News for Foodies 1.12.12

    The Fair Foods market continues on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sag Harbor through May, at the Bay Burger building on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.
    Among the vendors that gather there are Anke’s Fit Bakery, Goodale Farms, Greek Sweets, A Taste of the North Fork, Harbor Small Batch, the Mecox Bay Dairy, Regina’s Farm Stand, and Wolffer Estate Winery.

East End Chefs Program
    At the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor, an East End Chefs program next Thursday will feature Luis Fernando, the owner of Cilantro’s, and a chef from that Mexican takeout shop, which is just around the corner from the church on Division Street.
    The class, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will include instruction in making dishes that could be served at a Super Bowl party, such as pico de gallo, guacamole, quesadillas, and chili. Wine will be served.    
    Reservations have been recommended, as space is limited, and can be made by calling the church. The cost is $30, which can be paid in cash or by check at the door.
Snacks, With Cheese
    At Lucy’s Whey cheese shop this weekend, Saturday afternoon will bring an opportunity to savor some free snacks from 2 to 4 p.m., including nibbles of cheeses served with organic jams and honeys, and hot chocolate made with stone-ground chocolate. The store, on North Main Street in East Hampton, is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter Deals
    At Fresno in East Hampton, now open from Wednesday through Sunday, two different prix fixe specials are available nightly, excluding holidays.
    First course selections include a soup of the day, artisanal baby greens served with pears, manchego cheese, pumpkin seeds, and a sherry vinaigrette, white bean and roasted garlic hummus with grilled pita and marinated olives, and chicken liver paté with pickled beets and rye toast points.
    Among the main course choices are rigatoni Bolognese with beef, veal, pork, truffle oil, and pecorino Romano, chicken Milanese with arugula and goat cheese salad and roasted tomato sauce, grilled center cut pork chops served with fingerling sweet potatoes, shaved Brussels sprouts, pancetta, and a port wine demi glacé, a Fresno burger, and Prince Edward Island mussels with shallots, garlic, and thyme in a white wine broth, served with fries.
    Dessert courses include a warm Valrhona chocolate cake with Nutella-fluff center and hazelnut gelato, warm caramel apple bread pudding with cinnamon gelato, and lemon buttermilk pie with sour cherries.
    Two courses are $28 and three cost $30. Other dishes are available for a supplemental charge. The specials are available in the dining room until just after 6:30 p.m., and all night at the bar.
 Red/Bar Brasserie, Fresno’s Southampton cousin, also has prix fixe choices: two courses for $28, or three for $31, served all night on Wednesday through Sunday, excluding holidays, and on Friday until 6:45 p.m.
    Main course selections might include fish of the day, truffled chicken breast with wild mushroom risotto and French beans, a grilled heirloom pork chop with roasted potatoes, and grilled leeks and sauce, or grilled filet mignon with mashed potatoes, asparagus, Roquefort, and a port wine reduction, for $6 extra.

Hot Soups
    At the Springs General Store, five soup choices are offered daily between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The soups include vegetarian and other choices such as curried zucchini, Thai chicken, creamy turkey vegetable, beef with winter vegetables, and turkey and white bean chili.
    The store is on Old Stone Highway at School Street.