Cocktails Go Avant-Garde at the Modern; Prandial Launches a Bar Menu

MoMA's the Modern has collaborated with two artists whose work is currently on view in the museum, resulting in a cocktail of Champagne, absinthe, blueberry syrup, and bitters with the appropriately avant-garde name "The Crushed Nun (Light on the Veil)." [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

Dellarocco's of Brooklyn opened quietly last month in Brooklyn Heights and is now serving wood-fired Neapolitan-style pies.

From October 1 to 6, Aquavit will serve an eight-course tasting menu developed with Swedish chef Daniel Berlin that highlights Sweden's southernmost region, Skåne. The menu is $125 ($200 with beverage pairings). [Grub Street]

Chelsea's Prandial has launched a bar menu, and it's not just nuts: Chow down on offerings like duck pâté or an onion tart. [Grub Street]

Cooking project the Way We Ate is hosting a tasting menu at the East Village's the Brindle Room. $45 gets you dinner and bottomless beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail. [Grub Street]

The New Amsterdam Market, held weekly at the former home of the Fulton fish market, is hosting their first East River Moon festival. The event will feature a traditional lion dance, a lantern-making workshop, and a dumpling demonstration. [Grub Street]

Park Slope's Beer Table is now offering a daily family-style dinner; each night of the week highlights a different ingredient. [Grub Street]

Alphabet City cocktail laboratory the Wayland will be closed this week to make way for its expansion; expect it to be reopened by midweek next week. [Grub Street]

Oktoberfest is rapidly approaching, and if you can't spring for that plane ticket to Munich, consider swinging by 1 Penn Plaza for OktoberfestNYC. German folk bands, shots of Jäger, and, of course, beer will be abundant from September 22 until October 7. [Grub Street]

Mas (la grillade) in the West Village is celebrating one year in business, and to celebrate, roasted oysters are half-off from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, October 1. Additionally, a free glass of muscadet will accompany every oyster dish. [Grub Street]

Brothers Max and Eli Sussman (of Roberta's and Mile End Deli, respectively) will be signing This Is a Cookbook: Recipes for Real Life and serving samples at the Williams-Sonoma at Columbus Circle at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 22.

October is breast-cancer awareness month and, in recognition, all New York Chop't locations are serving salads in pink bowls, and $2 from every order of the special Pink Goddess Salad will be donated to the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation Pink Pony Fund. [Grub Street]