News for Foodies: 07.31.14

Local Food News

Chefs Dinner

The annual Chefs Dinner at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton takes place Sunday. A V.I.P. dinner in honor of Tom Colicchio, a four-star chef, and Lori Silverbush, a filmmaker, will be prepared by Alfred Portale and Eric Ripert, among other chefs. Tickets are $1,000. 

Those cooking will also include Christian Mir of the Stone Creek Inn, Claudia Flemming of North Fork Table and Inn, Jason Weiner of Almond, Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar, and Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill.

A live auction will be held, with prizes including a tasting dinner for 12 at Mr. Ripert’s Manhattan restaurant, Le Bernardin, with dishes handpicked by the chef and paired with wine; five nights in Paris and at a beach house in Kenya; Broadway theater tickets; a Hamptons garden tour, and an East End chefs package, including restaurant gift certificates and a catered, casual home party.

Local Products

The folks from Vine Street Café on Shelter Island and Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill in Greenport are producing sauces, pickles, preserves, and smoked meats and fish that are being sold at local farmers markets. They will also be available online at bottlehousefoods. com.

Harvest Sea Salt

On Aug. 9, the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will present a hands-on workshop featuring instruction in harvesting sea salt from the Atlantic. Michele Martuscello, the founder of Shelly Sells Sea Salt, will join Molly Adams, a museum educator, for a 10 a.m. session on a Southampton beach. Reservations may be made by calling the museum.

Class With Karen Lee

At a cooking class tonight at an Amagansett residence, Karen Lee, a New York City caterer and cookbook author, will teach students how to prepare a meal beginning with crostini with white bean puree and rosemary oil, followed by herb-crusted local fluke, seared tuna with sautéed vaegetables, sauteed corn with red onion, a “seasonal surprise,” and blueberry crumb cake and crème chantilly for dessert.

Dinner will be the payoff for the maximum of 12 students, who will actively participate in the 6 to 10 p.m. session. The cost is $115; students may take their own wine. Reservations may be made at

Additional cooking classes with Ms. Lee, which focus on cooking for taste and for health, will take place on Aug. 20, with a Chinese menu, and on Aug. 28.

Country Supper

The Peconic Land Trust will hold its annual “Through Farms and Fields” supper on Sunday on Shelter Island. Individual tickets for the “country supper,” which will be hosted by Richard Hogan and Carron Sherry, are $350; groups of tickets for “friends,” “patrons,” and “benefactors” go up from there. The event will honor Barbara Slifka for her “conservation legacy,” and include online and silent auctions and live music. The event begins with a reception for patrons and sponsors at 4 p.m., with general admission at 5. 

Dining With Piano

Diners at the American Hotel will hear standards by Gershwin, Porter, Kern, and Sondheim, among others, on Wednesdays through Sundays in August, when Lee Glantz performs beginning at 6:30 p.m.