Gwyneth Paltrow tapped Mario Carbone to cook at her wedding
Goop leader Gwyneth Paltrow obviously spared no expense at her recent Hamptons wedding to TV writer Brad Falchuk, which included food from the Grill’s Mario Carbone. Carbone cooked a feast of Dungeness crab Louis, scampi tortellini, honey mustard duckling, prime rib, and an assortment of fall vegetables. The couple had their first date at a Major Food Group restaurant. Dessert — miniature carrot cakes and chocolate tortes — came from Brooklyn pastry shop Nine Cakes.
Four new openings
In the East Village, Uluh Tea House has opened at 152 Second Ave. with various teas, desserts, and some savory food like pork katsu. The Upper West Side has seen a spate of new openings lately: include Kikoo Sushi at 998 Columbus Ave., Frank Mac’s Pub in the old McAleer’s space 425 Amsterdam Ave., and Living Thai at 931 Amsterdam Ave.
Two coming attractions and a closure
A sixth location of breezy taqueria Tacombi will open on the Upper West Side at 377 Amsterdam Ave., in the old Sugar & Plumm space. Further south, Southern California-style Mexican restaurant Taco Dumbo will open a fifth location at 114 West 47th St. this spring. But Dunkin Donuts on First Avenue between 12th and 13th streets is closed.
Free Champagne and ice cream for votes on Election Day
Tomorrow is Election Day, and to celebrate the right to vote, sparkling wine bar Air’s Champagne Parlor and ice cream shop Morgenstern’s are teaming up to hand out free bubbly and ice cream. Anyone over 21 with an “I Voted” sticker can score a one-glass bottle of Champagne, while there is no age limit for the ice cream. It’s happening Tuesday, November 6 in Washington Square Park from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.