News For Foodies: 08.27.15

Local Food News
Quail Hill Farm held its annual benefit dinner, At the Common Table‚ in its orchard on Sunday. Guests sat at one long undulating table that stretched for yards and dined on offerings from Almond’s Jason Weiner, Nick and Toni’s Joe Realmuto, The Star’s Laura Donnelly, and many others who used the farm’s produce as the basis for their courses. Durell Godfrey

As the busy, busy, (can I emphasize, very busy?) season for East End eateries wraps up, there is not much word about new initiatives, menu shifts, specials, and whatnot. Presumably, our restaurateurs and their staffs are just hanging in there, serving summer customers, and will come up for air post-Labor Day.

One thing that will continue through September is the weekly Sunday barbecue at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. It starts at 6 p.m. and features wine pairings by Wolffer Estate Vineyards. Space is limited, so reservations have been requested. The cost is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Those who like the al fresco scene may wish to reserve the firepit at Topping Rose for an outdoor gathering. The restaurant is also continuing a summer prix fixe, daily from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for $35 plus tax and gratuity.

Peanuts at Stuart’s

Stuart’s Seafood market in Amagansett will be handing out bags of peanuts to customers this weekend, suggested snacks for watching a Mets game on Monday at which Dante Sasso, the 11-year-old son of the market’s proprietors and the winner of the NY 529 Plan SNY Kidcaster Contest, will call an inning.

The game, against the Phillies, airs on SNY at 7 p.m., and the proud parents will celebrating all weekend by passing out the packs of peanuts.


Osteria del Circo

If the impending autumn turns one’s cravings toward hearty Italian food, a $39 early prix fixe at Osteria del Circo in Southampton might be just the thing. The Tuscan-style restaurant is the East End representative of a chain that includes Manhattan and Abu Dhabi locations.