News for Foodies: 04.03.14

Local Food News

    A new hotspot at the Montauk dock will open next Thursday. The old Salivar’s space has been taken over by West Lake Clam and Chowder House, and the new season is set to begin with its signature sushi bar and full menu. For now, dinner will be served from Thursday through Monday, and lunch offered as well from Friday through Sunday. Breakfast hours will be added later in the season.

    Across the harbor in the chowder house’s previous space, the old West Lake fishing lodge, Larry Kolar, formerly of the Backyard at Sole East, is opening the West Lake Fish House later this month. It will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Tomorrow night will bring the seasonal reopening of another Montauk harbor stalwart, the Dock.

Empanadas Always
    Gula Gula Empanadas, locally made artisanal treats that have heretofore been sold only at farmers markets, are now available at the Smokin’ Wolf barbecue takeout shop on Pantigo Road in East Hampton. The shop will offer two “empanadas of the day” for takeout or eating on site, Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Among the varieties of empanadas, sold fresh or frozen and in standard or hors d’oeuvre sizes, are chicken with roasted poblanos and tomatillos, chipotle puree, and spices; albacore tuna and flounder with roasted red pepper, kalamata olives, and tomatoes, and a seasonal greens version featuring kale, swiss chard, and manchego cheese.

Cocktail Tips
    The next in a series of tasting workshops at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits will take place on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. “Mixology 101: What Makes a Special(ty) Cocktail” will be presented by J.R. Grisch of Opici Family Distributors. Admission to each of the weekly sessions is $10. Those interested may sign up by email to wainscottmain@gmail. com.

For Passover
    The first night of Passover is April 14, and Charlotte Sasso at Stuart’s Seafood Market in Amagansett has begun taking orders for holiday dishes, from her homemade gefilte fish to matzoh ball soup, chopped liver, and haroset.