News for Foodies: 01.24.13

Local Food News

    A 2009 merlot from the North Fork’s Bedell Cellars was served at a lunch following President Obama’s inauguration on Monday, along with a second course of bison served with red potato horseradish cake and a wild huckleberry reduction.
    A number of New York products were featured at the lunch, which New York Senator Charles E. Schumer arranged as part of his duties as chairman of the inauguration committee. Along with the Bedell merlot, wines from several vineyards in the Finger Lakes region were served.

The Week at Citta
    Tuesday night is pizza night at Cittanuova in East Hampton. A $15 special includes any pizza, served with a quartino portion of Lambrusco wine. On Wednesdays, a New York strip steak, served one of three ways, is $19, and on Thursdays any pasta entree is $15.
    Cittanuova has a happy hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, during which complimentary food is served at the bar and drink specials are offered, including draft beer for $4 and $5 glasses of wine.

At the Living Room
    Sundays are “family roast” nights at the Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton. For $26, diners can enjoy a roast served family-style, along with meringues and ice cream for dessert. Kids under 7 eat free.
    On Wednesdays, seafood is the focus. An $84 dinner for two (excluding tax and gratuity) includes lobster bisque to start, followed by a raw seafood platter and a small dessert. Thursday brings a 30-percent discount on wines by the bottle that are selected by the restaurant’s wine director and sommelier.

East End Chefs
    The next class in the East End Chefs series at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will feature Marco Barrila from Insatiable Eats in Southampton. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday, he will demonstrate the art of making gnocchi with a Bolognese pesto sauce, a traditional Sicilian pulpo salad, and a fresh strawberry tiramisu. Wine will be served.
    The cost is $30. Reservations have been requested, as space is limited, and can be made by calling the church.

Super Bowl Catering
    Orders must be placed by Monday for Super Bowl party catering by La Fondita or Townline BBQ. The two related eateries will work together to provide Tex-Mex packages that feed 10, cost $140, and can include more Mexican-style or more Texas barbecue.

Channing Daughters to N.J.
    Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton has announced that it has received a license that allows it to ship wine to addresses in New Jersey.

At Hampton Seafood
    A happy hour every Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Seafood Company on Race Lane in East Hampton brings food specials such as fish or pulled chicken tacos for $3, and oysters on the half shell, or served baked, New Orleans style, for $1 each. Clams on the half shell are 50 cents each, and cocktail shrimp 75 cents each. The menu changes periodically.