News for Foodies 11.10.16

Local Food News

To Honor Veterans

In conjunction with Veterans Day tomorrow, Rowdy Hall is offering a 15 percent discount to servicemen and servicewomen who dine in the East Hampton restaurant tomorrow. Military ID is required. Rowdy Hall serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. 


Wine Knowledge

The Wednesday night wine workshops at Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits continue next week with a session called “Methode Champenoise in New Mexico: The Wines of Gilbert Gruet,” presented by Mark Toepke of the Gruet Winery. 

Each weekly session begins at 5:30 p.m. and costs $10. The next, on Nov. 30 after a Thanksgiving break, will feature a comparative tasting of sauvignons. Those interested in attending have been asked to call the store or send an email to to sign up. 


Thanksgiving Plans

Art of Eating Catering in Amagansett is taking orders through next Thursday for Thanksgiving dishes. Starting with a fresh, never-frozen, free-range turkey raised in Water Mill, which is delivered with extra broth to add while warming, to give the house that Thanksgiving smell, and including soup to nuts — hors d’oeuvres, salad, stuffing, gravy, sides, and desserts, along with breakfast items for the morning after, the business will have holiday meals to go ready for pickup on Thanksgiving morning. The menu and other details can be found at Vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian choices are included.

Also providing dishes for a catered holiday meal, Smokin’ Wolf in East Hampton has packages for up to 16 people that include all of the fixings, from cranberry sauce to potatoes, vegetable side dishes, pies and other desserts, appetizers, and alternate entrees.

The Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton will serve a three-course Thanksgiving Day meal, with a choice among several items per course, for $75 a person, or $35 for a child’s portion. Entrees will include roasted organic turkey breast, fresh roasted ham, roasted acorn squash with wild rice, wild salmon, and lasagna Bolognese.


Winter Farm Shares

Winter farm shares at Quail Hill Farm are available, and will provide the holders with items such as root vegetables, fresh greens, herbs, winter squash, carrots, garlic, dried beans, and wheatberries from Friday, Nov. 18, until February. The farm is owned and run by the Peconic Land Trust; those interested in shares may contact the trust at its Southampton offices. 


Last Call for Café Max

Local bay scallops have arrived at Café Max in East Hampton just in time for its last couple of weeks in business, as the restaurant is to close after Nov. 26 after 25 years in business. Till then, however, there is a $22, three-course prix fixe dinner offered all night, all week.