Recent Stories: Food

Laura Donnelly
August 12, 2014

Seawater Grill
Gurney’s Inn
290 Old Montauk Highway
668-2345
Lunch and dinner daily

Joanne Pilgrim
August 12, 2014

Contessa’s Cookbooks

Ina Garten’s extensive cookbook collection, housed at her East Hampton residence, where she also has space for a test kitchen and shoots of her “Barefooot Contessa” Food Network TV show, are featured in the September issue of Food Network magazine. The issue is on newsstands now. A list of Ms. Garten’s go-to cookbooks is online at foodnetwork.com/inaslibrary.

At Harlow East

August 5, 2014

Moby’s
341 Pantigo Road
East Hampton
527-5388
Dinner nightly

Lucia Akard
August 5, 2014

“I was within a few hours of listing my tractors on eBay,” said Sam Lester of Pantigo Farm Co., in regards to the sale of his family’s farmland on Skimhampton Road in East Hampton. “But I remember waking up Sunday and thinking, ‘I’m not going to go out like that.’ ”

Joanne Pilgrim
August 5, 2014

Stonecrop Wines

The Stonecrop vineyard in Martinborough, New Zealand, which is owned by Andy Harris and Sally Richardson of Montauk, has released its first rosé. The Montauk duo will be on hand for a wine-tasting at the Domaine Franey wine shop in East Hampton from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, and will be pouring not only this year’s rosé but a Stonecrop 2013 sauvignon blanc and a 2010 pinot noir.

Food Truck Derby

Laura Donnelly
July 29, 2014

Bridgehampton Inn
2266 Main Street
Bridgehampton
537-3660
Dinner Tuesday through Sunday
Brunch on Sundays

Joanne Pilgrim
July 29, 2014

Chefs Dinner

The annual Chefs Dinner at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton takes place Sunday. A V.I.P. dinner in honor of Tom Colicchio, a four-star chef, and Lori Silverbush, a filmmaker, will be prepared by Alfred Portale and Eric Ripert, among other chefs. Tickets are $1,000. 

Those cooking will also include Christian Mir of the Stone Creek Inn, Claudia Flemming of North Fork Table and Inn, Jason Weiner of Almond, Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar, and Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 22, 2014

Peter Ambrose, a well-known East Hampton chef and caterer, has moved on from the Hampton Seafood Company and opened Pete’s Endless Summer Taco shop in the former Food & Co. spot on Pantigo Road in East Hampton.

Laura Donnelly
July 22, 2014

At least once a summer a friend will call me with the discovery of a newer, better, easier way to cook corn. It involves a microwave and is guaranteed to remove all of the silk.

Bella Lewis
July 15, 2014

The gluten-free sesame, pink salt, lentil rice crisp bread of East Hampton Gourmet Food, at 66 Newtown Lane has won what the food world considers the equivalent of an Oscar.

The crisp bread was the winner of a 2014 Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation (SOFI) Award in the new product categorty at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City on June 30. The awards have been given to specialty foods and beverages since 1972.

Laura Donnelly
July 15, 2014

La Brisa
752 Montauk Highway
Montauk
668-8338
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily


La Brisa in Montauk is just that: a breeze. If you don’t like paper plates and picnic tables and wobbly stools and loud music, maybe this isn’t your cup of tea, or shot of mezcal. I found it delightful and I am an expert on Mexico, having been there . . . once.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 15, 2014

Montauk Eats

Laura Donnelly
July 8, 2014

The beauty of the restaurant Yama Q in Bridgehampton is that it doesn’t need a review by me or anyone, good or bad. It doesn’t need to have a tattooed, surfer-celebrity chef profile in Hamptons magazine. You won’t read about Beth and Howard Stern slurping miso soup and chomping on burdock salad on Page Six of the New York Post. Nor is it likely that as the Kardashians cut a visible and terrifying swath through our charming villages this summer they will ever cross the threshold of Yama Q. Yama Q is pure and quaint, virtuous, quiet, and fine.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 8, 2014

The Winner Is . . .

East Hampton Gourmet Food got the top “outstanding new product” award for its gluten-free lentil rice crispbread at the 2014 sofi (specialty outstanding food innovation) Awards at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City on June 30.

Laura Donnelly
July 1, 2014

Harlow East
1 Long Wharf
Sag Harbor
631-725-5858
Tuesday to Sunday
Noon-Midnight


Harlow East is a pop-up restaurant on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, where B. Smith’s resided for many years. It is a huge space, close to 400 seats indoors and out.

Janis Hewitt
July 1, 2014

The folks at the Montauk Juice Factory are so in love with Montauk and its people that they’ve opened a place where customers can get healthy just by drinking one of their concoctions. And there are many to choose from.

Joanne Pilgrim
July 1, 2014

Madeline McLean, a Sag Harbor resident, has launched the Madeline Picnic Co., which features meals made with ingredients from local farms and artisanal food producers.

Bella Lewis
June 24, 2014

Nancy Passaretti is revamping the fro-yo fad with Buddhaberry, her frozen yogurt shops in Sag Harbor and Montauk that offer all natural yogurt with superfood toppings, as well as an entire spectrum of sweets. After last season, her first summer with Buddhaberry in Montauk, Ms. Passaretti decided to move to the South Fork full time and open a year-round store at 125 Main Street in Sag Harbor.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 24, 2014

Takeout Catering

Joanne Pilgrim
June 24, 2014

Takeout Catering

Laura Donnelly
June 17, 2014

Red Stixs
1020 Montauk Highway
Water Mill
726-6200
Open weekdays, 6-10 p.m.,
weekends, 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Joanne Pilgrim
June 17, 2014

Art of Eating at Marders
Art of Eating Catering is offering a takeout menu at Marders nursery in Bridgehampton on Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The offerings, which change weekly, include items such as crudités with dipping sauce, hand-cut potato chips or sweet potato chips with seasonings, white bean dip, hummus, pad Thai, wraps, and salads.

Swedish Lunch

Bella Lewis
June 12, 2014
Father's Day dining out choices for treating dad to something manly-man or just a simple brunch.

Dad is a role model, a caretaker, and a sweetheart, but does he have the machismo to take advantage of the manly-man restaurant deals being offered hereabouts for Father's Day this year?

For a bright and early start, you might consider taking him to Montauk where Gurney's will offer a Father's Day brunch at the Ocean Café starting at 7 a.m. The resort's Seawater Grill will have a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $45 per person and 1/2 price for kids under 12.