News for Foodies: 06.20.13

Local Food News
Various meats on sticks, such as lamb kebabs, tuna kebabs, and chicken satay, were on the menu at Swan Cove on Saturday. Durell Godfrey

    The Loaves and Fishes Cooking School’s summer series of professional culinary classes begins with a beginners’ session Monday through next Thursday at the Bridgehampton Inn. The classes will each include a lecture, demonstration, hands-on session, critique, and cleanup. Topics will include food handling, sanitation, and equipment, knife skills, stocks, soups, and sauces, roasting, poaching, and grilling, and desserts, including making cake batter, pie dough, biscuits, and muffins.
    The second, intermediate unit will take place July 22 to 25, and the advanced unit is scheduled from Aug. 26 to 29. Each four-day session costs $800, although a 10-percent discount will be offered to those registering for all three units.
    The sessions will be taught by Carolyn Giacalone, a Sag Harbor resident and private chef who has taught professional culinary arts programs at the Art Institute of New York City, Brooklyn Technical College, and elsewhere, along with Sybille Van Kempen and other Loaves and Fishes staff.

Margarita Madness
    Next Thursday will bring the first Margarita Madness evening at 360 East restaurant at Montauk Downs golf course in Montauk. Beginning at 6 p.m., specialty margaritas will be offered for $5, and models will be on hand to serve $3 bottles of Heineken and Heineken Light poolside from 7 to 9 p.m. The Soul Junkies will perform music.

Juices and Smoothies
    A fruit juice and smoothie bar at Fresh in Bridgehampton allows patrons to choose from signature combinations or “build” their own drinks. Selections include the Green Machine, with almond milk, banana, hemp protein, powdered greens, kale fiber, and agave, and, for children, the Loli-pop, a mix of cucumber, carrot, strawberry, and other juices.

Midsummer Celebration
    The Living Room restaurant in East Hampton will host a traditional Swedish midsummer lunch tomorrow from noon to 3 p.m. For $30, it will include authentic Swedish fare such as gravlax, herring, cheese, and strawberries.

Homegrown Cookbook
    A book signing and tasting of dishes from “The Hamptons and Long Island Homegrown Cookbook,” by Leanna Lavin and featuring Anna Pump of Loaves and Fishes, will take place at the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton from 1 to 3 on Saturday afternoon.

Daily Seafood
    Inlet Seafood restaurant in Montauk, overlooking the mouth of Montauk Harbor, is now open seven days a week.