Chef David Santos has revived his popular pop-up supper clubs and the first dinners debut this weekend, with tickets still available for Friday's Um Segredo Lobster Tasting ($150) taking place at 31 Carmine Street. The chef is taking on all of the lobster classics with nine courses of crustacean dishes including lobster rolls, lobster chowanmushi, lobster fra diavolo, vanilla poached lobster and lobster and pork kimchi fried rice. The meal is capped with a strawberry rhubarb dessert, if you still have room. The price includes tax and tip and the dinner is BYOB.
Even established chefs like to have fun with their food and brunch is the perfect time to get a little wild. Chef Dan Kluger's doing just that at his Greenwich Village spot Loring Place, debuting his weekend brunch with dishes like Cheddar Waffles & Eggs ($19, pictured above) with smoked ham and cherry pepper hollandaise; "Tater Tots" with crispy shallots ($6); and a Vanilla Ice Cream "Blizzard" with pretzels, walnut toffee, chocolate cookie-fudge and meyer lemon ($12). Brunch is offered Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(courtesy Watermark Bar)
To treat a night of overindulgence, Watermark Bar at the South Street Seaport is throwing a Recovery Sunday session this Sunday. Stop by the bar for hangover-killing juice-based cocktail flights and shots of...wheatgrass instead of tequila. Soak up Saturday night's booze with a brunch hash with potatoes, red quinoa, white cheddar, spinach, onions, garlic and a fried egg and float away on some house music by DJ Mixed Feelings from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Bastille Day (aka French National Day) isn't technically until July 14th, but The French Institute Alliance Française will be observing the holiday early on Sunday with Bastille Day on 60th Street their large annual fête celebrating the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution. There are tons of activities happening on East 60th between Fifth and Lexington Avenues including live music performances and pop-up boutiques, but if you're there to eat, check out the Champagne & Chocolate Tasting ($75); Summer in the South of France Tasting ($25) with French wines and beers plus cheese and baguettes; plus offerings from Dominique Ansel Bakery, François Payard Bakery, Épicerie Boulud, Financier Pâtisserie and other bakeries.