New York: Atoboy x Joo Ok Collaboration Dinner
On October 28, chef Chang-Ho Shin of the Michelin-starred, modern Korean restaurant Joo Ok will team up with chef Junghyun Park and Ellia Park’s Atoboy for a one-night-only collaboration dinner. The dinner will be the fourth installment of Atoboy’s Korean chef series.
The 7-course tasting menu will focus on Korean soup culture, which traditionally pairs soups with rice and a variety of banchan. The meal will include dishes like chicken and Korean mustard cold soup with konjac root, hen of the woods mushrooms with smoked dashi and Geranium oil, Wagyu short ribs with Abalone, and chestnut rice with sweet honey-nut squash. The meal will end with a dessert featuring persimmon, toffee, and cinnamon. 43 E 28th St; 646-476-7217
London: Native Launches a Wild Country Roast
Starting October 28, London’s foraging-focused restaurant, Native will launch a series of monthly Sunday roasts. Founders Ivan Tisdall-Downes and Imogen Davis will welcome guests for feasts that highlight rare breed meats from local Northfield Farm accented by foraged herbs. Think: roasted Hampshire Down cross lamb and potatoes with mugwort and heritage carrots with seaweed salsa verde.
To drink, a selection of botanically-inspired cocktails like bramble and beetroot Kir Royale and carrot and sea buckthorn negroni will be on offer. Diners can enjoy the local feasts inside Native’s light-flooded space, accented with exposed brick and trailing greenery. 32 Southwark St; 07-50/786-1570
Tokyo: Chef & Mixologist Collaboration at Park Hyatt Tokyo
From October 29 through November 3, the Park Hyatt Tokyo’s New York Grill & Bar will host a collaboration between Contra chefs Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske Valtierra, Park Hyatt’s Steffan Heerdt, and mixologist William Elliot from Maison Premiere.
The specific menu is still to be announced, but the food and beverage dream team will dream up a 6-course meal that highlights seasonal Japanese ingredients and is paired with Maison Premiere’s signature drinks and a variety of experimental cocktails. Set on the Hyatt’s 52nd floor and overlooking a glittering panoramic view of the Tokyo skyline, it will be a meal to remember. 3712, Nishishinjuku; 81-35/322-1234
Los Cabos, Mexico: Dia de los Muertos at Casa Calavera
From an oversized mural of a flower-adorned skeleton, to the technicolor skulls embroidered on the chair cushions, the visual aesthetic at Hakkasan Group’s Mexican restaurant, Casa Calavera is devoted to Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). So fittingly, the restaurant is planning a festive event to celebrate the holiday itself. Diners can pull up a table overlooking the beach and crystalline water and tuck into family-style dishes like carne asada tacos and catch-of-the-day ceviche. The margaritas and palomas (a tequila and grapefruit cocktail) will be bottomless, and a live mariachi band will perform all evening.
The event will honor the legacies and memories of culinary legends Anthony Bourdain and Joel Robuchon, as well as the Mexican singer-songwriter, Juan Gabriel. The space, meanwhile, will be decorated with candles and marigolds – both embellishments traditionally used to guide spirits home on the holiday. Dia de los Muertos begins October 31, and the festivities will take place on November 1 and 2. Boulevard San José s/n, Lote 12; 52-62/4104-9744