Upcoming Food and Drink Events in New York City: June 2 to 4

By Annie Wu, Epoch Times
June 1, 2017 6:32 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

NY Cake Show

(Courtesy of NY Cake Show)
(Courtesy of NY Cake Show)

Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11 This annual, all-day baking competition and expo will feature hands-on baking classes and an exhibitor floor, which features local and international vendors demonstrating new baking and decorating techniques. Restaurants, bakeries, and food trucks will provide food and drink. $30–$125 per person ($15 for children). TheNYCakeShow.com

Pier 36
299 South St. (at East River)
Lower East Side

Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals

Participating chefs for this year's Citymeals on Wheels benefit event. (Courtesy of Citymeals on Wheels)
Participating chefs for this year’s Citymeals on Wheels benefit event. (Courtesy of Citymeals on Wheels)

Monday, June 12 The annual benefit for Citymeals on Wheels is celebrating Mediterranean cuisine, with more than 40 top chefs from around the city, the country, and the world: Maria Loi, Michael Psilakis, Daniel Boulud, Wolfgang Puck, Farid Zadi (Los Angeles), Javier Bonet (Madrid, Spain), Maroun Chedid (Beirut, Lebanon), and more. 7:30 p.m. $600 per person. Citymeals.org

Rockefeller Center
45 Rockefeller Plaza (between 49th & 50th streets)
Midtown 

Taste of Bushwick

Tuesday, June 13 More than 50 Bushwick restaurants, bars, and eateries will be serving their signature dishes and drinks at this outdoor walk-around tasting event. They include the Michelin-starred Faro, Tony’s Pizza, Montana’s Trail House, Fine and Raw Chocolate Factory, Caribbean-American barbecue restaurant Sally Roots, and more. An after party will be hosted by Syndicated Bar, Theater & Kitchen with specialty cocktails. $45 before June 6 ($55 afterwards). TheBushwickStarr.org

24 Rock St. (enter at Bogart Street)
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Eat (Red) Food and Film Fest

Tuesday, June 20 The annual festival to benefit AIDS awareness and research has returned. In New York City, the Eat (Red) Food and Film Fest will feature an outdoor screening of “Sleepless in Seattle” at Bryant Park, while guests enjoy a picnic dinner prepared by chefs Mario Batali, Ina Garten, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Danny Bowien, and Angie Mar. $100 per person. Red.org

Bryant Park
Fifth Avenue (between 40th & 42nd streets)
Midtown

Tiki Drinks Series at Slowly Shirley 

The Pacific Ocean Blue cocktail, with rum, vodka, curaçao, pineapple, and lime cordial. (Nick Vorderman)
The Pacific Ocean Blue cocktail, with rum, vodka, curaçao, pineapple, and lime cordial. (Nick Vorderman)

Second Wednesday every month Cocktail bar Slowly Shirley has launched a monthly series devoted to tiki drinks and exotica music, a genre that emerged when tiki culture became popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Each month, bartender Garret Richard will serve a different set of tiki drinks that are recreations of old cocktail recipes, such as the Planter’s Kula, with Coruba rum, Appleton Estate Reserve rum, lime cordial, orange, cane syrup, and allspice dram; and Mr. Hoy’s Manhattan, with pineapple-infused Wild Turkey rye whiskey, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, dry vermouth, Amaro Lucano liqueur, and Pernod absinthe. For the month of June only, the event will take place on the third Wednesday, June 21. SlowlyShirley.com 

Slowly Shirley
121 W. 10th St. (between Greenwich & Sixth avenues)
Greenwich Village

Rossopomodoro Star Chef Pizza Series at Eataly 

Through November Each month, Italian pizzeria chain Rossopomodoro will invite a top chef to create unique pies, at either its shop inside Eataly Flatiron and Eataly Downtown. For the month of June at the Flatiron location, chef Dave Pasternack of Esca has created a pizza with burrata, bottarga, lemon zest, and black Hawaiian salt. Other participating chefs are Dale Talde (Three Kings Restaurant Group), Bruce Bozzi (The Palm Restaurant Group), Josh Russ Tupper (Russ & Daughters), Einat Admony (Balaboosta), and Jonathan Wu (Fung Tu). RossoNYC.com

Eataly Flatiron
200 Fifth Ave. (at 23rd Street)
Eataly Downtown
101 Liberty St. (between Greenwich Street & Trinity Place) 

New Vietnamese Noodle Dish at Madame Vo’s 

Madame Vo
(Annie Wu)

Ongoing East Village Vietnamese spot Madame Vo has a new noodle dish on the menu: Hu Tieu Sa Te, with a thick beef broth, sliced beef, tomatoes, and a peanut base made with a sate-spice mix shipped from Vietnam. Chef Jimmy Ly’s mother taught him the recipe, who in turn learned to cook the dish from a street vendor in Vietnam. $16. MadameVo.com 

Madame Vo
212 E. 10th St. (between First & Second avenues)
East Village

Upper West Side Wine Tours

Ongoing Saturdays City Wine Tours has launched a new walking tour in the Upper West Side. Guests can enjoy food and wine pairings at neighborhood spots like Burke and Wills (Australian bistro) and Spring Natural Kitchen (health-minded food). 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. $75 per person. CityWineTours.com

Burke and Wills
226 W. 79th St. (between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)
Upper West Side