News for Foodies: 12.13.12

Local Food News

For Hanukkah
    Stuart’s Seafood Market has homemade latkes available for Hanukkah, along with house-made apple sauce. Advance orders are appreciated, though latkes are on hand in the shop. They also make a great accompaniment for holiday caviar, according to Charlotte Sasso of the market. The shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Holiday Plans
    The annual list of restaurants that will welcome guests for Christmas Eve and Christmas meals begins here.
    The Living Room, which is at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton, will have a “Swedish Christmas table” menu for lunch and dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from noon to 3 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 10 p.m. It includes four courses, for $36 per person, and includes herring three ways, an assorted cold meat plate, roast loin of pork or codfish as an entree, and a trio of desserts. The restaurant’s a la carte menu will be offered as well.
    Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton will have its 11th annual Christmas Eve roast suckling pig dinner this year. The main dish is served with cabbage, caramelized apples, and spaetzle, and costs $31. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Pajama Program, which provides new warm pajamas, along with books, to children in need in this country and around the world. Almond will also serve its regular a la carte menu on Christmas Eve, with service from 6 to 10 p.m. It will be closed on Christmas.

Holiday Cooking
    The East End Chefs program at the Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will feature festive dishes and drinks for a holiday buffet at its next session, on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sandra Wolge of East Hampton will demonstrate holiday table decorations, and Bill Bertha of the Red Horse Market in East Hampton will show how to prepare baked goods such as Stollen bread and spice cookies, and how to decorate a gingerbread house. Lillian Woudsma of East Hampton, a caterer who organizes the East End Chefs series, will discuss meal items and refreshments. Holiday music will be played, wine served, and the gingerbread house raffled off at the end of the event. The cost is $30, which can be paid at the door. Space is limited, so advance reservations have been requested; they can be made by calling the church.

Bites at the Bar
    At Muse in the Harbor restaurant in Sag Harbor, a “bar bites” menu offered from 5 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday includes barbecued pork spring rolls, chicken wings, fried calamari and mild banana peppers, and tuna sliders.