News for Foodies: 06.13.13

Local Food News

Stuart’s Catering
    Jacqueline LaBorne is the new catering director at Stuart’s Seafood in Amagansett.  While Stuart’s will continue to do its traditional catered clambakes, pig roasts, barbecues, and raw bars, Ms. LaBorne, who has worked at Fresh Flavors, 230 Elm Street, and East Hampton Point and run her own catering business in Sag Harbor, will implement new ideas to help clients plan personalized parties.  Ms. LaBorne was appointed following the unexpected death of Karl Vanston, whose wife, son, and daughter still work for Stuart’s.

For Father’s Day
    Father’s Day on Sunday will bring a special at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton featuring a Rowdy burger or turkey burger with a mug of beer for $17.50, which includes taking home the mug. Rowdy will serve lunch from noon to 3:30 p.m., a midday menu from 3 to 5 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.
    At Navy Beach in Montauk, fathers will receive a complimentary Bloody Mary or Budweiser with their lunch, beginning Sunday at noon.

New Sushi Menu
    Ichiro Yamagishi, a master sushi chef and the owner at Ichiro Sushi in Huntington, has partnered with Douglas Gulija, the executive chef at the Plaza Cafe in Southampton, to add sushi to the restaurant’s menu.
    New items, available in the dining room, at the bar, or for takeout, include appetizers, maki rolls, and special chef’s rolls, such as a “Valentine roll,” with crunchy spicy tuna and avocado with tuna on top, or a “Country Green Roll,” with salmon, avocado, yellowtail tuna, and mango with a spicy sauce.

For Children at Fresh
    Fresh, a new restaurant on the Bridgehampton Turnpike in Bridgehampton, has a healthy three-course meal available for children 12 and under for $15. It includes “small plate” choices such as carrot sticks with hummus, or leek and potato cream soup, and entrees including gluten-free macaroni and cheese, sliders and fries, spinach and cheese quesadillas, gluten-free chicken nuggets and fries, and Caesar salad with grilled chicken. A choice of dessert is included.

Celebrate Strawberries
    On the North Fork, the Mattituck Lions Club will hold its 59th annual strawberry festival today through Sunday. It will include carnival rides, an arts and crafts sale, and live music, along with strawberries served numerous ways, such as in shortcake and pie, dipped in chocolate, or blended into daiquiris.
    In conjunction with the festival, Noah’s restaurant in Greenport will add two dishes to its menu: local strawberry and arugula salad with goat cheese, and strawberry balsamic ice cream served with warm rhubarb compote and basil shortcake. The restaurant serves dinner daily, lunch Friday through Sunday, and Saturday and Sunday brunch.    

The Wine Project
    Each Tuesday at 7 p.m., theRIVERHEADPROJECT restaurant in Riverhead serves a wine dinner — several courses served family-style for groups of 12, paired with featured wines. Wine “curators” and menus will vary weekly. The cost is $40 per person. Next week, the wine selections will be from Gabriella Fine Wines.

Cooking With Flowers
    On Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., Miche Bacher of Mali B Sweets in Greenport will be on hand at the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton. She will sign copies of her book “Cooking With Flowers,” and provide tastes of some of her creations.
    From 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, the shop will have a free gazpacho tasting.