News for Foodies 12.08.11

    Bread by Nightowl Baker, a Montauk business that creates wild-yeasted, triple-fermented, extra-tangy sourdough bread, will be available throughout the winter at White’s Liquor Store on Montauk’s Main Street, on Fridays through Sundays. Bread deliveries can also be arranged through the Web site

Winter Market
    An indoor food market, meant to extend the Sag Harbor Farmers Market summer season, will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Bay Burger building on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Sag Harbor beginning this weekend.

    The East End Fair Foods Market will feature winter produce by local growers, homemade baked goods, and items such as sauces, jams, olive oil, pesto, and tapenades. There will also be locally produced dairy items including cheeses, yogurt, cow and goat’s milk, and butter.

    Additional details about the market can be found at www.eastendfoodies. com. The managers may be contacted at

Christmas Cookie Exchange
    The Southampton Historical Museum will host its annual cookie exhange on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Rogers Mansion on Meeting House Lane in Southampton. Participants will swap cookies and recipes by the dozen, and soup and cider will be served. The cost is $5 per person. As space is limited, those interested have been asked to call the museum to register.

Holiday Food and Drinks
    The East End Chefs series of cooking classes at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will wind up the year with an evening of holiday food, drinks, and desserts prepared by Lillian Woudsma, an East Hampton caterer, with Gerri Tomitz of Kiss My Cakes in Montauk, Sandra Wolge of East Hampton, who will demonstrate how to make table decorations from found materials, and a representative of Multi Aquaculture Systems in Amagansett.

    The menu includes turkey breast with scalloped potatoes and cranberry compote, lobster bisque, cheesecake, and peppermint brownies. There will also be instruction in making a gingerbread house and a yule log. Wine will be served, and there will be an auction of some of the items.

    The program begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and will cost $30. Advance reservations have been recommended, and can be made by calling the church.

Tree Lighting Prix Fixe
    At the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton, housed at the c/o the Maidstone inn, a three-course holiday prix fixe will be offered on Sunday, when the inn has its holiday tree lighting event at 6 p.m. The $85 meal will include a variety of appetizers, choice of venison loin, local fluke, grilled hanger steak, or a veal dish with lobster as an entree, and dessert.

    Also at the Living Room, the next in a series of Art and Dine dinners will feature Ruth Appelhof, the executive director of Guild Hall, and Dawn Watson, the features editor at The Press News Group, as guests. The Dec. 20 event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a chance to meet the guests, followed by a two-course prix fixe dinner. The $36 cost includes a glass of wine and a cookie plate for dessert, and excludes tax and gratuity.

Holiday Lunches
    Rowdy Hall in East Hampton will prepare a holiday lunch for businesses, customizing a menu, and offering a free meal for the boss, if serving parties of 15 or more.  The lunches can be eaten at the restaurant, or taken out.

    The daily winter specials at Rowdy Hall, beginning this week, will include a Sunday supper featuring slow-braised meats and hearty stews, with an appetizer and entree for $20; a burger-and-a-movie night on Monday and Tuesday, with a burger and a movie ticket voucher for $20, “date night” on Wednesday, featuring an entree and dessert, plus a glass of wine for $20; and a two-course prix fixe for $25 on Thursday through Sunday.

1770 House
    The 1770 House in East Hampton, which is open nightly for dinner, is offering a three-course prix fixe for $35 all night each Thursday. On Tuesday, the restaurant offers a 35-percent discount on bottles of wine that are regularly priced at $200 or less.

Gift Ideas
    Those thinking about holiday gifts will find some edible choices at Lucy’s Whey, the North Main Street, East Hampton, cheese shop, including handmade caramels, chocolates, and jams, local honey, preserves, and confits along with the cheeses. Other items to go with the edibles, such as cheese boards, are available as well.

    The Harbor Grill is offering gift cards good for dining at the restaurant, a locally owned, family-friendly eatery that is open year round on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton.