News for Foodies 12.22.11

For the Holidays
    Stuart’s Seafood in Amagansett has the makings of the traditional Italian Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes: all kinds of seafood, including bacalao, eels, smelt, sole, calamari, scallops, and clams.
    Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton will be closed on Christmas day, but will serve dinner beginning at 6 p.m. from Tuesday through New Year’s Day.

     Reservations are being taken for New Year’s Eve at Nick and Toni’s, when there will be a la carte holiday specials on the menu, a complimentary amuse- bouche to start the meal and a dessert amuse to end it.
    In Bridgehampton, Almond will be closed on Christmas Day. 

    Pierre’s market in Bridgehampton has holiday goodies for sale, including Dresden stollen, and buche de Noel, or yule logs. There is also a dessert made with tiramisu that is decorated like a snowman, in individual and party portions.

    Pierre’s restaurant will be open all day on Christmas Eve, and at dinnertime will offer a $55 prix fixe in addition to the a la carte menu. On Christmas morning, Pierre’s will serve breakfast from 8 a.m., and then serve brunch and dinner until 11 p.m.

And Up Next . . .
    For a New Year’s Eve at home, Cheryl Stair, the executive chef at Art of Eating Catering in Amagansett, can provide a plethora of dishes, including appetizers, seafood, soups, salads, vegetables, entrees, and desserts. Orders must be placed by Monday for New Year’s meals, or at least two days ahead for other dates. 

    Babette’s, on East Hampton’s Newtown Lane, is accepting reservations for New Year’s Eve, when a special prix fixe dinner will be served, and for New Year’s Day, when breakfast will include a selection of omelettes as well as cinnamon swirl French toast and fresh Bloody Marys.

    A New Year’s celebration at Serafina in East Hampton can include a special prix fixe beginning at 8:30 p.m., featuring four courses for $50 per person, plus tax and tip. The a la carte menu will also be available. A pizza al tartufo for the table, and champagne toast for diners, will be included. Tiramisu for dessert will be served with sparklers.

    On New Year’s Day, Serafina will serve brunch beginning at noon.

T.E. McMorrow
Two teens and a 22-year-old who allegedly robbed an East Hampton man a little before midnight on Feb. 22 using what appeared to be a pistol have been arrested by East Hampton Town police detectives.
Taylor K. Vecsey
East Hampton firefighters quickly put out a fire that started in a bedroom in a house in the Hansom Hills subdivision on Thursday afternoon.
Christopher Walsh
Pat Mansir, a first term East Hampton Town Trustee, resigned on Monday, expressing growing frustration with what she describes as the panel’s dysfunction.
Joanne Pilgrim
The State Department of Environmental Conservation has warned against spring and summer pruning of oak trees, which have become infected across the state and Suffolk County with a disease called oak wilt.
Taylor K. Vecsey
New Sag Harbor regulations banning parking on side streets near the village’s two schools may be the village board’s way of encouraging the school district to provide more parking on its own.
Christopher Walsh
The East Hampton Town Trustees scored a victory in State Supreme Court this month when a judge denied a request for summary judgment by an East Hampton Village resident who constructed a 166-foot-long rock revetment on the ocean beach in front of her house after her property was damaged during Hurricanes Irene in 2011 and Sandy the following year.
T.E. McMorrow
Two men charged with felonies in recent days have been indicted by grand juries.
East Hampton Town could have an answer in June as to whether the legality of three laws designed to cut down on aircraft noise over the community by restricting hours and access to the airport will be assessed by the highest court in the land.