News for Foodies: 08.31.17

Local Food News

Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett will hold its annual Great Tomato Taste-Off on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the farm. The farm has been growing old favorite varieties of tomatoes along with some new ones — 42 types in all, including cherry, paste, and standard tomatoes in all shapes, sizes, and colors — and those who attend will be able to sample and rate the tomatoes. 

Volunteers are being sought for help harvesting tomatoes and setting up tomorrow, as well as for the event on Saturday; those who can lend a hand have been asked to contact Jane at

Restaurant Cookout

An all-American cookout at Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor on Sunday will feature burgers, hot dogs, barbecued chicken, and bratwurst on the grill, prepared by Matty Boudreau, the chef, and his team, between 1 and 5 p.m. The Jon Divello Trio will play music live from 2 to 5 p.m. Also on the menu will be pretzel bites with beer cheese, sliders, and clams casino. 

On Tumbleweed Tuesday — the day after Labor Day next week — Baron’s Cove will offer a selection of small plates for its happy hour menu from 3 to 7 p.m. and feature a new cocktail, the Reposado Smash, made with reposado tequila, chile liqueur, blackberries, basil, and lime juice. 


Fresh Fish Competition

On Wednesday at Navy Beach restaurant in Montauk, a Hook ’Em and Cook ’Em dinner will also serve as a competition among 14 chefs from Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant locations across the country. Along with Christopher Lee, the James Beard Award-winning chef at Navy Beach, they will go out fishing for fluke, striped bass, and bluefish, and then use their catch of the day to prepare a family-style meal that includes local produce and other seafood. It will be served along with Montauk Brewing Company beer and Paumanok Vineyards wine, and canapés provided by the restaurant. 

Diners will be asked to vote for their favorite course. The cost is $100 per person for the 7 to 10 p.m. event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. Tickets can be reserved on the Eventbrite website by searching for “Hook ’Em and Cook ’Em.” 


North Fork Foodie Tour

Tickets are on sale for the 11th annual North Fork Foodie Tour, an opportunity to visit 20 sites and get a glimpse behind the scenes at farms, wineries, and other places that produce local artisanal foods and beverages.

The self-guided tour will take place on Sept. 10 starting at 10 a.m. at the Peconic Land Trust Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm in Southold. Tickets are $25 per adult (free for children ages 12 and below). Among the places that can be visited will be the Catapano Dairy Farm, Sang Lee Farms, Greenport Harbor Brewery, North Fork Hops, Southold Bay Oysters, Browder’s Birds, Macari Wines, Goodale Farms, and Lavender by the Bay. There will be activities such as tastings, demonstrations, and games throughout the day, as well as talks on topics such as using herbs and wild plants, and on developing a pickle business.