Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Edition
The “Dine Around Downtown: Cooking at Home Edition” series connects audiences and chefs to support local restaurants from the comfort of your home or office.
Launched during the height of the pandemic and hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef and New York Times bestselling author Rocco DiSpirito, the series features chefs from Lower Manhattan restaurants to cook up signature recipes and share tips for crafting everything from complex gastronomic delights to go-to comfort foods. With the reopening of many restaurants in 2021 and the return of our in-person event programming in 2022, we now continue to produce these virtual popular programs seasonally.
Our recent Holiday Cocktail Special marked our 20th episode of the series, which has engaged thousands of registrants and benefited 14 unique food-security charities chosen by participating restaurants.
Stay tuned and check back here for news as it breaks about our 2023 Winter Comfort Food episode!
The series is FREE, and all donations go directly to a food-security charity of the restaurant’s choice. And if your inner chef is calling you, whip up your best version of a featured recipe and post a picture of your plate to Instagram with #DineAroundAtHome and tag @DowntownNYC to enter to win a 30-minute private virtual cooking class with the chef!
Missed an episode and want to catch up on previous cooking demonstrations? The entire series is just a click away here.
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!
TRINITY PLACE BAR & RESTAURANT: Learn to Make Trinity Place’s Beef & Guinness Pie, Roasted Onion Tart, and Whisky Truffles
THU, MAR 9 | 4:00 PM
Executive Chef Donal Crosbie – Donal Crosbie began his career at age 14 with a part-time job at a neighborhood eatery in his native Dublin. After pursuing a college culinary degree, he landed a position at the five-star Shelbourne Hotel’s restaurant. He then studied multicultural cuisines for two years in Germany and the Far East. Eventually he made his way west to California’s Bay Area, where he was the opening chef for Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Palo Alto. Moving east and still hungry to learn, Donal later worked with David Bouley at Danube, a highly acclaimed Austro-Hungarian restaurant, before becoming executive chef at Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe in Rockefeller Plaza. In 2005 Donal became Executive Chef at Trinity Place and, in 2010, Donal and partners opened the Bailey Pub and Brasserie, providing a market driven dining option to the demanding Financial District clientele. During the pandemic, he opened two new restaurants, Hudson Hound in Jersey City and the Hunters Hound in Chevy Chase, Maryland.