News for Foodies: 10.11.12

Local Food News

    Those whose appetite for films was not satiated by the Hamptons International Film Festival might well consider Rowdy Hall when planning dinner and a movie. Beginning on Monday, the East Hampton restaurant, just a few doors down from the theater, will once again offer discounted movie tickets, at $8.50, to diners who purchase an entree for lunch or dinner from Sundays through Thursdays. For burger fans, a $20 special offered at dinnertime Sundays through Thursdays, also beginning on Monday, will include both the burger and a movie ticket.

Afternoon Tea
    Afternoon tea is served at the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton, located at c/o the Maidstone inn.
    Available on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m., it includes finger sandwiches, scones, jams, lemon curd, cream, and cookies, and costs $29 per person. Reservations are required.

Pierre’s in Fall
    Pierre’s restaurant in Bridgehampton has modified its menu for fall. Onion soup, escargots, and brandade of cod have returned as appetizers. New items that have been added include endive and pear salad, salmon with lentils, and duck magret with prunes and turnip confit. Also on the menu is a 12-hour-braised loin of pork with winter spices and pistachios.
    The prix fixe at Pierre’s is $26 for two courses, $32 for three, and is served all night every night, except on Fridays and Saturdays, when it is offered until 6:30 p.m.

Seasonal Takeout
    Also offering new items for fall is Pepalajefa, a gourmet takeout shop on Sag Harbor’s Main Street. Cooler-weather items include Spanish lentil soup, a focaccia sandwich with eggplant caponata and goat cheese, meatloaf with cornichons served on a baguette, polenta with wild mushrooms, and chorizo with leeks or Moroccan chicken legs, sold by the pound.
    The shop also has daily specials that include soups, meat, pasta, and side dishes.

Sunday Brunch
    Brunch on Sunday is a good reason to get up and out. At the Plaza Cafe in Southampton, brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes such offerings as slow-cooked pork belly with fried egg and braised lentils, Long Island duck-confit hash served with a poached egg and duck cracklings, and an omelette with butter-poached lobster, asparagus, morels, and Gruyere cheese.

Cheese Month
    For those not already celebrating it, October has been designated “American Cheese Month.” At Lucy’s Whey cheese shop in East Hampton, those who have purchased an American Cheese Month “passport” for $10 are entitled to discounts on a featured cheese, which will vary throughout the month. The shop has a second location at Chelsea Market in Manhattan; the East Hampton store is open Friday through Sunday.