News for Foodies: 07.06.17

Local Food News

A potluck dinner will be held tonight at the Peconic Land Trust’s Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with Slow Food East End. Besides the meal, the evening will feature a guided walk through the property’s edible landscape with Rick Bogusch, the garden manager. Reservations are required through SlowFoodEastEnd.org as space is limited. The cost is $20 per person or $15 for Slow Food and Bridge Gardens members. Attendees must also take a homemade appetizer or dessert made with local ingredients to share. In case of rain, the potluck will be held next Thursday. 

 

On Winemaking

Three East End winemakers — Roman Roth of Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Kareem Massoud of Paumanok Vineyards, and Kelly Urbanik Koch of Macari Vineyards — will participate in a panel discussion at the East Hampton Library from 6 to 7 p.m. on July 20. 

They will discuss the evolution of Long Island into one of the country’s most important wine regions. Amy Zavatto of the Long Island Merlot Alliance will serve as moderator. After the discussion, there will be a tasting of wines from each of the represented vineyards in the library’s courtyard. The program, part of the library’s Tom Twomey talk series, is free; no R.S.V.P. is required.

 

Tacos and Clams

This weekend will bring two food events presented under the Dan’s Taste of Summer umbrella. Dan’s Corona MonTaco will take place tomorrow night at Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa. Local restaurants that will serve their own takes on classic Mexican cuisine include 668 the Gig Shack, Tacombi Montauk, South Edison, La Esquina, Street Taco, and Pompano Restaurant. Beverages will include Mexican beer, Spanish cavas, and tequila. Adam Richman, the host of the Travel Channel’s “Man Finds Food,” and the author of “Straight-Up Tasty” will be the host. 

Tickets for the 7:30 to 10 p.m. event are $125 for general admission or $200 for V.I.P. access, which includes an after-party that will take place from 10 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday, Gurney’s will be the location for Dan’s Clambake MTK, to be hosted by Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian. Mr. Zakarian is a chef who has appeared on the Food Network’s “Chopped” and “The Kitchen,” and in his newest show, “Cooks vs. Cons.” The author of the cookbook “My Perfect Pantry,” he is the chef and owner of several restaurants including the Lambs Club and the National in New York City.

The menu will include surf and turf dishes prepared by Montauk and Manhattan restaurants such as Duryea’s Lobster Deck, Westlake Fish House, Seamore’s, Scarpetta Beach, and Smokin’ Wolf BBQ.

Early, V.I.P. access begins at 7 p.m. and costs $275, while general admission tickets, at $165, cover the 8 to 10:30 p.m. event. A portion of the proceeds from both events will be donated to the Retreat in East Hampton.  

 

Four Restaurateurs

Four Long Island restaurateurs will be on the panel at the next “Out of the Question” discussion at the Southampton Arts Center, hosted by Warren Strugatch next Thursday at 7 p.m. Eric Lemonides, a co-owner of the Almond restaurants in Bridgehampton and Manhattan; Mark Smith, a partner in Nick and Toni’s, La Fondita, and Rowdy Hall; David Loewenberg, an owner of Bell and Anchor, the Beacon, and Fresno, and Guy Reuge, the chef and founder of Mirabelle, Mirabelle Tavern, and Le Vin, will discuss “what’s hot and what’s up-and-coming in the food and restaurant world.” After the discussion, there will be a chance to meet and mingle during a reception, at which small bites and desserts from the participants’ restaurants will be served. Tickets are $15.