Thanksgiving-Themed Cronut Auction; Cookbook Signings at Smorgasburg

• John Creger, a Le Cirque alum, is the new executive chef at Gradisca Ristorante in the West Village. Creger, who has cooked under Marc Forgione, Masaharu Morimoto, and David Burke, will churn out Italian dishes. [Grub Street]

• This Saturday, Smorgasburg will host two cookbook signings at the Greenlight Bookstore market booth. Alice Waters will be at the booth from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to sign copies of her latest book, with the Roberta’s cookbook signing following immediately after from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. [Grub Street]

• Dominique Ansel has created a unique 24-K Pumpkin Cream Cronut exclusively for the God’s Love We Deliver charity, and it will be auctioned off November 18 to 26. Winning bidders will receive two of the special Cronuts delivered in a signature carrier designed by celebrities like Heidi Klum and Amanda Freitag to their door Thanksgiving morning. Don’t worry: You can bid online — but the bundle could easily go for over $14,000. [Grub Street]

Wave Hill in Riverdale is hosting its first Sunday brunch in two years on November 17. The menu will feature dishes like brioche French toast and vegan lentil fall stew with seatings available at 11 a.m., 11:20 a.m., and 11:45 a.m. Tickets are $45 for adults, $25 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. For reservations, send an e-mail. [Grub Street]

Thanksgiving-Themed Cronut Auction; Cookbook Signings at Smorgasburg