THE ART OF FOOD: Join the Art League of Long Island (107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, 631-462-5400 http://artleagueli.org/) at the Jeanie Tengelsen gallery Nov. 3 for a special lecture, “Art in Food and Food in Art,” by Peter G. Rose, a Dutch-born food writer and syndicated columnist. She will speak on food and drink seen in the 17th century Dutch Masters and their relevance to the American kitchen of today, and foodways brought to America by the Dutch in colonial times and how these foods were adapted. The lecture is free to the public and begins at 1 p.m.
ONE BOURBON… ANOTHER BOURBON – Bourbon lovers will delight in Tom Schaudel’s latest creation. The inventive restaurateur invites you a special, five-course $95 p.p. bourbon dinner at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Jewel (631-755-5777 jewelrestaurantli.com). Begin with bourbon-cured Salmon Gravlox, served with potato pancake, arugula, crème fraiche and caviar, paired with Buffalo Trace. Second up is Tom’s Carbonara, with smoked duck, pancetta, garlic, Treviso and black pepper paired with Eagle’s Rare Single Barrel. Third is barbecue pulled pork with Taleggio polenta and country slaw, matched with W.L. Weller Special Reserve. Main course is Root Beer Braised Short Ribs, with smashed local potatoes, baby carrots and pickled red onion. For the bourbon, it’s Blanton’s Single Barrel. Finish off with classic Bananas Foster. Call ahead to RSVP your table at this unique dining event.
PERFORMING LIVE AT BIVIO – Coming up this week at BiVio Ristorante (1801 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington 631-499-9133 www.bivioristorante.com) is performances by Felicia on Thursday night and the White Chocolate Revue on Friday nights. Call ahead to learn more and make a reservation. Or, just swing by later in the week and check it out – walk-ins are welcome.