News for Foodies: 01.17.19

Local Food News

Art and Dinner 

The Golden Eagle and Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton are teaming up again to hold weekly events that feature an art workshop or discussion at the Golden Eagle studio on North Main Street followed by a two-course dinner at the neighboring restaurant. 

On Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Peter Spacek, an illustrator and painter who is also the cartoonist for The Star, will give a presentation at the Golden Eagle and then join guests for dinner. The cost is $75 and includes the class, dinner, tax, and tip. Advance registration is on the store’s website; participants will have until noon on Monday to register.


Ayurvedic Cooking 

Corey De Rosa of the Tapovana Ashtanga Healing Center of the Hamptons will lead an ayurvedic cooking class at Sen in Sag Harbor on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mr. De Rosa will begin the workshop with a short talk about ayurvedic cuisine, discussing “how to choose foods for your constitution, emotional patterns, and environmental fluctuations,” according to a class description. Participants will also get a recipe packet and an ayurvedic lunch. The cost is $80, and registration is through the center’s website,

The center offers South Indian ayurvedic lunches at Sen on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 


At the Springs Tavern

The Springs Tavern will hold a chili cook-off among chefs from local restaurants on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Each guest will be given a reusable mug to sample the chilis. The cost is $20, and proceeds will benefit the Springs Food Pantry and the Share the Harvest Farm. Tickets can be purchased on the farm’s website. 

On Jan. 27, the Springs Tavern will celebrate Jackson Pollock’s birthday (which is Jan. 28) with a three-course prix fixe dinner featuring dishes inspired by the artist, including entrees such as whiskey-soaked chicken and Jackson’s famous spaghetti. The cost is $40. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Reservations are recommended. 


Fresno’s Specials

Fresno in East Hampton is offering a series of dinner specials. A two-course prix fixe dinner for $30 is available from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and all evening on other days. For $5 more, dessert is included. On Thursdays, there is a 30-percent discount on all bottles of wine, and, on Mondays, Montauk Pearl oysters are $1 each.


Beer and Bites

Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett will hold an event featuring $6 craft beer on tap and free bar bites at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan 25. The beer will include selections from the Montauk Brewing Company, the Maine Beer Company, and Grimm Artisanal Ales of Brooklyn. Indian Wells and Smokin’ Wolf BBQ will supply the complimentary food, and there will be live entertainment and prize giveaways. The first 30 attendees will receive a goodie bag from the Montauk Brewing Company.