News for Foodies 11.17.11

    At Food and Co. in East Hampton, Pasquale Langella, who prepared his Italian cuisine, including homemade mozzarella, there, has departed, but the takeout shop is still serving pizzas and Tuscan-inspired prepared foods. Items include organic chickens roasted on a wood fire and local vegetable dishes, including a layered eggplant parmesan. The shop has new hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Taste, Wine, and Dine
    A dinner tomorrow night at the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton will begin with a tasting of six wines, after which diners will choose four to accompany the four courses of dinner. 
    The menu will include country Swedish paté, Peconic Bay scallops with squash purée, braised Black Angus short-rib beef bourguignon, and a cheese course. There will be two seatings, at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The cost is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are a must.

Coffee Drinks and More
    The Harbor Grill in East Hampton is tempting visitors to come in out of the cold with a slate of coffee-based cocktails. The Three Mile Harbor Road eatery’s list of “XXX Coffee” drinks includes an Italian version, with amaretto, coffee ice cream, and Kahlua, a “Tennessee,” featuring Jack Daniels and amaretto, and a “Mounds Bar,” which includes Malibu rum, hot chocolate, and Stolichnaya vanilla vodka.
    Those already thinking about ticking holiday presents off their list can buy some stocking stuffers at the grill — gift cards good for use at the restaurant, which is open year round.

Thanksgiving Options
    Two Montauk options for a restaurant Thanksgiving meal include the Gulf Coast Kitchen and Manucci’s.
    Manucci’s will be serving a complete four-course turkey dinner for $34.95, with seatings from 2 to 9 p.m. Limited selections from the regular menu, and a children’s menu, will be available.
    Other news from Manucci’s includes a weekly buffet breakfast being served on Sundays. It includes an omelette, waffle, and carving stations, and costs $10.95. Sunday night, dubbed “locals’ night,” Manucci’s has a menu of a dozen dinners for $12.95 each, and on Monday, pasta night, there are 11 different pasta dish choices for $11.95 each. Manucci’s is open year round, serving dinner nightly at 5.
    A Thanksgiving buffet at the Gulf Coast Kitchen will begin at 1 p.m. and be served until 8 that night. Roasted turkey, honey and clove-roasted Virginia ham, and prime rib will serve as the centerpieces, although there will be dishes offered at a pasta station, an organic salad and soup bar, risotto station, and side dishes and desserts as well.
    The cost is $29.95 for adults and $16.95 for kids from 6 to 12 years old. Those under 6 can eat for free.