News for Foodies: 07.05.12

Local Food News

Summer Shellfish
    The Montauk Shellfish Company, which has been growing Montauk Pearl oysters in Lake Montauk for four years, is selling oysters at Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe on East Lake Drive in Montauk for $22.95 a dozen or $11.95 a half dozen.

For the Fourth
    The Fourth of July holiday has prompted a lineup of special events at Solé East resort in Montauk. Besides musical performances, listed separately in today’s Star, and a schedule of hair and makeup services by a “celebrity hairstylist” throughout the weekend, there will be a brunch at the Backyard Restaurant at Solé East on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a la carte menu choices and live Brazilian music beginning at 11:30 a.m. The brunch will continue throughout the summer.

Plaza Cafe Prix Fixe
    A three-course prix fixe at the Plaza Cafe in Southampton is offered on Sunday through Friday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. for $32 plus tax and gratuity. Starter choices include Long Island seafood chowder and prosciutto-wrapped wild Pacific shrimp, and main courses include horseradish-crusted local cod, flatiron steak, herb-marinated free-range chicken, and farfalle with Gulf shrimp.

Smokin’ Wolf
    At Smokin’ Wolf in East Hampton, where Turtle Crossing used to be, Arthur Wolf, the chef for the restaurant’s last incarnation, is cooking up barbecue seven nights a week for dinner starting at 5, and for lunch from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch specials are offered for $12. The barbecue may be “smokin’,” but the restaurant is airconditioned.

East End Chefs
    Mr. Wolf will be the guest chef at the next East End Chefs event at the Whalers Church in Sag Harbor. On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., he will prepare a meal featuring “cowgirl quesadillas” with caramelized onions, guacamole, and mango salsa, organic salad and cornbread, pulled-pork sliders with cole slaw, and, for dessert, Valhrona chocolate marble swirl brownies.
    The cost is $30, and includes wine. Reservations may be made by calling the church.

Goat’s Milk Caramel
    At Lucy’s Whey cheese shop tomorrow, there will be a visit from Hannah Reid of Fat Toad Farm in Vermont, who will provide samples of her family’s goat’s milk caramel. The confection, made in small batches with milk from pastured dairy goats, is a traditional Mexican sweet known as cajeta and used in iced coffee or drizzled onto ice cream or cake. Ms. Reid will be at the North Main Street, East Hampton, shop from 1 to 4 p.m.

Green Smoothies
    Nadia Ernestus, who calls herself the Hamptons Health Coach, will demonstrate how to make a healthy green smoothie at a Hayground Forum event at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Sunday at 3 p.m. The program, for adults and supervised children, costs $25 per person.