News for Foodies: 08.15.13

Local Food News

    Tickets are on sale for Harvest East End, a celebration of 40 years of winemaking on Long Island’s East End, to be held at the McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue on Aug. 24. The event will include a tasting from 7 to 9:30 p.m. of regional winemakers’ current releases and barrel samples of wines yet to be released, along with foods from local farmers, fishermen, and other food artisans, prepared by a team of local chefs.
    Tickets to the tasting are $150 per person. V.I.P. tickets, at $250 per person, will include advance entry beginning at 6 p.m., sparkling wine, exclusive table seating, and access to a lounge featuring tastings of older vintages and special East End wine selections, and V.I.P. parking.
    Sponsored by Wine Enthusiast magazine and organized by the Long Island Wine Council and Merliance, the event will benefit East End Hospice, Group for the East End, the Peconic Land Trust, and the Long Island Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Foundation.
    Along with the tasting event, the Harvest East End celebration includes  a series of 10-Mile Dinners at private residences, where a small group of 10 diners will be served wines and foods sourced from within 10 miles of the dinner location. The dinners are by invitacan send an e-mail to info@longislandmerlot.com. One sponsored by Roman Roth, a winemaker and partner at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, and his wife, Dushy Roth, at the residence of Nina Lesavoy in the Georgica area of East Hampton, will take place on Friday, Aug. 23. Complete information is available at harvesteastend.com.

Cooking Class
    Abby Elelam, a former executive chef at the Marriott Hotel in New York City, will give a cooking class tonight at the Whalers Church in Sag Harbor beginning at 6:30. The menu will include Mediterranean and Moroccan dishes such as a lemon tagine chicken dish, traditional Moroccan couscous with lamb, and a dessert pastry filled with almond paste and nuts.
    The session is one of an East End Chefs series held at the church, and costs $20. Reservations can be made by calling the church.

Lunch, Then Movie?
    The Blue Parrot restaurant in East Hampton is offering those who stop in for its Southwestern-style cuisine for lunch on weekdays, and spend $25 or more, a free movie ticket for the East Hampton Cinema.

Lobster Dinner
    The Harbor Grill on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton is offering a two-course lobster dinner special every night, including weekends and holidays. For $29, diners will get a one-pound lobster, corn on the cob, and a choice of a side dish. The deal is also available for takeout.
    Harbor Grill also offers a $12 burger-and-brew special at the bar, and a $14.95 Sunday brunch.

At Fresh
    Fresh restaurant in Bridgehampton is offering a three-course meal for children age 12 and under for $15. Kids will be able to choose one item per course from the menu, which features healthy, organic foods. Fresh is also serving juices made to order with local and organic fruits and vegetables, for $8.