May 23, 2017
New food hall Gotham West Market houses eight foodie haunts, including the hugely popular Ivan Ramen.
Ramen, Tapas & More at Gotham West Market: Whether you’re looking to sip a cup of Blue Bottle Coffee or slurp a bowl of Ivan Orkin’s ramen, the newly-opened Gotham West Market features eight restaurants and food purveyors that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Any enthusiastic foodie could get lost here for hours. Some other notable stalls include Seamus Mullen’s El Colmado, which serves up tapas, and Little Chef, which brings Brooklyn’s popular Saltie sandwiches to Manhattan. 600 11th Ave., 212-582-7940
Black Friday Brunch at Telepan: Brunch plans need not wait until Sunday. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Friday, Telepan is serving a special prix fixe brunch ($32) that includes dishes like sheep’s milk ricotta blintzes and apple sausages with poached egg, duck prosciutto, and watercress. 72 W. 69th St., 212-580-4300
Limited Edition Chocolate: While the Armani brand is no stranger to haute couture, Giorgio Armani’s empire also takes food seriously. Armani Dolci has debuted a limited line of Armani Fondente, a decadent gold-plated box of pralines filled with rare and expensive Ecuadorian criollo cocoa. At $175 per box, only 600 are available worldwide. 717 Fifth Ave., 212-339-5950
$1,395 Per Ounce Cognac at Del Frisco's: A perennial power lunch spot, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is known for its best-selling steaks and an impressive wine list. Now, the Midtown restaurant is one of the only U.S. restaurants to carry Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6 cognac, which goes for $1,395 per one-ounce pour. The rare cognac, 100 years in the making, boasts an unparalleled flavor, with notes of light ginger, prunes, dark cherries, and a lingering touch of tobacco leaves for the finish. 1221 Ave. of the Americas, 212-575-5129
Pinot Noir Dinner at Musket Room: New Zealand is synonymous with sauvignon blanc. But during a special five-course dinner ($135) on Dec. 1 at the Michelin-starred Musket Room, the country’s only master sommelier, Cameron Douglas, will spotlight pinot noir. Fellow Kiwi and chef Matt Lambert will cook each dish—think New Zealand red deer and mushroom custard—to pair with the wines. There is only one 6:30 p.m. seating and reservations can be made by e-mailing [email protected]. 265 Elizabeth St., 212-219-0764