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Around Town - Valentine's Treats, Steak Frites Brunch, Tea Time and more...
January 19, 2023, 7:11.13 pm ET


Photo: The Good Batch

Just in time for Valentine’s Day… Anna Gordon’s The Good Batch (936 Fulton Street) in Brooklyn is rolling out a new batch from late January through mid-November. They include Love Runs Deep Brownie Bundts filled with orange curd; Coffee Raspberry Ganache Drops finished with freeze-dried raspberries; Passion Caramel Hearts made with pink peppercorn shortbread; and Sprinkle Love Cake Truffles.

Photo: Baar Baar

Baar Baar will also be hosting Matchmaking Mixers in the month of February. On February 8th, Leap Social (a dating app that hosts events and invites potential matches to meet in real life first) will be hosting a singles mixer. There will be passed food and cash bar cocktails. Register for tickets via the Leap Social app.

On Wednesday, February 15th, Sima Taparia from Netflix's Indian Matchmaking show will host a mixer where she will match singles based on their horoscope signs. There will be passed food and cash bar cocktails from the Baar Baar team.

Photo: Steak Frites

Steak Frites Bistro is doing brunch. The new French haunt in Hell’s Kitchen is offering brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Chef/Owner Adam Schop is basing the menu on his work at Washington D.C.’s famed Le Diplomate. It includes salads, French Toast, Quiche Lorraine, Spaghetti Au Poivre, and Eggs Norwegian with smoked salmon, poached eggs, and hollandaise. The croissants are sourced from C&B in the East Village. Reservations via Resy.

Photo: Sweetbriar

Sweetbriar is hosting a Bourbon Masterclass and Tasting with Beverage Director Ivan Papic (formerly of Pastis and Balthazar), in partnership with Angel’s Envy Bourbon. Papic will guide guests on select cocktail creations paired with small bites from Executive Chef Bryce Shuman. The class will take place from 6 pm – 8 pm with tickets priced at $55 per person; tickets can be purchased via Tock.

Photo: Tea Drunk

For Lunar New Year, Tea Drunk is hosting a porcelain tea cup crafting workshop and tea tasting. The two hour workshop is being held January 29th from 1pm to 3pm. Guests will have the opportunity to craft their own porcelain tea cup. Tickets are $100

Separately, MOCA FEST: A Night at the Museum and Chinese in America (215 Centre St) will be held February 9th from 6:30-8:30pm. It includes guided tour and a presentation of teas from China’s top terroir by Tea Drunk.

Until next time, we'll be seeing you Around Town!