Drink Like a Man to support Movember
Get some grub stuck in your new Movember ‘stache during the Drink Like a Man event at Nios restauranton Nov. 20. Manly drinks like Jameson Black Barrel cocktails and local brews will flow freely as part of the open bar from 6-10 p.m. alongside a trio of meat sliders featuring crispy pork belly with miso aioli, short rib on housemade cornbread, and Kobe beef topped with red pepper ketchup. Tickets are $50, and proceeds benefit The Movember Foundation, which works to raise awareness of men’s health issues and funds wellbeing initiatives.
For those looking to support Movember but can’t make it to the evening event, Nios is also offering a Staches, Sliders and Shines lunch deal from noon to 2 p.m. on the same day: $25 will get you a trio of sliders (eat in or takeaway) as well as a beer and a shoe shine.
Nov. 20, 6-10 p.m.
Nios at The Muse hotel, 130 W. 46th St.
$50 per person, all inclusive,tickets
Learn to make the Perfect Pumpkin Pie
This most humble of Thanksgiving staples can be elevated, too. Wow your guests by learning the trick to the Perfect Pumpkin Pie at a Bronx workshop with executive pastry chef Robert Valencia of Great Performances catering company. Learn how to mix and roll the dough from scratch and make a delicious pumpkin filling laced with seasonal spices. The pies will then be baked in the Wave Hill Café kitchen so you can take it home and taste-test it with lucky friends and family before the big day.
Nov. 22, 1 p.m.
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
718-549-3200, ext . 251
It’s fall, Thanksgiving is coming, and making a pie for the season is, well, as American as apple pie. Learn about the history and science behind the all-American pie with Masters of Social Gastronomy hosts Sarah and Soma as they break it down to the basics. Learn about the various recipes for seemingly simple pies and discover the intricacies of each!
Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., Gowanus
White Truffle Gala
Everything’s coming up truffled this time of year. But what do you know about this pricey earthy delight besides what your palate tells you? Educate – and, of course, feed – yourself on Wednesday, Nov. 19, when SD26 will give diners a chance to slice their own truffles, sourced from the Piedmont region. The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres and bubbly followed by a five-course seasonal prix fixe from executive chef Matteo Bergamini, alongside wine pairings. From housemade pasta to a dessert of stracchino cheese and acacia honey mousse, each dish can receive however much or little white truffle you like – the truffles will be placed right on the table!
Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
SD26, 19 E. 26th St.
$350 (includes food, wine pairings, truffles, tax and gratuity)
Call 212.265.5959 or email email@example.com for reservations
Lulu’s Dove House
Once a month, Sons of Essex is transformed into a speakeasy inspired by old school New Orleans. But the fun begins before you even arrive: Guests are directed to a secret meeting place, where they “relinquish their identities” and are instead given a members card with a new persona to adopt for the evening. Once at the restaurant, a night of “gastronomic delights, salacious performances, seductive pleasures and hot jazz,” all set in Storyville, Louisiana, circa 1914. Amid the burlesque dancers and performers, a seated dinner including hush puppies, braised pork ribs and pecan pie will be served, with a list of whiskey cocktails to choose from. Following dinner, the party truly begins, with music and mingling into the small hours.
Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
Sons of Essex 133 Essex St.
Eat like a king at ‘Game of Thrones’ feast
As long as winter can be in Westeros, the families of “Game of Thrones” are probably stockpiling and rationing for the coming storm. But this Tuesday, Nov. 18, L’Apico will welcome the cold with a “large-format banquet fit for King’s Landing.” Executive chef Gabe Thompson’s four-course menu will highlight the fall harvest, with each dish inspired by one of the Houses of Westeros. Just a sampling of what’s to come (no pigeon pie, promise):
Citrus salad with pomegranates, pistachios and chili (Dorne/House Martell)
Bacon-wrapped trout with chicories and lemon (Riverlands/House Tully)
Braised wild boar polenta (King’s Landing/House Lannister)
In addition, beverage director Joe Campanale has partnered with Ommegang to pair each course with unique beers, including the brewery’s “Game of Thrones” collaboration series: Fire and Blood and Valar Morghulis. Cosplay optional, but when will you get another chance to recycle your Comic Con outfit?
Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
L’Apicio,13 E. First St.