Russ & Daughters Hosts a Herring Pairing; Todd English Planning a French Restaurant

Russ & Daughters will host its annual new-catch Holland herring pairing on June 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Astor Center. Guest chef Chikara Sono and the appetizing shop have prepared special dishes to celebrate the seasonal catch, each of which will be paired with a cocktail. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

Corkbuzz will offer a series of Sunday night clambakes fit for parties of six. Dishes will include lobster, littleneck clams, peel n’ eat shrimp, and grilled corn on the cob cooked by chef Hayan Yi. Master Sommelier Laura Maniec will pair four bottles of wine with the meal. The clambakes will run on July 1, 6, 15, and 22 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for the price of $400 per table. Make reservations here. [Grub Street]

• Though Todd English’s Crossbar closed, the restaurateur is working with the Dual Group to create Chateau Cherbuliez, English’s second French project in New York. The restaurant will have a wine bar and a vineyard is expected to open later this summer. [Eater NY]

• With the hot weather today, La Mar decided to soft-open their patio. It will officially open on the 29, when they will have all of the patio furniture in place. For today, they pulled out a few tables from inside so guests can enjoy pitchers of pisco sour and ceviche while taking in the views of Madison Square Park. [Grub Street]

• Cocktail expert and occasional Grub contributor Brian Quinn showed Meena Hart Duerson at the New York Daily News how to make a summery Eastside cocktail in this helpful how-to video lesson. [NYDN]

• Upper East Side bakery William Greenberg Desserts will open an outpost in the Plaza Food Hall. The classic black-and-white cookies — and other sweet treats — will be available daily. [Grub Street]

GO Burger’s uptown location is celebrating the NBA playoffs in a very spirited way: If the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat in Game 5 tonight, GO Burger will give out a free drink ticket to each bar guest. Hopeful drinkers should arrive before 9 p.m. [Grub Street]