News for Foodies: 11.23.17

Local Food News

For Procrastinators

Just decided to come out east at the last minute and have no plans or food in the house for the holiday? Maybe the Bumpuses’ dogs ate your turkey as it was cooling on the kitchen table?

Some last-minute ideas for Thanksgiving dinner include the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton, where a four-course prix fixe meal is being served up for $85, $40 for children under 12, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant also offers a nightly prix fixe for $37 from 5:30 to 9 from Sunday to Thursday and Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m. Kids and dogs are welcome at the sunroom brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bar’s nightly happy hour includes $10 cocktails and snacks by the fire from 4 to 7 p.m. 

In Southampton, Tutto Il Giorno will also be open on Thanksgiving with a prix fixe menu for $65 that includes a choice of baby kale Caesar salad or a baby artichoke appetizer, wild mushroom tortelli or roasted turkey pastilla as an entree, and carmelized pear crostata or pumpkin semifreddo for dessert. These items can also be ordered a la carte along with the regular menu. The restaurant will remain open during its regular hours throughout the weekend.


Farther East at Highway

Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton will have a special Asian menu next Thursday. Chef Anand Sastry’s Thai, Singaporean, and Chinese-inspired dishes include a Thai Jungle Soup with chicken, shrimp, galangal, and lemongrass, crispy Long Island duck with hoisin sauce and moo shu pancakes, and Singapore noodles. A $39 prix fixe menu or a la carte options will be available.

Highway continues to offer its chicken pot pies on Monday nights to comfort and warm during the colder months this season. The restaurant is open Thursday through Monday from 5 p.m. (the bar opens at 4), with brunch on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant is closed today for Thanksgiving.


Lunch Special at Rowdy

East Hampton’s Rowdy Hall is offering a daily $12 lunch special this season beginning at noon. The meal consists of a cup of soup and salad or half sandwich and will change daily. It will not be offered on holidays.


Sips and Strokes

The Baker House 1650 on Main Street in East Hampton will host one of its regular Paint and Sip evenings on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30. Instruction and materials will be offered by the Salty Canvas, a “traveling paint studio,” for $50, which includes a glass of wine.