Montauk, NY: Montauk Seafood Festival
Summer may be winding down, but there are still plenty of summery vibes left for this 6th annual Montauk Seafood Festival. Held on September 8 and 9 at Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club, an iconic waterfront resort and marina, the event will feature a bevy of local vendors offering lobster rolls, seafood crepes, Ahi tuna sliders, ceviche, chowder, and fish tacos. Montauk Brewing Company will be serving up suds and wines from local vintners Duckwalk and Pindar will also be available.
Accompanying the copious seafood offerings, are two days of family-friendly entertainment including goldfish and crab racing, an ocean “petting zoo,” live music, and Q&As with local fishing legends offering insider tips on getting the best catch of the day. 32 Star Island Rd; 631-668-5077
Paris: Ducasse Sur Seine
Starting this month, Alain Ducasse’s Ducasse Paris is co-launching a unique cruise experience along the river Seine. Housed aboard the first fully electric boat in Paris, it will offer an array of food-focused cruise experiences that pair fine dining with the city’s most spectacular and iconic sights.
During the “Lunch on the Seine” cruise, diners will be served sea bream gravlax, line-caught Pollock, seared beef, and hazelnut and citrus shortbread with fresh cream cheese sorbet. The five-course “Starry Night” dinner cruise includes a unique view of the glittering Eiffel Tower and a menu featuring guinea fowl and duck foie gras pate, roasted chicken with herb butter, and a composed chocolate and praline confection. Port Debilly; 33-1/5800-2208
Nashville: Minerva Avenue
On September 7, cocktail aficionados will welcome a brand new eclectic cocktail spot that blends craft spirits with food and culture. The experience at Minerva Avenue will read like an homage of the 1970s through today, with art and music from the era and drinks that recall its classic movies and music. Sip a mix of white rum, strawberry syrup, lime, and black pepper called She’s Your Queen to Be—Coming to America, or knock back the Bye Felicia, a tequila-based cocktail shot.
On the menu: a mix of well-curated sandwiches (chicken and smoked mac n cheese paninis, roasted red peppers with poblano hummus and pickled onion) served with sour cream and onion chips, and high-end popcorn seasoned with jalapenos, vegan cheddar, curry, or ranch, among other flavors. The space will maintain a speakeasy vibe, with a peephole in the door and a phone to ring for entry. 1002 Buchanan St; 615-499-4369