Last week, we survived Yom Kippur, Mean Girls Appreciation Day, and Planet Fitness's annual $30 membership fee. New challenges await this week (THE CON ED BILL OH GOD), but we will persevere by combating them with inhuman quantities of food and alcohol. Here's where to do that this week:
On Tuesday, George Mendes, who helms Portuguese eatery Aldea, will hold a book release party for his new cookbook, My Portugal at the Flatiron restaurant. The event is $75 per person and includes carved suckling pig, Portuguese wines, specialty cocktails, small plates taken from Mendes's recipes and a copy of the book. Dinner starts at 7 p.m., and you can purchase your tickets online.
If you feel like doing a little PATH train travel, also on Tuesday, Yelp is hosting a "Passport to Newport" restaurant crawl event along the Jersey City waterfront. The crawl will take you to eight restaurants in the area, including Fire & Oakand Skylark on the Hudson, where you can sample small bites and sip a fall-themed cocktail crafted with Tito's Vodka. The free crawl runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and kicks off at the Newport waterfront; RSVP online.
On Wednesday, head to Franny's in Prospect Heights for a Casa Scarpa Autumn Wine Dinner, as part of the restaurant's Cellar series. The dinner includes a five-course seasonal menu comprised of dishes inspired by Italy's Piemonte region, all paired with a selection of wines from longstanding vintners Casa Vinicola Scarpa. The dinner kicks off at 7 p.m. and runs $165-per-person; register online.
And last but not least, on ThursdayThe Brooklyn Kitchen is teaming up with Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg for a winemaking class. The class includes a tour of the Brooklyn Winery and a lesson with Noah Singerman, The Dutch's sommelier. Expect samples and a fun Brooklyn Kitchen X Brooklyn Winery gift bag. The tour kicks off at 7 p.m., and the event costs $60 per person; book your ticket online.