News for Foodies: 01.03.13

Local Food News

   The next Artists and Writers Night at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton will be on Wednesday. Kathryn Levy, a poet who lives in Sag Harbor and New York City, will host the evening and lead a discussion, the theme of which will be Frank O’Hara’s “Lunch Poems” and Larre’s, a French bistro where O’Hara and other writers and poets gathered.
    Jason Weiner, the restaurant’s chef, will serve a family-style three-course meal. The cost is $40, plus tax and gratuity, and includes a glass of local wine or craft beer. The monthly dinners are designed, according to Almond, to continue “the time-honored Hamptons tradition as an incubator of creativity,” providing an opportunity for artists and writers “to gather together to exchange thoughts and ideas while enjoying a great meal.”
    Ms. Levy, whose poetry and reviews have been featured in numerous publications and anthologies, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has received writing fellowships from Yaddo and the Vermont Studio Center, among other places. She works as a teacher and arts consultant.

Seasonal Specialties
    At the Living Room restaurant in East Hampton, the menu now includes seasonal dishes with Scandinavian flavors. Among the appetizer selections are sweetbreads with langoustine, sauerkraut with chive beurre blanc, taco foie gras with mango salsa, pistachios, and edamame puree flavored with fish sauce, and pickled pumpkin salad with chevre and walnuts. Entree choices include coq au vin, grilled red tail venison, and lemon-glazed monkfish.

Bar Menu at Plaza Cafe
    The Plaza Cafe in Southampton has a new bar menu that will be offered Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Among the available dishes will be grilled seafood tacos, spicy rock shrimp tempura, mussels with curry broth, burgers — in both traditional and black bean versions — grilled pizza, and roast chicken.