News for Foodies 10.06.11

    Oktoberfest continues at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton, with a special featuring weinerschnitzel on the menu today and tomorrow. Starting Saturday, the $24 Oktoberfest prix fixe dinner menu will feature kassler rippchen — smoked pork chops — with braised red cabbage and house-made applesauce, plus a Black Forest trifle for dessert. The special Oktoberfest dessert is available a la carte as well. The restaurant’s German-style celebration, which includes beer specials, will conclude at the end of next week.

Southampton’s little/red
    Autumn hours at little/red in Southampton, an eatery near Agawam Park that is a sibling of the red/bar brasserie in that village, will include lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday, and dinner on Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 5:30.

Smorgasbord Wednesdays
    The Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone in East Hampton is having “smorgasbord Wednesdays,” with a Swedish happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. that includes specially priced cocktails and wines by the glass, served along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Phao Prix Fixe
    A $24.95 prix fixe at Phao in Sag Harbor will include four courses and be available on Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m., or until 9:30 p.m. at the bar. Menu choices include papaya salad, a fresh basil roll, or soup to start, followed by items such as pork or chicken satay, pad thai, and curry dishes. Dessert is included as well.

Spring Close Class
    The owners and chef from Spring Close restaurant in East Hampton will present the next class in the East End Chefs series at the Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on Wednesday. Colin Keillor and Michael Lomasney, along with Justin Hoke, the chef, who has worked at Le Cirque 2000 in New York City and Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia, will discuss how to make oysters with apple cider jelly, crispy pork belly with honey butter sauce and butternut squash purée, and pear salad with granola and duck rillette, with butternut squash jam, kimchi, and duck jus.
    Apple cider cappuccino will be the dessert. Wine will be served. The cost of the class, which starts at 6:30 p.m., is $30, which can be paid by cash or check at the door. Reservations have been requested, as space is limited, and can be made by calling the church. Proceeds from the classes benefit the church’s community house fund, which is used to maintain church facilities that are open to community groups.

Harbor Grill Brunch
    In addition to its Saturday lunch hours, reported here last week, the Harbor Grill on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton has added a Sunday brunch buffet. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant will serve made-to-order omelettes, scrambled eggs, French toast, pastries, home fries, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, wraps, soups, and more, for $14.95, plus tax and gratuity. The brunch also includes coffee, tea, and juice. Each week a lunch special will be offered as well.  There will also be $3 mimosas and Bloody Marys from noon to 3 p.m.

Turtle Crossing’s Best
    Arthur Wolf, the chef at Turtle Crossing restaurant in East Hampton, will offer a continuing education class through the East Hampton School District this fall. Two sessions will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the restaurant, on Tuesday and again on Wednesday. The cost is $35 for each session. With light student participation, Mr. Wolf will demonstrate how to prepare and serve a full three-course meal including organic, healthy choices, and beverage.
    Class size is limited to 12. Registration is made through the district, by calling Joan Carlson of Sag Harbor.

Fall Class Preview
    Those who drop in to the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton on Saturday between noon and 2 p.m. will get a free preview of this fall’s Loaves and Fishes cooking school classes, with Carolyn Giacalone, a chef.