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Celebrate the Jewish New Year tonight through Sunday with the traditional apples dipped in honey, but with a frozen twist. Café Fiorello, the Redeye, Brooklyn Diner, Trattoria Dell’Arte and Bond 45 will all be serving all-natural, kosher-certified ice cream with sliced apples and honey for $13.

Fresh made ganache
From 2 to 6 p.m., today, swing by La Maison du Chocolat to see an in-store ganache making demonstration to celebrate the launching of their fifth version of the limited edition Duo de Ganaches. 
63 Wall St. 
30 Rockefeller Plaza
1018 Madison Ave.
212-952-1123

Asellina’s New Seasonal Menu
Executive Chef Marco Porceddu is serving up a selection of handmade pasta, specialty cocktails and secondi as part of the new seasonal menu, which includes goat cheese ravioli and black ink tagliatelle. Weekend brunch is accompanied by a live funk jazz group.  
420 Park Ave. S., 212-317-2908

Seven Deadly Sins at Matsuri 
Through October, Matsuri will be getting New Yorkers in the Halloween spirit with a Seven Deadly Sins Tasting menu. Sample spicy shrimp skewers (corresponding to Wrath) and slow-cooked beef short rib (Sloth), among other sinfully delicious dishes. Each tasting is paired with sake.
$77.77, 369 West 16th St., 212-243-6400

Oktoberfest at Pullcart
Fatty Crew is throwing an all-you-can-eat-and-drink Oktoberfest party where you can indulge in special beers and snacks like bratwursts served on pretzel bread and signature fatty dogs. Ticket sales end tomorrow.
Saturday, 1 – 6 p.m., Bethesda Terrace, Central Park, $29 

Vegetarian menu at Brushstroke
Executive Chef Isao Yamada has created a $75 seven-course vegetable menu with offerings like a taro dumpling in a chrysanthemum petal sauce and a hot pot of Udon noodles and late summer vegetables.
30 Duane St., 212-791-3771

Be Your Own Bartender at Redeye Grill
On weekends, for $30 you can indulge in a mini carafe of homemade tomato juice, two glasses Ketel One vodka and jumbo shrimp for two, with mix-in ingredients available. 
890 Seventh Ave., 212-541-9000

Aperitivo menu at Gemma
Italian-style drinks and an array of complimentary bites like spicy marinated baby octopus to broccoli rabe-stuffed mushroom caps are available. 
335 Bowery, 212-505-9700

‘Brunch’ of fun for kids 
The Setai Fifth Avenue will host “Tunes with Tina,” an interactive children’s musical brunch every Sunday at 12 p.m. For $40 per person and $20 for children 3 and under, kids and adults can choose a total of five courses from two menus as well as coffee, tea or juice. Tina caters to fan requests—everything from Disney tunes to Justin Bieber!
400 Fifth Ave., 212-695-4005

At65 Café Serves Free Illy Coffee
In celebration of today being National Coffee Day, at65 Café is offering free illy coffee and demonstrations from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For those not near the Upper West Side, you can still join in by visiting any location that serves illy.  
1941 Broadway, 646-372-0588

Fall Greens and Grain at SHO 
This Tuesday, SHO is celebrating the tastes of autumn with a five-course meal paired with wine for $120. Executive Chef Shaun Hergatt will present canapés and then creations that feature soba risotto, guinea hen and much more. 
The Setai Wall Street, 40 Broad St. , 2nd level, 212-809-3993

LAVO’s Expanded Lunch Menu 
The Southern Italian restaurant has expanded their menu to now include warm weather options. Now available are eight new salads, and signature dishes like Kobe meatballs and brick oven pizzas. Also new: a happy hour, beginning at 5 p.m. and including full menu options.
39 E. 58th St., 212-750-5588

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