News for Foodies: 06.28.12

Local Food News

    The Hampton Market Place in East Hampton, closed last fall after a fire on Nov. 15, reopened on June 13 after an extensive reconstruction. The market continues to offer a salad bar, fresh produce — now including organic choices — and a deli featuring hot and cold foods. A bakery, with gluten-free selections, has been added, as has a section featuring organic groceries and “green” items such as personal-care products and compostable disposable plates. The market now runs its own fresh meat department and continues to sell sushi. The Star is also now being sold there, after a hiatus.

The New Sunday
    Navy Beach restaurant on Fort Pond Bay in Montauk is stretching the weekend, beginning Monday, and offering discounted bottles of rosé wine from noon to 5 p.m. each Monday in July and August. Diners can choose a Lieb Cellars 2011 Bridge Lane rosé at 25 percent off, or a magnum of St. Tropez’s Cep d’Or from Cotes de Provence at half off. The restaurant will serve diners at tables on the beach or in its “sun lounge,” and takes reservations for its sun beds for noon to 4 p.m. or 4 to 8 p.m. sessions.

Montauk’s Hideaway
    The Hideaway restaurant, a casual Mexican eatery at the Diamond Cove Marina on West Lake Drive, is now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

“Yes, Chef” Guest Chef
    Marcus Samuelsson, a chef and cookbook author, will prepare a meal to be served at two seatings on Saturday at Solé East in Montauk. The $125-per-person cost will include four courses paired with Bedell Cellars, Channing Daughters, and Clovis Point wines, as well as a signed copy of Mr. Samuelsson’s forthcoming memoir, “Yes, Chef.” Reservations can be made by calling Solé East or sending an e-mail to marcusdinner@soleeast.com.

Free Wine Tasting
    Apres Soirée wine on tap will offer tastes of its products at a party on Saturday at Banzai Burger on Napeague. Complimentary wine and light appetizers will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Those who wish to attend have been asked to RSVP to info@banzaiburger.com.

Farmers Market Sweets
    Dolce Nirvana, a new East Hampton dessert company run by two sisters, is not only selling its pies and other products — fruit pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, and signature Key lime pies — at the farmers markets at the Hayground School (Bridgehampton) and East Hampton on Fridays, but is now providing its traditional and mango Key lime pies to the Whole Foods pop-up store in Wainscott. The company’s products were recently featured at the Williams-Sonoma store in Bridgehampton as well.
    Also available at local farmers markets are goodies made by Hamptons Cupcake Lounge. The company bakes with whole grains, fruit purées and unsweetened applesauce, sugar substitutes, and egg whites to create cupcakes that are lower in fat, sugar, carbohydrates, and calories than their traditional counterparts. Varieties, which include a selection of booze-infused “cuptails,” are available singly, by the dozen, or in miniature versions. They are being sold at the Hayground market on Friday afternoons as well as at the Southampton farmers market on Sundays.

BBQ Beach Delivery
    It’s summer, so Townline BBQ has reinstated its daily noon and 2 p.m. deliveries to Main Beach in East Hampton. Orders must total at least $20, excluding a $5 delivery charge, and be placed by 11 a.m. for the noon delivery and by 1 p.m. for the later delivery. Payment for phone orders must be by MasterCard or Visa. The eatery’s menu includes pork ribs, organic smoked chicken, pulled pork and chicken, burgers, and more.

Free Demo
    At the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton on Saturday, a noon to 2 p.m. demonstration will feature how to make an “instant” wine refresher, using Channing Daughters wines.