Reservations are a must for the first annual “whole animal, cured, pickled, fermented, and preserved things” beer dinner to be held at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton on March 1. Jeremy Blutstein, the chef at East by Northeast in Montauk, is teaming up with Almond’s chef, Jason Weiner, to create a five-course tasting menu. Each course will be paired with beers from the Montauk Brewing Company, which is co-hosting the event. The cost is $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Wines of France
Red wines from southern France will be the focus at the next in a series of weekly wine classes at Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton. The shop’s sommeliers, Lisa Schock and Chris Miller, will discuss wines from France’s Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon, and southwest regions, and present up to five vintages for tasting. The sessions — on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — are free, but reservations have been requested. Italian wines will be up next, on March 1.