News for Foodies: 04.05.12

    The Palm restaurant in East Hampton is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner for Easter for $58.90 per person, plus tax and tip. The meal will begin with a choice of salad or lobster bisque, followed by filet mignon served with a choice of panko fried shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops, jumbo shrimp, or jumbo lump crab cake. Dessert will be New York-style cheesecake or creme brulée. Reservations have been suggested.
    Pierre’s restaurant in Bridgehampton will serve an Easter brunch from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m.
    At the new Muse in the Harbor on Easter Sunday, the menu will include traditional holiday entrees such as lamb and ham. A kids menu will also be served. A three-course holiday prix fixe to be offered for $28.95 will include a choice of first courses such as various kinds of meatballs, soup, salad, and rice balls on a stick, and entrees including Mambo Chicken Italiano, Three Little Piggies, which incorporates three types of pork, and tilapia Wiener schnitzel, as well as a vegetarian selection. Dessert will be included as well.
    The Easter brunch special at the Living Room in East Hampton will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and include three courses, with a glass of sparkling wine for adults, and an opportunity for children to decorate their own cookies. The cost is $65 per person.
    At Cafe Max in East Hampton on Easter Sunday, a three-course prix fixe will offer diners a choice of appetizers such as the soup du jour, spring rolls, pear with gorgonzola and walnuts, shrimp cocktail, or fettuccini Alfredo. The entrees include penne with chicken sausage in tomato concassé, grilled or Cajun-style local fish, grilled salmon with a Dijon sauce, chicken Francaise, roast leg of lamb (for a $2 supplement), or roast prime rib. For dessert, there will be strawberry shortcake, Key lime pie, cranberry apple tarte, vanilla or chocolate ice cream, or fruit sorbet. The cost is $30 per person, or $20 for children 13 and under.

Easter in Montauk
    In Montauk, there are a number of Easter specials to be had. Inlet Seafood overlooking the water on East Lake Drive will serve a Sunday brunch from noon to 3 p.m. and an Easter dinner menu from noon to 8 p.m.
    At the Shagwong Tavern on Main Street, a three-course prix fixe will be offered all day for $29 per person.
    The Montauk Yacht Club will be have an Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that will include carving, pasta, and omelette stations, a raw bar, hot and cold buffets, and an array of desserts including homemade ice cream sundaes made to order.
    Manucci’s, on the corner of West Lake Drive and Flamingo Road, will have a $31.95 Easter prix fixe with entree choices to include a roast half-duck, filet mignon, crab and shrimp-stuffed fluke, braised lamb shank, and zuppa di pesce. The special will include soup or salad and a dessert.
    Gurney’s Inn will serve a traditional Easter dinner from 1 to 9 p.m. Among the entree choices will be veal chops, shrimp scampi, lamb chops, pork loin, steamed or broiled lobster or monkfish, and three “heart-healthy” selections.

Pierre’s in Spring
    At Pierre’s in Bridgehampton, a new menu revamped for spring includes lobster salad, pan-seared red snapper served with vegetables and an orange juice-infused broth, and a salad of tomato with fresh mango, avocado, and virgin olive oil. Hanger steak will replace the pot au feu that has been on the menu, and an artichoke velouté will replace the onion soup.
    Pierre’s also has a two-course prix fixe for $26, and a three-course prix fixe for $30, available all night except on Friday and Saturday, when it is offered only until 6:30 p.m. The prix fixe will not be offered on Easter.

Restaurant Week
    The recent Hamptons Restaurant Week — the 10th annual — had 56 participating restaurants offering a prix fixe promotion and jumpstarting their new seasons.
    A total of $2,495 ($10 for each new fan of the Hamptons Restaurant Week Facebook page) was donated to Maureen’s Haven, a nonprofit group that offers services for the homeless.

Pajama Party at Phao
    At a “pajama party” tomorrow night at Phao restaurant in Sag Harbor, which begins at 10:30, guests who wear pajamas will receive a complimentary drink. Judging for a $50 cash prize for the most comfortable and sexiest pajamas will be at 12:30 a.m. A D.J. will spin tunes. There will be no admission fee.

Cook’s Cook
    Joe Realmuto, the executive chef at Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton and the Nick and Toni’s Cafe in Manhattan, will teach a class at the De Gustibus Cooking School in New York City on April 17. The dishes to be prepared will highlight his devotion to local and organic produce, fish, and Mediterranean cooking.

Back From the Farms
    Lucy Kazickas, the owner of the Lucy’s Whey cheese shop on North Main Street in East Hampton, has returned from recent trips to visit farmers in the Finger Lakes region and Wisconsin, where she sampled new cheese as well as some of the old favorites.
    The shop will reopen for the season today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will also be open tomorrow and Saturday. Springtime hours on subsequent weekends will be Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Memorial Day.