The first-ever wintertime Long Island Restaurant Week lasts a few more days, through Sunday. A three-course prix fixe meal is being offered for $27.95 at more than 100 restaurants across the island, which are listed online at longislandrestaurantweek.com. On the East End, they include Le Charlot, Union Cantina, and Saaz Indian Cuisine in Southampton, Page at 63 Main in Sag Harbor, and the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. The special is offered nightly during the promotional week, though only until 7 p.m. on Saturday.
A springtime Long Island Restaurant Week takes place in April, and a fall one in November. The 15th annual Hamptons Restaurant Week is scheduled for March 26 to April 2.
Slow Food East End will sponsor a pasta-making class on Feb. 9. Pierre Friedrichs, a chef and vice-president of the group, will lead the session at his own house, along with Laura Luciano, a food writer, photographer, and recipe developer for Edible East End whose blog, Out East Foodie, focuses on growing, cooking, and eating locally on the East End. In the fall, the two represented the East End’s Slow Food chapter at Terra Madre, the Slow Food international gathering in Italy.
The pasta class will focus on the fundamentals of making fresh pasta using different flours, including flour made locally with grain from Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett. Traditional Italian flour and everyday flour that can be obtained from the supermarket will also be used. Traditional hand-shaping methods will be taught as well as the use of a pasta machine.
The class is limited to 10 students who will share a pasta dinner made from the fruits of their labor. The cost is $95, or $75 for Slow Food East End members. Proceeds will support the group’s projects. Reservations may be made at the Slow Food website.