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New Year’s Eve at Olivier Bistro; Hangover Menu at Nightingale 9

• Park Slope's under-the-radar Olivier Bistro will serve a four-course New Year's Eve menu for $45 per person. Sample dishes include oysters gratinee, lobster bisque, beef Wellington, parfait au chocolat, and, of course, lots of bubbly. Call 718-768-6600 to reserve. [Grub Street]

Nightingale 9 is offering a four-course tasting menu for New Year's Eve, for $50 per person; reservations are now being taken through OpenTable. The Carroll Gardens restaurant will also serve a special Hangover Menu from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 1, consisting of pho, fried chicken, and spring rolls. There will also be free Vietnamese coffee. [Grub Street]

• Provided the weather actually gets cold and stays that way, January is prime cassoulet season, and among the the city's most skilled workers in pork and beans is Philippe Bertineau of Benoit, who was even a Universal Academy of Cassoulet inductee last year. From January 6 to the 12, he'll be serving the hearty meal for lunch and dinner. It feeds six to eight people and is served with gougères, salad, and nougat glacé. Reservations, and 72 hours of advance notice, are required. [Grub Street]

• Deftly move beyond sake bombs on January 16, when sommelier Chris Johnson leads participants through a cocktail-making class at the Japan Society. Admission, which includes a take-home kit, is $65 for non-members and also includes snacks in addition to drinks. [Grub Street]

• Michael Moss will read from his book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us on January 17 at the Park Slope Food Coop. Nonmembers are welcome; responsible refreshments will be served. More information here. [Grub Street]

• Cochon 555 is headed back to NYC on January 26, and this year's chef-competitors have just been announced. They include: Frank Langello of Babbo, Michael Toscano of Perla, Seamus Mullen of Tertulia, Lauren Hirschberg of Craftbar, and David Standridge of Market Table. The event will take place at the Ritz-Carlton NY at Battery Park; get more info, and tickets, here. [Grub Street]

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