A Game of Thrones feast
“This menu is based on where our characters are and what they may be doing in this upcoming season,” goes the announcement for chef David Santos’ Game of Thrones-inspired dinner on April 18. The chef (and current hot chicken evangelist) was known for his themed dinners at the dearly departed Louro, and he’s back on form for this one — learn how Arya is like fluke (yes, the fish, served with eel and avocado wasabi pudding), a warm root vegetable salad hints at Bran becoming the connection between all of the storylines as he hones his powers, the spicy garlic tomato sauce represents Cersei’s anger in a dish with Sardinian gnocchi and wild boar ragu. You get the idea. The dinner will take place from 7-10 p.m. at Noreetuh, and tickets are $75; BYOB.
Take a food tour of India
Midtown’s Utsav, relaunched with a new chef in November, is starting a dinner series exploring the cuisines of India. First on the itinerary is the southern region of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, where chef Hari Nayak’s hometown of Bangalore is located, with a special Dakshin menu ($40) served from April 18-23. Each of the three courses offers several options, including green masala-roasted seabass, wild mushroom uttapam, and Hyderabadi bread pudding with saffron-infused milk and coconut sorbet with brown jaggery caramel.