News for Foodies: 01.19.17

Local Food News

Two dining deals are available at the 1770 House in East Hampton from now through March. A weekday prix fixe in the dining room of the inn as well as in its downstairs tavern features three courses for $35, with choices from the a la carte menu. There are also selections of wine for $9 per glass and beers for $5. The special is offered Sundays through Thursdays, excluding holidays. Downstairs in the tavern, dishes for $17.70 include burgers, meatloaf, Korean barbecue ribs, lamb and chickpea curry, and parmigiana-style chicken. 

On the standing winter menu, among the appetizer choices are spicy fluke tartare, oxtail consommé, and salads with shaved Brussels sprouts, roasted cauliflower, or roasted beets. Entree choices can include marinated Atlantic swordfish, roasted Scottish salmon, duck breast, dry-rubbed pork filet, braised short ribs, and roasted rack of lamb, all accompanied by vegetables and other side dishes that highlight local ingredients. Winter cheese selections are focused on selections from Ireland and the United Kingdom. 


At Shagwong

Montauk’s Main Street mainstay, the Shagwong, has a new chef. Darren Boyle, who cooked at Salt on Shelter Island, is offering a three-course early-bird menu for $19.95 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. It includes soup of the day, a house salad, and a choice of entrees such as pasta Bolognese, a gyro, sweet potato and spinach burger, fish and chips, or meatloaf.

Wednesday at Shagwong is prime-rib night, when the main dish will be served with soup or salad, mashed potatoes, and a vegetable for $24, and on Friday night, “date night,” a $70 meal for two includes roast chicken, grilled salmon, or a 12-ounce strip steak, an appetizer, soup, salad, and a shared dessert. Shagwong is open daily during the winter for lunch and dinner from noon to 9 p.m. 


A Moveable Feast

Tickets are on sale for the annual event hosted by Slow Food East End and the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation. It will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 2 at the Dodds and Eder Landscape Design showroom in Sag Harbor and feature food and drink by many East End chefs. 

Tickets are $150, or $100 for Slow Food East End members, and can be purchased online at slowfoodeastend. org. Teachers and school administrators who are part of the Edible School Garden group on the East End, which benefits from the fund-raiser, can purchase tickets at the members’ price before March 15. Tickets sold at the door will cost $25 more. 


To East Hampton?

Word is that Vine Street Cafe on Shelter Island is planning a springtime opening of an East Hampton outpost in the Montauk Highway building long occupied by Cafe Max. 

Also coming down the pike, reportedly, is a new organic-foods cafe featuring vegan dishes, to open in Montauk. 


New Gastropub

The Tuscan House in Southampton will reopen soon as the Job’s Lane Gastro Pub. The menu, with William Oster, the restaurant’s chef and owner, still at the helm, will include selections from the Tuscan House menu as well as “Euro-American pub fare,” including cuts of dry-aged beef and wild-game meats.