News for Foodies: 06.08.17

Local Food News

The Oreya restaurant has reopened at the Capri hotel in Southampton and is now accompanied by the Oreya Lounge. The restaurant, overseen by Greg Grossman, its chef and owner, serves a Med­iterranean-inspired menu and has been redesigned, with the inclusion of the outdoor lounge, cocktail bar, and pool. New dishes on the menu this year include sumac-cured hamachi crudo, wood-fired lamb tenderloin, foie gras hummus, and beet salt-baked red snapper.

 

At the Maidstone

The restaurant at the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton has been revamped by David Standridge, a chef at the Cafe Clover in Manhattan’s West Village. As consulting chef, he has created a contemporary American breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu that features casual, seasonal, and local fare.

 

Breakfast at the Inn

The Bridgehampton Inn restaurant is now serving breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. The menu will include weekly specials. 

 

For Food Biz

The Amagansett Food Institute will host the first in a series of informational and networking evenings for small food producers on June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the headquarters of the Plain-T iced tea business in Southampton. Participation is free, but advance registration, by emailing info@amagansettfoodinstitute. org, is required, as space is limited.

The evening will feature a presentation by Cheryl Clements, the chief executive officer and founder of PieShell, an online crowdfunding source for food businesses. There will be tastings of Plain-T’s beverages offered by the company’s owners, Alessandro and Tathiana Teixeira, time to meet other food entrepreneurs, and an opportunity to pitch a business model to PieShell. 

 

The Squeezery

The folks from the White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton have opened the Squeezery, a juice and coffee bar by day and bar bar by night, on Amagansett’s Main Street. The bright and vibrant space has tables and a lounge area, art, and a menu of juice combos or a la carte ingredients, as well as coffee drinks and snacks. 

 

Craving Ice Cream?

One option for a serving of the sweet, soft stuff is Smokin’ Wolf, the takeout barbecue shop on Pantigo Road in East Hampton. The shop has reopened its ice cream freezer for the summer.