News for Foodies: 06.19.14

Local Food News

Art of Eating at Marders
Art of Eating Catering is offering a takeout menu at Marders nursery in Bridgehampton on Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The offerings, which change weekly, include items such as crudités with dipping sauce, hand-cut potato chips or sweet potato chips with seasonings, white bean dip, hummus, pad Thai, wraps, and salads.

Swedish Lunch
The Living Room restaurant in East Hampton will celebrate the summer solstice with a special Swedish “midsummer” lunch tomorrow through Sunday, in addition to its regular menu. A traditional three-course meal will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $29 plus tax and gratuity. It includes a pickled herring plate to start, followed by blackened gravlax with summer vegetables and dill cream, and strawberry tartlet with vanilla whipped cream for dessert.

Celebrating a Smoker
A new mobile smoker will be christened at Townline BBQ restaurant in Sagaponack on Saturday during a Blessing of the Smoker event from 3 to 5 p.m. Riblets, wings, and other treats prepared in the smoker will be offered for sampling, and cans of Montauk Driftwood Ale and Montauk Summer Ale will be available for $2 each. A D.J. from WEHM radio will air a live broadcast from the event. The winner of a contest to name the new smoker, taking place on the restaurant’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, who will be chosen tomorrow, will get to spend the day on Saturday with Joe Realmuto, the Townline chef, learning how to cook on the mobile cooker. The winner will also receive a package including ingredients to make barbecue at home, such as Townline sauces and rubs.

Also new at Townline is a menu of drinks made with more than 60 selections of bourbons, whiskey, and rye selected by the restaurant’s beverage director, Richard Scoffier. Selections can be ordered as shots or as a tasting flight, with a beer back, or in specialty cocktails.

East End Chefs Program
Matthew Guiffrida of Muse restaurant in Sag Harbor will lead the next East End Chefs class at the Whalers Church in Sag Harbor on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

He will prepare jumbo sea scallops with artichoke hummus, spinach cakes, roasted fennel and tomato orzo, and cheesecake.

Space is limited; reservations have been suggested by calling Lillian Woudsma at 553-6515. The price is $20. Wine and water will be available for purchase.

To Celebrate Rosé
The Wolffer Estate winery in Sagaponack will celebrate rosé wines with a series of upcoming events.

The public has been invited to a tasting of rosé and shellfish from a raw bar at the Wolffer Wine Stand on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. And to a Walkaround Tasting of rosé wines from around the world, including Wolffer’s, on the terrace at the main winery on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the same ticket prices. Next Thursday’s free Twilight Thursdays musical performance at the winery will also factor into the themed week, as those who attend have been invited to wear their favorite shade of pink to the concert by Maria Bacardi, a chanteuse who sings Cuban and French jazz.

Members of the Wolffer Wine Club can purchase tickets for A Taste of Provence lunch on Sunday at the Wolffer residence, for $150, to be prepared by Christian Mir, the chef and owner of Stone Creek Inn in Quogue. Members can also tour rose gardens at the residence with Rich Bogusch, a horticulturist at the Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens, including tastes of Wolffer rosé wines from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, for $25, or $30 at the door.

During the rosé celebration week, Wolffer is accepting entries on its Facebook page to win a Linus cruiser bike that is decorated with the vineyard’s “summer in a bottle” floral design. The drawing will be held at the Wolffer harvest party in October.

At Topside
At the Gosman’s Dock complex at Montauk Harbor, specials are available on Monday through Thursday throughout June at the Topside or at the Inlet Café. Which of the two eateries is open depends on the weather. Diners who buy one entrée will get a second entrée of equal or lesser value at half price, excluding specials or sushi.

Ruschmeyer’s Brunch
A new brunch menu at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk has been prepared by several chefs from other restaurants, Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte of the Smile and Roy Wohlars of Moby Dick’s. It will include wood-fired “black seed” bagels with smoked salmon and lemon-caper cream cheese, and the Smile’s granola. There is also a barista on site.

Pie Class
Leslie Dumont of Proud to Be Flaky pie school will present a class on Fourth of July pie next Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Amagansett. The session will include tips on making piecrust, which will be used to make a three-berry, lattice-topped pie. Wine and cheese will be served, and each participant will make his or her own batch of pie dough to take home. The cost is $70. Reservations can be made at proudtobeflaky. com.