Pizza Pop-Up at The Standard; Mondays with Jesse at Recette

May 07, 2013 | by —BAO ONG | Homepage


The Standard Grill will host a pizza pop-up with ingredients sourced from Andre Balazs' Hudson Valley Farm

Pizza Pop-Up at The Standard: The High Line already attracts throngs of visitors, but another reason to head toward the Meatpacking District is the opening of The Standard Grill’s seasonal outdoor restaurant. Chef Dan Silverman is working with Frank Pinello, of Best Pizza in Williamsburg, to offer guests an array of pizza choices. A wood-burning oven will turn out pies topped with produce from hotelier André Balazs’ farm in the Hudson Valley. The menu also features antipasti, salads, and desserts. 848 Washington St., 212-645-4100 

Mondays with Jesse at Recette: Chef Jesse Schenker will host the May edition of his monthly 10-course tasting menu event on May 13. The one-night-only menu will usher in the arrival of spring at the West Village restaurant (favored by celebs like Sienna Miller). Among the dishes served will be a roasted turbot served atop a marrow-laden bone with morels and spring garlic purée. We’re told the menu will also include plenty of ramps, asparagus, and spring peas. 328 W. 12th St., 212-414-3000 

Scarpetta Fifth Anniversary Menu: Scarpetta fans know full well that chef Scott Conant’s perfectly al dente spaghetti with tomato and basil is not to miss. The popular dish is a signature of the restaurant that is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary. Through May 9, the restaurant will be offering a special four-course menu ($65) with a complimentary flight of wine pairings. Of course, Conant’s spaghetti is on the menu. 355 West 14th St., 212-691-0555 

Goals for Life Benefit Dinner: With chefs like Daniel Boulud (Daniel), Daniel Humm (Eleven Madison Park), and Alex Atala (D.O.M. in São Paulo, Brazil) co-chairing the annual Goals for Life fundraiser, the effort is bound to be a hit. Benefiting the Pelé Little Prince Research Institute in Brazil, the May 8 event will feature dishes from participating chefs and a cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $2,500 for two guests and can be reserved by calling 212-675-9474 ext. 28 or by e-mailing GoalsForLifeNYC@sualtd.comGotham Hall, 1356 Broadway 

Murray’s Cheese Bar Debuts Lunch: Murray’s Cheese Bar is rolling out lunch service every Thursday and Friday from noon to 3 p.m., starting this Thursday. On the menu is a three variety grilled cheese and tomato soup, a cheeseburger that comes with a rarebit cheddar poured tableside, and a lighter omelet using goat cheese and seasonal vegetables. 264 Bleecker St., 646-476-8882

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