1. The Minnow
Chef-owner Aaron Bashy’s first prix-fixe shad menu features bacon-wrapped roe bundles, shad fillet in shrimp consommé, shad roe in brown-butter-caper sauce with grilled pistachio-polenta cakes, and dessert ($28).
442 9th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-832-5500
2. Grand Central Oyster Bar
Broiled American shad fillets with tomato and bacon; additional charge for roe.
Grand Central Terminal, lower level; 212-490-6650
On April 6, Peter Hoffman celebrates Hudson River shad in its planked, smoked, pickled, and sautéed forms; $75, accompanied by readings of relevant passages from aficionados like John McPhee.
70 Prince St., at Crosby St.; 212-219-8570