Daniel Boulud Launches Whiskey; New Spring Menu at Michael's

April 23, 2013 | by —BAO ONG | Homepage

Daniel Boulud and The Dalamore master distiller Richard Paterson

Daniel Boulud is celebrating his newly launched, exclusive whiskey, The Dalamore Selected by Daniel Boulud, with a one-day-only prix fixe menu at his six New York City restaurants. Menus are inspired by Scotland and the spring season, and will include a glass of Boulud’s bespoke whiskey, as well as a whiskey-infused dessert. Participating restaurants include Daniel, Café Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, Boulud Sud, Bar Boulud, and DBGB Kitchen & Bar. Prices range from $75-$260.  

In other Boulud news, Ramones drummer Marky Ramone will be on hand for a whole hog, four-course dinner ($75) next Tuesday, April 30 at Boulud’s DBGB Kitchen & Bar. Diners will gather at a communal table for the feast of suckling pig and endless pours of beer and wine as Ramone provides the evening’s soundtrack. 299 Bowery,212-933-5300 [Tickets]

Celebrity sightings at Michael’s is enough to cause a case of whiplash, but the new spring menu will be competing for diners’ attention, too. Since owner Michael McCarty tapped chef Kyung Up Lim to revamp the menu and focus on small plates, this favorite media hangout has cultivated a younger vibe. Dishes such as a black sea bass with bok choy bathed in a ginger-chili-lime broth are spot on for spring. Another hallmark of the season is seen in the spring risotto mixed with leeks, peas, and asparagus topped with a fresh organic egg yolk. It’s just another reason to check out this power dining spot. 24 West 55th St., 212-767-0555

This Saturday, at The Dead Rabbit, mixologist Dale DeGroff and author and Ernest Hemingway enthusiast Philip Greene host “Hemingway in Havana,” ($60 per person) featuring four cocktails plucked from the writer’s oeuvre and a 90-minute talk by Greene. (7-9 p.m.) 30 Water St., 646-422-7906 [Tickets]

The most difficult part of attending the 2013 Taste of the Nation benefit could be deciding what to eat and drink. Taking place next Monday, April 29, the event will gather more than 75 of the most recognized chefs and bartenders in support of Share Our Strength, a non-profit working to end childhood hunger. V.I.P. ticket holders ($425) can enter at 6:30 p.m., while general admission ($225) allows guests access an hour later. 82 Mercer St. [Tickets]

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