Cinchy? Batali protégé and Iron Chef co-star Anne Burrell fetes her new Food Network show, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, at her tasty little West Village watering hole Centro Vinoteca with a viewing for friends and foodies. Ms. Burrell said her show will teach you how to make food that is “showstopper but still cinchy. It’s thrilling and it’s exciting and it’s scary and nerve-wracking and fabulous and all kinds of crazy stuff! I’m hoping that the food network will say ‘O.K., great, let’s make more shows!’” Meanwhile, drat, we’ve been meaning to go to Shakespeare in the Park: It’s the last day to catch Sam Waterston and Lauren Ambrose in Hamlet before it disappears to make way for Hair, one of the Bard’s lesser-known nudie rock musicals.
[Secrets of a Restaurant Chef viewing party, Centro Vinoteca, 74 Seventh Avenue South, noon to 2 p.m., invite only; Hamlet, Delacorte Theater, 8 p.m.]