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Around Town - Caviar Celebration at Flex Mussels, Fulton Fish Market History and more...
November 3, 2022, 10:16.11 pm ET


Flex Mussels Caviar Event, NYC
Photo: Flex Mussels

Flex Mussels, which recently opened the doors to its stunning new Upper East Side location, is welcoming the holiday season with the rollout of their new caviar program in partnership with KYA BYA caviar, renowned for their customizable and sustainable options. Guests will enjoy champagne alongside the multiple, unique caviar tastings. Flex-favorite finger foods and accoutrements will also be served with caviar butter, caviar salt, and dried caviar. Also on the menu, Oysters Royale with caviar, creme fraiche, and chives. Wednesday November 9 from 6PM-730PM. Price: $115. Tickets via Resy.

Photo: Ernesto's/Rachel Vanni

Sunday, November 6th, Basque-inspired restaurant Ernesto's is hosting a special dinner with Chef Abel Alvarez from famed Asturias-based grilled conservas restaurant and tinned fish company Gueyu Mar. Chef Ryan Bartlow of Ernesto's (above) will be collaborating with Chef Abel on several classic dishes such as Espardenyas con Judias Verdes y Botifarra (Sea cucumber conserva with green beans and house made botifarra sausage); Calamar a la Brasa en su Tinta con Arroz Cremoso (grilled squid in ink sauce conserva with Asturiano cheese risotto); and Gildas de Pulpo con su Propia Mayonesa Hecha del Aceite (octopus gildas served with mayonnaise from the oil in the can). Reservations via Resy.

Shiny Sparkes Lab, Red Hook, Brooklyn
Photo: Shiny Sparkle Glass Labs

The art of glass making is now for everyone with the new Shiny Sparkle Labs which just opened in Red Hook, Brooklyn (185 Van Dyke Street). New Yorkers can roll up their sleeves alongside glass artists Matthew Day Perez and Dorie Gutherie and learn the art of glass making--joining together glass pieces at high temperatures in a kiln and melting them together to create a unique work of glass art. Each class will teach students to cut, bend, and sift brightly colored glass to create objects that range from a charcuterie tray or coaster set, to drinking glasses, holiday ornaments, or other hollow vessels. The Lab’s signature class, Fuze & Booze provides a three-to-five-hour introductory class to create a work of glass art while offering the finest Brooklyn libations and snacks courtesy of local purveyors.

Invitation to Hideya House, 50 Norman

At 50 Norman, CIBONE’s new exhibition “Invitation to Hideya House” kicks off on November 10th with Japanese antique ceramics and more. Japanese creative director hideya will show his own creations, tableware and products for home use that he has made with various craft artists all around Japan, as well as table setting proposals that only hideya can design by combining valuable Japanese traditional antique dishes which come from the end of the Edo Period (1603– 1868) and the early Meiji period (1868-1912), all in great condition that can be used at home daily. The exhibition will continue until December 9th.

Fulton Fish Market: A History Book
Photo: South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum is launching "Fulton Fish Market: A History Book," on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 6pm, at 12 Fulton Street, NYC. Celebrating the release of his new book, author Jonathan H. Rees will discuss the book and how the Fulton Fish Market shaped American cuisine, commerce, and culture by bringing together economic, technological, urban, culinary, and environmental history. Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, visit

Until next time, we'll see you Around Town!


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