News for Foodies: 08.16.12

Local Food News

   There is news for the Mary’s Marvelous fans out there who have been wondering when Mary Schoenlein, the Amagansett food shop’s owner and executive chef, would open the doors of her new location on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village.
    A grand opening party for the new store, which comprises the old Bucket’s Deli site plus the space next door, will take place on Aug. 31. The interiors have been renovated, and, on one side, will contain a packaged food retail section featuring baked goods and more, and on the other, a place to order the fresh-made specialties for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are featured at the current Mary’s Marvelous store. The Amagansett location is now open till 6 p.m.

East End Chefs
    The next East End Chefs session, a series of cooking classes and tastings at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor, will be presented by “the butcher, the baker, and the mozzarella maker,” according to a release. Three chef-owners of the Red Horse Market in East Hampton will show attendees how to prepare homemade mozzarella, cold seafood salad with orzo, and a key lime parfait. Along with the food, wine will be served. Admission costs $30 at the door, but reservations have been requested as space is limited. They can be made by calling the church.

Savoring the Hamptons
    Silvia Lehrer will present tastings from her cookbook, “Savoring the Hamptons: Discovering the Food and Wine of Long Island’s East End,” at the Bridge Gardens on Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m.  Admission is $25. The event is sponsored by the Peconic Land Trust, and reservations, which have been requested, can be made by calling the land trust’s Southampton offices.

Summertime Treats
    Special-sounding ice cream flavors made by Jeni’s ice cream are available at Lucy’s Whey in East Hampton, along with late summer fruit tarts and plenty of cheeses. The ice cream comes in dark chocolate, pistachio honey, and sweet corn blackberry varieties.

Souper Tuesdays
    The Peconic Land Trust is holding Souper Tuesdays each week in August  from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Amagansett Farmers Market. Each Tuesday, there will be a soup made with ingredients grown at one of the featured local farms, which include Amber Waves, Balsam, Sunset Beach, and Quail Hill. Michael Cinque of Amagansett Wines and Spirits will provide tastings of local wines, and farmers and land trust staff will be on hand to meet attendees. The event will be canceled in case of rain. Tuesday’s featured farm will be Balsam Farm.v