For foodies: This week's dining briefs
tbsp's rickshaw at the Highline.
Mary Ann Esposito hosts book launch party at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant: Esposito, host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito on PBS, is celebrating the launch of her new cookbook, Ciao Italia Five-Ingredient Favorites, on Friday from 3-6 p.m. at the popular Patsy’s Italian Restaurant. Tickets cost $25 and will include a meet and greet with Esposito as well as a classic Italian meal prepared by Sal Scognamillo, head chef and owner of Patsy’s. Copies of Esposito’s new book will be available for purchase and signing. 236 W. 56th St. To reserve tickets call 212-843-9341.
Sweetiepie’s Halloween treats: Now through Saturday, kids can get treats such as mac and cheese in a pumpkin shell and Halloween cookies at Sweetiepie. Those in costume will be invited to pose for a photo in the resto’s signature birdcage. There will also be Halloween-themed cocktails. 19 Greenwich Ave., 212-337-3333, sweetiepierestaurant.comMaslow 6 offers sweets for adults: To celebrate Halloween, the Maslow 6 wine shop is giving out free tastes of some of its sweeter beverages. Today, from 6-8 p.m., try cookies paired with an assortment of dessert wines such as the Alcyone Tannat from Uruguay. Tomorrow, try the Hidalgo Sherry, a port, or one of the Spanish brandies that will be served alongside Guittard chocolates. Then on Halloween, try Moscato d’Asti or the Malvira Brachetto d’Acqui paired with Guittard chocolates. 211 W. Broadway, 212-226-3127, maslow6.com Eat dessert for charity: NY Mets slugger Carlos Beltran has created a dessert called Tres Leches, currently being sold at Puerto Rican eatery Sofrito. Twenty-five percent of proceeds from the dessert will go to the Carlos Beltran Foundation to build a baseball academy in his hometown in Puerto Rico. Sofrito is located at 400 E. 57th St., 212-754-5999, sofritony.com. New York Taste brings great chefs together: On Monday, from 7-9 p.m., chefs from 40 restaurants across the city — including Dan Barber and Masaharu Morimoto — will serve tastings of their popular drinks and dishes and offer culinary demonstrations. Part of the evening’s proceeds will benefit City Harvest. The event, organized by New York magazine, will be at Skylight, 275 Hudson St. Tickets are $175 for general admission and $250 for VIP admission, which gets you into the event at 6 p.m. nymag.com/taste
tbsp comes to the Highline: tbsp’s farm-to-table offerings are being served out of a baby-blue rickshaw cart on the Highline. Signature sandwiches and salads and homemade sweets are being offered. The cart will be at the Highline between 12 and 5:30 p.m. from now until Nov. 13, spoonnyc.com.