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Attend a"France vs. USA" Wine Dinner at Bagatelle!


So you think you know wines? Next week, this "France vs. USA" dinner will put your knowledge to the test! At a delicious four-course meal, guests will be asked to sample two wine pairings for each dish (one from France, one from the United States), attempt to distinguish between them, and then vote for their favorite!

Hosted by Bagatelle NY, the sumptuous prix-fixe menu includes:

Peeky Toe Crab Meat Salad with Asian pear, celery root, and a yuzu-miso dressing

Vermont Bijou Goat Cheese & Yukon Gold Potato Cake with endive and apricot julienne, and a fried sage vinaigrette

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The Best Mardi Gras Parties in NYC!

There are as many different ways to celebrate Mardi Gras as there are ingredients in a great jambalaya. And whatever vibe you're looking for, whether it's beads and carnies or dinner and drinks, there's a party in New York celebrating Fat Tuesday just the way you like.

This Mardi Gras, the Fifth Annual Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball is the biggest, craziest party in town. Cyndi Lauper and ?uestlove have been crowned King and Queen, and their reign promises to be spectacular. Stiltwalkers, body painting, hatmaking, and at least five live performers, including the all-female accordion orchestra Main Squeeze Orchestra and the Grammy-nominated modern Cajun band The Lost Bayou Ramblers, this is the closest you’ll get to a real Mardi Gras in New York City. Tickets are $35 for one or $60 for two, and all proceeds go to the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Prepare for great cocktails, great music, and a wild spectacle you’ll be talking about for weeks.

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Saturday Brunch at Bagatelle LA

LA is a city built for food, we don’t care what anyone else tells you. Every year, culinary masters from all over the globe follow their dreams and find themselves in this smoggy metropolis, ready to tease and tantalize our pallets with their wares. This relentless cycle of new talent presents dazzling new trends, and we're not just talking about beet salad and the rise of the Brussel’s sprout (be warned: celery will be back). We're talking about trends in service, economics, and culture. And in keeping up with the Joneses, many of LA’s elder statesmen have lost their way, which is why we were so refreshed to learn that Bagatelle LA is bringing back brunch in a big way. A back-to-basics big way.

CULTURE CLUB
Where to See and Where to Be Seen on the FW Scene

Unless you are one of the blessed be, with a seat in the front row of a show, or even standing room, then you need to know what are the hottest spots in NYC. Lucky for you, we are to the rescue with a list of the hot to trot locations this New York Fashion Week.

About: In September 2013, Bar Naná, a new nightlife destination from Trey Hospitality, was unveiled in New York City's Meatpacking District. Bar Naná blends South American and French influences to create a uniquely considered nightlife offering in New York.With crafted cocktails, custom uniforms by Olivier Theyskens and a beautiful design, Bar Naná aims to appeal to an eclectic crowd, with a diverse mix of ages and tastes.

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Fashion Week 2014: What to Eat

LINCOLN CENTER

Traditionally the hub of Fashion Week activities, Lincoln Center offers ample opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry.

Chef John DeLucie’s traditionalist, old-school lavish style comes full tilt at his grand ballroom of a restaurant, designed by decorator Meg Sharpe (formerly of Ralph Lauren). Indulge in almost theatrically fine dining with Hudson Valley Fois Gras, Caviar Service, and decadent entrees like grilled Maine Lobster, Rack of Lamb plated over delicate chantrelles, and Steak served with enormous marrow bones. For simpler fare, try the delicious hand-made pastas, like the Rabbit Risotto, served with fall squash, pea greens, garlic butter, rabbit jus, or the Tagliatelle Carbonara with wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, farm egg, cream, parmesan.

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Black Friday Food Dining Deals!

Everybody might be talking about Thanksgiving now, but we know that the minute the turkey is done and the football's turned on, there will only be one thing on people's minds. We're talking, of course, about Black Friday, and brace yourself, folks, because like winter, it is coming.

Black Friday might be a little brutal when it comes to battling the shopping masses, but it doesn't have to be all stress! We've got the hook up on places offering Black Friday food and drink deals, so you can treat yourself after a day as a retail warrior.

Head to the Upper West Side for a Black Friday brunch at A.G. Kitchen, served from 11:30am to 4pm. Dishes include Brunchy takes on Executive Chef Alex Garcia’s signature Latin American-inspired fare, such as the Shrimp and Lobster Ceviche, the Torta with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Caper Sour Cream, and the Huevos Garcia, Chipotle Chicken with Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Corn Tortilla and Black Beans. They'll also be serving signature drinks, like the Peach Bellini or the spicy A.G. Fiery Bloody Mary.

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Thanksgiving in the City!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which generally means going home (for all you non-native New Yorkers), or maybe having family over to your place. But what about those of us left behind? And more importantly, what about those of us who would really rather not obliterate our kitchens with a frenzy of Thanksgiving cooking? Well, now there's a place for you--or rather, a whole bunch of places for you. We've put together a list of the best Thanksgiving meals in the city, so that this year, you can get all your cooking done for you. You can impress visiting relatives, or just enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner on your own or with your friends. Either way, if you're trying to take the restaurant route this year, here are the best places to do it.

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NYC: New Spots to Get Your Party On

Toy at Hotel Gansevoort

18 9th Ave

Mulifunctional hotspot from the Koch Brothers, Toy brings lavish oyster and sushi bars, an al fresco terrace and private dining spaces to the Meatpacking District.

1 Little West 12th Street

Bagatelle is back in Meatpacking with its highly awaited brunch. Champagne, DJs and food are all in the mix for your weekend mid-day revelry.

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The Original Boozy Brunch is Back: 'Le Brunch' to Debut at Bagatelle

At last, brunch at Bagatelle has returned!

Bagatelle, where the food and champagne are ever flowing, will debut Le Brunch, its unique brand of “Joie de Vivre” this Saturday, June 23rd from 11am to 6pm.

Since settling into the old Collective space at One Little W. 12th Street, owners Remi Laba and Aymeric Clemente have some high energy plans in store to move Le Brunch into a social event rather than a social recovery.

Champagne and rosé will be the life force behind the classic dishes from Executive Chef Romauld Jung’s kitchen to give guests the kick they need as resident DJ Stan Courtois keeps the party livened up 'till sunset.

Kick it at Le Brunch every Saturday and Sunday.

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Bagatelle's Black and White Ball

Deemed the "Party of the Century," Bagatelle, located in the Meatpacking District, will be celebrating its two year anniversary tonight with an over-the-top party. Bagatelle's Black and White Ball will be held tonight at the celebrated establishment. Admission is open to everyone, so if you are looking for something exciting and very Sex And The City, I suggest a little visit to Bagatelle. Decadent French food and a dizzying amount of French champagne bring this evening right to the South of France. Mingle with French celebrities and dance the night away with performances from Jacques Dumas and music spun by a DJ from St. Tropez. Forget the multiplying inches of snow outside and making your way down to Bagatelle, because $2.25 can take you to the French Riviera.