FLATIRON — Veritas is hosting a Châteauneuf-du-Pape dinner on Wednesday, September 11, with a wine list co-curated by former sommelier Ruben Sanz Ramiro and current head sommelier Alexandria Cubbage. The meal is five courses, with dishes like crispy veal sweetbreads and bacon-wrapped monkfish, and there will be several different vintages of each wine to compare. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and reservations can be made online. Check out the full menu after the jump. [EaterWire]
CENTRAL PARK — On Thursday, September 12, the Wildlife Conservation Society will host Sip for the Sea, a sustainable wine and food tasting to benefit the New York Aquarium, which is still struggling to recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Participating restaurants include Tocqueville, Blue Ribbon Sushi, and Del Posto. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Central Park Zoo, and a basic ticket costs $200 per person. [EaterWire]
CRONUT MANIA — The new Cronut flavor for September is fig and mascarpone, and when it debuted on Monday. Zagat took the opportunity to film a handful of people trying their first Cronut. Among those people were Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese and Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop, both of whom are now Cronut fans. [Zagat]
CRONUT BURGER MANIA — The Toronto bakery responsible for creating that cronut burger that gave everybody food poisoning will soon reopen. Health inspectors determined that Le Dolci's maple-bacon jam, which Epic Burgers and Waffles used in their knockoff cronut-burger mashup, was to blame. The restaurant has been given the OK to reopen.
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