Cooking for the holidays can be stressful, especially on Christmas Eve. The best bet is to throw in that apron and have someone else do the work for you. Take the pressure off with one of these amazing prix fixe deals in the city.
Spice Market is offering two prix fixe menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Both menus are priced at $55, with dishes such as shrimp tod mon pla, soy cured salmon and lobster tail and pineapple sticky buns. Colicchio & Sons is offering a four course ($135) and seven course ($225) prix fixe dinner in the main dining room, as well as the Tap Room. Highpoint Bistro & Bar offers guests a festive three course menu for just $44 ($19 for children) from 4-9pm.
Eater recently did a poll of the most underrated restaurants in NYC, according to their readers. After they mapped out a list of the Top 20 Most Underrated Restaurants in NYC, readers got a chance to give their opinion on the subject. 85 restaurants later, foodies got a view of what they're missing. The list definitely strikes a chord with us, especialy when it comes to Barrio Chino (some of the best Mexican food in NYC) and Rucola. We also love how the poll introduced us to dozens of restaurants that we haven't tried. What do you think of the list? Are some of your favorites on here?
Sunday, March 21, Chelsea Piers will host the mother of all pork competitions-COCHON 555. Five chefs, five pigs, and five wineries will meet and compete at Pier 60. A compilation of worthy judges will decide who is the "Prince or Princess of Porc."
Mark Ladner of Del Posto, Corwin Kave of Fatty "Cue, Marco Canora of Hearth, Adam Kay of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and Gavin Kaysen of Café Boulud will prepare a whole heritage-breed pig, from head-to-toe, and the winner will be declared the "Prince or Princess of Porc." An as attendee, 750 pounds of heritage pork will be available for your dining pleasure. Wash down your swine with wine from five wineries-Gamble Family Vineyards, Buty Winery, Elk Cove Vineyards, Wind Gap Wine, and K Vintners.
Starting this Monday, it’s Riesling Week! Wines of Germany and the European Union present the fifth annual Riesling Week, May 18-24th. Restaurants and wine shops from coast to coast will be celebrating “the ultimate food-friendly white wine” from Germany, (the birthplace of Riesling,) Austria, and Alsace during this week. Restaurants in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami will offer Euro Riesling specials, (like food-pairing menus and by-the-glass selections) and wine retailers will be hosting Riesling tastings. Check out destinationriseling.com for more info on these promotions.