White Truffles at Maialino; $50 Pretheater Menu at Aldea

• Starting Wednesday, October 16, George Mendes will showcase dishes inspired by the former Portuguese colony of Goa at Aldea. The nine-course tasting menu features ingredients like coconut milk and piri piri chiles and costs $105 per person. Aldea is also introducing a three-course pretheater menu for $50 that will be offered Monday through Friday, with seatings between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. [Grub Street]

Maialino is offering white truffles, which can be added to any pasta for a $50-to-$60 supplemental price. There are two off-menu pasta specials that highlight freshly shaved white truffles, too: For $65 a plate, diners can order potato gnocchi with truffles in the dough (as well as shaved on top) or the egg-yolk raviolo filled with truffles and topped with ricotta and shaved white truffles. [Grub Street]

• San Francisco–based chef Daniel Patterson will be at 92Y on October 17 to chat with Gabrielle Hamilton about food, writing, and his first cookbook, Coi, which will be published next week. The event starts at 7 p.m; tickets are $21 and can be purchased online. [Grub Street]

Kin Shop will start serving brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, October 12. The menu includes favorites such as spicy duck laab salad and brunch-specific creations like congee with steamed duck eggs, Chiang Mai sausage, Mayan prawns, and fried shallots. [Grub Street]

• Chef David Santos will host a Walking Dead–themed dinner on October 14 at Louro featuring a menu that references the various seasons of the show. Guests will also receive a copy of the new parody cookbook The Snacking Dead ahead of its October 22 release date. The dinner is BYOB; tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased online. [Grub Street]

• The Wafles & Dinges Café in the East Village is now serving chicken and waffles, but with a Belgian twist. The chicken’s a take on a classic vol-au-vent and will be served on savory herbed waffles. [Grub Street]

Buttermilk Channel is teaming up with Snug Harbor Heritage Farm in Staten Island for a dinner featuring the produce of the fall harvest. The dinner, which is on October 16 and begins at 7:30 p.m., is $85 per person. Space is limited, so to make reservations call 718-852-8490. [Grub Street]

• Hormel Black Label bacon will host the first-ever international bacon film festival on October 17, with chef Chris Santos and MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz. The eleven short films, selected out of hundreds of entries, will be screened at Sunshine Cinema and could possibly win the grand prize of $10,000. [Grub Street]

• Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen, co-owners of the northern-Italian-inspired Sorella, will host a cooking demo and signing of their debut cookbook, Sorella: Recipes, Cocktails, & True Stories From our New York Restaurant on October 23. The event will take place at the Williams-Sonoma in Columbus Circle and will start at 6 p.m.; more information can be found online. [Grub Street]

White Truffles at Maialino; $50 Pretheater Menu at Aldea