News for Foodies 08.04.11

    The Harbor Grill in East Hampton will host the Bracket Bash, a fund-raiser for the Travis Field Memorial Scholarship, on Sunday. The event will start at 7 p.m. and include a dinner buffet and live music, plus a cash bar. The cost at the door will be $15 per person.
    Travis Field, who died in 2008, grew up in Springs and graduated in 2006 from East Hampton High School, where he played on the baseball team. The dinner on Sunday will be followed by the fourth annual Travis Field Memorial Softball Tournament at Terry King Ball Field on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett, also a fund-raiser for the scholarship fund.

1,000 Crayfish
    Crayfish lovers, who fall into the camps of those who savor the last morsels of the critters by sucking the heads, and those who don’t, may wish to mark their calendars for Aug. 17, the “night of a thousand crayfish” at the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton.
    The dinner, a Swedish tradition, will be served alfresco at the eatery, which is at c/o the Maidstone inn and co-hosted by the hotel’s owner, Jenny Ljungberg, Mary Heilmann, an artist, and Betsy Sussier, the editor in chief of BOMB, an arts magazine.
    A limited-edition poster for the event, with an image from a painting by Michael Williams that was featured in BOMB’s summer issue, will be unveiled at the event.
    Bjorn Ericsson, a Swedish consulting chef, will oversee the menu, to include shellfish boiled with dill, cheese tarts, rye bread, and other accompaniments. A crayfish dinner package, which includes a signed poster is $150; dinner alone is $90. A crayfish cocktail package, which also includes a poster, is $75.

Souper Tuesdays
    Each Tuesday in August at the Amagansett Farmers Market, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Peconic Land Trust will feature a soup made with ingredients grown by Amagansett farmers on land owned or managed by the trust — Quail Hill, Amber Waves, Balsam, and Sunset Beach Farms.
    Farmers from one of the farms will be on hand to answer questions, as will the organizers of the Amagansett Food Institute, and there will be a tasting of wines provided by Michael Cinque of Amagansett Wines and Spirits.
    The weekly event will be canceled if it rains.

At South Edison
    South Edison restaurant in Montauk will have a wine dinner on Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. Courses to be paired with different wines include Montauk oysters, fluke sashimi, handmade cavatelli, beets, greens, and tomato salad, grilled tile fish, and grilled Peking duck breast.
    Dessert will include Wolffer rose sorbet and sweet tomato pie with basil ice cream and fresh whipped cream. The cost is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity.