News for Foodies: 02.23.17

Local Food News

It’s that time of year again, when diners at Rowdy Hall, in addition to submitting their orders, can submit their own Oscar night ballots with their predictions for winners of the golden statues to be awarded on Sunday. 

Whoever submits the ballot with the largest number of actual winners will win the East Hampton restaurant’s contest and receive a $50 gift certificate along with two vouchers for the East Hampton movie theater. Rowdy serves lunch, dinner, and a “midday” meal from 3 to 5 p.m. daily. 

Rowdy Hall is also the spot for lunchtime meetings of BookHampton’s Rowdy Readers Book Club. The group will meet the first Thursday of March, April, May, and June, with discussions over lunch to be led by a BookHampton staffer. Those who purchase all four of the books at BookHampton get a 15-percent discount. The first to be discussed, next Thursday at 12:30 p.m., will be “The Glorious Heresies” by Lisa McInerney. 


Wine Dinner at Wolffer

Roman Roth, the Wolffer Estate winemaker, will lead diners through a tasting of the Sagaponack winery’s cabernet franc vintages paired with a five-course dinner prepared by Brian Cheewing on Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m. According to the vineyard, the best vintages here of cabernet franc produce “one of the most exciting and interesting Long Island wines.” 

The menu will begin with roasted beet carpaccio followed by seared diver scallops, braised lamb ravioli, and Long Island duck confit. Blood orange cheesecake will follow. The wines to be served have been handpicked by Mr. Roth after they’ve aged for years in the wine cellar.

Tickets are $109.33 person, which includes tax and gratuity. For additional information, emails can be sent to


Beer Dinner

Wednesday brings the First Annual Whole Animal Cured, Pickled, Fermented, and Preserved Things Beer Dinner to Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton. Jason Weiner, Almond’s chef, is collaborating with Jeremy Blutstein, the chef at Montauk’s East by Northeast, to create five courses to be paired with Montauk Brewing Company beers. The cost is $80 plus tax and gratuity.