News for Foodies: 06.14.12

Local Food News

    With Father’s Day on Sunday, restaurants are putting out the welcome mat for dads and their families in various ways.
    Osteria Salina in Bridgehampton will serve Father’s Day supper from 1 p.m., with specials and items from the regular menu available.
    Lobsters will be on the menu at the Harbor Grill in East Hampton, which offers a two-course lobster dinner for $29 all night, every night. It includes a soup or salad, a one-pound lobster, corn on the cob, and a choice of side dish. On Sunday, to celebrate the holiday, there will be live music by Johnny Pipes from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 
    Navy Beach restaurant in Montauk will give dads who visit on Sunday a free Budweiser or Bloody Mary with their meal, either at lunch or dinner.
    At Andrra, which sits in a prime scenic spot overlooking Three Mile Harbor, a Father’s Day brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The three-course prix fixe is $30 plus tax and gratuity, and includes items such as salad, Mediterranean seafood chowder, fried calamari, soft-shell crabs, burgers, lobster rolls, and desserts.
    Rowdy Hall in East Hampton will mark Father’s Day with a $17.50 special on a Rowdy burger or turkey burger, with a mug of beer, throwing in the mug to take home. Rowdy Hall serves lunch and dinner daily, and a midday menu every afternoon from 3 to 5.

Annual Chefs Dinner
    Tickets are on sale for the 2012 Chefs Dinner at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, a benefit for the school’s Jeff Salaway Scholarship Fund and Jeff’s Kitchen. The event, to be held on July 28 at the school, will feature several well-known chefs, including Eric Ripert, Josh Capon, Justin Smillie, and Amanda Frei­tag. Ina Garten, also known as the Barefoot Contessa, will be a special guest. Numerous local chefs will also participate.
    The evening will include a cocktail party followed by a V.I.P. wine dinner, along with both silent and live auctions. Cocktail party tickets are $150, while tickets for cocktails and dinner are $750. Special seating at V.I.P. tables ranges from $1,500 per ticket to $11,000 for a table for eight. Tickets for children, including a kids’ dinner and child care by Hayground Camp counselors, are $35. Tickets can be purchased online at

New Cheeses at Lucy’s
    Lucy’s Whey in East Hampton now has a supply of Grayson, a rich and pungent cow’s-milk cheese from Meadow Creek Dairy in Galax, Va. According to the shop, which has just received the first of this year’s batch, the cheese is a customer favorite.
    Another new cheese at Lucy’s Whey, which is on North Main Street, is from Jasper Hill Farm in Vermont, a new offering called Conundrum, which is similar to a French Muenster cheese.

Anniversary Celebration
    Cafe Max in East Hampton is celebrating its 21st season this week. Diners in parties of four or fewer who mention the milestone between today and next Thursday will be given a complimentary glass of wine with dinner, except on Saturday, when the offer does not apply.

Tastes of Rosé
    At Pierre’s restaurant in Bridgehampton, a meal on June 27 will be paired with rosé wines from Chateau d’Esclans. The menu will include passion fruit ceviche, Chilean sea bass, and Australian rack of lamb. Pierre’s is taking reservations now for the $100 dinner, plus tax and gratuity.
    The evening will include a talk by Paul Chevalier about the Chateau d’Esclans winery. Seating is limited.