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Veggie crudité at Public.
Public Introduces a Produce-Driven Menu
Public's chef Brad Farmerie dishes out a special multi-course vegetarian menu this month just as the bounty of summer’s produce starts rolling in. From crudité with black baba ghanoush to a pulled-mushroom ravioli, many of the new menu items are vegan and gluten-free. The 10-year-old Nolita eatery has always emphasized local ingredients, but the new menu is Farmerie’s chance to showcase a more diverse range of produce. 210 Elizabeth St., 212-343-7011
Amali’s 21 Days of Rosé
Amali celebrates 21 Days of Rosé June 9-30 with a menu featuring 10 rotating rosés that range from lighter-style Provencal varieties to sparkling and still takes from northern Greece. All options promise to be perfect for summer drinking with a Mediterranean-inspired dinner ($10-$16 per glass) or happy hour (5-7 p.m.). 115 E. 60th St., 212-339-8363
Ninth Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party
Put on that flapper dress or don that dashing bow tie for the Prohibition era-inspired Ninth Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island. This fun event, presented by St-Germain and Michael Arnella, runs between 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15. Arnella’s Dreamland Orchestra is set to play live jazz as guests sip Golden Age-apropos St-Germain drinks. Tickets ($35-$300) are available online at jazzagelawnparty.com.
Bloody Mary Bossa Nova Brunch at The Lambs Club
The dining room of Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lambs Club will get some competition on Saturdays with the launch of a Bloody Mary Bossa Nova Brunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) taking place on the restaurant’s mezzanine bar. Guests can order seasonally-inspired dishes like a charred-ramp toast decked out with ricotta, chopped almonds, honey, and chili; the lobster “fra diavolo” bloody Mary; farro porridge topped with fresh fruit; and more as soothing Brazilian tunes are performed live throughout the day. 132 W. 44th St., 212-997-5262
Italian Sunday Dinner at Lincoln Ristorante
Sunday supper is perhaps not as glamorous as brunch—after all, it signals the end of the weekend—but for Lincoln Ristorante chefs Jonathan Benno and Richard Capizzi, it’s an Italian-American tradition that focuses on comfort foods. From a hearty meat ragu atop house-made rigatoni to cannolis stuffed with sheep’s milk ricotta, the new four-course Sunday Supper menu ($45) is now being served every Sunday between 5-9:30 p.m.—family-style, of course. 142 W. 65th St., 212-359-6500