News for Foodies: 12.15.16

Local Food News

The owners of Mary’s Marvelous on Amagansett’s Main Street plan to close their shop in that hamlet once a new tenant can be found for the space. Mary Schoenlein opened her takeout food shop there in 2002. The East Hampton Mary’s Marvelous location, on Newtown Lane in the former Bucket’s Deli space, will remain open. 

 

Sen Dinner

An eight-course dinner paired with wine, whiskey, and sake will be presented tonight at Sen in Sag Harbor. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Park Place Wines and Liquors of East Hampton will host a pre-dinner wine tasting. Dinner will follow. Among the menu items are slow-braised octopus with pickled papaya, yellowtail sashimi in a cucumber boat, seafood steamed rice, house-cured smoked salmon, and dry-aged steak served with mashed squash, asparagus, and foie gras butter. Sticky date cake will be served for dessert. The cost is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.

 

Planning Ahead

If Christmas Eve dinner plans call for an evening out, one might already be thinking about the many options of where to go. At the 1770 House in East Hampton, Michael Rozzi, the chef, will add some holiday dishes to the restaurant’s a la carte menu. They include appetizers such as spicy Montauk fluke tartare, wild mushroom soup, and a salad of shaved Brussels sprouts and roasted cauliflower or beet, fennel, and apple. Entrees include marinated Atlantic swordfish, roasted Scottish salmon, duck breast, and Berkshire pork filet. New to the dessert menu are an iron skillet apple crisp and chocolate brioche bread pudding. 

At the Manor

La Fine, an Italian restaurant at the Montauk Manor, will be open on weekends throughout the winter, and offers dining in a fireside lounge. There are also specialty cocktails and nightly chef’s specials. Dinner is served on Friday and Saturday nights, and on Saturdays and Sundays breakfast and lunch are also served, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.