News for Foodies: 05.04.17

Local Food News

The tide of restaurants reopening for the season continues to surge. Gosman’s, at the Montauk docks, reopens today and will serve lunch and dinner daily, except Tuesdays, until Memorial Day, when the schedule will run seven days a week.

Also in Montauk, beginning today, Westlake Fish House will be open weekly from Thursdays through Sundays, noon through dinnertime. They are serving brunch daily and sushi, as well as the regular menu.


Cinco de Mayo

The Hamptons Salt Company, with flavor-infused salts that include lime, jalapeno, and ghost pepper, is marking Cinco de Mayo by discounting its “bartender collection” of lemon, lime, and jalapeno salts by $20. Those who use the promo code CINCO may purchase the collection, through Sunday, for $39.99 at


Derby Day

Another reason to indulge in themed drink and food is coming up on Saturday, when the Kentucky Derby race is run. At Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, food and cocktail specials will be offered during a Derby party from 4 to 7 p.m. Special cocktails will include mint juleps and a “blueberry bourbon smash.” 

Baron’s Cove will also celebrate Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, with a bar menu featuring specials on mini tacos and pitchers of margaritas. 


At Union Cantina

Union Cantina in Southampton will celebrate the Mexican fifth of May holiday by offering free passed hors d’oeuvres during a 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour, along with a variety of drink specials, including a lineup of the restaurant’s new summer cocktails. There will be live music as well. In addition, Union Cantina is offering a three-course prix fixe dinner through Saturday.


TALK Is Back

George Hirsch, a well-known Long Island chef who is the author of five cookbooks and had his own cooking show on PBS, will appear on the first episode of the 2017 season of foodTALK, a show produced at East Hampton’s local cable provider, LTV, that focuses on the farm-to-table community on the East End. The show, hosted by Steve Haweeli, will premiere next Thursday at 12:30 p.m., and be rerun at 10:30 p.m., on channel 20. Mr. Hirsch has also appeared on the “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Live with Kelly,” and on MSNBC and CNBC. He is serving as a consultant at Cormaria in Sag Harbor on the retreat center’s new food service operations.  

Mr. Haweeli began foodTALK last year. Guests on the 14 shows produced in its first season included Joe Realmuto and Mark Smith of Nick & Toni’s, Jason Weiner of Almond, Katie Baldwin of Amber Waves Farm, and Jeannie Calderale of Slow Food East End. In addition to its Thursday broadcast times, the show is regularly scheduled at 7:30 a.m. on Fridays and at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. It can also be seen on the LTV website, at, and on LTV’s YouTube channel.