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Festive Holiday Dining Options In or Out

Thu, 12/17/2020 - 08:36
A Christmas ham from Townline BBQ along with traditional side dishes will bring some South to the Christmas table.

South Fork restaurants continue to serve up intriguing options for Christmas and Christmas Eve. It is best to pay close attention to ordering deadlines and make reservations early or risk missing out on some festive and delicious meals.

Nick and Toni's In and Out
Nick and Toni's in East Hampton is offering Christmas Eve menus for dine-in and takeout next Thursday. At the restaurant, a $100 three-course prix fixe dinner includes a complimentary appetizer of salt cod croquettes. The menu also features a choice of appetizers such as seafood salad or tagliatelle with white truffles and entrees such as risotto with winter squash and white truffles, Wagyu beef with cauliflower mash, Cipollini onions, and a Barolo sauce, and a seafood stew with Dungeness crab, clams, shrimp, mussels, scallops, halibut, tomato clam broth, basil pesto, and crusty bread. The dessert options include a chocolate tart, and an apple and cranberry crostata.

The takeout items will feed four and include appetizers such as an artisanal cheese platter with Marcona almonds, jam, honey, and seasonal fruit for $46, littleneck clams with breadcrumbs and oregano for $45, and entrees such as spinach lasagna for $48, rack of lamb for $200, and filet mignon for $250. Side dishes for three to four include potato and goat cheese gratin for $45, and sauteed green beans with shallots and toasted almonds. For dessert, a tartufo for two with a caramel truffle, chocolate and hazelnut gelato, and almond biscotti is $26, and tiramisu for four is $32. Orders must be placed online by Saturday for pickup between 1 and 3 p.m. next Thursday. 

An Annual Tradition at Almond
Almond in Bridgehampton will offer a dinner of roast suckling pig with seasonal side dishes from 5 to 9 on Christmas Eve. The cost is $45, and a portion of the revenue will be donated to the Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and books to children in need, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. The a la carte dinner menu will also be available. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas.

Takeout at L&W
L&W Market in Bridgehampton has a Christmas catering menu. Appetizers include an $89 cheese board with local and imported cheeses, plus nuts, dried fruit, and grilled bread, a $79 charcuterie board with house-made pate, salami, and prosciutto, and a seven-piece shrimp cocktail platter for $21. The entrees include a honey mustard glazed ham for two to four for $55, and one for six to eight for $110, and a whole roasted Long Island duck for two to four for $69. Side dishes for two to four include roasted beets with orange, fennel, and smoked feta for $16, macaroni and cheese for $17.99, and rosemary roasted potatoes for $15. For dessert, a spiced chocolate crumb cake for six to eight, and an apple cranberry cobbler for eight to 10 are $49 each. Orders must be placed by Monday at 3 p.m. for pickup between 3 and 5 p.m. next Thursday. For the full menu, and to order, visit the market's website.

Art of Eating's Catering Menu
The Art of Eating in Bridgehampton has holiday catering menus through Dec. 31. The dishes include appetizers, dips and spreads, soups, salads, as well as entrees such as a baked Heritage ham for $16.50 per pound, turkey breast confit with giblet gravy for two to three for $37, a one-and-a-half-pound lobster with lemon herb butter for $46, paella for four with clams, shrimp, mussels, chicken, and chorizo for $185, and two portions of beef filet with roasted shallots and a Madeira sauce for $95. Side dishes by the quart include brussels sprouts with bacon and maple syrup for $27 and roasted cauliflower with crisp kale, and jalapeno crema for $28. Orders for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day must be placed by tomorrow for pickup or delivery on Wednesday or next Thursday. Orders for New Year's Eve must be placed by Wednesday for pickup or delivery on Dec. 30 and 31. A full menu is on the company's website, and orders can be placed online.

Holiday Ham  at Townline
For Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner, Townline BBQ in Sagaponack is offering a limited number of smoked hams that feed 12 to 14 people for $160. Orders can be placed by calling the restaurant and will be available for pickup between 1 and 4 p.m. next Thursday. Side dishes by the quart include collard greens for $22, coleslaw for $17, and cornbread for $4 per piece. A 16-ounce bottle of house-made eggnog is $35.

A Feast from the 1770 House
A roast to go, expertly trimmed, tied, and ready to cook (with instructions) headlines a special holiday feast from the 1770 House. The choices include pastured Oregon beef tenderloin in a red wine-shallot herb butter, a Berkshire pork eight-bone rib roast trussed and rubbed with a spice blend and Milk Pail apple compote, a boneless leg of Australian lamb marinated with rosemary and roasted garlic, accompanied by mint and sun-dried tomato chutney, or a trio of Long Island Ducks, split and trimmed, with charred orange-rosemary marmalade. Four cooked sides, ready to reheat, come with each entree. The choices are Balsam Farms root vegetable gratin, creamed spinach with toasted marrow-butter crumbs, truffled pasta cacio e pepe with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and French green beans with toasted hazelnuts. Dessert is included, from which one can choose between Tate’s chocolate chip pie, 1770 House sticky toffee date cakes, or caramel popcorn.

The feast feeds 4 to 6 and is $500; it must be ordered by Dec. 19, and pick-up is Dec. 23 or 24 from noon to 2 p.m. Add-ons to start the evening include a Mecox Dairy cheese board for $125, Thomas Keller’s Regiis Ova sustainable caviar for $350 (classic sturgeon) or $500 (Royal Ossetra), a poached shrimp platter for $100, or two quarts of lobster bisque with tarragon and brandy for $85.

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