Dining briefs: Cupcakes at The Ritz, Spanish at Le Cirque, Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market, and more!
Tea and cupcakes at the Ritz: The Star Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton (50 Central Park South) will host a tea and cupcake party from 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from April 1-June 28. For $25, guests have a choice of Ritz-Carlton blend teas (or one non-alcoholic drink) and a selection of five petite, freshly-baked gourmet cupcakes. For reservations call 212-521-6125.
Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market: On Sunday, from 7-11 p.m., 40 chefs from across the country will serve food and wine to 240 guests at one long supper table in Chelsea Market. Tickets are $220 and $176 for James Beard members. Proceeds go to James Beard Foundation and the Robert Fulton Houses Culinary Scholarships. For more go to JamesBeard.org/chelseamarket. To make reservations call 212-627-2308.Its World Water Week: Now through Saturday, city restaurants participating in UNICEFS Tap Project aimed at providing safe and clean drinking water to children around the world are inviting individuals to donate $1 for tap water. For a list of participating restaurants visit TapProject.org.
Spanish wine and dine: On April 7, Le Cirque (151 East 58th St.) will host renowned Spanish chef Daniel Ochoa Pascual of legendary Spanish restaurant Llanten. A $75 three-course dinner and wine pairing chosen by Le Cirques own wine director will be offered. Begins at 7 p.m. For reservations call 212-644-0202.
Shellfish & hops beer pairing dinner at Resto: On Monday night, March 30, 20 guests can enjoy a $65 three-course shellfish dinner paired with carefully selected beers, such as Urthel Hop-It and Houblon Chouffe at Resto (111 East 29th St.). Beer dinners run every third Monday of the month. Call 212-685-5585 for reservations.
A reason to drink: Appetizers such as roasted pepper and eggplant caviar, chickpea fries and fried mushrooms are free with a drink Sunday through Thursday at vegetarian bistro Counter (105 First Ave., 212-982-5870).
Jazz and unlimited food and wine for $50: Hudson River CafÃ© (697 W. 133rd St., 212-491-9111), the Latin Eatery overlooking the Hudson, hosts its first ever Food and Wine Festival Thursday at 7 p.m. Chef Ricardo Cardona is preparing a special Latin Soul tasting menu and acclaimed wines will be served.