News for Foodies: 06.26.14

Local Food News

Takeout Catering
Art of Eating Catering in Amagansett has a menu full of takeout items for parties. The “bites” include summer rolls to deviled eggs, shrimp, clams, cheese puffs, beef roll-ups, homemade chips, and more. Also on the menu are salads, soups, tarts, pad thai, and main-dish meats, ready to grill, such as marinated rack of lamb, chicken, shrimp, beef, St. Louis ribs, Montauk tuna burgers, and naturally raised ground beef or turkey sliders. Ready-to-serve entrees include whole grilled salmon, chilled lobster, barbecue pulled pork, chicken pot pie, and beef filet. There are also side dishes and desserts, including margarita pops. The menu items will change seasonally.

Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance; they can be picked up at the Art of Eating home base on Montauk Highway on Tuesday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Lamb Roast
Reservations are being taken for the next “garden party lamb roast” hosted by the Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton, which will take place on July 7. A family-style meal will be prepared, starting at 4 p.m., and served along with live music by Alfredo Merat and Radio Europa. The menu, for $75 per person, will feature a selection of appetizers, sauces, salads, and more, along with the whole lamb roast. Children aged 12 and under are half price.

Topping Rose Fish Fry
The Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton continues its summer farm dinner series with a fish fry tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The menu will include fried local cod, grilled Montauk oysters, summer vegetables, and blueberry pie, along with local beer and wine. Reservations have been suggested as space is lmited.

The farm dinner series will continue on Sundays in July and August, alternating between a grill night, with meat, fish, and local produce prepared on the grill, a fish fry night, and From the Farm evenings, with a vegetarian menu of dishes made with produce from the Topping Rose House garden and other local farms.

On Monday to Friday between noon and 2 p.m., Topping Rose has a $35, three-course prix fixe lunch, and on Fridays and Saturdays between 5:30 and 10 p.m., oysters and rosé wine — the Lieb Cellars Topping Rose House rosé — are featured on the restaurant’s back patio.

Smokin’ Wolf
Smokin’ Wolf BBQ in East Hampton, which is now open daily, is offering a selection of pies, breads, and salads made with produce from Balsam Farms in Amagansett — kohlrabi slaw, beet-fennel salad, zucchini breads, and strawberry rhubarb pies, among them. The items are sold both at the barbecue shop and at the Balsam Farms stand on Town Lane.

Pies, including apple crumb, may be preordered for the weekend from Smokin’ Wolf. The restaurant has also recommended planning ahead for orders of its popular duck dish, which goes quickly and so should be reserved with a phone call.

Champagne Campaign
At 668 the Gig Shack in Montauk, Wednesday nights bring half-price discounts on various types of champagne. To complete the bubbly mood, a bubble machine will create airborne bubbles, and children accompanying their parents will be given their own bubble soap to blow bubbles. The fun continues until 10 p.m.

Pie Class
This evening, Leslie Dumont of Proud to Be Flaky Pie School will teach students how to make a three-berry lattice-top pie during a class from 6 to 8 p.m. in Amagansett. The cost is $70, which includes wine and cheese, and a batch of dough to take home. More information is online at proudtobeflaky. com.