Do you hate beach season, but love eating amounts of food typically reserved for bears about to embark upon four months of hibernation? Then feast your eyes upon this scrumptious list, which has been carefully curated just for your illustrious tastebuds.
First, on Tuesday (do not eat lunch on Tuesday), the founders behind ice cream masterpiece spots Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery are heading to the 92nd Street Y to hold a talk and tasting on all things frozen dessert-ey. Samplings include Salted Crack Caramel and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake from Ample Hills and Caramia Lehrer/Buck-mint-ster Fuller/I.M Pei-nut Butter Sandwiches courtesy of Coolhaus. The event kicks off at noon and costs $21 to attend; purchase your ticket online.
Also on Tuesday, Lincoln Ristorante on the Upper West Side will be hosting a rare "Veneto Wine Dinner" tasting event. Though tickets are a pricy $325-a-pop, the dinner is all inclusive, with a six course tasting menu paired with Venetian wines. Dishes include housemade pasta with duck ragu, Wagyu brisket and tongue, and soft-shell crab with white asparagus and green almonds. The feast kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with a reception at 7, and you can make a reservation through the restaurant.
And also on Tuesday (do not eat lunch on Tuesday), Sunnyside Shines is teaming up with Edible Queens to host this year's Taste of Sunnyside. A $30 ticket gets you two hours (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) to sample wares from over two dozen Sunnyside eateries, including Salt & Fat, The Dog and Duck and SingleCut Beersmiths. And if you spring for a $60 VIP ticket, you get an extra no-line hour. The event takes place at Queens Boulevard between 45th Street and 46th Street, under the elevated 7 train; purchase your ticket online.
Head to Tocqueville by Union Square on Wednesday for a special 10 course tasting dinner, held in partnership with famed sushi spot 15 East. The $300-a-head dinner includes carefully curated dishes like Jasmine-marinated Japanese Yellowtail Hamachi and Wild Sea Trout; Prime Dry-Aged Côte de Boeuf; Risotto with Morel Mushrooms and sushi and sashimi offerings, all paired with the finest imported sake. The dinner kicks off at 6:30 p.m., and you can make a reservation through Tocqueville.
And last but not least, also on Wednesday, Biblio in Williamsburg is hosting a beer-and-cheese pairing event in tandem with Bedford Cheese Shop. The event will take place in the restaurant's backyard, weather-permitting, and six global cheeses will be paired with 6 global beers. Tickets are $40-a-pop with an RSVP ($50 for a walk-in), and the tasting runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; you can RSVP through Biblio or the Bedford Cheese Shop.