News for Foodies: 10.31.13

Local Food News

    Long Island Restaurant Week begins on Sunday. For a week, through Nov. 10, participating restaurants will be offering $27.95 prix fixe menus. The special will be offered all night each night, except on Saturday, when it will be available only until 7 p.m. It will include a choice from at least three appetizers, three entrees, and three desserts.

    Among the local eateries that are participating are Almond in Bridgehampton, Noah’s in Greenport, the 1770 House and the Living Room in East Hampton, and the Bell and Anchor in Sag Harbor.

    A full list, spanning the entire island, can be found at longislandrestaurantweek.com. Last year, there were 248 restaurants to choose from.

World Cuisine
    At Fresh in Bridgehampton, each Thursday brings an opportunity to visit a different culinary region through a three-course prix fixe prepared by Todd Jacobs, the chef, between 5 and 8 p.m. The special costs $34 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Holiday Treats
    The Springs General Store has a lineup of homemade Halloween treats, from handmade cookies and Yummy Mummy cake pops, to hot chocolate mixes with homemade marshmallows.

    La Fondita in Amagansett will celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, tomorrow and Saturday with menu specials including pork tamales in salsa roja, chile and cheese tamales, turkey in red mole sauce, and a salsa-dipped chorizo and potato sandwich. All can be ordered alone or with a side of rice and refried beans. A traditional Day of the Dead drink, atole de pina, a warm porridge beverage with pineapple, will also be available.

    La Fondita is currently open during lunch and dinner hours on Wednesday through Sunday.

Rowdyween Halloween
    Rowdy Hall will have its 14th annual Rowdyween party tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight. Those attending must come in costume, and can enter into a contest for $500 in prizes awarded for the best Halloween get-ups. A $30 admission fee will include one drink and passed hors d’oeuvres. There will be drink specials and a D.J. spinning tunes.

New, Scandinavian
    Mathias Brogie, the chef at the Living Room at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton, has added some new Scandinavian-inspired dishes to the menu. They include, as starters, pumpkin blinis, button mushroom soup with smoked eel, herring with egg, brown butter, and dill sautéed potatoes, blackened gravlax “pastrami” served with pumpkin chutney, and foie gras tacos.

    As entrees, flounder meuniere, grilled monkfish, pan-fried Arctic char, crispy duck breast, venison, and biff rydberg, a Nordic beef dish, are available.

At Indian Wells
    Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett will host a fund-raiser on Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. for the East Hampton High School Camerata singing group, which is raising money for a spring trip to Italy. There will be a cash bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Admission is $20.