News for Foodies: 08.16.18

Local Food News

Food Festival

Tickets are on sale for a food festival and fund-raiser for the Southampton Arts Center, to be held on Aug. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. Signature dishes from restaurants such as E.M.P. Summer House, Little Red, Maison Vivienne, Saaz, and Sant Ambroeus will be offered. Tickets are available by emailing Molly Bishop at, and start at $500.


New at Springs Tavern

A new menu at the Springs Tavern in East Hampton includes a seared tuna appetizer for $15, a lobster roll for $25, and a chicken Milanese entree for $21.


Brunch at Dopo

Dopo La Spiaggia in East Hampton is now serving brunch on Sundays starting at noon. The menu includes scrambled eggs with frisée salad and shaved black summer truffle and a frittata with spring vegetables. A D.J. will spin tunes on the restaurant’s patio.


Backyard Get-Together

The Backyard restaurant at Solé East Resort in Montauk plans a prix-fixe dinner on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring recipes from Katie Parla’s book “Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City.” The menu will include appetizers such as rice croquettes and assorted crostini and entrees such as eggplant Parmigiana and chicken with tomatoes and bell peppers. Wine and beer pairings will be served. The cost is $160 per person. Tickets are available on


Fresh at Fresno

Fresno in East Hampton has introduced new menu items. The appetizers include a watermelon salad for $18 and charred Spanish octopus for $19. Entrees added are spaghettini with lump crab meat, chervil, crème fraiche, toasted bread crumbs, and black caviar for $36, and black bean falafel for $26.