News for Foodies 07.14.16

Local Food News

East Hampton Point will serve a special tasting menu dinner on Saturday,  paired with front-row seats to the midsummer pyrotechnics show from Fireworks by Grucci that will go off after dusk over Three Mile Harbor. Five courses of French-inspired dishes by the restaurant’s chef, Thomas Rougey, will cost $125, or $195 if paired with wine. Menu items will include striped bass crudo, vichyssoise, Montauk sea scallops with risotto with Crescent Farm duck, and braised short ribs. Reservations for dinner, to be served from 5 to 11 p.m., have been recommended.


At the Highway

The chefs from Shuko, a Japanese restaurant in New York City, will serve a tasting menu for $200 a head at Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton twice this summer, with the first event on Saturday. Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau will serve a number of courses during the two-and-a-half-hour event. The cost does not include tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made at /cities/ny/shuko-hamptons. A second Shuko event will take place on Aug. 13. 


A Taste of Montauk

The fourth annual A Taste of Montauk event, sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and featuring food and drink from local establishments, will take place under a tent at the Montauk Yacht Club on July 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $75 in advance from the chamber and will be $85 at the door. 

Among the participating restaurants are Tillie’s at Gurney’s, the Backyard restaurant at Sole East, East by Northeast, Arbor, Westlake Fish House, and Swallow East. Wines from East End vineyards, including Martha Clara, Pindar, and Osprey’s Dominion, and Montauk Brewing Co. beer will be served. 

The Lynn Blue Band will perform. 


Slow Food Potluck

Slow Food East End has organized a summertime potluck “snail supper” to be held on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Judith Axelrod’s house along the bay in Sag Harbor. Reservations may be made at, but are first-come, first-served to a maximum of 35 guests. Guests will be asked to bring an appetizer, dessert, or drinks to share, all with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients. The cost is $15 for Slow Food members and $20 for nonmembers. 


Through Farms and Fields

The Peconic Land Trust’s annual outdoor supper will take place at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett this year on Aug. 7 at 4 p.m.  Tickets start at $300 each for individuals and can be purchased online at or by calling the land trust’s Southampton offices. 


Ramen Chef Visits

Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen and Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop will be at Momi Ramen in East Hampton next Thursday night to present a special dinner. It will include a selection of starters from the menus of both Momi Ramen and Mr. Orkin’s restaurant, followed by a choice among four ramens. The cost, payable upon making reservations at or on the Resy app, is $60 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. 


Smokin’ Wolf Adds Hours

On Pantigo Road in East Hampton, the Smokin’ Wolf Barbecue takeout shop is now open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.