Bossy of Del Posto, featuring gin, grapefruit juice, lime juice, Campari, Combier Liqueur de Rose, and saffron bitters. CenterBarNYC.com

Center Bar
10 Columbus Circle (between 58th & 60th streets)
Fourth Floor

Sunday Supper at Tiny’s and The Bar Upstairs

Sunday, Aug. 27 This Tribeca restaurant is offering a three-course, prix-fixe Sunday supper, starting with a watermelon salad with smoked sea salt, lime, and arugula, proceeding to an entree of Southern-style barbecue ribs served with jalapeño cornbread, German potato salad, and Fuji apple slaw, and ending with a scoop of OddFellows vanilla bean ice cream. $35 per person. TinysNYC.com

Tiny’s and The Bar Upstairs
135 West Broadway (between Duane & Thomas streets)

Panel on the Evolution of Ice Cream in America

Thursday, Aug. 31 Stella Parks, the author of the new cookbook “BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts,” will be chatting with Max Falkowitz of Saveur magazine at the Museum of Food and Drink about the history of ice cream parlors in New York City, particularly Brooklyn’s ice cream sandwiches and chocolate sprinkles. Ice cream sundaes with Parks’s homemade toppings will be served afterward, along with beer from the Brooklyn Brewery. 6:30 p.m. $25 per person. Mofad.org

Museum of Food and Drink
62 Bayard St. (between Lorimer & Leonard streets) 

Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week

Through Thursday, Aug. 31 Some of Harlem’s most beloved restaurants will be serving up prix-fixe menu specials for $10.17, $20.17, or $30.17. Participating restaurants include 67 Orange Street, Corner Social, Harlem Shake, Lolo’s Seafood Shack, Vinateria, Sottocasa Pizzeria, and Sylvia’s Restaurant of Harlem. HarlemParktoPark.org

At participating restaurants

Thai Cooking Classes at Ngam

Saturday, Sept. 2 & Sunday, Sept. 3 Chef Hong Thaimee will teach classes at her East Village restaurant, demonstrating how to prepare dishes like somtum (green papaya salad), green curry, pad see ew, and mango sticky rice. 11:30 a.m. $120 per person. Register at events@hongthaimee.com

99 Third Ave. (between East 12th & East 13rd streets)
East Village

Pop-Up Dinner at Governors Island

Saturday, Sept. 9 Hand Made Events will be hosting a “flash mob picnic” on Governors Island, where guests bring their own food, drink, and tableware for a night of outdoor fun. Tables, chairs, and entertainment will be provided. Guests are encouraged to dress in white. Opens at 4 p.m. $40 per person, 21 and older. PopUpGovernorsIsland2017.eventbrite.com

Governors Island

Aperitivo Tuesdays at PHD Terrace

Ongoing At the rooftop bar of the Dream Midtown hotel, Italian-style aperitivo cocktails will be served every Tuesday, alongside complimentary bites like prosciutto-wrapped melon and summer pasta salad. Choose from cocktail options like the Venetian Spritz with prosecco, Aperol, and soda water; and the Bitter Sweet with Campari, cranberry juice, orange juice, and orange twist. The bar is also serving a special Mega Mule Ice Cream Float through Sept. 4, a 164-ounce drink consisting of vodka or tequila with Owen’s Craft Mixers Ginger and Lime soda and Sprinkles’ coconut ice cream. PHDTerrace.com

Dream Midtown
210 W. 55th St. (between Broadway & Seventh Avenue)

Brunch Toasts at The Ainsworth

Ongoing The Ainsworth is now offering a selection of sweet and savory toasts for brunch, including hummus with radish, feta, and cilantro; peanut butter with brûlée banana and dark chocolate; sweet potato with ricotta and chili flakes; and acorn squash with microgreens and jalapeño-lime vinaigrette. TheAinsworth.com

The Ainsworth
122 W. 26th St. (between Sixth & Seventh avenues)
45 E. 33rd St. (between Madison & Park avenues)