Cauliflower is one of Long Island’s best-known crops. Our climate, with cool evenings and moist air, is perfect for growing firm, sweet, Brassica oleracea var. botrytis.
The calendar may say it’s the end of summer, but it’s really not. We still have a good four to six weeks of glorious weather, warm ocean and bays, fewer tourists, and plenty of fruits and vegetables still growing.
The top tomatoes from the taste-off at Quail Hill Farm will be for sale at the Amagansett Farmers Market for the rest of the season. Next Wednesday is Mexican Independence Day and La Fondita in Amagansett will celebrate with specials: chiles en nogada, a traditional Independence Day dish, and pozole rojo.
The first time I dined at the 1770 House it had only been open a few weeks. It wasn’t for a review; it was for a raucous birthday dinner. We were dressed to the nines, the gents wore ties, and we tried to behave ourselves, but we were noisy and happy and delighted to be in this marvelous new restaurant.
The Wolffer Estate winery in Sagaponack produced Finca Wolffer Rosé in Argentina this year. The wine will be featured at an Argentinian Summer Send-Off dinner on Sunday at the Crow’s Nest in Montauk.
It’s been quite the year for Shawn Christman and Courtney Fruin Christman. Not only did they open the Sea Bean, a gourmet food truck that does catering and sells from Montauk’s Lions Field and other prime spots, but they got married on June 6 and are expecting the birth of their first child in a few weeks.
Sometimes reviewing restaurants can be a bore and a chore. You have no idea how many expensive, mediocre, noisy evenings I have spent with friends trying “locally sourced” this, “artisanal” that, “farm to table” flotsam, and “muddled shrub with cranberry spheres” jetsam. North Sea Tavern and Raw’r Bar, I am pleased to report, is a new restaurant...
Don't miss the weekly Sunday barbecue at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. It starts at 6 p.m. and features wine pairings by Wolffer Estate Vineyards.
Customers expecting overflowing bins of fresh produce or deli cases bursting with prepared foods might be confused upon entering the new Amagansett Farmers Market, which the Amagansett Food Institute reopened on Aug. 1.