News for Foodies: 08.07.14

Local Food News

Stonecrop Wines

The Stonecrop vineyard in Martinborough, New Zealand, which is owned by Andy Harris and Sally Richardson of Montauk, has released its first rosé. The Montauk duo will be on hand for a wine-tasting at the Domaine Franey wine shop in East Hampton from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, and will be pouring not only this year’s rosé but a Stonecrop 2013 sauvignon blanc and a 2010 pinot noir.

Food Truck Derby

The chuck wagons will circle round at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton tomorrow afternoon for Edible East End’s Great Food Truck Derby. From 4 to 7 p.m., more than 20 food trucks will be serving those who purchase the $65 tickets, which entitle holders to one serving, along with beverages, from each truck, provided one can make one’s way to the front of what are typically very long lines. There will be regional wines and craft beer and juices. Among the participating food trucks are Eat Me Drink Me, Food Freaks, Hamptons Foodie, Morris Grilled Cheese, the Wandering Plate, Noah’s, and Silver Spoon Specialties.

Tickets for children aged 12 and under are $20. V.I.P. tickets, at $100, entitle holders to enter before the general admission crowd, at 3:30 p.m., and to a private food and drink tasting in the school’s Jeff’s Kitchen.

Canning Tips

Mark Vosburgh, who has been canning fruits, vegetables, soups, jams, and jellies for years, will give a presentation on home canning at the John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The discussion will include a history of canning, principles of safe food handling, equipment, and water bath and pressure canning methods.

Mr. Vosburgh has been awarded the title of certified master food preserver by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Preregistration with the library is required.

Wagyu Beef

Sen restaurant in Sag Harbor is accepting reservations for a special dinner tomorrow night centered on Wagyu ribeye steak. The meal, for $85, will include a lightly seared five-ounce steak served with wasabi mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach garnished with Shisito peppers, along with a taste of Densin Natsu Daigingo, an unpasteurized seasonal sake.

Old School Favorites

A Southampton producer is making Old School Favorites, artisanal, all-natural homemade sweets for snacking or adding to ice cream or other foods. The company’s Szauce, a chocolate sauce, comes in dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and cognac flavors, as well as a version made with a sugar alternative. Old School Favorites Nutsz are California walnuts in a shell of maple syrup and sea salt. The products are sold at the Hayground and Southampton farmers markets, at Hampton Coffee Company in Southampton, the Green Thumb in Water Mill, and several other stores, as well as online at