News for Foodies: 07.11.13

Local Food News

    Tickets have gone on sale for the Peconic Land Trust’s popular annual “Through Farms and Fields” event, taking place this year at noon on Aug. 4 at the Port of Missing Men estate in North Sea.
    Beth D’Alessio Catering will provide a “country lunch”; wines will be provided by Wolffer Estate Vineyards, and dessert by Tate’s Bake Shop of Southampton. There will be live music, and a live and silent auction. Individual tickets, at $350, can be purchased by calling the land trust’s office in South­ampton.

“Food Riot Dinner”
    Also upcoming is a “food riot dinner” to benefit Slow Food East End, to be presented on July 27 as part of a two-day Hamptons Preventive Health and Sustainable Technology Expo.
    Todd Jacobs, the chef and owner of Fresh restaurant in Bridgehampton, will prepare the food for a casual dinner party that will include live music, a raffle, and a keynote speaker. Dishes will center on local and seasonal foods and wines to create “comfort food that’s healthy.”
    A cocktail party featuring passed hors d’oeuvres will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a family-style dinner to follow. The dinner menu will include pan-seared white sea bass, barbecued boneless Mecox pork, and organic chicken with pan gravy and fresh rosemary.
    Tickets for cocktails only are $75; full tickets that include dinner are $150. Both include access to both days of the expo. They can be ordered online at
    Mr. Jacobs was recently given the Northeast Organic Farmers Association’s first Green Skillet Award for “outstanding support and belief in promoting local produce.”

    New York City chefs will compete “grill to grill” with a team of East End chefs at Sayre Park in Bridgehampton tomorrow night at an event called Grillhampton. Local team members include Bryan Futerman of Foody’s in Water Mill, Colin Ambrose of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, Peter Ambrose of the Hampton Seafood Co. in East Hampton, and Emanouil Aslanoglou of the Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack. The competition will be hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian of the Food Network’s “Iron Chef,” and judged by a five-member team that includes Jeffrey Chodorow of China Grill Management, Kate Krader, a restaurant editor at Food and Wine magazine, and Dan Rattiner of Dan’s Papers, a sponsor of the event. Tickets are $115 and can be ordered through the paper’s Web site.

“Riviera Weekend”
    At Navy Beach restaurant in Montauk, Saturday and Sunday will bring a celebration of Riviera style, including a menu featuring dishes paired with selections of Chandon wines.

Foodie Fatale
    A new radio show called Foodie Fatale premiered last weekend on the Southampton station WPPB 88.3 FM. Jocelyn Ruggiero, an ex-New Yorker who writes for Saveur and other magazines, is the host of the show, which will feature various guests. Michael Stern of “Road Food” was the first.

Donations to ARF
    East Hampton Gourmet Food has pledged 10 percent of its proceeds during July from sales of its vegetarian and vegan items to the Animal Rescue Fund in Wainscott. The takeout shop on Newtown Lane offers both ready-to-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, along with frozen hors d’oeuvres and other groceries.

Signing, Tasting
    Two cookbook authors will sign books and offer tastes of their fare at the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop in Bridgehampton on Saturday. From 1 to 3 p.m., Kathleen King of Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton, whose most recent book is “Baking for Friends,” will be on hand. Andrea Nguyen, the author of “Asian Tofu,” will be at the shop from 3 to 5 p.m.