The Art of Eating Launches Book Prize; Babeth’s Feast Opens

The Art of Eating will award a $10,000 prize to "the year's best book about food (or food and drink together)." This year's judging panel includes author and food science guru Harold McGee, Coi chef Daniel Patterson, and Tasting Table writer Tejal Rao. More information here. [Official Site]

Babeth's Feast opens today at 1422 Third Avenue. The frozen food store — like those popularized in France — has everything from eggplant gratin to coq au vin to lobster macaroni and cheese. [Grub Street]

Brooklyn Winery's Oyster Party has been rescheduled for August 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person and include Bluepoint oyster pairings with Brooklyn Winery's Gewürztraminer, Riesling, and Chardonnay. [Grub Street]