News for Foodies: 09.27.12

Local Food News

    Fall harvest time brings lots of celebrations of local bounty. The Wolffer Estate Vineyard harvest party will take place at the vineyard in Sagaponack on Oct. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 8.
    There will be barrel-rolling, hayrides, face-painting, a petting zoo, and a horse-jumping competition, along with a gourmet lunch, live music, and a chance to pick and stomp grapes. And, of course, there will be Wolffer wines. Tickets are $135 plus tax for adults, and $65 plus tax for those ages 4 to 20. Kids younger than 4 will be admitted free. No pets will be allowed.
    Wolffer Wine Club members may purchase two adult tickets at a discounted price of $125. The event usually sells out, so those interested might wish to check the vineyard’s Web site at

Class at Old Whalers
    The three chef-owners of the Red Horse Market in East Hampton will take part in a food event at the Old Whalers Church’s East End Chefs series next Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
    Pasquale Langella will start things off with his house-made mozzarella, served with prosciutto. Tim McClung will demonstrate sausage-making and then how to incorporate the result into a main course. Finally, William Bertha will dish up a chocolate-caramel tart. Wine and water will be served throughout. Registration in advance, with Lillian Woudsma, has been asked: 631-553-6515.
    The proceeds go to the Sag Harbor church’s Community House fund.

For the Group
    Up on the North Fork, the McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue will host a dinner prepared by Tom Schaudel on Saturday to benefit the Group for the East End.
    The Wood-Fired Full Moon Harvest Supper is billed as a “farm-to-table celebration,” and will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour followed by an Argentine-style barbecue dinner al fresco. Tickets are $150 per person.

Indian Wells Tavern
    Prime rib night returns to Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett on Thursdays. A dinner of prime rib, soup or salad, potato, and a vegetable will be served for $22.

Wine at Race Lane
    The coasts meet tomorrow in a five-course wine dinner featuring some of California’s notable vineyards at Race Lane in East Hampton. Champagne-poached Montauk oyster is paired with a Domaine Carneros rosé, steamed scallop with a 2009 Lincourt sauvignon blanc, and duck Magret with a 2008 Schug pinot noir, to describe but three of the courses. Reservations are a must.
    The cost is $72 per person plus tax and tip. Service starts at 7 p.m.
Shagwong Fest
    Starting tonight, the kitchen at the Shagwong restaurant in Montauk will simmer with a distinctively German sizzle for a month-long Oktoberfest offered Monday through Thursday for $21. Monday’s main course is weiner schnitzel a la Holstein, Tuesday’s is sauerbraten with potato pancake, Wednesday’s is roast duck with sausage stuffing, and Thursday’s is a mixed grill of sausages, smoked pork chops, and sauerkraut.

Slow Food East End
    Slow Food East End will have its annual meeting and potluck dinner on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hayground School on Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton. Mary Morgan is handling the R.S.V.P.s at mcfm.morgan@ Those taking part have been asked to provide a dish serving six to eight people.

Rowdy Oktober
    Rowdy Hall in East Hampton Village begins its version of Oktoberfest this evening through Sunday with knockwurst, bratwurst, bockwurst, and German potato salad. As with the rest of the weeklong special menu, the cost is $24 per person. On Monday the main course will switch to kassler rippchen with cabbage and grilled apples. Next Thursday, things change again with sauerbraten on the plate. German-style desserts will accompany the entrees all week.
    A Rowdy Hall beer mug will be sold for $7; refills are $4. Notable from the taps for the week will be Paulaner Hefe-Weizen, Warsteiner Premium Pilsner, and Hacker-Pschoor Oktoberfest.

Osteria Price Fix
    A fall special of three courses for $27, plus tax and tip, has been added at Osteria Salina on School Street in Bridgehampton on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights.
    Choices include eggplant parmigiana-pomodoro, crab cake with saffron citrus oil, Scottish salmon, strip steak, and rigatoni with eggplant, tomatoes, peperonciono, and basil.

Almond Veggie
    Almond in Bridgehampton has announced a fixed-price menu with three changing courses each night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for $28. On Mondays, the choices will be entirely vegetarian.

Nick and Toni’s $35
    Three courses at Nick and Toni’s are $35 for its prix fixe special on Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday-Monday.

Andrra Hours
    For the fall, Andrra, off Gann Road at Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton, will be open Thursday through Sunday from 5 p.m. The kitchen closes at 11 p.m. on Friday and Sunday.
    New on the menu is a tuna tartare “tower,” strip steak, filet mignon, swordfish, and house-made gnocchi with fresh squid.