News for Foodies: 03.15.12

A Bit o’ the Irish
    A two-course special for St. Patrick’s Day will be offered at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton on Saturday and on March 25, the day of the Friends of Erin parade in Montauk. A two-course meal for $20 will include a choice of an appetizer and entree, or an entree and dessert. Menu choices include potato leek soup, corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie, and sticky toffee pudding. There will also be drink specials and, on Saturday, live Irish music from 3 to 6 p.m.

At the American Hotel
    A wine dinner at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor next Thursday is part of a series called Partners in Living Local, arranged by Jon Leo, a winemaker and Slow Food member. It will feature wine by the Premium Wine Group in Mattituck — their T’Jara Merlot and T’Jara Reserve. The cost of the dinner is $70 plus tax and tip. The hotel is taking reservations for the Slow Food organization’s Josh Levine Memorial Dinner on April 1, honoring a young man who worked at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett. Tickets can be purchased separately for a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres that will be held at Bay Street Theatre that evening from 5 to 7.

Restaurant Week
    Hamptons Restaurant Week begins Sunday. Participating restaurants, a list of which can be found at, are offering a three-course prix fixe for $19.95 or $24.95 each evening through March 25, except on Saturday nights, when the special will be available only until 7.

East End Chefs
    Jimbo Renner, the chef and owner of Il Capuccino in Sag Harbor, will prepare a meal next Thursday at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The menu will include mussels with poblano peppers, baked local fish, a local spring vegetable, and challah bread French toast with heavy cream and berries. Wine will be served. The program, the first in this year’s East End Chefs series at the church, costs $30. Space is limited, and advance reservations can be made by calling the church.