After celebrating five prosperous anniversaries, the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival is at it again, for their sixth year. And the guest of honor? One of the best cuisine cities in the entire world—the Big Apple.
Come join the celebratory festivities with savory food and deliciously tasty wine. The Wine & Food Festival takes place Thursday, October 17th through Sunday, October 20th, 2013. Presented by Food & Wine Magazine, this amazing culinary event should not be missed. Palates will be pleased and foodie minds will be cultivated with delicious tastes to relish. Broaden your education with the world’s best winemakers, spirits producers, and chefs. What's not to love about this innovative event?
Leading into the weekend is a day full of lobster madness, restaurants have much preparation to do for the annual National Lobster Day. On Saturday, June 15th, the city will be gossiping about the latest, most creative dishes featuring a celebrated food: lobster.
Once considered a food for peasants in the 1800’s, oh how the world has drastically evolved! Today, lobster is seen as a delicious luxury in the culinary world. In fine restaurants, lobster dinners usually start pricing at $18 or more. From creamy lobster ravioli to a whole lobster providing its juicy meat to dip into steamy butter, this amazing sea creature is quite versatile and delectable when it comes to tasty cuisine.
The sheer number of dinner options is one of the best and worst things about living in New York. If you're hunting for a restaurant for Father's Day, here are our selections to get you started!
Brick Lane Curry House
(306-308 East 6th Street and other locations)
The Indian restaurant offers two perks this weekend that aren’t necessarily compatible: a bottomless booze brunch for $15, and free meals for kids under 10 years old who come with their dads. Diners of any age can settle on Spinach and Cheese Dumplings, or Fish Goan spiced with green chilies, coconut, and mint.
Is your dad an avid cook or a passionate baker? Does he have an undying love for culinary art? Make his Father’s Day an unforgettable one with any of these awesome foodie gift ideas. This Sunday is all about celebration—celebrating the main man in your life: dad. So treat him like the king he is and spoil him with the most delectable delights!
A Tool Kit Filled with Sugary Surprises
Magnolia Bakery has the perfect way to sweetly show dad how much you love him—incorporating a fun twist. The bakery’s unique idea of a “Tool Kit” is designed specifically for dad, commending him for all of his hard work. The Tool Kit is filled with delicious bakery items, including an assortment of classic cupcakes decorated with golf, sports, tie, and tool kit embellishments. What better tool is there than a cupcake? Buy dad a new tool kit for his day—his stomach will surely be pleased!
Ever wondered who's fueling the Miami Heat? They have to be downing some major munchies to set the court ablaze, right? Well, it's time to meet the man who feeds the best bellies in basketball.
Local celeb chef Michael Jacobs is the man behind this munchable mystery. Foodies in-the-know know that Jacobs' Hidden Kitchen pop-up at Blackbird Ordinary is the place to be on Friday's from 5-10pm. Jacobs serves up scrumptious street-food-style items all for five bucks. From slow-roasted pulled pork Bahn Mi's to brisket truffle mac-n-cheese, his crave-worthy creations are not to be missed.
All hail bouillabaisse! Foodies will be busy preparing for a weeklong celebration, Bouillabaisse Week, honoring this delectable dish beginning today, May 31st. Nine restaurants in Manhattan are saluting bouillabaisse by contributing their own unique spins to this paramount fish stew. Hosted by The Tour de France Restaurant Group, this awesome summer kickoff toasts to everything bouillabaisse.
For those of you who have never had the opportunity to try bouillabaisse, you are in for an amazing treat. This spicy fish soup or stew usually incorporates an assortment of fish—shellfish, white fish—and saffron. Each ingredient is added individually to make up this marvelous fishy party. The different types of fish are combined with the boiling broth to make up a succulent revelation. Lowering the heat whenever the pot begins to boil is key. Simmered vegetables sometimes added for flavor include celery, leeks, onions, potatoes and tomatoes. The broth is generally accompanied with rouille—an olive oil mayonnaise made with saffron, garlic, chili peppers and breadcrumbs.
Compared to other neighborhoods in New York, the Times Square area isn't known for quality dining. The area still has plenty of restaurants, which will offer inexpensive samples at the Taste of Times Square Food and Music Festival on Monday, June 3rd.
Over 50 restaurants (find a full list here) will serve their signature dishes at the annual event. Visitors can buy tickets at $1 each to exchange for samples that usually cost between one and six tickets.
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are the new Saturdays. Seriously. Tommy Lasagna is now offering an exclusive bottomless wine and lasagna making class every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 to 8pm. The hour and a half class is the perfect weeknight activity to do with friends or a date. Participants will learn from legendary executive chef Tommy Mosera how to make the restaurant's namesake 'Tommy Lasagna,' as well as Pappardelle Bolognese. While cooking, guests will enjoy unlimited wine and appetizers throughout the evening. Every participant gets to leave with their own lasagna masterpiece. Reservations must be booked 48 hours in advance and costs $100.
In most households moms are masters of the kitchen—always knowing the perfect meal to prepare for when you’re feeling down or sick, to celebrate an accomplishment or special occasion, or just a favorite dish that brings everyone to the table no matter their busy schedules. Show your mom how much she means to you and how much you appreciate all she’s done, and cooked, over the years by treating her to a delicious dinner on Sunday, May 12th. Enjoy each other's company at one of these delicious NYC restaurants that are sure to get mom’s coveted seal of approval at first bite of their Mother’s Day prix fixe menus and specials.
The sight of the bright floral-print Marimekko umbrellas clustered in Worth Square intersection between Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 25th Street means spring has finally arrived—especially for those who lunch daily in the Flatiron District. The bi-annual outside food market, Madison Square Eats, which kicked off a month of tasty eats on Friday, May 3rd, features thirty of the most popular eateries in the city. The pop-up food market is perfect for an al fresco lunch or dinner featuring both brick and mortar restaurants as well as food trucks. From now until May 31st you can try your best to eat your way through Worth Square sampling dishes from returning Madison Sq. Eats alums such as ASIADOG, Mighty Balls, Roberta’s, Nunu Chocolates, Momofuku Milk Bar, ilili, Mayhem & Stout and market newcomers, Dreamscoops Ice Cream, Eleni’s New York, Mason Jar NYC, MMM ENFES, Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen, SEOUL LEE BAR B CUE, Sunday Gravy NYC, and Third Rail Coffee.
Madison Square Eats is open from 11am to 9pm daily from now until May 31st.