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.
Meat Week at The Doughnut Project
Putting bacon on doughnuts is basic.The Doughnut Project,best known for the Everything Doughnut that fused the best bagel with the only better round food with a hole, is turning the concept of savory-sweet and turning it up to 11 with Meat Week, from April 18-22. Each day brings a different “charcuterie doughnut” to the West Village shop with ingredients like roasted bone marrow and prosciutto, but theone not to missis Wednesday’s Monte Cristo, a strawberry jelly-filled doughnut topped with Swiss cheese, ham and powdered sugar. The doughnuts are only available from noon to 1 p.m. each day.
Find out what's cool in kosher food
Kosher food has come a long way, baby. Ahead of Passover, which begins this Friday, author Roger Horowitz is swinging by the American Jewish Historical Society on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. to discuss his new book, “Kosher USA,” about how popular products like Coca-Cola attempted to go kosher and how Manischewitz gained popularity beyond the Jewish community. After the chat, there will be kosher for Passover samples for Breads Bakery, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Roni-Sue’s Chocolates and more.Ticketsare $10.
Syndicated throws a 4/20 party
Bushwick’s new indie theater-restaurantSyndicatedknows how you like to spend National Weed Day. Grab a munchies-friendly dish like the nachos, made with whatever delicious meat experiment (duck confit, house-smoked brisket, etc.) chef Bret Macris has cooking in the back, or their deep-fried satisfaction of a chicken sandwich. Then roll into their marathon screenings of three stoner films, starting with the trippy Joaquin Phoenix vehicle “Inherent Vice” (5:30 pm), “Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke” (8:30 pm) and the one that you can quote by heart, “Half Baked” (10:30 pm). As a pairing, grab a Bong Water Cocktail — a minty concoction of Tito’s and sweet tea — or Up in Smoke, with Herradura tequila, mezcal and maraschino shaken with orange blossom, egg white and crème de menthe.
Taste the most popular wines at the city’s most popular eateries
Wine & Spirits magazinehas crunched the numbers of its 27th annual restaurant poll and has invited some of the best eateries, including Gramercy Tavern, Batard and Noreetuh, to serve bites and pour their most popular vintages atTop of the Liston Thursday, April 21. Over 100 wines will be available to sample from 6:30-8:30 p.m. atThe Vine(or get in an hour early with VIP admission). Proceeds benefit the nonprofit NY/NJ Baykeeper, which works to restore the Hudson-Raritan Estuary. Tickets begin at $85, which includes a year’s subscription to the magazine.