Recipe – ‘Tarheel Country’ Cocktail

This is atypical of us, but we are going to divulge a recipe used in our i8 Supper Club. This drink was inspired by our #SouthernHolyGrail theme.  The ginger liqueur in this is handcrafted, hand labeled, and definitely lives up to its ‘intense’ namesake. In keeping with Carolina pride, we tried to do the South proud without getting too crazy and keeping with its roots. We felt the sweet tea brightened up the ‘donkey kick’ to your throat from the ginger, a good thing. The St Germain brought added some floral notes to round it out. The recipe is actually very simple… Continue reading


Join us in our flight of perfumes paired with bespoke elixirs designed by COCKTAIL ARCHITECT YUSEF AUSTIN.Our celebration of APHRODISIACS, LOVE POTIONS of MIXOLOGY & SCENTS will take place on Tuesday, January 31st from 7-9PM at the MiN New York Atelier 117 Crosby Street, New York NY 10012Very limited number of tickets are available for $85/person.

Special discount to our readers: RSVP to “Chad’s List” for $20 off

Phone: (212) 206-6366

Age Suitability: 21 and up



Event – Saturday Night Luau @ Reunion JUL2-AUG27

Thx to TONY for this…
When it gets too hot outside this summer, cool off at subterranean tropical surf bar Réunion with a Saturday night prix fixe. For $20, beach-ready bartenders will line up a shot of Seven Tiki spiced rum, a frozen cocktail and three island-influenced dishes; choose from among four types of sliders, three kinds of tacos, Thai-accented ribs and clams with tartar sauce. Finish with a Cloudy Daze, a sweet concoction made with vanilla beans imported from Réunion island, ice cream, tapioca and condensed-milk foam. Consider tacking on a flight of three house-infused rums for $12.
357 W 44th St (at Ninth Ave)


Event – LTO NYC presents Ayinde Howell ‘WildFlower’ PopUp Dinner JUN10-12


Interested in a Detox or Plant-based PopUp Dinner? Chef Ayinde Howell is featured next for 3 days, so get in where you fit in. BUY TIX.

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Event – Finger on the Pulse’s Outdoor BBQ Blowout JUN15

Bouley Cooking Classes are back!


New York Dining Deals and Events: May 16-22

Here’s the lowdown on stuff to do this week. YMMV, so pick and choose wisely…

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Event – Buzzed: Coffee Cocktail Mashup @ Compose MAY22

Tribeca’s Compose joins forces with RBC NYC for this caffeinated cocktail throwdown. Five teams (each consisting of one barista and one mixologist) will riff on a coffee cocktail, for a panel of judges that includes Jim Meehan (PDT) and TONY‘s own Food & Drink writer Mari Uyehara. The lineup of bean and booze slingers features reps from Milk & Honey, Mayahuel, Dram, Stumptown and Blue Bottle Coffee, all competing for the $1,000 cash prize. After sampling these concoctions, guests can sip punch mixed by Compose bartenders, nibble on gratis small bites and watch coffee-brewing demonstrations. Space is limited; e-mail to reserve a spot.

Weekend Fare MAY14-15

An event at Death & Co. is on the schedule for this year's Manhattan Cocktail Classic.

Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

Here’s a sneak peek at more fun things to do this weekend, courtesy of the NYTimes Diner’s Journal…

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20+ things to do in NYC this week MAY13

Rooftop Films

Thx to MetroMixNewYork for this…

No plans this weekend? Fret not, here’s the scoop on what’s going on in and around town. MORE INFO

Event – Manhattan Cocktail Classic MAY13-17

UPDATE: TT readers receive 10% off tickets with code “2011TASTINGTABLE” and they sell out quickly, so click here to purchase now.

Thx to SociallySuperlative for this…

Sessions are held at the Astor Center and at some of NYC’s favorite restaurant and bar hotspots like Little Branch, Red Rooster, The Box, Cinefuegos, Painkiller, PDT, The Standard, Lani Kai, Death & Co., Employees Only, Pegu Club, and so many more!

You’ll get to experience intimate lessons and learn from the pros all about the art of mixing. Take a look at the extensive schedule Continue reading

Event – Finger on the Pulse’s Outdoor BBQ MAY18

Thx to GiltCity for this…

Events – 20+ things to do this week, starting APR22

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Event – Chelsea Market Baskets Night in Foodie Paradise APR13

For the first time in its 20 year history, Chelsea Market Baskets opens its doors for a night in epicurean paradise.

A unique after hours excursion into the delectable universe of Chelsea Market’s original  gourmet food shop. Tastings, cocktails, demonstrations and private tours provided by artisanal producers. Continue reading