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.

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    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.