Weekend Eating and Drinking Roundup

Friday:

Pichet Ong, of the shuttered P’ong, recreated his madly modern art dessert creations at Tribeca’s Bubble Lounge (228 West Broadway) beginning this weekend.  Get your chocolate chip cookies rare, medium, or well done and dip a frozen tiramisu cannoli in a chocolate fondue.

Saturday:

Take a “j-CATION” at the Japan Society (333 East 47th Street) and explore Japanese culture with “starters” like a seminar by Manga Artist, Hiroki Otsuka or a tea and sweet tour.  Sink your teeth in with “main dishes” such as the live game show, “Clash of the Foodies!” and shoe-gazing pop band Asobi Seksu.  Japanese treats will be available for the tasting from 1 p.m.-9 p.m. at the day’s events conclude with an after party by DJ AKI.

Enjoy New York’s spate of sunny weather with an afternoon tea and poetry reading in Tribeca’s Duane Park (55 Hudson Street).  Sandwiches and scones will be served to Frost and Woolf fans alike for $35.

Travel through the Lower East Side’s culinary underbelly with Chef Jehangir Mehta, star of the Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef.”  Tours leave between 10 a.m. and noon from the Bowery’s Whole Foods (95 East Houston St) and are specially geared toward kids.  Adults can also explore new tastes and textures.  $30 for 1 child and 1 adult.

There’s whiskey in the jar at the Astor Center (399 Lafayette St.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with their “Whisky 101: Whisky from Around the Globe.”  For $85, patrons will be guided by Robin Robinson, blogger at OneMalt.com and Brand Ambassador for Compass Box Scotch Whisky.  The man knows his single malts from his blends, from Wales to Japan.

Sunday:

Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 East 7th Street) will be hosting a fundraiser for the nonprofit artisanal bakery Hot Bread Kitchen from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Chefs will face off for how creatively they can use Hot Bread products in recipes from granola to organic corn tortillas, as presented by Tastebuds NYC.  All proceeds go to workforce development program for immigrant women.  Jimmy’s also serves up an all-you-can-eat ribs and all-you-can-drink draft beers on Sundays and Mondays.

Hearth (403 East 12th Street) shares the warmth with their Red Sauce Sundays for a three-course family dinner of $39.  These classics like spaghetti and meatballs, or eggplant parmesan will remind even non-Italians of home.

[Photo by jshj]

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