News for Foodies - 05.05.11

Spring Openings
    The annual springtime parade of seasonal restaurant reopenings continues this week.
    The Hideaway will show its Mexican roots by offering food and drink specials at its 2011 premiere tonight, for Cinco de Mayo. The restaurant is at the Diamond Cove Marina in Montauk.
    On Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton, the Harbor Bistro begins its sixth season tonight with complimentary appetizers at the bar, and $3 Corona beers. The waterfront bistro will once again be offering a $29 prix fixe all night at the bar, which can include a choice of three courses, or two courses plus a glass of wine. On Thursday to Sunday between 5 and 6 p.m., a three-course prix fixe is offered for $19. The menu for it changes nightly and features a choice of a pasta, fish, or meat entree, soup or salad to start, and a dessert.
    When Pigs Fly, a takeout shop on South Etna Avenue In Montauk, has reopened for the season. There is a new menu with lower prices, including 40 items that are $10 and under. Menu choices include ribs, pulled pork, tacos, wings, hamburgers, wraps, sandwiches, fried chicken, and more.

More Celebration
    Also celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight will be La Fondita in Amagansett, with some Mexican takeout specials including chicken in mole sauce, pork or chile and cheese tamales, and tres leches cake.

Rugosa’s Bar Menu
    New dishes served exclusively for casual nibbling at the bar are on the menu at Rugosa restaurant in East Hampton. They include crispy salmon skin with aioli, fingerling potatoes served with gruyere, prosciutto, and creme fraiche, and mussels with garlic butter. Choices from Rugosa’s a la carte and prix fixe menus, as well as half portions of any of the fish or pasta entrees, are also available at the bar.
Specially Roasted
    Customers who order dessert at Townline BBQ in Sagaponack will get a free cup of coffee made with a blend of organic beans hand-roasted especially for the restaurant by the Hampton Coffee Company. The offer will be in effect through Memorial Day. Townline BBQ is open on Thursdays through Mondays beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Mother’s Day Dining
    At the Harbor Bistro, Damien O’Donnell, the chef, will prepare dishes for an a la carte brunch, including crab Benedict, omelettes, steak and eggs, and shrimp tacos. Brunch will be served from noon to 3 p.m.
    Also on Sunday, there will be a holiday prix fixe offered — three courses for $29, or two courses with a glass of wine, a mimosa, or a Bloody Mary, from 3 to 8 p.m. A la carte selections will not be offered. Appetizer selections will include coconut-golden curry steamed mussels, crispy shrimp tacos, and heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella. Main courses on the menu include chicken fettuccine, pistachio-crusted tilapia, grilled salmon, and Jamaican jerk pork tenderloin. A special children’s menu will also be offered. Reservations have been requested.
    Also serving a Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be the Gulf Coast Kitchen at the Montauk Yacht Club. The cost will be $38.95 per adult and $17.95 per child ages 7 to 13. Younger kids can eat for free. Selections at a carving table will include roasted leg of spring lamb, alder-smoked Berkshire ham, and garlic and shallot-encrusted rib-eye steak. There will also be a raw bar for seafood, eggs and omelettes cooked to order, salads, other entrees, and desserts.
    At Navy Beach restaurant on Montauk’s Fort Pond Bay, lunch will be served on Sunday from noon to 3:30 p.m., and dinner will start at 5 p.m.
    A Mother’s Day prix fixe, for $40, including a glass of Cava for all moms, will be available. Reservations have been suggested. There will be a choice of appetizers and entrees, including oil-poached halibut with rock shrimp hash, buttermilk fried chicken with cheddar cornbread and coleslaw, and a burger.
    The menu for brunch at Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton, to be served on Mother’s Day from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include house-cured salmon bruschetta with mascarpone, arugula, fennel, and kalamata olives, brioche French toast with Nutella and carame­lized bananas, polenta with smoked bacon, rock shrimp, and poached egg, chicken hash, and pan-roasted cod. Side dishes and a selection of pizzas will also be served.
    Nick and Toni’s will serve dinner on Sunday night starting at 6, which will include a choice of holiday specials such as soft-shell crab and Colorado rack of lamb served with sautéed fiddlehead ferns.

And Jazz, Too
    Jazz comes with brunch on Sunday at LT Burger in the Harbor in Sag Harbor. From noon to 3 p.m., the Jim Turner Band will perform. Specials to be offered will include turkey sausage and spinach soup with fresh mozzarella and oven-dried tomatoes, a salmon burger with fixings, and specialty drinks and cocktails.
    Across Main Street in Sag Harbor, at Sen, Mother’s Day will mean gifts for moms who come in for dinner — a $10 gift card that can be used at the restaurant at a later date. Beginning this weekend, Sen will be open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2:30 p.m.
    At Phao, tucked in next to Sen, moms who visit on Sunday from 5 to 10:30 p.m. will be given a free glass of the Wolffer Estate Late Harvest chardonnay. In other Phao news, as of the first day of May, Sen’s sushi rolls can also be ordered there.
    A new addition to Sag Harbor, Page at 63 Main will celebrate Mother’s Day with lunch and dinner service, including a $30 dinner prix fixe. Midday service will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with dinner commencing an hour later.
    At the Living Room restaurant at c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton, a three-course Mother’s Day prix fixe will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include a glass of rosé. The cost is $65 per person.
    Serafina restaurant in East Hampton will provide complimentary bellinis or mimosas to mothers during brunch service from noon to 4 p.m.

Wolffer’s 2011 Rosé
    A release party for this year’s Wolffer Estate rosé will take place at the winery in Sagaponack on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. A $25 admission fee, a portion of which will be donated to the Long Island Wine Council, will include a glass of rosé, cheese, and live music. Those interested in attending have been asked to call the winery for reservations.

Montauk Eateries
    Fishbar on East Lake Drive will have an opening party tonight from 5 to 9 with free hors d’oeuvres and, between 6 and 9, drink specials. All are welcome to attend.
    East by Northeast is serving Sunday brunch each week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a $15 prix fixe offered Sunday through Thursday and entertainment on weekends. ENE is closed on Tuesdays.
    At the Harvest on Fort Pond, Mother’s Day will bring afternoon and evening service, from 2 to 9 p.m.