News for Foodies: 05.11.17

Local Food News

If Mother’s Day calls for a meal out on Sunday, our local restaurants will be offering some celebratory deals. 

At Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton, there will be both brunch and dinner a la carte specials on Mother’s Day. Brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner service will begin at 6. 

In Southampton, the Red/Bar Bras­serie and its related eatery, Little/Red will have specials on Sunday. Little/Red will offer a la carte brunch items from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in addition to the regular lunch menu. A la carte specials at Red/Bar Brasserie that day, subject to change, may include cedar plank-roasted Scottish salmon, homemade saffron fettucine, a whole roasted chicken for two. 

The Southampton Inn’s new restaurant, Claude’s, will serve a Mom-mosa cocktail to those eligible on Sunday, when they order from the breakfast menu, served from 7 to 11 a.m. Claude’s is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for both indoor and al fresco dining, when the weather permits.

The Gulf Coast Kitchen at the Montauk Yacht Club will have a Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $47.95 per person, or $19.99 for children aged 12 and under. Tax and tip are extra. A children’s menu will be available. Among the anticipated menu items are a raw seafood bar, carving station, chef’s table featuring lobster ravioli, cioppino, tomato-crusted black bass, and chicken francaise, and a dessert station with a chocolate fondue fountain and more. 

Also in Montauk, Navy Beach will honor mothers with a complimentary Bloody Mary or mimosa along with their meal. A three-course lunch will be served from noon to 4 p.m. and cost $45, plus tax and tip. The menu will include soup or salad to start, a choice of grilled salmon, a burger, or cavatelli pasta with eggplant ragu, and dessert of the day. The a la carte menu will also be available.

At Solé East in Montauk, the Backyard restaurant will serve up a Mother’s Day brunch buffet, and include live music on the lawn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The pool will be open, and adults will be offered a free mimosa or Bloody Mary. The cost is $46 per person or $20 for children below age 12.


At Manna

At Manna restaurant in Water Mill, Marco Barrila, the chef, is preparing a Wednesday night Italian meal, focusing on different regions. During May, cuisine from Tuscany will be the highlight. In addition, Manna offers a nightly blue plate special for $25 and will have a prix fixe menu on Sunday for Mother’s Day.


Spring Has Sprung

Round Swamp Farm markets are reopening for the season on Friday, May 19. Both the East Hampton farm market on Three Mile Harbor Road and the Bridgehampton market behind Main Street will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Bay Kitchen Bar, overlooking Three Mile Harbor at the Harbor Marina in Springs, reopens next Thursday. There will be a happy hour daily from 4 to 7 p.m. during which glasses of rosé will be offered for $5, and oysters for $1 apiece. 

Gosman’s Fish Market at the Montauk docks is now open for the season. Along with seafood, the market also sells specialty meats, fresh produce, baked goods, and other prepared foods.


Bookings Open

The EMP Summer House, a pop-up restaurant to be opened in East Hampton this summer, is now accepting reservations — but only from American Express cardholders.

Run by Eleven Madison Park, the Manhattan restaurant recently dubbed by an industry group as the world’s best restaurant, EMP Summer House will only accept American Express as credit card payment. The restaurant is setting up shop at the Pantigo Road site most recently occupied by Moby’s, and one must have an American Express card in order to obtain one of the sought-after reservations. Those with platinum cards will be able to attend a number of exclusive events at the restaurant, according to a press release. 

The menu will be centered on seafood and include items such as raw seafood, lobster boils, fluke ceviche, and prawn salad along with landlubbers’ choices such as pastas, steaks, and fried chicken dinners. 


Artists and Writers Night 

The theme of the next Artists and Writers Night at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton, on Tuesday at 7 p.m., will be “games people play.” A three-course meal will be served family style and cost $45, which includes a glass of local wine or craft beer, and a gratuity. Tax is not included. Reservations are required.


Rosé Tasting

Save a few hours on May 20 for a visit to Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, which will be presenting a chance to taste more than 50 rosé wines during a spring rosé preview from 2 to 5 p.m.