The Dalloway Launches Brunch; Fresh Direct Delivers Il Laboratorio Del Gelato

• Moleskine (yes, the notebook company) and Food Republic writer Brian Quinn are hosting “Tasting Stories,” a wine-tasting event, on February 1 at the Astor Center. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., attendees will use Moleskine note cards and journals to record their impressions of the alcohol. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

• More news about the Dalloway’s just-launched brunch: A prix fixe menu that includes one brunch item and a cocktail will be available for $16. The menu will feature savory items like fried chicken and waffles with maple-jalepeño jus, sweet brunch staples like mascarpone-stuffed French toast, and specialty brunch cocktails. [Grub Street]

• Lower East Side gelato shop Il Laboratorio del Gelato has announced a partnership with Fresh Direct. Eight flavors will be available through the grocery delivery service in twenty-ounce containers: fresh basil, grapefruit Campari sorbet, malt gelato, mascarpone, pink peppercorn, pistachio, thai chili chocolate, and toasted sesame. [Bowery Boogie]