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There is a lot of culinary excitement “popping up” during the second week of June with dinner series at Oceana, a Peruvian pop-up at Bar Boulud, and a collaborative dinner series with L’Artusi and Idlewild in Sonoma County.
San Francisco: Kantine
On June 12, chef Nichole Accettola will open Kantine, a casually-elegant eatery inspired by her years spent cooking in Copenhagen. Accettola’s signature sprouted rye bread will be topped with pickled herring and runny eggs, and joined by comforting porridges (served sweet with cream and plums or savory with mushrooms, kale, and preserved lemon) and treats like dark chocolate rye rolls. 1906 Market St.
New York City: Telepan Saturday Series at Oceana
Michelin-starred chef Bill Telepan and executive pastry chef Douglas Hernandez are creating a Saturday night dinner series at Oceana’s raw bar. Menus for the 14-course meals will be kept secret until the dinners but will include dishes like striped bass crudo with marigold leaves and orange, and foie gras with parsnip and king mushroom. The series debuts June 16 with dinners running July 14, September 15, October 13, and November 10. 120 W. 49th St.; 212-759-5941.
New York City: Kings Co Imperial
On June 25, Brooklyn’s inventive Chinese restaurant will welcome a second location on the Lower East Side. Many of chef Josh Grinker’s signature items will be on the menu, including mock eel and tea-smoked mu shu duck. But cocktails will get special emphasis at the Manhattan location. Diners can take a seat at the horseshoe-shaped bar and toast with five spice daiquiris and pineapple tonics shaken with lime, absinthe, and salt. 168 ½ Delancey St.; 718-610-2000.
Woodstock, Vermont: Wine Dinner Series at The Lincoln Inn & Restaurant
The rustic-fine dining restaurant, helmed by chef Jevgenija Saromova, will welcome local vineyards for a locally-sourced dinner series. The first dinner on June 16 will feature Vermont’s oldest winery, Snow Farm Winery. The exact 5-course menu will depend on which produce is ready to harvest but will pair wines with dishes like tomato consommé, himachi crudo, and aged venison tenderloin. The dinner series will continue on June 30, and July 20. 2709 W. Woodstock Rd.; 802-457-7052.
Boston: Peruvian Pop-Up at Bar Boulud
From June 13-16, chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Boston will welcome Miami’s chef Diego Oka for a Peruvian pop-up. The Peru-born, Miami-based chef’s menu will include both traditional and innovative dishes including fluke, lobster, and uni ceviche, branzino with sesame oil and white chaufa fried rice, and dark chocolate mousse with caramelized quinoa. 776 Boylston St.; 617-535-8800.
Sonoma, CA: L’Artusi and Idlewild Collaborative Dinner
Manhattan’s beloved Italian small-plates restaurant is celebrating its 10th anniversary with two special dinners held in partnership with Idlewild Wines. The five-course meals will feature grilled quail with avocado green goddess sauce, halibut with Santa Rosa plums and salsa verde, and grilled lamb chops with succotash. The dinners will be held June 23 and 24, but ticket sales close one week prior. 1770 Alexander Valley Rd.; 212-255-5757.