News for Foodies: 06.01.17

Local Food News

The South Fork’s easternmost farmers market starts up for the season next Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Montauk green, and will continue weekly through the summer. In September, market day will change to Fridays. Thirty-five vendors are participating this year, offering fish and shellfish, fresh vegetables, olive oils, flowers, sea salt, pasta, bread, honey, baked goods, chicken burgers, dairy and meat products, condiments and preserves, sauerkraut, pickles, and more. The market is organized by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, which donates proceeds to the Montauk Food Pantry. Last year, $8,705 was donated. 

 

At Union Cantina

The Union Cantina in Southampton is serving half-price tacos on Tuesdays, along with specials on flights of tequila and Tecate. On Wednesdays, children under 10 may eat free from the kids’ menu, and there are specials on wine and sangria. On Saturdays and Sundays, a “bottomless brunch” is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 

Meal Delivery

Epicured, a prepared-meal delivery service, is up and running on the East End. The gourmet meals are focused on healthy dining options. They are portion-controlled and feature healthier takes on favorites, along with “low-bloat, flat-belly foods.” There are breakfast, lunch, and dinner items to choose from on the service’s website, getepicured.com. 

 

Surf Lodge Chef

Robert Sieber, the new executive chef at the Surf Lodge in Montauk, is making some changes to the menu, which includes dishes such as sea urchin linguine, fluke ceviche, crispy prawns, and fish tacos. Mr. Sieber, who was a student of Daniel Boulud and Brian Loiacono, has worked in kitchens from Asia to San Francisco and Brooklyn. Also at the Surf Lodge this year, Brian Kim of DomoDomo, a Japanese handroll bar in Manhattan, will prepare tuna, eel, lobster, and other hand rolls to be served on the deck. 

 

Drive-Through Wine 

On holiday weekends, the Wolffer Estate in Sagaponack is now offering a drive-through service for purchase of cases of its Estate Rosé or Summer in a Bottle rosé wines at its wine stand on Montauk Highway. The service will be offered, weather permitting, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays of holiday weekends.