Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Edition

Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Edition

The “Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Edition” series connects audiences with Lower Manhattan chefs to cook up signature recipes and share tips for crafting everything from complex gastronomic delights to go-to comfort foods.

Hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef and New York Times bestselling author Rocco DiSpirito, and launched during the height of the pandemic to support our downtown restaurants, chefs and Rocco each Zoomed in live to teach people at home how to prepare the dishes they were missing. Starting in 2024, Rocco will join our guest chefs in their restaurant kitchens to interact directly. Like some of your other favorite cooking shows, episodes will drop on YouTube and registrants will be able to view anytime, anywhere.

And don’t be a stranger! Visit your old favorite haunts and make new discoveries, or check out a place you’ve been meaning to try forever, to enjoy a celebratory meal with friends and family. Our Lower Manhattan restaurant community will be happy to serve you!


LA MARCHANDE: Learn to make La Marchande’s Cauliflower Tarte Tatin + CITRUS cocktail, a festive and citrusy take on an espresso martini.

THU, DEC 7 | 4:00 PM

Restaurateur & Chef John Fraser – Michelin-starred chef John Fraser made his mark on the culinary landscape by redefining the role of vegetables in American cuisine, from imaginative fine dining destinations to sentimental neighborhood restaurants. In 2007, he went from chef to restaurateur with a vision to create the entire hospitality experience founding his own hospitality group, JF Restaurants, based in New York City, and has since extended its presence to five cities across the U.S.

Beverage Director Amy Racine – Amy Racine leads innovative cocktail creation and development of JF Restaurant’s extensive wine lists. Among her many accolades, she was named as Esquire’s “Beverage Director of the Year” in 2022.