Despite the season, fresh foods and items made by East End purveyors are not a thing of the past. All manner of produce, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and other comestibles can be found at the Riverhead Farmers Market, an indoor affair that takes place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 117 East Main Street.
The market will run through the end of April.
Sake and Wine
Sen restaurant in Sag Harbor will present a sake and wine dinner next Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a complimentary wine tasting by Park Place Wine and Liquors of East Hampton. An eight-course dinner, each course paired with sake, wine, or Japanese whiskey, will follow at 6:30.
The menu includes yellowtail sashimi in a cucumber boat, slow-braised octopus and pickled papaya, panko calamari, house-cured salmon, and dry aged steak with mashed squash, asparagus, and foie gras butter.
The cost is $75 plus tax and gratuity. The dinner is expected to sell out quickly. Reservations can be made by calling 631-725-1774.
Paint and Eat
Barbecue and creativity go hand in hand on Monday nights at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack this month, with visits by Nikki Payne of the Salty Canvas, who will host paint parties from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday and Dec. 19. The $45 fee includes a free happy hour drink, step-by-step instructions, and painting materials.
Food can be ordered from the happy hour or regular menu. Those who wish to attend have been asked to register at least 24 hours in advance at saltycanvashamptons.com.
Christmas Suckling Pig
Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton will have its 16th annual Christmas Eve dinner this year with a menu of roast suckling pig, cabbage, caramelized apples, and spaetzle. The cost is $31, and a portion of the revenue will be donated to the Pajama Program, which provides new, warm pajamas and books to needy children. Almond’s regular a la carte menu will also be available on Christmas Eve.
Smokin’ Wolf BBQ & More in East Hampton has a tempting holiday offer for barbecue lovers. Patrons who purchase five $20 gift certificates before Dec. 25 will receive a sixth one free. The restaurant also offers off-site holiday catering.