News for Foodies: 02.09.17

Local Food News

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, so that gives the whole weekend, and then some, to celebrate. 

At c/o the Maidstone inn in East Hampton, a three-course special will be offered from Saturday through Feb. 18 — from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5:30 to 9:30 on Friday and Saturday. The price is $75 per person.

Guests at the 1770 House in East Hampton can partake of a Valentine’s Day tasting menu that will include a dozen dishes in its four courses. A fifth, a cheese course, is optional. 

Bites to start will include oysters on the half shell, spicy fluke tartare, warm mushroom salad, Maine lobster bisque, butternut squash and winter truffle risotto, and seared foie gras. Entree selections will be roasted codfish, duck breast, pork filet, and strip steak.

At Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, a four-course Valentine’s menu will be available tomorrow through Sunday, and again on Valentine’s Day, for $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Wine pairings to go with the meal are available for an additional $45 per person. Choices from the a la carte menu will also be available. Menu highlights include venison chops with lemon-garlic spinach, cauliflower gratin, and roasted tilefish. Reservations are required. 

All three of the inns will not only offer holiday specials in their dining rooms, but have Valentine’s deals on accommodations as well. 


Blood Orange Menu

Blood oranges will lend their flavor to the Valentine’s celebration at Almond in Bridgehampton on Tuesday. A $75 holiday menu will include Montauk pearl oysters, a winter salad, duck and foie gras ravioli, Peconic Bay scallops, and entree choices of North African-spiced rack of lamb or smoked and roasted salmon. The a la carte menu will also be available. 

Sunday will be the day for Valentine’s celebrations at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett. A la carte specials, subject to change, could include starters of fried Montauk oysters, strawberry kale salad, and steak tartare. Among the possible entrees are a catch of the day, beef Wellington, prime rib, linguine in clam sauce, and chicken scarpariello.

Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton will be serving some a la carte specials on Tuesday along with its regular menu items. Specials will include Peconic oysters and wood-roasted lobster fra diavolo. Reservations have been strongly recommended.

At Rowdy Hall, also in East Hampton, the Valentine’s Day specials, subject to change, include crispy oysters Rockefeller, seared sea scallops, and chocolate desserts. 

In Southampton, Red/Bar Brasserie will also have holiday specials on Tuesday. The restaurant will be closed Sunday and Monday and reopen on Valentine’s Day, serving nightly through Feb. 18. Reservations have been recommended. On the tentative a la carte list of specials are poached oysters, seared foie gras, and forest mushroom croustade, and main courses of filet mignon with foie gras, Scottish salmon, and Maine lobster. 


New Discussion Series

Registration will open on Monday for this year’s series of conversations with local farmers and food and beverage producers sponsored by the Peconic Land Trust at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton. 

“Long Island Grown IV: Food and Beverage Artisans at Work” will begin on March 5 and feature Matt Schmitt of Schmitt Farms, Ron Goerler of Jamesport Vineyards, and Jason Weiner, the chef at Almond. Laura Donnelly, The Star’s cooking columnist, will moderate the panel discussions. All will begin at 2 p.m. and be followed by a reception with refreshments. 

The cost is $30, or $25 for members of Bridge Gardens. Series tickets are $100 for nonmembers, $80 for members, and include a one-year subscription to one of the Edible magazines (East End, Long Island, Manhattan, or Brooklyn). Preregistration and prepayment are required.


New York Eats

Susan Meisel, a co-author of “Shop Cook Eat New York: 200 of the City’s Best Food Shops, Plus Favorite Recipes,” will be at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane on Sunday for a talk and book signing beginning at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations have been recommended. 


Wine Class

Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton has invited guests to “discover your red wine style” at Wednesday’s free tasting and class. Lisa Schock and Chris Miller, the shop’s sommeliers, will lead the session, which begins at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Reservations are required.