News for Foodies: 06.22.17

Local Food News

The Harbor Grill in East Hampton served its last meal yesterday; its owners announced last week that they could no longer afford to keep the doors open. Increased costs, they said, have made it impossible to maintain the restaurant, which was designed to be an affordable eatery to serve the year-round community. The Harbor Grill’s sister restaurant, the seasonal Harbor Bistro, which is on Three Mile Harbor, will continue to operate.


Garden Potluck

Slow Food East End is gearing up for a summertime potluck on July 6 at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton. Reservations are being taken online for the event: The cost is $20 per person, or $15 for Slow Food members. Guests have been asked to bring an appetizer, main course, side dish, or dessert that can serve six to eight people, made with local ingredients from the garden or farm market. Lawn chairs or picnic blankets, serving utensils, and beverages should also be brought to the potluck. A look at the website will enable cooks to see the dishes others are bringing.

 In addition to the shared meal, Rick Bogusch, the garden manager, will lead a guided walk through the garden’s edibles. The 5 to 8 p.m. event has a rain date of July 13. 


Approval Award

In other Slow Food news, Art of Eating Catering, which is owned by Cheryl Stair, a Slow Food East End leader, and her husband, John Kowalenko, has been awarded the chapter’s Snail of Approval award. The award is presented to businesses that incorporate Slow Food ideals regarding the use of clean, local food that is raised or grown in a sustainable manner. Art of Eating, which recently moved its headquarters from Amagansett to Bridgehampton, is the first caterer and event-planning business to receive the award. Other recipients include the restaurants Bell and Anchor, Almond, Nick and Toni’s, and Estia’s Little Kitchen.


Culinary Memoir

Peter Gethers, the author of “My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the Meaning of Life,” in which he describes his effort to give his aging mother, the daughter of a renowned restaurateur and a friend and mentor to famous chefs, the final gift of a feast featuring all her favorite foods, will be at the Sylvester & Co. store in Sag Harbor on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. for a book signing and cocktail party. 

Mr. Gethers is a part-time Sag Harbor resident. An author, screenwriter, playwright, book editor, and film and TV producer, he is also the author of “The Cat Who Went to Paris,” and the co-creator and co-producer of the hit off-Broadway play “Old Jews Telling Jokes.” 


Dante in East Hampton

Dante, a Greenwich Village bar and restaurant, will pop up in East Hampton at the Highway Restaurant and Bar tomorrow through Sunday, taking over the bar. Exclusive cocktails by Dante will be offered, including selections from the New York City bar menu and a classic Negroni along with unique variations of the Aperol spritz, an Italian favorite. The drinks will be available each day beginning at 4 p.m. 


Pig Roast at Baron’s Cove

Baron’s Cove restaurant in Sag Harbor will host a harborside pig roast on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Matty Boudreau, the restaurant’s barbecue master and executive chef, and a member of a national award-winning barbecue team, will prepare a whole smoked hog with house-made sauces and all the fixings. Also on the menu will be smoked local blackfish and peppered and smoked turkey breast. Dave Kellen will play live music from 2 to 5 that afternoon, and there will be specials on cocktails and beer.