For foodies: Baking lessons, prix-fixes, free paninis, ice cream festival and rooftop brunch
Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis is offering a $65 prix fixe.
Baking lessons at Tribeca Treats: Tribeca Treats will be hosting baking demonstrations and lessons for anyone who has ever wanted to bake that perfect cookie or cake. Wednesday, from 7-8 p.m. will be Cookie Extravagana. Birthday Cake 101 will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 7-8 p.m. Each lesson is $35 for adults and $10 for children younger than 13. To reserve, e-mail email@example.com.
Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis: At Adour Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis, executive chef Joel Dennis has created a special summer three-course prix fixe that includes Adours signature house-made macaroons and chocolates. The summer prix fixe runs Sundays through Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. until Sept. 10 and is $65 per person.Free panini Mondays: Start your week right at Vero Wine Bars two locations, which offer three paninis for free on Mondays with every purchase of wine, beer, specialty cocktail or martini. 1004 Second Ave., at 53rd St., 212-935-3530; 1483 Second Ave., btwn 77th and 78th sts., 212-452-3354
Brunch by the Hudson: This is not your typical post-hangover breakfast, so be ready to dress up, mix and mingle. The a la carte rooftop brunch at the upscale Hudson Terrace lounge runs Sundays from 2-8 p.m. Breakfast favorites, along with a selection of red and white wines, sangrias and mojito pitchers, are available. 621 W. 46th St., 212-315-9400
Rosa Mexicano does ice cream: All three of Rosa Mexicanos NYC locations are currently celebrating an Ice Cream Festival (ending July 19). Additions to the menu include guacamole de postre, a salted avocado and butter ice cream with strawberries and chocolate shavings, Mexican wedding cookie crunch and mint leaves, made tableside. The dish is served with chocolate-dusted sweet tortilla chips and sweet tomatillo sauce.
On Saturday, Rosa Mexicanos Union Square location will hold an ice cream-making demo at 10 a.m. and a three-course luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Its $35/person, but free for each adult who brings a child. For reservations, call Jackie Landowne at 212-397-0666.