What to Eat, Drink, Do and See in New York City this Week | Tasting Table

March 12 - March 18, 2015


Don't Miss


Artifacts Dinner

dm-image-ph This is not your usual dinner and a show. Artifacts Salon Series founder and director Ron Goldin teams up with Michelin-starred chefs and sommeliers to create a food and drink experience for the senses. For the sixth edition of his dinner series (buy tickets), he's tapped Eleven Madison Park alum and Tasting Society founder Eric Bolyard to experiment with winter root vegetables and get diners thinking outside the box. As for wine, A Razor, A Shiny Knife's Mike Cirino and Tanner Walle will pour three to taste alongside herbs and fruit. 3/12, 7 to 10:30 p.m.; 501 Union Ave.; $25 a person


Take a Three-Day Vacay

The groundhog has spoken: Winter is here to stay. Take a break from the drudgery and treat yourself to a three-day escape at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Check into your plush room and grab a table at Bobby Flay Steak where you will sink your teeth into an impressive Philadelphia-Style Strip Steak with provolone cheese sauce and caramelized onions. Afterward, enjoy an after-dinner cocktail and groove to live music at 28 West. Winter, who? See the full itinerary!

Dish of the Week

Big Apple Paella at Socarrat Paella Bar

Do true Valencia paellas contain Katz's salami and Nathan's Famous franks? No. Should they? We strongly believe so after eating an entire pan of Socarrat Paella Bar chef Jesús Nuñez's crunchy rice masterpiece ($25 a person, two person minimum). Studded among those aromatic Bomba kernels are crisp Brussels sprouts leaves, bits of pulled pork, corn and the mighty iconic New York meats. It's available for a limited time at all the Socarrat locations, now through April 12, so set a course for paella paradise. 259 W. 19th St., 212-462-1000; 284 Mulberry St., 212-219-0101; 953 Second Ave., 212-759-0101



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Get Out

These bagels cream the competition. Black Seed Bagels is handing over its wood-fired oven to chef friends for the next month. This week, Ivan Orkin is making an everything bagel with aonori cream cheese and ikura egg salad ($11), and later, Danny Bowien will drop squid-ink bagels with anchovy butter and Ibérico ham ($13.50). Lilia's Missy Robbins plans to layer soppressata, basil and burrata on sesame bagels ($13). 170 Elizabeth St.; 212-730-1950

Food Crush

A new hot dog you'll relish: Eric Ripert and Aldo Sohm's white truffle-stuffed hot dog ($8) at the somm's namesake restaurant. It's available only after 10 p.m. and off the menu at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, so go late, grab a seat on one of the comfy couches and indulge in this cabbage and truffle-topped treat. And nothing pairs better with hot dogs than a glass of wine. 151 W. 51st St.; 212-554-1143

Game Plan

Midtowners, rejoice. City Kitchen, a giant, gleaming new food hall, just opened in Times Square, with pretty excellent desk-lunch offerings. Stock up on al pastor tacos ($4.75 apiece) from Gabriela's Taqueria, grab a bowl of ramen ($12 to $13) at Kuro Obi or snack on something salty at Sigmund's Pretzels. Just don't leave without Dough doughnuts ($3 to $3.50) and maybe a cortado ($3.25) to stave off your food coma. 700 Eighth Ave.


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