Thursday, October 4, 2012

Upcoming Restaurant Events

Hungry? We hope so because there are a bunch of cool restaurant events coming up this month:

Stone Park Cafe (324 Fifth Avenue): TONIGHT! Stone Park's first Winemaker Dinner of the fall! Working in the heart of Tuscany, in the vineyards of Montalcino, Mocali produces beautiful wines made of Sangiovese—which happens to be one of our favorite grapes. Join us as we pair our weeknight Market Menu with a fantastic lineup of 100% Sangiovese wines, and see just how much range this grape can show:

Rosso di Toscana 'I Piaggioni' 2009 (out of a 5L bottle!) $5 2oz/$9 4oz
Rosso di Montalcino 2010 $5 2oz/$9 4oz
Brunello di Montalcino 2007 $8 2oz/$15 4oz
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004 $10 2oz/$19 4oz

Backyard (388 Fifth Avenue): October is still a good month to enjoy a backyard. So, of course, Backyard is using their greatest asset to its fullest:

-October 17: WINE TASTING
Backyard serves passed canapes as Picada y Vino Wine Shop and Regal Wines feature 10 special wines
$30/person (all-you-can-taste, tax/tip included)

Spiked Cider, Kiddie Cider, Pumpkin Seeds Backyard provides fully gutted pumpkin $50 gift certificate to the winner!
$10/person (includes all-you-can-drink cider, pumpkin seeds and a pumpkin) rsvp to

Palo Santo (652 Union Street): Chef Jacques Gautier always seems to have something interesting up his sleeves. For example, on Thursday, October 11th Palo Santo will partner with Pastry Chef Jean-François Bonnet of Tumbador Chocolate to cook a five-course menu to be paired with the award winning Chilean wines of Casa Marín.

Thursday, October 11th
8 PM Dinner ~ 5 courses $75 ~ RSVP (718) 636-6311

Food For Thought: Don't forget the Park Slope Civic Council's big fundraiser, Food for Thought, which is coming up on Wednesday, October 10 at the Prospect Park Picnic House. Restaurants from throughout the neighborhood will be on hand to provide samples of their latest creations. Tickets are $100. Get them now at

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