By Bao Ong | October 11, 2016 | Food & Drink
What can you expect from La Maison Rémy Martin’s NYC stop, and how is Miss Lily’s putting a Caribbean twist on Oktoberfest? That and more in this week’s dining news….
La Maison Rémy Martin.
Rémy Martin will debut its roving pop-up La Maison Rémy Martin from October 21-23 with a host of cognac-based cocktails and a special menu created by chef Marc Forgione for its launch event on Thursday, October 20. There’s no admission cost but guests will need to register on lamaisonremymartin.com for the experience, where you’ll learn everything from how the legendary cognac is created to how to blend your own concoction. The pop-up moves to Los Angeles and Chicago in November. 356 W. 12th St.
When you step into Akashi, you leave yourself in the hands of executive chef Yoichi Akashi for an elegant kappo-style omakase ($200 per guest). A parade of hot and cold dishes appear before you, from kelp grouper sashimi to seared Wagyu beef. Sushi master Akashi, who’s worked at Sushi Yasuda and Sushi Nakazawa, creates an intimate experience with only 18 seats in a 500-square-foot space. The beverage list of wine and sake is just as expertly curated as the menu. 14 Christopher St., 212-367-2067
Chef David Burke’s latest foray in the New York dining scene with ESquared Hospitality has debuted with Tavern62 by David Burke on the Upper East Side. The decorated chef’s signature contemporary take on American cuisine is on full display at this spacious townhouse with a bar, lounge, and several dining spaces. Guests will find Duck Duck Duck (a duck cooked three ways for two people) and trendy dishes like tuna poke overseen by executive chef Ed Cotton. Lunch and brunch hours are expected to begin soon. 135 E. 62nd St., 212-988-9021
The Americano’s new chef Kevin Chun has unveiled a fall menu combining French and Latin flavors at the Hôtel Americano’s signature restaurant. You can start the meal with blackened cobia tacos or steak tartare with uni and move to heartier dishes like achiote-spiced pork chops and a dry-aged short rib beef burger adorned with camembert and a leek-and-jalapeno chutney. 518 W. 27th St., 212-525-0000
Rafael Hasid is the new executive chef and partner joining Bustan, a modern Israeli restaurant on the Upper West Side. He’s introduced a brunch menu that’s available all week long with dishes like burekas served with eggs and potato pancakes topped with smoked salmon. For dinner, the shared plate options have expanded and new cocktails have been added to the menu, too. 487 Amsterdam Ave., 212-595-5050
Every Tuesday night at Miss Lily’s will be a celebration of “Jerk-toberfest” at both locations (132 W. Houston St. and 109 Ave. A). Executive chef Adam Schop cooks up family-style meals with whole jerk oxtail, jerk pork sausage, apple strudel patty, and much more ($38 per person). The feast kicks off at 6 p.m. and runs through October. 212-812-1482
The Peninsula New York is offering several ways for its guests to give back to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during the month of October. A pink-themed afternoon tea ($65) in the stylish Gotham Lounge and a decadent pink raspberry cheesecake at the hotel’s Clement Restaurant benefit the foundation. The hotel is also featuring an interactive art installation by renowned Chinese artist Chen Man, where you can pay $5 to buy a traditional bamboo stick to unveil images in the artwork. 700 Fifth Ave., 212-956-2888
The Pink Warrior Cocktail at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse will be available in October only and $1 from each drink will be donated for breast cancer research. Bartender Jenny Shubert worked with The Bitter Truth to use pink gin in a drink that’s especially refreshing for fall. 447 Lexington Ave., 212-661-4810
Enjoy the season’s bounty even if you’re not apple picking upstate. On October 15 from noon-9 p.m. at Applefest at Pier A Harbor House, more than 6,000 Hudson Valley apples of various varieties will be on display in cocktails, ciders, pies, and more. Admission into the event is free but vendors will charge for food and beverages. 22 Battery Pl.
Ramen enthusiasts won’t want to miss a ramen contest taking place during the two-day Japan Fes on Sunday and Monday in Midtown. The Fall Fes & Ramen contest will take place at the Japan Block Fair on Sunday, October 16 at Broadway between 92nd and 94th Streets from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with a host of New York’s best ramen shops and two competitors from Japan. If you can’t make it on the weekend, stop at the Japan Fes Midtown Bazaar (4 W. 43rd St.) on Monday, October 17 for $5 bowls of noodles.
A slice of summer still lingers at Fish Bar at North River Landing, where you’re encouraged to sip rosé and wear white pants while enjoying new fall brunch options. You’ll tuck into dishes like a smoked salmon platter as you take in city views aboard a 3,000-square-foot yacht. Pier 81 at 41st St., 212-630-8840
PHOTOGRAPY COURTESY OF THE GATHERY (REMY MARTIN)