News for Foodies 06.16.16

Local Food News

Service Station Opens

Service Station, a new restaurant now open in East Hampton where Nichol’s used to be, is Michael Gluckman’s latest establishment. His earlier restaurants here have included the Lodge, Boathouse, Beachhouse, and Bamboo.

Service Station is open daily, serving lunch and dinner with, according to the restaurateur, “friendly service where the answer is never no.” Its hallmarks are moderate prices and fresh local ingredients. Appetizers start at $10, and entrees top out at $28. Wines by the glass begin at $8, beer at $5. The bar has been redesigned and the dining room reconfigured to become more open. 

Brunch specials are available on Saturdays and Sundays.


Time for Rosé

There will be more than 20 rosé wines to taste during a “pink party” at Domaine Franey Wines and Spirits in East Hampton on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. Snacks will be served and a 20-percent discount offered on rosé purchases. The shop is at 459 Pantigo Road, between East Hampton and Amagansett. 

Five rosé wines from the Channing Daughters winery in Bridgehampton will be paired with each course of a dinner at Almond next Thursday at 7 p.m. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres, accompanied by a special pink cocktail and followed by salad, gazpacho, pickled Montauk Pearl oysters, pork, a lamb dish with “lambchetta” (prepared like porcetta), and panna cotta for dessert, all from local farms and producers. Reservations are a must. The cost is $85 plus tax and gratuity.


More Rosé

Arbor restaurant in Montauk will also feature summer’s pink wine at its prix fixe weekend brunch. The all-inclusive brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $28.95 plus tax and gratuity, includes a cocktail (besides rosé, choices include a mimosa, Bellini, or Bloody Mary), a starter, and main course. An a la carte children’s menu will also be offered.


At Momi Ramen

Momi Ramen will celebrate its one-year anniversary in East Hampton tomorrow night from 5 to 10, with a tasting of artisanal sakes. Flights with three different sakes representing unique styles will be offered for $12. 


Pre-Theater Deal

Ticketholders heading to Guild Hall for performances of “The Underpants” can avail themselves of a $40 pre-theater, two-course prix fixe at the 1770 House, with choices from the seasonal a la carte menu that change nightly. The special will be offered on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until June 26. Orders must be placed by 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. curtain time; reservations are required. 

Diners may be seated on the outdoor patio, in the main dining room, or in the inn’s downstairs tavern. Sample menu items include wild arugula and asparagus salad, chilled sweet pea soup, beets with blue cheese, fish entrees, and hand-cut fettucine with house-made local rabbit sausage.


Artistic Menu

The chef at the Living Room restaurant at c/o the Maidstone Inn in East Hampton has crafted a dinner menu of dishes reflecting his interpretation of artwork by Jacob Fellander, an artist from Stockholm who is serving a stint as the inn’s artist-in-residence, which ends on Monday. His work is in a number of collections, including those of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Swedish royal family.

The menu will include a seared sea scallop starter, a main course of barbecued duck leg with slow-roasted cabbage and yellow-eye beans, and a cherry-vanilla float with cotton candy garnish for dessert. 


Cooking in Bordeaux

Abigail Hitchcock, the chef and owner of Camaje in New York City, who hails from the East End, will lead a cooking adventure in Bordeaux from Sept. 4 to 10. Participants will stay in a 17th-century manor and create French feasts together from ingredients scouted at local markets. 

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