Thursday (January 16 through 19)
Guest Chef Dinners at Atera
January 16th - 19th, 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Chef Matthew Lightner is hosting a two-part collaborative dinner series starting with guest chef David Toutain of Agape Substance, formerly of Corton and Mugaritz. Rafael Costa e Silva, current Head Chef of Mugaritz, will be in house January 23rd - 26th. Tickets are $185, with 10% of each tasting sold going to Hurricane Sandy Relief. Atera, 77 Worth Street, New York, NY; 212-226-1444; restaurant website
Monday (January 21)
Wild Game Dinner at Locanda Verde
Monday January 21st, 7 p.m.
Join chefs Andrew Carmellini and Ron Rosselli in the back room of Locanda Verde for a four-course feast of wintry classics including Scottish pheasant, wild boar, and venison. Tickets are $155 and include beverage pairing, tax, and gratuity. Locanda Verde, 377 Greenwich Street, New York, NY; 212-925-3797; event website
Tuesday (January 22)
Global Kitchen Launch Party and Fundraiser
Tuesday January 22nd, 7 p.m.
Global Kitchen is a recently launched social enterprise that promotes cultural exchange through food. Join them to celebrate their official launch and help raise money to finance their first year of operations. $45 suggested donation. Projective Space, 72 Allen St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY; events website
Thursday (January 24)
Burns Night at Highlands NYC
Thursday January 24th, seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the late poet Robert Burns at Highlands' annual Burns Night. Compass Box is sponsoring the event and will offer a whisky pairing to go with the prix-fixe Executive Chef Chris Rendell has planned for the occasion. $55 for dinner, additional $35 for pairing. Highlands, 150 West 10th Street, New York, NY; 212-229-2670; restaurant website
Monday January 21st through February 21st
Forcella Restaurant Group is offering their first ever "make-your-own" Neopolitan pizza sessions at each of the group's three locations. Founding pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani, known for his flash-fried Montanara pizza, will teach the sessions. Slots are limited, so call ahead for reservations. Adriani will be available Mondays at the 377 Park Ave South location (212-448-1116); Tuesdays at 485 Lorimer Street (718-388-8820), and Wednesdays at 334 Bowery (212-466-3300).