Summer is dead, fall is here, and it's just a matter of time until the Valentine's Day PR pitches start rolling into my inbox. Time is a cruel, cruel beast. But food is a beautiful antidote to emails crowing about Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Hearts and bespoke snowshoes, and there is much of it to be had this week. Here's where to feast:
On Monday, Rossopomodoro in the West Village will host a Last (Tomato) Supper, with four tomato-heavy courses served family-style. The evening will kick off with an Aperitivo Hour featuring Prosecco and small bites, followed by dishes like ravioli caprese with passata tomato sauce, and pizza with fresh Jersey tomatoes, greenmarket arugula, and imported burrata. Aperitivo Hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m., and the feast is $50 per-person with an additional optional $25 wine pairing; make a reservation through the restaurant.
Also on Monday, the 92nd Street Y will host Brooklyn Brewery founders Steve Hindy and Garrett Oliver for a talk on how they grew their small brewery into the mammoth company it is today. Beer samplers and signed copies of their book, The Crft Beer Revolution, will be on hand. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and costs $32 to attend; you can purchase a ticket online.
Head to Maman in SoHo on Tuesday for a $65-per-person Autumn Feast whipped up by Chef Armand Arnal of Papa Poule. Dishes include Papa’s Rosemary Thyme & Garlic Roasted Chicken, Potato & Bacon Galette and Pumplin & Chestnut Gratin—the dinner kicks off at 7:30 p.m., and you can book a spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 929-250-8192.
And on Friday, Asian food culture group Lucky Rice is throwing a Moon Festival Cocktail Feast at the Bowery Hotel. Bars and eateries like B Flat, The Gorbals, Lumos and Macao Trading Co. will be on hand from 10 p.m. to midnight with creative cocktails in addition to small bites. The event costs $50 to attend, and you can purchase tickets online.