News for Foodies: 04.12.18

Local Food News

For months, boarded-up windows have prevented passers-by in pizza withdrawal from taking a peek at the emerging restaurant that will replace the beloved Conca D’Oro in Sag Harbor. Michael Cinque and his business partner, Laurent Tourondel, who own LT Burger, purchased the restaurant last July and have been in construction mode for most of this year. When asked about a grand opening date for the space, Mr. Cinque would only narrow things down to “when it’s done,” but promised, “it’s going to be amazing.”

 

Restaurant Week Continues

A reminder for those who may have missed it here last week: East End Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, with three-course prix fixe menus offered for $28.95 at participating eateries. On the South Fork, restaurants taking part are 668 the Gigshack in Montauk; Fresno, Nick and Toni’s, the 1770 House, and the Maidstone in East Hampton; Lulu Kitchen and Bar, Page at 63 Main, Bell and Anchor, and Wolffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor; Union Cantina, Shippy’s Pumpernickels, and Red Bar Brasserie in Southampton, and Wolffer Kitchen in Amagansett. 

 

Fish Recipes

Stephanie Villani, a Mattituck resident who’s married to a commercial fisherman, will be at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton at 5:30 this evening to talk about her new cookbook, “The Fisherman’s Wife: Sustainable Recipes and Salty Stories.” Ms. Villani will take a smoked fish dip for attendees to sample. 

 

South Edison Returns

South Edison in Montauk is open for the 2018 season. The restaurant is serving dinner Wednesday through Sunday starting at 5 p.m., and will return to its full daily schedule in June. 

 

Meet the Author

Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor will serve cosmopolitans and complimentary cupcakes at a reading by Candace Bushnell this evening from 6 to 8. Ms. Bushnell, whose columns in The New York Observer inspired the HBO series “Sex and the City,” will read an excerpt from her upcoming book. 

 

This Week at the Eagle

The featured speaker at Wednesday’s A Night Out With event — a collaboration between the Golden Eagle Studio and Nick and Toni’s restaurant in East Hampton — will be Barbara Thomas, a painter and multimedia artist. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Eagle on North Main Street in East Hampton and will be followed by a two-course dinner at the restaurant next door. The cost is $75 and includes the class, dinner, tax, and tip. Advance registration is on the store’s website. 

 

Artist at Almond

The next in a series of artists and writers dinners at Almond in Bridgehampton will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by Paton Miller, a painter and curator, and will feature a family style three-course menu. The cost is $45 and includes a glass of local wine or craft beer plus tax but not gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant.

 

Wine Class

Erica Sigler, the brand manager at Verity Wine Partners in Manhattan, will lead a class focused on burgundy wines on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits. Advance registration for the $10 class can be made by calling the store. 

 

On Mushrooms

David Falkowski, the owner of the Open Minded Organics mushroom farm, will discuss the medicinal and culinary uses of mushrooms on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Provisions in Sag Harbor. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is by calling the store.