Gotham Veggie Tasting and More: Chefs/Menus Report Week 6/16

A sneak-peek of what's to come at Gotham Bar and Grill's Vegetarian Tasting.

Every week, we take a look at some new chefs and menus that have appeared across the country. Here’s this week’s roundup, including vegetable tasting menu at Gotham Bar and Grill, and a chocolate éclair program.

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts are getting in touch with their chocolate side by introducing a brand-new chocolate éclair program (just in time for National Éclair Day this Sunday), in collaboration with pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini. Branches of the hotel will feature seasonal and holiday twists on this Parisian treat.

Hill Country Barbecues seasonal stand is back at Lincoln Center from June 24-July 12, and again from July 20 to August 10. Get a taste of some of New York’s best Texas-style, dry-rub BBQ at this pop-up stand, from brisket to ribs.

Gotham Bar and Grill is celebrating the summer’s abundance of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables with a brand-new six-course vegetarian tasting menu featuring chanterelle mushroom crepe and arugula ice cream for $80 a person.

Sheraton Hotels have announced the Sheraton Selects Spotlight Wine Program which will highlight wine varietals across North America, starting with a celebration of the seasonal grape, Riesling. The event kicks off with a social hour at Sheraton New York Times Square where hotel guests will be able to sample wines.

End the weekend with a bang at The Chester in New York’s Meatpacking District, which is offering $1 oysters and half-off bottles of Rosé every Sunday this summer from 5 p.m. until closing.

Caffe Dante, the Greenwich Village Italian staple that is celebrating its centennial next year, has revamped its menu in anticipation of a milestone birthday. The new menu includes gnocchi with pesto and house-made margarita pizza.

Gerald van der Walt has been appointed head chef of The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek, South Africa, formerly of The Greenhouse in Cape Town.

The Organic Grill in Williamsburg is now holding a vegan, organic BBQ every Sunday at Pete’s Candy Store this summer from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring items like a pulled squash taco, a green machine slider and a Brussels sprouts kebab. 

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi