Did you remember to set your clocks back yesterday? We may have gained an hour of sleep, but we also gained a season of living the office in pitch-black darkness. Fear not though! There are tons of fun events happening this week to keep your evening bright and interesting. And if all else fails, you can always rely on brunch!
In celebration of its upcoming photography exhibition “Feasts and Festivals,” the Museum of Food and Drink is hosting a Día de Los Muertos party with the Mexican Cultural Institute tonight. The event, featuring a community altar, picado crafts, food from Fonda, pan de muertos from La Newyorkina, mezcal from Pelotón de la Muerte, and Mexican hot chocolate from Hernán, will explore the foods eaten during Día de los Muertos and the meaning behind the holiday. MOFAD, 62 Bayard St., Brooklyn, NY
New York Magazine’s 19th annual culinary event New York Taste is going down today from 6–9 p.m at the Waterfront New York. Hosted by New York culinary editor Gillian Duffy, the signature tasting event features more than 40 celebrated chefs and rising stars on the New York restaurant scene, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to City Harvest to help fight hunger in New York City. The tasting event will feature samples of signature dishes and drinks from world-renowned talent. Waterfront, 269 11th Ave,, New York, NY
The Alba White Truffle Festival is in full swing, and to celebrate, Davio’s Manhattan is offering up a special truffle menu full of tasty treats that you can enjoy through Nov. 12. The $150 tasting menu includes dishes like venison tartar, risotto, and raspberry pannacotta, plus prunotto wines, whose vines grow in the same areas where the white truffles are found, will also be available. If you don’t feel like committing to the full tasting menu, items can also be purchased individually. Davio’s, 447 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
If you’re interested in sustainable farm-to-table food, you won’t want to miss Slow Food NYC’s 6th annual Slow Down celebration at Project Farmhouse, a state-of-the-art sustainability center and event space. This year’s event honors June Russell, head of GrowNYC’s Greenmarket Regional Grains Project, and party proceeds will benefit Slow Food NYC’s various programs like Urban Harvest, which supports good food education and school garden programs in local schools. Project Farmhouse, 76 East 13th St., New York, NY
Celebrate New York’s farmer’s markets with the Fall Harvest Pop-Up Dinner, a delicious prix fixe dinner at Kos Kaffe in Brooklyn. In addition to the mouthwatering food‚∏herb-roasted vegetables, braised beef short ribs, and more—there will also be wine provided by Red, White and Bubbly and live music by the Hot Club of Flatbush. Kos Kaffe Roasting House, 251 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY
In conjunction with NY Craft Beverage Week, The Well is hosting an autumn edition of its Cans N ‘Que event. Tickets include mixed four-packs of beer from local breweries, as well as a plate of a whole roasted pig by Gaddy Lane. The Well, 272 Meserole St., Brooklyn, NY
Fall is in full swing, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with comfort food and cocktails. Head to Hudson Terrace tonight for Whiskey Fest—think warming whiskeys, original whiskey cocktails, and harvest-inspired dishes, plus spectacular views of the Hudson River, a DJ, a doughnut wall, and a photo booth to keep you entertained.
Brunch never disappoints. Recently, we’ve loved by CHLOE for its staple vegan meals, Little Prince for delicious French fare in a cozy atmosphere, and Glasserie for memorable Mediterranean eats.