News for Foodies: 12.06.12

Local Food News

Holiday Food
    Tanya Tracy, who was born in India, will draw on her culinary heritage, blend it with Mediterranean cuisine, and demonstrate the preparation of a holiday spread at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton on Wednesday at noon. The program is free, but reservations must be made by Monday by calling the library or registering online at myrml.org.

Dinner Under the Tree
    A “Swedish Table” prix fixe will be served at the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton on Sunday following the annual tree-lighting festivities at c/o the Maidstone inn, taking place from 4 to 6 p.m.
    Service will begin at 6:45 p.m. The meal includes a choice of roast pork loin or codfish as an entree, and starters including herring three ways and a Swedish cold meat platter. The cost is $36 plus tax and gratuity. A la carte items will be available as well.

Wine, Tasting, and Books
    Silvia Lehrer will read from her book “Savoring the Hamptons: Discovering the Food and Wine of Long Island’s East End,” on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Lieb Cellars tasting room in Cutchogue. She will also sign copies, and share a taste of hors d’oeuvres from recipes featured in the book.

Warm and Cheery
    The Hampton Coffee Company in Water Mill has opened its “holiday cafe,” featuring seasonal gifts, including gift baskets, holiday music CDs, teas, coffee-making equipment, and more. Between now and New Year’s, the company is offering free samples of its limited edition Hampton Holiday Blend coffee, and can fulfill orders of fresh-baked pumpkin and apple pies, for pickup through Christmas Eve.
    Catering for breakfast and lunchtime holiday parties is being offered at a 10-percent discount, through New Year’s, with free delivery. Special seasonal hot drinks on the cafe menu this season include eggnog latte, peppermint mocha, and peppermint hot chocolate.

Year Round, With Fireplace
    Race Lane restaurant in East Hampton is open nightly on Wednesday through Sunday, from 5 p.m. A three-course prix fixe is available all night on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, and all night at the bar on Friday and Saturday or until 6:30 p.m. in the dining room. Happy hour drink specials and bar bites are offered every night from 5 to 6 p.m. at the bar.

Out in Montauk
    Sammy’s restaurant in the dock area of Montauk is open through the end of this month, serving lunch and dinner on Tuesday through Sunday. The space is available for parties.
    Also in Montauk, Bliss! A Montauk Kitchen, is offering a $5 breakfast special with coffee and juice and an $8 lunch special, including soda or water and chips. A new dinner menu can be found at the restaurant’s Web site, blissmtk.com, and dinner delivery service is offered in Montauk. Healthy lunches for school kids can be delivered to the Montauk, Amagansett, and Springs Schools.

Cupcakes
    The Hamptons Cupcake Lounge is now among the vendors at the Fair Foods Market, held indoors at Bay Burger in Sag Harbor on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The company offers a range of flavors from classics like red velvet to unusual ones like lavender lemonade, at $25 a dozen, and also sells lightly booze-infused “cuptails,” in such flavors as Bourbon Blast, Cuparita, Bananas Foster, Pina Cupalota, which cost $4 each or $44 per dozen, or $18 per dozen for the mini version. The company’s Web site is hamptonscupcakelounge.com.
    The market will be held Saturdays through the end of the month and then resume on Feb. 16.