News for Foodies: 03.07.13

Local Food News

Now For Home
    The tomato sauce prepared and used at Astro Pizza and Felice’s Restaurant, the side-by-side Italian spots in ­Amagansett, can now be purchased for use at home, and even ordered by mail. Containers come in two sizes: 16 ounces for $5.50 and 36 ounces for $7.50. Homemade pizza dough and the restaurants’ homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing are also available in takeout packages.

Heating Up
    Slowly but surely, the restaurants that have been shuttered for a winter break are reopening. In Montauk, Sammy’s by the docks will fire up the stove once again tomorrow, and will offer St. Patrick’s Day-inspired prix fixes nightly through March 17.
    The Coast restaurant, downtown in Montauk, reopens next Thursday, and will serve dinner beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Next Thursday, as well as on March 21 and 28, there will be a family trivia night, with teams of four to eight people competing.
    An admission price of $20 for adults and $10 for children includes dinner, with children offered a choice among three entrees and a dessert, served with a juice box, and the grown-ups offered a choice of soup or salad, and one entree of three on the list.
    Advance reservations have been suggested and can be made by calling the restaurant or sending an e-mail to reservations@
Chocolate and Wine
    At Wolffer Estate vineyard in Sagaponack on Sunday, a chocolate sommelier will offer tastes of different sweets, all paired with wines. Roxanne Browning will discuss the cacao varietals and blends, and their terroir.
    Four different pairings will be served during two sessions. The first will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., followed by a 2 to 3 p.m. tasting. The cost is $35 per person, plus tax, or $30 for Wolffer wine club members. As seating is limited, reservations should be made online at