Cochon 555 is coming to New York City. The culinary events feature 5 chefs, 5 pigs, and 5 winemakers in a friendly competition for a cause. The chefs, which include Mark Ladner (Del Posto), Corwin Kave (Fatty Crab), Bobby Hellen (Resto), Juan Jose Cuevas (EightyOne), and Michael Clampffer (Mosefund Farms), will each be required to prepare a 70 pound heritage pig from head to toe and will be judged by a panel of experts. Participants will also be able to sample the chef creations. Proceeds will benefit Spring Brook Farm in Reading, Vermont. The event will take place at The Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel (363 West 16th Street) on Sunday, January 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $125/person.
EVENTS THIS WEEK (January 21 through 27)
Dining in New York City
In celebration of Jan Bartelsman’s new book, Dining in New York City, a photographic guide featuring many of the city’s greatest chefs, their restaurants, and culinary editorials, Chefs Daniel Boulud and Marco Moreiro are hosting a walk around tasting with several of the book's profiled chefs. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels. The event will take place at 15 Union Square West on Wednesday, January 21st, with a VIP champagne reception at 6:30 p.m. and general entrance at 7:00 p.m. Tickets through Brown Paper Tickets: $250/general admission, $400/VIP.
Aquavit Wine Dinner
Italian Wine Merchants (108 East 16th Street) is introducing a new Restaurant Series, which will combine some of the store's rarest finds with some of the country's finest restaurants. For the first dinner, IWM will be teaming up with Marcus Samuelsson's Aquavit (65 East 55th Street). The restaurant's culinary team has designed a menu to complement the following exclusive Italian Wines - Fiorano Bianco, Gravner Ribolla Anfora, Monfortino, Granbussia,Tua Rita Redigaffi, Quintarelli Amarone Riserva, and a 1959 Solaria Jonica. The inaugural dinner will take place at Aquavit on Thursday, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $395/person.
Winter Restaurant Week
Winter restaurant week is upon us. Select restaurants throughout the city will be offering three-course prix fixe lunches for $24.07 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35. The event is taking place now through Friday, January 23rd and from Sunday, January 25th through Friday, January 30th. Click here for a list of participating restaurants and to make reservations.
For those unable to attend CHNY's event with Nancy Carlisle on January 21st, Ms. Carlisle will be offering a second presentation while in New York based on her new book, "America's Kitchens." The lecture will focus on urban kitchens throughout history and will be followed by a book signing. The event will take place at The Brooklyn Kitchen (616 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn) on Saturday, January 24th at 1:00 p.m. (718.389.2982 )
Sausage and Beer Dinner
Blue Hill at Stone Barns (630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, New York) presents its 4th Annual Sausage and Beer Dinner. Blue Hill's chefs, local farmers, and artisanal brewers come together for a meal of fresh and cured sausages paired with locally brewed beers. Mingle with the producers over cocktails and continue the evening with a five course meal. The dinner will take place in the new HayLoft on Sunday, January 25th with cocktails at 5:00 p.m. and the dinner at 6:00 p.m. Reservations are required. Tickets: $190/person. (914.366.9600)
Winter Microbrew Beer Dinner
Rock Center Cafe (Rockefeller Center, 20 West 50th Street) presents a Winter Beer Dinner, featuring seasonal dishes paired with American ales and lagers. The menu includes Duck and Wild Mushroom Ravioli served with Full Moon and Braised Lamb Shank served with Arcadia Ales Cereal Killer. The dinner will take place on Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30 p.m. Reservations: 212.332.7620. Tickets: $52/person.