For foodies: This week's dining briefs
Last year's chocolate fashion show at the Chocolate Show.
The 12th annual Chocolate Show comes to NYC: Throw away your Halloween candy and head over to the Metropolitan Pavilion later this month for some gourmet chocolate. From Oct. 30-Nov. 1, some of the world’s most renowned chocolatiers will show off their stuff. Guests will be able to enjoy chocolate snacks paired with chocolate liquors and coffees in a chocolate lounge and cafe. The show will also feature a chocolate beauty pavilion with treatments such as chocolate masks, wraps and manicures. For more, visit chocolateshow.com.
Madison Square harvest market: Starting tomorrow, many famous food vendors will prepare autumn fare along the western perimeter of Madison Square Park. Zak Pelaccio will sell his signature Fatty Dog and chicken satay skewers from Fatty Crab along with kegs of his famous Fatty Sidestepper Ale. Chefs from Carbrito will also be on hand with heartier options such as tacos al carbon and chorizo tacos. Other canned beers and white and red wine by the glass will also be available. The “Mad. Sq. Mark’t” will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., seven days a week until Nov. 1. Visit madsqmarkt.com to learn more.Rioja Restaurant Week: Spain’s Rioja region is known for great wines, and at the upcoming Rioja Restaurant Week you can have your fill. From Oct. 18-25, some of New York’s hottest eateries, including Dos Caminos, La Fonda del Sol and Kittichai, are offering special deals and pairings. For specific menus and promotions, visit riojarestaurantweek.com.
Peanut butter sandwiches can pay for college: Test your sandwich skills and win $25,000. Until Nov. 13, the eighth annual Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest is accepting entries from kids ages 6-12. Last year’s winner created a Po’Boy Peanut Butter Chicken Cheesesteak sandwich, which mixed togetherJif peanut butter, chicken and mozzarella cheese. For rules of entry, visit jif.com.