News for Foodies 09.15.11

    Colin Ambrose, the chef and owner of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, will present the next program of “Cooking With East End Chefs” at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on Wednesday. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Mr. Ambrose will prepare roasted squash salad, striped bass, and cafe con leche flan, and will discuss his use of East End produce and goods. The requested donation for the event is $30. Wine will be served. Those interested have been asked to call to reserve a place. Payment can be made at the door.

Lobster Roll
    At the Lobster Roll on Napeague, a special for $13.75 includes two lobster roll sliders, each served with a quarter-pound of coleslaw, plus two sodas and an  order of crispy fries. The Lobster Roll is now closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Football Specials
    Football season specials are served at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 1 p.m., and on Monday nights, starting at 7. Besides beer specials, there will be $3 wings, chili cheese nachos, or pretzels with mustard, chili dogs, or burgers for $5, hushpuppies for $2.50, and hot dogs for $4. Townline is open starting at 11:30 a.m. from Thursday through Monday.

At Gosman’s
    Gosman’s Inlet Cafe, which is now closed on Wednesdays, is offering an $18 prix fixe, which includes a choice of dishes, including sushi, from Monday through Friday nights, 5 to 7 p.m.

Pumpernickel’s to Close
    The folks at Pumpernickel’s  deli on Pantigo Road in East Hampton have announced that the shop will close at the end of September, and have thanked their customers for their support over the years.

Big Day for Oenophiles
    The Long Island Wine Festival continues tomorrow with a series of exclusive dinners featuring local foods, each seating just a dozen or so diners who will be hosted by different chefs and winemakers at private residences.
    On Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., a wine tasting will take place at the Ludlow farm in Bridgehampton. Up to 30 local wineries will offer samples of not-yet-released 2010-vintage wines, said to be one of the best Long Island vintages ever. The wine will be served with locally produced foods and dishes served by top chefs. There will also be a silent auction of small original paintings, conceived as wine labels, that were commissioned for the event; the story of their creation is reported on the front page of this section. Tickets to Saturday’s event are $125.
    Following the tasting and silent auction there will be dinner and a live wine auction. Tickets to both the afternoon and evening events are $275. A three-course farm-to-table dinner will be prepared by Long Island chefs, including Tom Schaudel of A Mano, CoolFish, A Lure and Jewel, served with wines from across the East End.  Students from the International Culinary Center, home of the legendary French Culinary Institute and the School of Italian Studies, will assist.
    There will also be live music from The Jerry Costanzo Orchestra. Tickets may be ordered online at www.harvesteastend.com.