MI MERO MOLE—Carmen Villarreal, the only woman to head a Mexican tequila distillery (San Matias), is coming to town, and Mi Mero Mole's Nick Zukin is honoring her arrival by hosting for her—and you—a four-course dinner on Tuesday, November 17 at MMM's Chinatown location. To sweeten the deal, Zukin has asked La Moule's quiet bartending superstar Tommy Klus to come up with four San Matias-based pairing cocktails. Reservations are required and can made by emailing MMM.
DINNER LAB—It's not everyday that you get to dig into a 5-course meal authored by an internationally renown celebrity Swedish chef (Magnus Nilsson) and prepared by a Michelin-starred Norwegian one (Even Ramsvik), but that's exactly what Dinner Lab is doing on November 20. The location of the dinner's still under wraps, but tickets ($175 each) for two seatings (6:30 and 8:30 p.m.) can be purchased here.
IMPERIAL—Vitaly Paley is preparing to host his third annual Holiday Cookbook Social next month at Hotel Lucia, the Imperial-adjacent downtown hotel, where you can collect as many as 20 cookbooks and guide books from 20 different (mostly local) authors—among them John Gorham, Jenn Louis, Gabe Rucker, and Elias Cairo—and you'll even be treated to samples prepared from those books' recipes. The free event starts at 1 p.m., on Sunday, December 6.