News for Foodies: 10.19.06

Local Food News

Eat and Watch Films

Two East Hampton restaurants are offering specials geared toward moviegoers attending Hamptons International Film Festival events.
At Rowdy Hall, near the movie theater on Main Street, a "shorts menu" available from noon to 5 p.m. through Sunday will offer items that can be served quickly, such as chili, fish and chips, a bistro Cobb salad, and chicken salad, egg salad, bacon, lettuce, and tomato, and portobello sandwiches.

Nick and Toni's restaurant on North Main Street will have a $25 two-course prix fixe tonight and Sunday. The entree choices include spaghetti with pancetta, garlic, red pepper, lemon, and egg, pappardelle with braised rabbit, chanterelles, and sheep's milk ricotta, risotto, and pizzas.

Miercoles Mania

That's Wednesday, in English, and the "mania" taking place at Almondito in Wainscott means that margaritas and bocaditos - small versions of the restaurant's empanadas, ceviches, tacos, and guacamole - will be available for $5. The bocaditos will also be available at the bar for $7 each on Thursday through Monday. Almondito is open for dinner at 5:30 p.m. daily except Tuesday.

Beer Dinner

The Southampton Publick House will have a beer dinner next Thursday at 7 p.m. Ales, lagers, and stouts brewed at the Publick House will be served with each of four courses. The cost is $60. Reservations have been recommended.
Last Weekend

This will be the last weekend until next summer for a visit to the Lobster Roll, or Lunch, on Napeague. The seafood eatery will be open tomorrow and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Fall at Surfside, Inlet

The Surfside Inn in Montauk has new fall hours and menu items. Dinner is served beginning at 5 p.m. daily except Thursday, and lunch is served at noon on Saturday and Sunday. New on the appetizer menu are baked Little Neck clams served scampi-style, Prince Edward Island mussels, and homemade baked artichoke and brie dip. New entrees include flounder almondine, swordfish with lemon and artichoke hearts, and half a roasted duck with wild berry glaze.
Also in Montauk, the Inlet Seafood restaurant will remain open through December, serving daily, except Wednesday, beginning at noon. On Sundays, brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., football games can be seen on two screens, and a bar menu is available all day.

Bistro Prix Fixe

At 75 Main restaurant and wine bar in Southampton, a $22.95 prix fixe is offered all night on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The three courses feature a choice of soup, salad, or butternut squash ravioli as a starter, a main course of cedar-planked organic king salmon, grilled flat iron steak frite, or orechiette pasta, and dessert.

Italian Wine

A four-course dinner at the Southampton Inn next Thursday night at 7 will feature wines from different regions of Italy paired with each course. The wine dinner will cost $65 per person plus tax and gratuity.

The Lodge

Michael Gluckman, the restaurateur behind Bamboo in East Hampton, will open the Lodge, a "modern steakhouse," on Nov. 1 in the Race Lane, East Hampton, building that held the Laundry and, most recently, Leif Hope's restaurant.
Long Island Restaurant Week

Restaurants across Long Island are gearing up for the first Long Island Restaurant Week, a promotion featuring $21.95 three-course specials to be offered from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12. WordHampton, an East Hampton public relations firm, launched an early spring Hamptons Restaurant Week several years ago, and has now expanded that successful concept across the Island.
Participating East End restaurants, so far, include Alison, CoCo, Della Femina, Gurney's Inn, Oasis Waterfront, Pacific East, Redbar Brasserie, and the Southampton Publick House. A complete list is available online at www.long islandrestaurantweek.com.

Squash, Asian Fare

On Tuesday, cooks can learn to make squash dishes - roasted butternut squash soup, squash, sage, and hazelnut risotto, and pumpkin ice cream - at a class at the Williams-Sonoma store in Bridgehampton from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $55.
Teens have been invited to a "Cooking With Mom" class from 6 to 8:30 tonight with Sybille van Kempen of the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop, also in Bridgehampton. It costs $85. It will be followed by a "Cooking Solo" class for teens next Thursday night.

Loaves and Fishes will also offer a Thai cooking class during the same time slot tomorrow, and a session with Cynthia Battaglia, a caterer, on Asian hors d'oeuvres on Friday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. They also cost $85.