News for Foodies 070.7.11

    The news on the scene this week, now that most of this year’s restaurant roulette has spun to a stop, is the opening of Banzai Burger on the Napeague stretch. The new eatery, which has a sushi bar as well, is in the spacious digs on the north side of the stretch between the Clam Bar and Cyril’s and is serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    The burger menu has classic burger combinations for the adventurous, such as a burger with foie gras and Mecox Dairy cheese for red meat eaters, and offerings for those who don’t eat red meat, such as tuna or mako shark burgers.
    Alex Duff is the general manager, and the chefs are Alan Hughes and Isao Yoshimura. An opening party was held last Thursday evening.

Wolffer Wine Dinner
    Reservations are being taken for a July 17 wine dinner at the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton featuring wines from the Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack. James Carpenter, the chef at the restaurant, which is in c/o the Maidstone inn, will prepare four courses, each to be served with a complimentary wine. The event will be co-hosted by Kelly Matis, the Living Room’s sommelier, and Roman Roth, the winemaker at Wolffer. The cost is $95, and reservations have been highly recommended.
    The menu will include chilled local corn soup with lobster panna cotta, slow-braised Berkshire pork belly, grilled Black Angus rib eye with a salad made of local greens, and a “tasting trio” of desserts.

Date Night at Page
    At Page at 63 Main in Sag Harbor, Wednesday is date night. In order to amp up the mood, during dinner diners will be offered a 50-percent discount on bottles of red wine.

Food, Wine, Art
    Those who purchase tickets now to Dan’s Taste of Two Forks, a food and wine extravaganza at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton on July 16, will receive two free V.I.P. passes to artMRKT Hamptons, an art fair taking place at the Bridgehampton Historical Society Grounds from next Thursday through July 17, enabling access to a preview party and a V.I.P. lounge at the fair.
    The July 16 food and wine event, sponsored by Dan’s Papers, will celebrate local food, wine, restaurants, and chefs, and include offerings from more than 30 wineries and 40 East End restaurants.
    Sponsors will include, besides Dan Rattiner of Dan’s Papers, Marcus Samuelsson, an award-winning chef, and several A-list celebrities such as Mark Feuerstein of the TV series “Royal Pains,” and Aida Turturro of “The Sopranos.”
    Tickets are $150 for general admission ($225 for V.I.P.s), and may be purchased online at danstasteoftwoforks. com. Those who use the code FODTF (Friend’s of Dan’s Papers Two Forks) will receive a 20-percent discount. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit local food pantries.