How is it November? As long as the temps remain in the 60s, and we have a drink in hand, we ain’t complaining. See what’s brewing this week in New York City.
Thursday, November 2nd – Twin Peaks-Inspired Cocktails & Burlesque at The Black Lodge
Beginning at 10:00PM every Thursday night, experience classic burlesque shows with a different cast of five performers and hosted by Dottie Dynamo, a New York City-based burlesque performer and producer. Sip on Twin Peaks-inspired creations by mix-master Miguel Aranda like the Mulled Wine Rum Punch, a concoction of full-bodied red wine, Panama Pacific Rum, anise, cloves and allspice, topped with cinnamon sticks and Madagascar vanilla beans; and the White Lodge, a vodka-blood orange infusion with lime, St-Germain liqueur and white cranberry, served up with flamed orange peel.
20 Prince St, 212-966-8886, www.theblacklodgenyc.co, @theblacklodge.nyc
Friday, November 3rd – 2017 White Truffle Festival
Prunotto, one of the oldest and most prominent wineries in Piedmont, Italy, and Urbani Truffles, the leading global purveyor of fresh truffles and truffle products, teamed up for the second year to present the 2017 White Truffle Festival. The week-long festival, taking place until Sunday, November 12th, will allow wine and truffle lovers to indulge in decadent truffle-based dishes at the country’s best Italian restaurants. These restaurants will be presenting exclusive menus and dishes showcasing Alba white truffles from Urbani Truffles, paired with wines from Prunotto, including Barolo and Barbaresco, whose vines grow in the same areas where the white truffles are found.
A full list of participating restaurants in New York City is available here. Diners can contact the restaurants directly for reservations.
Sunday, November 5th – Marathon ‘Viewing’ Party at Treadwell Park UES
Snag a table on the sidewalk or along the massive windows overlooking First Avenue to view the annual TCS New York City Marathon. Enjoy a featured flight with beers from Flagship Brewing (Staten Island), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn), Bronx Brewery (Bronx), and LIC Beer Project (Queens). For the Manhattan option, taste “New York Runs on Coffee,” a special collaboration beer with Five Boroughs Brewing and locally roasted coffee from Irving Farm – available outside of both Treadwell Park locations in Manhattan. This java-infused beer will be especially ideal for marathon day since Treadwell Park UES will be opening at 8:00AM. Beers will be flowing as of 10:00AM.
1125 First Ave., 212-832-1551, www.treadwellpark.com, @treadwellpark
The Heath’s ‘At The Illusionist’s Table’
Following a string of sell-out runs around the world, At The Illusionist’s Table makes its New York City premiere at The McKittrick Hotel’s Scottish dining room, The Heath. During the live performance, acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven will host an evening of culinary delight combined with illusion, mentalism and storytelling. The hotel’s Executive Chef Pascal Leseac’h will serve a specially crafted three-course dinner beside whisky pours and flickering candles.
Tickets range from $175-210 per person. Performances will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:00PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:00PM and 9:00PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30PM and 9:30PM, and Sundays at 4:00PM and 7:00PM.
542 West 27th St, 212-564-1662,www.mckittrickhotel.com, @themckittrick
L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon
Legendary French Chef Joël Robuchon, who currently holds 31 Michelin stars at his restaurants across the globe, opened L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon, the groundbreaking concept which first debuted in Paris in 2003. In the front of L’ATELIER stands LE BAR de Joël Robuchon, an elegant yet approachable restaurant featuring a distinct menu of dishes, an extensive Champagne list, and classic cocktails incorporating French spirits, as well as showcasing local producers. Signatures include: Boulevardier with Old Forester Bourbon, Contratto bitters and Pio Cesare Vermouth; and Robuchon Spritz with Blanche Armagnac, strawberry shrub, Veuve Clicquot and Pineau Pasquet.
Tenth Ave., 212-488-8885, www.joelrobuchonusa.com, @joelrobuchonusa
Taste the Rainbow at Blue Light
Inspired by the rainbow, Blue Light, a hidden 70’s-inspired lounge above The Lately in Meatpacking, offers a libation selection named after the colors of the rainbow, and highlights the variety of spirits for every preference. View the cocktail descriptions below.
The Red One – Gin, Watermelon, Beet, Aperol, Lime
The Orange One – Mezcal, Clementine, Vanilla, Allspice, Lime
The Yellow One – Golden Rum, French Gentian, Saffron, Pineapple, Banana, Cacao, Lemon
The Green One – Vodka, Cucumber, Pandan, Elderflower, Lime, Ginger
The Blue One – Rye, Bitter, Blue Curacao, Dry Vermouth
The Indigo One – White Peach Infused Japanese Whisky, Black Tea, Lavender, Meyer Lemon
The Violet One – Pisco, Ube, Lemon, Velvet Falernum, Egg White
357 W. 16th St, 212-206-1096, www.thelatelybar.com, @bluelightupstairs