News for Foodies: 03.21.13

Local Food News

    This week’s food news includes options for upcoming spring religious holidays.
    At Stuart’s Seafood market in Amagansett, Charlotte Sasso has her homemade gefilte fish and horseradish available. Other Passover specialties, which must be pre-ordered, include brisket, latkes, and kosher noodle kugel. Stuart’s is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Tuesday.
    For those ready to make reservations for an Easter Sunday restaurant dinner, Cafe Max in East Hampton will be serving a three-course holiday meal for $30 beginning at 1 p.m. on March 31.
    At the Gulf Coast Kitchen in Montauk, an Easter buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include a carving station with roast turkey, prime rib, and smoked ham, and stations serving pasta and omelets, as well as a raw bar. Also available will be steamed mussels, pan-seared wild salmon, antipasto, macaroni and cheese, and side dishes, as well as dessert. The cost is $39 per person, or $17.95 for kids ages 4 to 12. Those younger may eat for free.

Recipe Sharing
    Hilary Herrick Woodward, a yoga teacher and lifelong Southampton resident, will offer samples of vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes at a Memorable Meals program at the Rogers Memorial Library on Wednesday at noon. Reservations must be made by Sunday by calling the library, or going to myrml.org.

Dinner and Movie
    Also in Southampton, the Plaza Cafe is offering a dinner-and-a-movie special on Sundays through Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m., and on Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. The $39.50 special includes a three-course prix fixe meal and a ticket to the Southampton Cinema, which can be used for any show. Tax and gratuity are extra. Among the menu items are Long Island seafood chowder and entrees such as horseradish-crusted cod, sliced flatiron steak, and lemon-herb marinated chicken.

Out on Weeknights
    At little/red in Southampton, weeknights bring specials for $22.95 beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. In addition, each night a la carte menu items will be offered at a discount price. The lineup includes fish and chips on Monday, rigatoni with sausage on Tuesday, moules frites on Wednesday, and hanger steak on Thursday.

Stomachs, Ready . . .
    Eaters, on your mark. Hamptons Restaurant Week begins on April 7. For a week, numerous East End restaurants will offer $19.95 and $27.95 prix fixes and specials on wine, while lodgings will offer visitors discounted rates. At certain locations, a portion of the proceeds from dinners will be donated to two local nonprofit groups, Project MOST, which offers after-school programs to kids at Springs School and the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton, and the Edible School Gardens program.
    The event is sponsored by East Hampton’s own WordHampton Public Relations. Businesses may sign up to participate, and additional information can be found at hamptons­restaurant­week.com.


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