News for Foodies: 05.22.14

Local Food News

Revised Hours
    The Beacon, which opened for the season in Sag Harbor last Thursday, has adjusted its hours for the season, and will serve dinner from 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday.

Farm Shares
    Shares are still available for the community-supported agriculture program at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett. Members may begin picking up weekly allotments next week; they will be distributed on different days at locations in Amagansett, Southampton, Montauk, and Sag Harbor. There will also be designated days for picking one’s own crops at the farm. More information is available online at

La Brisa
    La Brisa restaurant in Montauk, an eastern outpost of Tacombi in New York City, has reopened for the season and is serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Thursday through Monday. Among the menu items are breakfast and seafood tacos, coffee made with beans from the Mexican highlands, freshly roasted in New York, and a new cocktail menu.

Early Birds Win
    At Harbor Bistro in East Hampton, an early bird prix fixe is offered for $19 between 5 and 6 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday. Tax and gratuity are additional. Sample menu items, which are subject to change, include lobster bisque or a mixed green salad to start, vegetable stir fry, orecchiette Bolognese, or a crispy lobster “bundle” with citrus slaw as entrees, and, for dessert, profiteroles, ice cream, and sorbet.

New at the Inn
    The Bridgehampton Inn is adding a restaurant at its Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, site. Opening on June 4 will be a 50-seat dining room, with more tables available al fresco, in the old main-floor gathering spaces at the inn. Cocktails will be served at a hand-crafted walnut bar in the original 1795 tavern room. The chef de cuisine will be Arie Pavlou, who has classic French experience. Dinner will be served on Wednesday through Sunday.

New Chef
    Marlon Rambaran is the new chef at the Backyard Restaurant at Solé East in Montauk. Mr. Rambaran, who trained under classic French chefs such as Daniel Boulud, Alfred Portale, and Georges Perrier, will offer a seasonal menu centered on fresh local fish and vegetables. Sample items include scallop ceviche, tuna tartare, pulled pork banh mi-style, mussels frites, stuffed lobster, and herb-roasted local chicken. A grill menu section features selections of meat and fish that can be prepared with a choice of sauces such as house aioli, chimichurri, and a lemon-caper emulsion.

    The Backyard is serving dinner on Thursdays through Saturdays, as well as lunch and brunch on the weekends.