News and notes about NYC restaurants
Be the breadwinner
Every year, the French throw La Fete du Pain to celebrate the crusty, buttery, carb-a-licious bread that they enjoy with just about every meal. Now, the party comes to the States at Maison Kayser (1294 Third Ave., 212-744-3100). Beginning Monday, the bistro will offer a different, limited-edition bread through Sunday. We’re mostly excited about Tuesday’s Brie Bread, a buttery and salty variety from Normandy.
Happy birthday, Scarpetta!
Tonight’s the last night you can take advantage of Scott Conant’s special menu in honor of his eatery’s fifth birthday. The four-course anniversary menu will include Scarpetta classics like spiced duck breast with fava beans and Conant’s spaghetti with tomato and basil. Each course will be paired with a complimentary wine flight of 2-ounce pours. $65, 355 W. 14th St., 212-691-0555
Amali (115 E. 60th St., 212-339-8363) just kicked off 21 Days of Rosé, where through May 28 they’ll offer a different rosé every night of the week, as well as a special rosé-paired dinner. Deals include Mediterranean by-the-glass rosés for $10, half-pours for $5 and bottles for $35 with a gratis chef’s pairing.
- The Ritz Carlton Central Park’s final dinner from its Women in Wine series is Tuesday, and they’re hosting Sarah Quider, winemaker at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery of Healdsburg, Calif. Tickets to the four-course dinner are $125. 50 Central Park S., 212-521-6125
- If your love of Jack Daniel’s didn’t end when you graduated college, hit BLT Prime this Tuesday for a Jack-paired four-course tasting menu. Start with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before tucking into morel mushroom soup, spiced swordfish and more. Tickets are $100. 111 E. 22nd St., 212-995-8500
- If you’ve been dying to get to a Tom Colicchio restaurant, consider going Tuesday, when Craftbar will welcome Banshee Vineyards for a four-course pairing. Tickets ($110) include tax and gratuity. 900 Broadway, 212-461-4300
- Astoria’s SingleCut Brewery is in the limelight at this Wednesday’s paired dinner at Jack the Horse Tavern (66 Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights, 718-852-5084). The four-course spring menu (think soft-boiled egg with ramps and beer beurre blanc, ale-braised short rib steak and salted chocolate lager caramel tart) is $65 per person.