This week's dining news and events
Rosa Mexicano's Cinco de Mayo celebration features margaritas, guacamole and giveaways.
Inaugural Mexican Masquerade at Rosa Mexicano: On Cinco de Mayo (next Tuesday), Rosa Mexicanos first 200 guests (after 5 p.m.) decked out in Mexican costumes will receive a complimentary shot of tequila in a collectible shot glass and the possibility of giveaways and prizes throughout the night. The chains special fresh fruit muddled margaritas made tableside will be available all day. Maracas, piñatas, music and fiesta favorite Guacamole en Molcajete, top off the day.
61 Columbus Avenue at 62nd St., 212-977-7700 (Lincoln Center)
1063 First Avenue at 58th St., 212-753-7407
9 E. 18th St., btwn Fifth Ave. & Broadway, 212-533-3350
50 cent Tequila & Tacos at Elizabeth: From 5 7 p.m. on Cinco de Mayo, the swanky Nolita bar/restaurant is offering dirt cheap tacos and tequila 50 cents will get you a shot of Tanteo tequila or a taco. Other tequila-based cocktails, including margaritas, are $5.
265 Elizabeth St. btwn Prince and Houston, 212-334-2426
Chef named for opening of The Pierre hotel: Stephane Becht, a 29-year veteran chef will be in charge of the Pierre Hotels new lobby lounge, 24-hour in- room dining for hotel guests, and all catering events. The Fifth Avenue hotel will reopen June 1 following a $100 million renovation. Bechts previous work experience includes La Grenouille in New York, four restaurants in France, Delano in Miami, LOrangerie in Los Angeles, and many more. His most recent position was corporate executive chef for the Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Lines.
To book a room at The Pierre, TajHotels.com 800-743-7734