TastingTable New York City
Weekend Menu

Friday, 5/1 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
White for Wheels
Be among the first to taste chef Michael White's seafood-centric menu at 
the grand opening of his new restaurant, Marea. The debut meal ($64 a 
person; $160 for dinner plus a special cocktail reception) will benefit 
Citymeals-on-Wheels. Marea, 240 Central Park South (between Fifth and Sixth 
aves.); citymeals.org http://www.citymeals.org/marea-opening-reception

Saturday, 5/2 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Bock Party
Spring signifiers are everywhere, but here's one more: Maibock. This light 
and refreshing beer is the drink of choice for celebrating May Day in 
Germany, and Greenpoint's Brouwerij Lane is bringing the party stateside. 
Enjoy free samples of beer and sausages, live music and a (human) petting 
zoo. Brouwerij Lane, 78 Greenpoint Ave. (at Franklin St.), Brooklyn; 
brouwerijlane.wordpress.com http://brouwerijlane.wordpress.com/

Saturday, 5/2 through Saturday, 5/9 Times vary
Go Wild
Get connected to your local flora at NYC Wildflower Week, a weeklong, 
citywide event dedicated to native plants. Scheduled events include nature 
walks and cooking classes; in addition, participating restaurants 
(including Bobo, Mas and Marlow & Sons) will offer special dishes that 
feature springtime produce such as fiddleheads and, yes, ramps
http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/everywhere/238/Where_to_find_springs_stinkiest_vegetable.htm 
. For more information, visit nycwildflowerweek.org
http://www.nycwildflowerweek.org/


SPONSORED
Through Saturday, 5/2 
Rioja Restaurant Week
Don't miss your last chance to explore food-friendly Spanish wines during 
Rioja Restaurant Week http://www.vibrantrioja.com/restaurantweek/ , which 
ends on Saturday. Top restaurants across the city are offering discounts on 
Rioja bottles or serving $25 or $50 prix fixe menus that include a glass of 
Rioja. Offers vary by restaurant, so check the Vibrant Rioja site
http://www.vibrantrioja.com/restaurantweek/ for listings, print a PDF 
guide http://tastingtable.com/calendar/RiojaDiningGuide.pdf , or view the 
interactive map
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=104428380900549402914.0004679f9c1fbab0e50a6&ll=40.733991,-73.924942&spn=0.110174,0.237236&z=13 
.

Thursday, 5/7 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Heads Up!
The Lower East Side arguably has more good food per block than any other 
neighborhood. Get all of your LES fixes (from the likes of Sorella
http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/nyc/162/Youthful_picks_from_a_budding_wine_expert.htm 
, Little Giant and Porchetta
http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/nyc/25/A_new_sandwich_shop_and_cookbook_from_chef_Sara_Jenkins.htm 
) under one roof at the annual Taste of the Lower East Side ($150 in 
advance; $200 at the door), which benefits the Grand Street Settlement. 
The Puck Building, 293 Lafayette St. (at Houston St.); 646-201-4271 or 
grandstreet.org http://www.grandstreet.org/taste/index.html



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Friday, 5/1
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
White for Wheels
Be among the first to taste chef Michael White's seafood-centric menu at the grand opening of his new restaurant, Marea. The debut meal ($64 a person; $160 for dinner plus a special cocktail reception) will benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels. Marea, 240 Central Park South (between Fifth and Sixth aves.); citymeals.org
Saturday, 5/2
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Bock Party
Spring signifiers are everywhere, but here's one more: Maibock. This light and refreshing beer is the drink of choice for celebrating May Day in Germany, and Greenpoint's Brouwerij Lane is bringing the party stateside. Enjoy free samples of beer and sausages, live music and a (human) petting zoo. Brouwerij Lane, 78 Greenpoint Ave. (at Franklin St.), Brooklyn; brouwerijlane.wordpress.com
Saturday, 5/2 through Saturday, 5/9
Times vary
Go Wild
Get connected to your local flora at NYC Wildflower Week, a weeklong, citywide event dedicated to native plants. Scheduled events include nature walks and cooking classes; in addition, participating restaurants (including Bobo, Mas and Marlow & Sons) will offer special dishes that feature springtime produce such as fiddleheads and, yes, ramps. For more information, visit nycwildflowerweek.org
SPONSORED
Through Saturday, 5/2

Rioja Restaurant Week
Don't miss your last chance to explore food-friendly Spanish wines during Rioja Restaurant Week, which ends on Saturday. Top restaurants across the city are offering discounts on Rioja bottles or serving $25 or $50 prix fixe menus that include a glass of Rioja. Offers vary by restaurant, so check the Vibrant Rioja site for listings, print a PDF guide, or view the interactive map.
Thursday, 5/7
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Heads Up!
The Lower East Side arguably has more good food per block than any other neighborhood. Get all of your LES fixes (from the likes of Sorella, Little Giant and Porchetta) under one roof at the annual Taste of the Lower East Side ($150 in advance; $200 at the door), which benefits the Grand Street Settlement. The Puck Building, 293 Lafayette St. (at Houston St.); 646-201-4271 or grandstreet.org
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