News for Foodies: 04.19.12

Local Food News

    In Montauk, Fishbar has reopened for the season. The restaurant is on East Lake Drive, overlooking Montauk Harbor, and has a new chef, Shawn Christman. For now, Fishbar is serving dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

Hampton Coffee Competes
    The Organic Peru Norte blend by Hampton Coffee Company is in the final top-30 competition for the Coffee of the Year at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual coffee convention and trade show, taking place in Portland, Ore. Seven Hampton Coffee Company representatives are attending the event, of which the company is a sponsor.

Rose Release Party
    On Sunday, Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack will pair an Earth Day celebration with a release party for this year’s Wolffer rosé, which it is calling “summer in a bottle.”
    There will be live Latin jazz by Alfredo Merat and Radio Europa, tastes of fruit and cheese, and a complimentary glass of the 2011 rosé. Those who attend will receive a pair of sunglasses with pink lenses, in order to see the world through rose-colored glasses. A limited supply of the rosé, bottled in a green bottle in honor of both Earth Day and the vineyard’s sustainable viniculture practices, and signed by Roman Roth, the winemaker, will be on sale.
    The event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the vineyard’s wine stand on Montauk Highway. Admission is $25, and advance reservations are being taken.

Yacht Club for Locals
    Between tomorrow and May 20, the Montauk Yacht Club will offer deals to local residents who visit and obtain a 2012 “locals’ keychain,” while supplies last. The trinket will entitle diners to a double discount on Monday and Tuesday nights, to 20 percent off selected bottles of wine on Wednesday and Thursday, and $2 draft beers on Friday and Sunday. In addition, it can be used all season for a 10-percent discount.

Smokin’ Wolf
    Arthur Wolf, who was a chef and manager at Turtle Crossing in East Hampton, will open his own barbecue restaurant this year at the eatery’s Montauk Highway location. It will be called Smokin’ Wolf, and is expected to open in mid-May.