News for Foodies: 07.27.17

Local Food News

A rum tasting from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Lobster Roll restaurant on Napeague will feature a chance to try Montauk Rum Runners varieties  including coconut-flavored rum, citrus-flavored gin, and honey-flavored whiskey. The spirits can be sipped alone, or savored in cocktails that the Lobster Roll makes using them, including pina coladas, gin and tonics, and Bloody Marys.


Hayground Chefs Dinner

A star lineup of chefs will be preparing dishes for the Hayground Chefs Dinner on Sunday at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. Among the local participants are Claudia Fleming of the North Fork Table and Inn, Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar, Jason Weiner of Almond, and Christian Mir of the Stone Creek Inn.

The event, beginning at 4:30 p.m., will be hosted by Toni Ross, a founder of the school, and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin. This year’s honorees will be Tinka Topping, another of the school’s founders, and Bill Telepan, the executive chef of Oceana and of Wellness in the Schools, a nonprofit program. Silent auction items will include a stay at a villa on Mustique and dinners at restaurants including Blue Hill New York, Gotham Bar and Grill, Gramercy Tavern, and Nick and Toni’s.

Tickets start at $1,200. The event benefits the Jeff’s Kitchen culinary and other programs at the school.


New in ’Gansett?

An auction item at the upcoming Hayground Chefs dinner includes an opportunity to attend the soft opening for friends and family of a new restaurant to be opened by the team behind Nick and Toni’s, Rowdy Hall, and La Fondita. While the team is usually mum about new plans, we have learned this: The restaurant will be in Amagansett and will be called Coche Comidor.

Food Truck Derby

Tickets are on sale for another upcoming event at the Hayground School, the sixth annual Great Food Truck Derby sponsored by Edible East End. On Aug. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m., more than a dozen food trucks, and a host of beverage companies will be on hand. A $65 ticket for adults will entitle the holder to one serving at each food truck, and three beverages. Tickets for kids are $20 and include four servings and one drink. V.I.P. tickets, allowing early access to the food trucks, starting at 3:30 p.m., are $100 each.


At Grey Lady

The Grey Lady in Montauk has a nightly happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring oysters for $1, beers for $5, and house cocktails for $8. The cocktail and beer specials continue during a live music show on Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m.


Wine Award

The 1770 House in East Hampton once again this year received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its wine list. The selection, under the aegis of Michael Cohen, the restaurant’s wine director, includes 250 labels and an inventory of 2,500 bottles. The 1770 House has received the award annually since 2007.


Sunset Barbecue

Share the Harvest Farm in East Hampton will hold its eighth annual sunset barbecue in its farm fields at the East End Community Organic Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton next Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening will start with music and cocktails and be followed by a farm-to-table meal. Proceeds support the farm’s efforts to provide food to local organizations and individuals through donations and an affordable farm share program. Tickets range from $150 to $1,000. In case of rain, the dinner will be held on Aug. 6.