News for Foodies 01.05.12 By Joanne Pilgrim

    Hilary Herrick Woodward will demonstrate vegan versions of some favorite dishes at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton on Wednesday at noon. The program is free, but reservations are required. They can be made by calling the library or online at myrml.org

Carnivores’ Night
    Steak night is Wednesday at both Michael’s restaurant at Maidstone Park, where a full steak dinner is $21.95, and at Cittanuova in “downtown” East Hampton, where diners can choose one of three ways to have their New York strip steak prepared, for a $19 prix fixe.

Montauk Prix Fixe
    East by Northeast restaurant might just tempt those western East Hamptoners to cross the stretch one night for its specials served Sunday through Thursday, all night, and on Fridays until 6:45 p.m. There is a $15 prix fixe, or a steak dinner with wine for two for $35.

Taste, Wine and Dine
    A Taste, Wine, and Dine event at the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton on Friday, Jan. 13, will feature four courses paired with a tasting of five wines chosen by Chris Miller, the restaurant’s sommelier. The cost is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity, and reservations are required.
    On the menu will be Scottish salmon tartare with pickled cucumber, citrus broth, and an avocado mousse followed by slow-cooked Berkshire pork belly with kimchi, pumpkin chutney, and Swedish dark syrup sauce. The entree, lamb shank over polenta with truffle pecorino and roasted winter root vegetables, will be followed by a cheese course of local Mecox Bay Dairy raw cows’ milk cheese with fig compote and walnut bread. Seatings will be at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Art and Dine
    Tuesday will bring the next in the Living Room’s series of Art and Dine dinners, which feature discussions with artists, writers, musicians, and other persons of interest. Dawn Watson, a Southampton Press editor, will interview Jonni, a singer, songwriter, and pianist from the East End, whose debut single,  “Save Your Breath,” was released when she was 15, received a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year.
    A two-course dinner will be served following a 6 p.m. meet-and-greet. The cost of the evening is $36, plus tax and gratuity, which includes a glass of wine.