Back-to-Back Feasts Will Break the Bank, Blow Your Mind

Chris Cosentino

Offal master Chris Cosentino cooks it all.Photo courtesy the Food Network

Are you enough of a hard-core gastronome to attend Chris Cosentinos and Seamus Mullens back-to-back event dinners? Cosentinois the famous West Coast offal master whom you may remember from his appearances on Iron Chef. Cosentino is doing a signature Head to Tail dinner at the Astor Center on Tuesday, March 4, hosted by Michael Ruhlman. Expect lots of tripe, testa, candied cockscombs, and the like. That one will set you back $250. On March 5, Seamus Mullen is doing a Basque Homage to Euskadi dinner at Suba, featuring regional specialties like hake tongues; tortilla de bacalao with poached hens egg; salt-cod brandade, pimientos de padron; beans and pork belly; and so on, all paired with big Basque wines. That one is $110 and should be a little easier on the old G.I. system as well. But what other city could produce two such feasts back to back? To reserve for the Cosentino dinner, click here; for the Suba dinner, call 212-982-5714.