Otto’s Fund-raiser for Pastry Chef Gina De Palma; Luke’s Lobster to Open in Park Slope

Otto is hosting an event on February 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate Babbo’s longtime pastry chef Gina De Palma, who recently stepped down to focus on her battle against ovarian cancer. The event will feature a silent auction cake sale, with desserts from notable pastry chefs like Brooks Headley and Allison Robicelli. Tickets are $100 per person and include unlimited food, beer, and wine; they can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

Moe’s Southwest Grill is opening a new location in midtown tomorrow at 1029A Avenue of the Americas, its sixth storefront in the city. [Grub Street]

Luke’s Lobster is opening a location in Park Slope come May. The restaurant will have a backyard and lots of beer on tap. [Grub Street]

• Charlie Palmer, the chef behind Aureole, has struck a deal to head up all the eating and drinking venues at the soon to reopen Knickerbocker Hotel, including a 120-seat fourth-floor café and a 7,500-square-foot rooftop lounge and terrace. [NYP]

• The third annual sweet:New York event, hosted by the Doe Fund, will return on March 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bowery Hotel. The tasting event will feature dishes from restaurants such as Telepan, Commerce, and BLT Prime, as well as cocktails from the likes of Manon and the NY Distilling Company. Tickets are $100 for general admission and $150 for VIP; they can be purchased online. [Grub Street]

Hudson Malone in midtown east is now offering brunch on the weekends, offering dishes like eggs Delmonico and silver-dollar buttermilk pancakes. Check out the full menu online. [Grub Street]

Otto’s Fund-raiser for Pastry Chef Gina De Palma; Luke’s Lobster to