For foodies: This week's dining briefs
Sirloin/wine deal at Primehouse New York: Primehouse New York is offering a $21 special deal available for lunch and dinner from Sept. 8-30.The deal features a 28-day-aged 7-ounce double-cut sirloin with duck-fat hash browns. For a total of $40, guests can add a half-bottle of wine. 381 Park Ave. S., at 27th St.A Celebration of Summer Wine: Tonight, sample a variety of white, rosé, sparkling and red wines in Bacchus’ wine cellar while enjoying the musical stylings of The West Village Jazz Trio. Tickets are $39 per person and include a Riedel crystal stem glass for tasting and to take home. Attendees will also receive a 15 percent discount on store purchases during the event. It will run from 7-9 p.m. 2056 Broadway, btwn 70th and 71st sts., 866-811-4111
Kevin Zraly launches fall ’09 wine course: If you adore wine and want to know everything about it, enroll in the Windows on the World Wine School, with famed wine expert Kevin Zraly. Classes will take place Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel — 1535 Broadway, between 45th and 46th streets — from Oct. 5-Nov. 23. The course is $995 per person and includes all wine tastings, Zraly’s wine book and a diploma. Advance registration is required. To register call 845-255-1456 or visit kevinzraly.com.
Brooklyn Cheese Experiment: Compete with amateur chefs, making your favorite cheesy dishes at the Brooklyn Cheese Experiment, Sun., Sept. 13, from 1-5 p.m. Local home brewers will also be in on the festivities, putting their brews up against each other. A judging panel and the audience will pick their favorite dishes and award winners with cash and prizes. There’ll be an after-party too. Tickets in advance are $20 and include a beer from Sixpoint Brewery. Same-day tickets are $25. The Bell House, 149 Seventh St., Brooklyn
FiDi restaurant offers free grappa and apps: Ancora in the Financial District is offering complimentary appetizers and homemade grappa with dinner through the fall. Appetizers include a meat and cheese platter and spicy fried zucchini chips. Homemade grappas are flavored with apricot or grapes, sambuca and annisette. 11 Stone St., 212-480-3880 (Lizbette Ocasio-russe)