Are the pretty purple trees lining McCarren Park trying to kill anyone else, because I swear, those blossoms are out to destroy what's left of my respiratory system. No? Just me? Shall I stay indoors until July? Sigh. Thankfully, there are a few food-related events that may distract from this full-on pollen assault. Here's where to eat this week:

On Monday, LES cider bar Wassail will celebrate its first month with the launch of its Cidermaker dinner series. Representatives from Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider will pair offerings with a four-course meal, with dishes including grain risotto with fava beans, meyer lemon and fennel, and a green strawberry gazpacho. The dinner runs from 7 to 9 p.m. and costs $75 to attend; you can book a spot online.

Also on Monday, Bistango in Midtown's Kimberly Hotel will launch its first full week of prix-fixe lunches. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can choose one appetizer and one entrée for $22.99, with options including Meatballs al Forno, the Bistango Burger, and a soup of the day. Red and white wine runs $7 and beer runs $5 during this time.

And on Tuesday, the Village Voice's annual Choice Eats event takes pace at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. More than 20 food trucks will be on hand doling out goodies, with offerings coming from the likes of the Queens Kickshaw, Scratchbread, The Nomad, and Robicelli's. A general admission tickets gets you in from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., with access to the food trucks, drinks, entertainment, and time onboard the Intrepid. Tickets are $55, and you can purchase them online.