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Belgian Chocolatiers Teach the Art of Easter Eggs Decorating

All next week, the Belgian chocolatiers at Neuhaus will teach classes on how to best decorate and enjoy chocolate eggs. And all this time you never realized you were doing it wrong! Neuhaus will provide each guest with a hand-made chocolate egg, which they can decorate with gianduja, a luxury hazelnut paste, and fill with one of Neuhaus' famous pralines, including black currant, coffee, and fleur de sel.

Guests will also be invited to learn about the history of Neuhaus, and then taste some of their best-selling chocolates. Bubbly will also be provided to wash down the delectables. Those who fall in love with the products can also pick up their many Easter-themed packages at a discount.

What: Egg Decorating at Neuhaus

When: Wednesday, April 16th, Thursday, April 17th, and Friday, April 18th from 7-9pm, and Saturday, April 19th from 12-2pm

Where: Neuhaus, 500 Madison Ave., New York, NY

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Delicous Debut: Savoury

Reincarnation may not be limited to people and animals; it seems that the late West Village Indian restaurant and bar, Surya, has come to new life in the Upper West Side as Savoury. Chef and owner Lala Sharma (New Dehli's Bukhara, Mughlai, New York’s Surya, and Swagat) opened the doors to Savory at the beginning of April, offering delicately balanced sauces and well-planned ingredient preparation.

Portions are filling and prices affordable with entrees from $16-19. In a neighborhood offering a good amount of vegan and vegetarian cuisine, Savoury includes vegetarian, vegan, and carnivorous options.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
General Assembly Begins Lunch Service

General Assembly, the Flatiron restaurant that recently took the place of Hurricane Club, quickly earned some buzz over its inventive cocktails with jalapeno ice cubes and its wide selection of crudité and dip. Well, they're finally expanding their upscale-hearty French-American dining into your lunch hour.

The expanded menu will include a juice selection just as inventive as their cocktails, including a Jalapeno Limeade and a Tom Palmer with black tea and lemon foam. And for those trying to squeeze in some high-end dining on their lunch hour, take a look at the Assembly Lunch, a three-course selection for $32, which includes a crudité and dip or salad, an entrée, and an ice cream or éclair to go.

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Coming Soon: Oprah's Chai Tea

"You get a chai! And you get a chai! Everybody gets a chai!"

Oprah Winfrey has officially announced the creation of her own signature chai blend, Oprah Chai Tea, which is set to be released in the USA and Canada on April 29th. After working with experts at Starbucks and Teavana, Oprah was able to create a beverage which features the flavors of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves, all blended together with black and rooibos (red) loose-leaf teas. Once the blend is released for sale at Starbucks and Teavana locations across the USA and Canada, a portion of the profits will be donated to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. This charity assists in creating educational opportunities for kids and teenagers throughout the world, providing just another reason to indulge in this brand new product.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
1st Annual 'Lobster de Mayo' to Take Place in NYC

That is because on May 10th, the first annual, “Lobster de Mayo” will drop its anchor at Capitale in New York City. The event, hosted by Food Network’s Katie Lee, will unite chefs from New York's elite restaurants. The handpicked crew will assume the role of the evening’s tastemakers, serving up a delectable celebration of lobster and tequila.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Fenway Classic Makes Epic Comeback, The Audubon Way


Spring fever has quickly taken over Beantown, and Red Sox season is chief of this amazing craze. Not only are Bostonians patriotically sporting their Sox caps and fitting apparel, urbanites all around are excited to get back into this town’s beloved ball season…with all of the bars around Fenway Park most certainly included!

Although Fenway staple bar and restaurant, Audubon Circle, has closed, the 2014 ball season welcomes a newcomer into its plays to spice things up. Each season is always the right time for a game changer to keep things lively around the Park. Newly opened Audubon came just at the perfect time for the Red Sox’ opening day, replacing the Audubon Circle restaurant, and making fans go crazy with anticipation and excitement. Although Audubon Circle will be missed, Audubon will most certainly make its mark with delicious delights…pleasing the palate of each and every lively Sox fan, Bostonian and visitor.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
Zeppelin Hall's Annual Sausage Fest



Are YOU a sausage enthusiast? Does your sausage enthusiasm sometimes shock your friends and family?

Then we have the perfect place for you! From Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 20th, Zeppelin Hall is holding their Annual Sausage Fest! The event is a great place for you to bring those friends and fill them up with sausage! Stop snickering.

What: Zeppelin Hall’s Annual Sausage Festival

When: Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 20th

Where: Zeppelin Hall Restaurant & Biergarten, 88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City, NJ

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Upcoming: Five Boro Craft Beer Fest

If you thought you got your fill of craft beer at New York Craft Beer Week, think again. The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest is quickly approaching, and all you brew-heads (especially the locavores among you) should take notice.

What’s The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest, you might ask? In essence, it’s a celebration of the five boroughs’ sudsy bounty. Thirty-three breweries from Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and The Bronx will be gathering together to display their beautiful wares, alongside paired snacks from five awesome local eateries (namely, Bill’s Balls, Brooklyn Wok Shop, Asiadog, Bite Size Kitchen, and BeeHive Oven.)