Recent Stories: Food

Star Staff
February 11, 2016
Despite this week’s snowfall, a sure sign of spring is the announcement of a seeding workshop at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett on March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Despite this week’s snowfall, a sure sign of spring is the announcement of a seeding workshop at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett on March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Joanne Pilgrim
February 4, 2016
The Peter Martin Weiss trio will be playing at Page for a jazz brunch on Valentine’s Day from noon to 3 p.m. Watch the Superbowl at Townline BBQ on Sunday with a whole roasted pig, and raffles during each quarter of the game.

Looking for diversion during this quiet time of year? On Wednesday, and again on Feb. 24, Page restaurant in Sag Harbor will host PaintNite, an opportunity to eat, drink, and paint. An instructor will be on hand to guide participants through the artistic process of creating a painting of the night, from 7 to 9 p.m. Information is available at paintnite.

Laura Donnelly
January 28, 2016
But how does it taste? I know that’s the number-one question on your mind about the new, history-in-the-making, right here on Long Island, this-recipe-was-formulated-by-the God-of-all-fish-cookery-Eric Ripert(!), etc., etc. Dock to Dish Montauk Fishburger introduced at the Bridgehampton School on Friday. Well, you’ll just have to wait a few paragraphs.

But how does it taste? 

I know that’s the number-one question on your mind about the new, history-in-the-making, right here on Long Island, this-recipe-was-formulated-by-the God-of-all-fish-cookery-Eric Ripert(!), etc., etc. Dock to Dish Montauk Fishburger introduced at the Bridgehampton School on Friday. Well, you’ll just have to wait a few paragraphs.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 28, 2016
For those thinking of Valentine's Day dinner the 1770 House in East Hampton will feature a dozen "amorous and warming" dishes. A once-monthly ladies night at the c/o the Maidstone inn on East Hampton’s Main Street will take place on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., when all cocktails and wines by the glass will be offered at half price in the lounge.

Heartwarming Valentine’s

Laura Donnelly
January 21, 2016
If you have ever been to Il Monastero (R.I.P.) in East Hampton, or Il Capuccino in Sag Harbor, or had a sandwich from Espresso or pasta from Cappelletti on Noyac Road, you have had food made by the Tagliasacchi family. If you haven’t, then you live under a rock and you are missing the best garlic knots, focaccia sandwiches, and their delicious, mysterious dressing “like Caesar without the anchovies,” which could keep a swarm of vampires at bay for centuries. If I were to try to explain the restaurant/Italian deli empire and experience and background of this family, it would take up this entire review. In a nutshell, Luigi Tagliasacchi and his wife, Robin, now own and operate Cappelletti, serving all these iconic gems and more.

Cappelletti

3284 Noyac Road
Noyac
631-725-7800 
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Joanne Pilgrim
January 21, 2016
the Great Bonac Chili Cook-Off will be held at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 31. The Espresso Italian Market reopened last week in the space formerly occupied by the Cigar Bar. Its popular sandwiches on homemade focaccia bread with signature house dressing have returned!

Chili Alert

Cooks who make a mean chili — or even a nice but tasty one — may wish to fire up their cauldrons, as the Great Bonac Chili Cook-Off is on the horizon. 

Joanne Pilgrim
January 14, 2016
Take part in the new Montauk Fishburger Project! Local chefs and supporters of the local, sustainable, and healthy food movement have initiated a new effort to restore and support the area’s farming and fishing culture. The new fishburgers will become a part of the menu at many East End restaurants including Rowdy Hall and Nick and Toni's.

Winter Specials

The 1770 House in East Hampton is offering some specials to entice diners on winter nights. In the downstairs tavern at the inn on Thursday nights, the 1770 House signature burger, meatloaf, chicken Parmesan, or pizza entrees are $17.70. House wine is $9 a glass, and house beers are $5. 

Laura Donnelly
January 14, 2016
I have been curious about gluten-free pastas for quite a while, so I conducted a completely scientific taste test in my meticulously organized, pristine kitchen lab. Hah!

I have been curious about gluten-free pastas for quite a while, so I conducted a completely scientific taste test in my meticulously organized, pristine kitchen lab. Hah!

Joanne Pilgrim
January 7, 2016
Sen in Sag Harbor will be restarting its Sake Social Sundays on Jan. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jesse Matsuoka of the restaurant will discuss “Sake 101.” The Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton offers a $35 prix fixe on Thursday nights featuring Thai food.

Thai, Pasta, Pot Pie

Laura Donnelly
January 7, 2016
Beauty is life’s E-ZPass. Wish I could take credit for that witty bon mot, but I believe it was a New Yorker cartoon. I think we would all agree that if you are an exceptionally attractive young girl and you hang out in the right places, like fancy hotels and bars, chances are an older, wealthy gent will whisk you off your feet and possibly marry you. Such was the case with sweet, young Katie Lee from West Virginia when she met Billy Joel, 33 years her senior, at the Peninsula Hotel. At the age of 21 she moved in with him, and they were married for five years.

Beauty is life’s E-ZPass. Wish I could take credit for that witty bon mot, but I believe it was a New Yorker cartoon. I think we would all agree that if you are an exceptionally attractive young girl and you hang out in the right places, like fancy hotels and bars, chances are an older, wealthy gent will whisk you off your feet and possibly marry you.

Laura Donnelly
December 31, 2015
If you do fail momentarily at your diet, don’t be discouraged and give up; forgive yourself and just start over the next day. This really works.

Today is New Year’s Eve and perhaps some of you are starting off the year with a firm commitment to lose weight, exercise more, stop drinking diet sodas, or quit smoking. The list goes on and on of all the things we should be doing more, or less, of.

Joanne Pilgrim
December 30, 2015
Last minute ideas for New Year's Eve and news about the Long Island Wine Council.

Those without New Year’s Eve plans who are still looking to have an evening out could consider a visit to the new restaurant that has taken over the Mirko’s space in Water Mill. Marco Barrila, a chef, has opened Manna, and the fireplace will be roaring for a winter holiday night tonight to ring in 2016. Mr.

Star Staff
December 29, 2015
Still don't know what to do on New Year's Eve? Here are some of the restaurants planning a special evening for you to ring in 2016.

Still don't know what to do on New Year's Eve? Here are some of the restaurants that plan to keep the music pumping and the champagne flowing before and after the countdown.

Joanne Pilgrim
December 24, 2015
Zachary Lazar will be the guest speaker at the Artists and Writers Night at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton on Jan. 5. In Sag Harbor, the Wolffer Kitchen will host a New Year’s Eve dinner with seatings to begin at 5:30 p.m.

News for Foodies

With one holiday upon us, it’s time to think ahead to the next, in case a night out at a local restaurant for New Year’s Eve is on your agenda.

Laura Donnelly
December 24, 2015
Once upon a time in medieval England, a Christmas dinner “pie” was created consisting of two bushels of flour, 20 pounds of butter, four geese, two rabbits, four wild ducks, two woodcocks, six snipes, four partridges, two neats’ tongues, two curlews, six pigeons, and seven blackbirds. Now I’m sure you’re wondering, first of all, what is a snipe, a neat’s tongue, and a curlew? They are shorebird, beef tongue, and shorebird again. I imagine that those two breeds of shorebird, existing on a diet of fish, added a dash of mystery and umami to that monstrous pie. And what the heck did they do with the leftovers?!

Once upon a time in medieval England, a Christmas dinner “pie” was created consisting of two bushels of flour, 20 pounds of butter, four geese, two rabbits, four wild ducks, two woodcocks, six snipes, four partridges, two neats’ tongues, two curlews, six pigeons, and seven blackbirds.

Joanne Pilgrim
December 17, 2015
Michaels’ at Maidstone bar and restaurant has holiday plans for a Christmas Eve a la carte menu as well as a special Feast of the Seven Fishes traditional dinner that night. The Amagansett Food Institute’s holiday market at the Amagansett Farmers Market on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. will provide an opportunity to buy local food and other holiday gifts.

Luis Deloera of Michaels’ at Maidstone bar and restaurant prepared a holiday dinner for senior citizens that was served at the Springs Fire Department last weekend. Community volunteers served the meal.

Laura Donnelly
December 17, 2015
Now comes the decision of what to drink with your holiday dinner. Have you decided what you are serving? Roast goose? Prime rib? Another turkey, or heaven forbid . . . tofurkey? How many guests will you have? Do you want to splurge on champagne and wines or have you already blown your budget on Christmas shopping? So many decisions, and then New Year’s Eve is upon us, with more debate over what to serve.

Now comes the decision of what to drink with your holiday dinner. Have you decided what you are serving? Roast goose? Prime rib? Another turkey, or heaven forbid . . . tofurkey? How many guests will you have? Do you want to splurge on champagne and wines or have you already blown your budget on Christmas shopping?

Mark Segal
December 10, 2015
Santa will be sitting by the fire at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton on Saturday morning from 10 to noon, posing for pictures with children of all ages and adding their gift requests to his list. The Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone is celebrating the holiday season with special offers for two-legged and four-legged patrons. Throughout December, pooches accompanied by hotel guests or diners are entitled to a free meal from the dog-friendly inn’s Woof Menu.

Living Room Specials

Laura Donnelly
December 10, 2015
Christmas, Christmas, Christmas. Enough about Christmas and the music and the decorating and how many more shopping days we have until the big day. To my mind, some of the more interesting aspects of this massive holiday are the Christmas Eve food traditions celebrated by different cultures.

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas. Enough about Christmas and the music and the decorating and how many more shopping days we have until the big day. To my mind, some of the more interesting aspects of this massive holiday are the Christmas Eve food traditions celebrated by different cultures.

Jennifer Landes
December 3, 2015
Roman Roth’s Grapes of Roth merlot has been placed on the Wine Spectator list of the top wines of 2015, ranked 64 out of 100 wines that made the list. This wine is from his personal label, using grapes sourced from the North Fork.

Blagg for Dinner

Max Blagg will be the next host of Almond’s Artists and Writers Night on Tuesday. The Bridgehampton restaurant will serve a family-style three-course menu for $45 with a glass of wine or craft beer while Mr. Blagg reads poetry from his new book.

Laura Donnelly
December 3, 2015
Ryunosuke Jesse Matsuoka is the general manager and a partner at the Sag Harbor restaurant. He is also one of the very few kikizakeshi, or sake sommeliers, in New York, quite possibly the only one on Long Island. Who knew sake was so varied, so complicated, so complex?

A lot of restaurants will try a lot of things to bring in business during the slower months. There are happy hours with meatball sliders, specialty cocktails, free pizza, cheap beer, fondue by the front door, and more. When I heard about Sen’s Sake Social Sundays my interest was piqued.

Joanne Pilgrim
November 25, 2015
Today’s a big day for foodies, and here’s hoping that everyone can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with family and friends.

Today’s a big day for foodies, and here’s hoping that everyone can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with family and friends.

Looking ahead, for those who want to step away from the turkey sandwiches, tetrazzini, and other unending leftovers, local restaurants continue to offer prix fixes and other deals. 

Laura Donnelly
November 25, 2015
Today is your lucky day! Today I am going to share with you my absolute favorite recipes of all time. The tried and true, the foolproof, the crowd pleasers, the best of the best.

Today is your lucky day! Today I am going to share with you my absolute favorite recipes of all time. The tried and true, the foolproof, the crowd pleasers, the best of the best.

Joanne Pilgrim
November 19, 2015
Orders for pies and cheese platters by Lucy’s Whey can be placed through Monday, for pickup by Wednesday, at the Amagansett Farmers Market. Have Thanksgiving dinner out at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor. Service will begin at 1 p.m. next Thursday, with the last seating at 8:30 p.m.

At Sen in Sag Harbor, “Social Sundays” bring a chance to participate in an organized discussion and to socialize, as well as enjoy sake, wine, cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres between 5:30 and 7 p.m. The cost is $28 per person, and reservations are not needed. Different speakers will be featured weekly.

Thanksgiving Options