Recent Stories: Food

Joanne Pilgrim
April 13, 2017
Jennifer Pike of Pike Farms and Sybille van Kempen of the Loaves and Fishes food store will discuss farm-to-table eating at a talk next Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Library, part of the library’s Tom Twomey discussion series. Tickets are on sale for this year’s Taste of Tuckahoe, a fund-raiser for the Tuckahoe School at which numerous chefs, food producers, vintners, and beer makers present their wares. It will take place at 230 Elm in Southampton on April 28 from 7 to 10 p.m., with a V.I.P. cocktail hour from 6 to 7 before the main event.

Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton reopened last week for its 2017 season and will be serving lunch and dinner Thursdays through Sundays beginning at 11:30 a.m. until a bit later this spring.

Joanne Pilgrim
April 6, 2017
Ina Garten has a new instruction series in the works called “Cook Like a Pro.” It will premiere on the Food Network next month. Stuart’s Seafood Market in Amagansett will have gefilte fish and other Passover specialties this week and next. The shop will be closed on April 16 and reopen on April 18.

Opus One Winery Dinner

Sunday is the night for a wine dinner at Wolffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor featuring vintages from the Opus One winery of California, along with offerings from the Wolffer Estate of Sagaponack. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the dinner costs $257.25 per person, which includes tax and tip.

 

Trump Travel Dinner

Joanne Pilgrim
March 30, 2017
As part of “Stay Out Late — Starry Night,” a business promotion in Southampton Village tonight, Union Cantina, a Mexican restaurant at Bowden Square, will have an all-night happy hour and live music. The Wolffer Estate winery in Sagaponack has unveiled its new tasting room, which features a bar where one can order a glass of the vineyard’s wine or dry rosé cider, along with high-top tables, banquettes, and a living room area.

The Harbor Grill on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton has started Taco Tuesdays, when taco dinners are two-for-one, with specials on beverages to complement the meal. The special begins at 5 p.m. each week.

Mark Segal
March 30, 2017
"We bring in people who are wine educators," Chimene Macnaughton said of the workshops at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, "but we make it super-democratic. We want it to be welcoming even if all you know is that you like white wine."

On a recent Wednesday evening at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, more than 30 people crowded around a large, L-shaped table listening to Bryan Tierce, a principal of Oro de Lidia tequila, talk about tequila and mezcal. In front of each participant tiny plastic cups sat on a placemat that identified each libation. Judging from the questions, some were novices, others more experienced, and Mr.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 23, 2017
Taste a bite from a whole host of East End restaurants and food producers on April 2 at A Moveable Feast, a Slow Food East End fund-raiser for its Edible School Gardens program. Cittanuova restaurant in East Hampton, which has expanded its bar seating area and is showing basketball games on large TVs over the bar, is serving complimentary Buffalo chicken wings during Monday and Tuesday night games after 6.

Maurizio Marfoglia, the chef and owner at Dopo La Spiaggia in East Hampton, is teaming up with Gwendolen Bokine of Gwennie on the Go, a vegan chef, to present Beyond Twigs, Sticks, and Berries, a five-course meal, at the restaurant next Thursday.

Taylor K. Vecsey
March 23, 2017
For years, customers had asked Jason Belkin to serve dinner at Hampton Coffee Company’s Water Mill spot, which has been open for 24 years. “We’ve been procrastinating,” Mr. Belkin said with a laugh. He has been busy growing the business to include cafes in Westhampton and Southampton, and most recently in Aquebogue. Over the winter, a longtime plan came together to finally give his customers what they had been asking for: dinner at Hampton Coffee.

For years, customers had asked Jason Belkin to serve dinner at Hampton Coffee Company’s Water Mill spot, which has been open for 24 years. “We’ve been procrastinating,” Mr. Belkin said with a laugh. He has been busy growing the business to include cafes in Westhampton and Southampton, and most recently in Aquebogue.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 16, 2017
Registration is open for a mushroom cultivation class to be led by David Falkowski of Open Minded Organics in Bridgehampton on May 6. The half-day session will include a tour of the company’s mushroom farm, a discussion of basic mycology, and information on indoor and outdoor mushroom cultivation. Roman Roth, the winemaker at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagap­onack, will host a private tasting in the wine cellar on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. featuring a number of Wolffer varietals and vintages and including information about the creation of each wine and how to pair it with food.

Roman Roth, the winemaker at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagap­onack, will host a private tasting in the wine cellar on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. featuring a number of Wolffer varietals and vintages and including information about the creation of each wine and how to pair it with food. Admission is $35, or $25 for Wolffer Wine Club members. 

 

Jennifer Landes
March 16, 2017
In case you are not Irish or have your head in the sand, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. For those looking to satisfy their holiday hankering for corned beef and cabbage, the traditional American way to celebrate the day in an epicurean way, there are numerous places to find it.

In case you are not Irish or have your head in the sand, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. For those looking to satisfy their holiday hankering for corned beef and cabbage, the traditional American way to celebrate the day in an epicurean way, there are numerous places to find it.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 9, 2017
Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton is holding pizza-making sessions for kids ages 5 to 12 every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, will bring Irish food and drink specials to Rowdy Hall in East Hampton for St. Patrick’s Day, along with a live WEHM radio broadcast from the restaurant from 4 to 6 p.m.

In an unexpected move, the Meeting House restaurant in Amagansett closed its doors on Sunday. It announced the closing on Facebook on Friday. Word is that Randy Lerner, who owns the restaurant and all of Amagansett Square, where it is located, has made a deal to have Wolffer Kitchen take over the space.

Joanne Pilgrim
March 2, 2017
The spring session of tastings and classes at Wainscott Wine and Spirits begins on Wednesday with “The Past and Future of Wine Education: Why We Taste and What We Learn,” presented by Andrew Beti of Wine Symphony, Inc., a co-founder of the American Sommelier Association. The soup pots will be simmering on Saturday at Scoville Hall in Amagansett for the eighth annual soup and chili dinner sponsored by the deacons of the Amagansett Presybterian Church. Twenty-two East End restaurants or food purveyors, along with church members, will provide the eats.

The Montauk Brewing Company has been growing by leaps and bounds, it seems, and recently got some positive attention for its Driftwood Ale. Competing against beers from many breweries from across the United States, the brew won a gold medal in the India pale ale or English-style pale ale category at the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards in Bend, Ore., in late January.

 

Joanne Pilgrim
February 23, 2017
Wine lovers can enjoy a presentation by Roman Roth, the Wolffer Estate winemaker, who will lead diners through a tasting of the Sagaponack winery’s cabernet franc vintages paired with a five-course dinner prepared by Brian Cheewing on Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, beer lovers can enjoy the First Annual Whole Animal Cured, Pickled, Fermented, and Preserved Things Beer Dinner at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton. Jason Weiner, Almond’s chef, is collaborating with Jeremy Blutstein, the chef at Montauk’s East by Northeast, to create five courses to be paired with Montauk Brewing Company beers.

It’s that time of year again, when diners at Rowdy Hall, in addition to submitting their orders, can submit their own Oscar night ballots with their predictions for winners of the golden statues to be awarded on Sunday. 

Laura Donnelly
February 23, 2017
When I wake up in the middle of the night I usually begin to fantasize about palominos.I Google palominos for sale and imagine the fun of owning one. This insomniac behavior can last for hours. Sometimes I research vintage Airstream trailers, because, well, they’re pretty to look at. The Bambi model, measuring a mere 16 feet and built from 1961 to 1964, is the most totes adorbs!

When I wake up in the middle of the night I usually begin to fantasize about palominos.I Google palominos for sale and imagine the fun of owning one. This insomniac behavior can last for hours. Sometimes I research vintage Airstream trailers, because, well, they’re pretty to look at.

Laura Donnelly
February 16, 2017
I have been a fan of Tutto Il Giorno, now Dopo La Spiaggia (“after the beach”), in Sag Harbor for years. I don’t patronize it frequently because it is a wee bit expensive, but it is cozy and charming, with a view of Bay Street and the marina. Now Dopo La Spiaggia has opened at the old Laundry (later the Lodge and Race Lane) space in East Hampton.

Dopo La Spiaggia
31 Race Lane
East Hampton
631-658-9063
Dinner nightly 

Joanne Pilgrim
February 16, 2017
Red wines from southern France will be the focus at the next in a series of weekly wine classes at Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton. The sessions — on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — are free, but reservations have been requested. Italian wines will be up next, on March 1. Reservations are a must for the first annual “whole animal, cured, pickled, fermented, and preserved things” beer dinner to be held at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton on March 1.

Reservations are a must for the first annual “whole animal, cured, pickled, fermented, and preserved things” beer dinner to be held at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton on March 1. Jeremy Blutstein, the chef at East by Northeast in Montauk, is teaming up with Almond’s chef, Jason Weiner, to create a five-course tasting menu.

Mark Segal
February 9, 2017
A product cannot get more local or artisanal than FoodFitness Granola Clusters, which Renée McCormack single-handedly makes and packages in the certified kitchen of her East Hampton house and delivers to some 20 fitness studios and specialty shops from East Hampton to Southampton.

A product cannot get more local or artisanal than FoodFitness Granola Clusters, which Renée McCormack single-handedly makes and packages in the certified kitchen of her East Hampton house and delivers to some 20 fitness studios and specialty shops from East Hampton to Southampton.

Joanne Pilgrim
February 9, 2017
Blood oranges will lend their flavor to the Valentine’s celebration at Almond in Bridgehampton on Tuesday. A $75 holiday menu will include Montauk pearl oysters, a winter salad, duck and foie gras ravioli, Peconic Bay scallops, and entree choices of North African-spiced rack of lamb or smoked and roasted salmon. Guests at the 1770 House in East Hampton can partake of a Valentine’s Day tasting menu that will include a dozen dishes in its four courses. A fifth, a cheese course, is optional.

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, so that gives the whole weekend, and then some, to celebrate. 

At c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton, a three-course special will be offered from Saturday through Feb. 18 — from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5:30 to 9:30 on Friday and Saturday. The price is $75 per person.

Joanne Pilgrim
February 1, 2017
At Almond in Bridgehampton, the next Artists and Writers Night on Tuesday at 7 will feature Scott and Megan Chaskey, both poets. A $45 fee for the evening includes a three-course family-style meal with a glass of craft beer or wine. A tip is included. Reservations are a must. Super Bowl Sunday this weekend will bring food and drink specials at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett beginning at 6 p.m.

Super Bowl Sunday this weekend will bring food and drink specials at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett beginning at 6 p.m. while the game is shown on five TVs and through a large projector. There will be free appetizers served during the game and giveaways each quarter, with a chance to win a smart TV. 

Artists and Writers Night

Laura Donnelly
February 1, 2017
It’s time for Super Bowl LI (that’s 51 for those of you who failed Roman numerals in school). The Atlanta Falcons vs. the New England Patriots! Brady vs. Ryan, chowdah vs. frogmore stew! Lady Gaga will be performing at the halftime show. Again.

It’s time for Super Bowl LI (that’s 51 for those of you who failed Roman numerals in school). The Atlanta Falcons vs. the New England Patriots! Brady vs. Ryan, chowdah vs. frogmore stew! Lady Gaga will be performing at the halftime show. Again.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 26, 2017
Slow Food East End will sponsor a pasta-making class on Feb. 9. Pierre Friedrichs, a chef and vice-president of the group, will lead the session at his own house, along with Laura Luciano, a food writer, photographer, and recipe developer for Edible East End whose blog, Out East Foodie, focuses on growing, cooking, and eating locally on the East End. The first-ever wintertime Long Island Restaurant Week lasts a few more days, through Sunday. A three-course prix fixe meal is being offered for $27.95 at more than 100 restaurants across the island, which are listed online at longislandrestaurantweek.com.

Restaurant Week

Laura Donnelly
January 26, 2017
If you are what you eat, then Donald Trump is a basket of, I mean, bucket of, deplorable K.F.C. chicken, washed down with Diet Coke. “If he had any class, he’d eat Popeye’s,” grumbled my gourmet offspring when he heard this revealing tidbit.

If you are what you eat, then Donald Trump is a basket of, I mean, bucket of, deplorable K.F.C. chicken, washed down with Diet Coke.   “If he had any class, he’d eat Popeye’s,” grumbled my gourmet offspring when he heard this revealing tidbit.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 19, 2017
The Shagwong of Montauk is offering a three-course early-bird menu for $19.95 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. A new chef, Darren Boyle, who cooked at Salt on Shelter Island will be presenting his new dishes. Word is that Vine Street Cafe on Shelter Island is planning a springtime opening of an East Hampton outpost in the Montauk Highway building long occupied by Cafe Max.

Two dining deals are available at the 1770 House in East Hampton from now through March. A weekday prix fixe in the dining room of the inn as well as in its downstairs tavern features three courses for $35, with choices from the a la carte menu. There are also selections of wine for $9 per glass and beers for $5. The special is offered Sundays through Thursdays, excluding holidays.

Laura Donnelly
January 19, 2017
Every time I travel I take copious notes, mostly about food and regional dishes, and wonder how I can adapt these discoveries once I get home. The similarities between Key West, Fla., and Montauk cannot be missed. They both claim the clever title of “a drinking town with a fishing problem,” and each calls itself “The End.”

Every time I travel I take copious notes, mostly about food and regional dishes, and wonder how I can adapt these discoveries once I get home.   The similarities between Key West, Fla., and Montauk cannot be missed.  They both claim the clever title of “a drinking town with a fishing problem,” and each calls itself “The End.” Key West, a.k.a

Mark Segal
January 19, 2017
“Small Works (Part Two),” an exhibition organized by Folioeast, an online gallery founded by Coco Myers to showcase the work of East End artists, will take place at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Bridgehampton from Saturday through Jan. 30. An opening will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The RJD Gallery, which will reopen in its new space on Main Street in Bridgehampton in March, has issued an open call to artists for submissions to the eighth annual Hamptons Juried Art Show to benefit the Retreat. The show will open at the gallery on April 22.

AbEx Symposium

“Abstract Expressionism: Works on Paper,” a full-day symposium organized by the Clyfford Still Museum Research Center and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, will take place at Stony Brook Manhattan on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 12, 2017
The new headquarters of Art of Eating Catering and Event Planning will be opening next month on Butter Lane. The move, according to a press release, will accommodate “a substantial growth in business” for the caterers. Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett is offering diners half-price bottles of wine with certain meals on Thursdays and Sundays.

If you haven’t yet made it to Zigmund’s, the bar and small-bites venue in Bridgehampton opened in mid-2016 by the restaurateurs behind Almond, this weekend will be the last chance to do so: It is closing after a karaoke night from 8 p.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. the next morning.