What's Happening This Week: Dine at Aldea, Free Fireball & Cider, Beaujolais Nouveau, and Chilean Wine Pairings
Just one more full work week until the holiday, so go enjoy yourself before you're stuck spending all your time stressing out about the turkey. Your week in food:
Courtesy Aldea via Facebook Aldea is donating 100% of Monday's sales to support relief efforts in The Philippines
Dine To Support Typhoon Relief, Aldea, 31 West 17th Street, Monday
In support of relief efforts, this Flatiron Portuguese restaurant is donating 100 percent of all lunch and dinner sales on Monday to All Hands Volunteer. Stop in for the $25 three-course prix fixe lunch menu, or do dinner and opt for the new nine-course "Goa" tasting menu for $105 -- that traipse through a vibrant Indian region includes items like shrimp curry, pork belly with peekytoe crab and shellfish sauce, and warm chocolate raspberry tarte with espelette pepper sabayon for dessert. Reservations can be made by contacting the restaurant.
Angry Orchard & Fireball Whiskey Tasting, Bourbon Street, 40-12 Bell Boulevard, Queens, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
The biggest bar night of the year may not be until the night before Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean you can't get a head start. Angry Orchard will offer a complimentary tasting of some of its handiwork, and you'll also be able to pair a cider with some Fireball Whisky, which might make you forget just how cold it really is out there.
Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration, Terroir Murray Hill, 439 Third Avenue, Thursday, 5 p.m.
Wine fanatics are advised to break out their best French accent in celebration of the arrival of this year's crop of Beaujolais Nouveau. Unlike a majority of wine that tends to get better with age, Beaujolais Nouveau is fermented for only a few weeks before it's released to the masses in November, spurring celebrations in France and beyond. Glasses of the new batch will range from $9 to $15, with a selection of older vintages also available by the glass. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed Parisian pair (so you may want to trim that Movember mustache), and a selection of food like steak frites will be available for purchase.
International Paring Series: Chile, City Winery, 155 Varick Street, Thursday, 6:45 p.m.
This edition of a monthly wine series offers oenophiles a taste of Chilean wine along with traditional dishes to create the perfect pairing. Special guest Eduardo Hidalgo of Santiago based Cousiño-Macul Winery will pour as customers are treated to a three-course meal and three matching flights of wine. Sponsored by American Airlines, attendees will also be able to submit their name in a drawing for a chance to win an international flight for two. Tickets for the dinner are $85.