News for Foodies 08.17.11

Cooking Class Alfresco
    Silvia Lehrer, a cooking teacher and columnist who recently published “Savoring the Hamptons: Discovering the Food and Wine of Long Island’s East End,” will present a cooking class outdoors at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton on Friday, Aug. 26.
    The 2 to 4 p.m. session, to be held under the arbor at the garden, will focus on techniques and tips from the new cookbook, and will be suitable for both novice and skilled cooks. Reservations can be made by calling the Southampton offices of the Peconic Land Trust, or e-mailing events@PeconicLand The class costs $25. It will be canceled if it rains.

Wine Spectator Award
    OSO, the restaurant at the Southampton Inn in Southampton, received a Wine Spectator 2011 Award of Excellence for its wine list, which includes 140 different types of wine and a collection of 590 bottles from France, Italy, and California. OSO is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Afternoon Tea Dance
    The Beachhouse restaurant in East Hampton is holding a tea dance party in the garden on Saturdays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day, featuring “men, music, and drinks.”

Cheese Sampling
    Tomorrow at Lucy’s Whey in East Hampton, visitors can sample an award-winning cheese: Prairie Breeze cheddar from the Milton Creamery in Iowa. Also to be offered for nibbling will be some of the shop’s recommended favorites for weekend appetizers — olives, roast tomatoes, and bruschetta on mini toasts. The tasting will take