1. New Yorker Festival Friday Night Dinner, with Alice Waters of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, Dan Barber of Blue Hill in New York City, Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers of River Cafe in London, and Peter Hoffman of Savoy in New York City, followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by writer Adam Gopnik. Friday, September 19, 6:30 p.m., $400/person [!] (877.391.0545; ticketmaster).
2. "A Point! Peak Cheeses in Prime Season" at the Artisanal Cheese Center: A tasting of "a selection of 8 of the prettiest cheeses from our caves in a range of categories." Monday, September 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., $75/person. 500 West 37th St. at 10th Ave., 2nd Floor (877.797.1200).
3. Tribeca Cook-Off, featuring a head to head "battle" between chefs from Danube, Layla, The Harrison, fresh, and Scalini Fedeli vs. five FDNY firemen. Tuesday, September 23, 7 to 11 p.m. at Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Debrosses Street, 12th Floor, $150/person.
N.B.: Harvest in the Square rescheduled from September 18 to October 2 due to hurricane threat.