No, don't look at the weather reports. Wear a t-shirt and flip flops, and don't think twice when your blackened toes snap off after a few minutes, this weather is bullshit and it's time to show it who's boss. Of course, after you've suffered through a few hours of hypothermia-related hospitalization, you will need to eat something that's not jello. We've got you covered! Here's where to eat this week:
On Monday, Louro in the West Village will host a special seven course Mardi Gras dinner, complete with dishes like chicken and sausage gumbo, and crab and crawfish etouffee. The meal will be paired with cocktails like Brandy Milk Punch and New Orleans Buck. The feast kicks off at 7 p.m. and costs $75-per-person; make a reservation through the restaurant.
Also on Monday, Felice 83 on the Upper East Side will kick off its first of a series of regional wine dinners, with this week focusing on the Trentino Alto Adige region of Italy. Specialty appetizers, pastas and dessert specials will run $15-$25, and selective wines will run $9 to $15 per glass. If you miss Monday's feast, they'll be running the special on Tuesday as well. Make a reservation through the restaurant.
And we've got a bit going on on Tuesday. First, Jason Goodenough, chef at New Orleans's Carrollton Market, is offering up a special menu at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Lincoln Center from February 17th until the 21st, with dishes like “Oysters Goodenough" and "Crisped Port Belly" on tap. Goodenough's residency comes courtesy of the James Beard FOundation and catering company Great Performances.
And also on Tuesday, chocolatiers Mast Brothers will team up with Dover in Carroll Gardens for a chocolate dinner. The five course feast, drink pairings included, runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and costs $135 to attend; purchase your ticket online.