News for Foodies: 04.06.17

Local Food News
Ina Garten, seen in her East Hampton kitchen barn, has a new show, “Cook Like a Pro,” premiering on the Food Network next month. Jennifer Landes

Opus One Winery Dinner

Sunday is the night for a wine dinner at Wolffer Kitchen in Sag Harbor featuring vintages from the Opus One winery of California, along with offerings from the Wolffer Estate of Sagaponack. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the dinner costs $257.25 per person, which includes tax and tip.


Trump Travel Dinner

The politically defiant and culinarily adventuresome are making reservations now for a wine dinner at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton on April 19 that will feature dishes from the countries President Donald Trump has targeted in his executive order on immigration. Jason Weiner, Almond’s chef and owner, is joining with Bridgehampton’s Channing Daughters Winery for the dinner of five courses, each to be paired with a pink wine from the winery. 

The cost is $85 plus tax and gratuity, or $80 for members of Slow Food East End or the Channing Daughters Wine Club.


Ina Garten’s Way

Ina Garten, who owned the Barefoot Contessa gourmet grocery in East Hampton before establishing a brand by that name, issuing cookbooks and creating a food show on television, has a new instruction series in the works called “Cook Like a Pro.” It will premiere on the Food Network next month.


For the Seder

Stuart’s Seafood Market in Amagansett will have gefilte fish and other Passover specialties this week and next. The shop will be closed on April 16 and reopen on April 18.


On Easter Sunday 

Making plans for Easter? Among the holiday dining options is a special Easter Sunday dinner to be served at the 1770 House in East Hampton beginning at 4:30 p.m. It will feature Easter specials as well as items from the restaurant’s spring a la carte menu. Entree choices will include applewood smoked ham, dry-rubbed rack of lamb, and slow-cooked prime rib, with accompaniments.

Elsewhere in East Hampton, Nick and Toni’s will serve brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6. The regular a la carte menu will be available in addition to specials such as seared diver sea scallops with a sweet potato puree and pea tendrils, rack of lamb with morel mushrooms, spring onion, and fava bean ragu, and a pavlova with strawberries.

The Highway restaurant and bar also in East Hampton, will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with specials such as a Norwegian smoked salmon board with pickles and toasted pumpernickel, rack of lamb with mint tahina and spring pea quinoa, French toast with Vermont maple syrup, and a cocktail called the Shaddock, with gin, Aperol, St. Germain, and lemon. The restaurant’s chef is also preparing handmade chocolate bunnies for $25.

At Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor, an Easter brunch and specials will be served from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. The restaurant will host two Easter egg hunts on its lawn, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Bostwick’s Reopens 

Those hankering for a basket of fried clams and a beer or a more composed entree of fresh and local seafood can take heart. Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton will open today for the season and will be open for lunch and dinner Thursdays through Sundays beginning at 11:30 a.m. The menu includes steamed clams as well as fried, lobster, shrimp, oysters, fish tacos, and other treats from the sea, along with salads, hamburgers, and chicken.


For Food Managers

The Amagansett Food Institute is offering a course in food handling for county certification on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the South Fork Kitchen restaurant on the Stony Brook Southampton campus. A test for the certificate will follow immediately after the class.

The fee is $175, or $155 for institute members and employees. Nonmembers will need to drop off a $20 deposit at the kitchen or mail it to P.O. Box 2611, Amagansett 11930. 

Coffee and water will be served in the morning, but participants have been advised to bring a lunch and a check for the fee, a valid photo identification card, and a pen and paper. Questions can be addressed to


South American Wines

A focus on South American wines will result in tastings of Argentinean and Chilean wines at the next wine education session at Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton on Wednesday. The hourlong session, which is free, begins at 5:30 p.m. Those interested have been asked to R.S.V.P. by calling the shop.