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News for Foodies 11.11.2021

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 15:49
Apple cranberry crumb pies baked by Andrea Anthony at the Lobster Roll will be available for Thanksgiving to those who get their orders in early.

Restaurant Week
Union Steak and Sushi in Southampton is offering a three-course $42 prix fixe menu for Long Island Restaurant Week, featuring a wide variety of starters and entrees with several options for upgrades.

In addition to many sushi and roll options, the restaurant's signature rolls are available as a first course for an additional $8. There are also several salads available along with ramen, a bao bun, mussels, and a duck egg roll. A tuna tower can be ordered for an additional $9. 

Entrees such as New York strip steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus, salmon crusted with horseradish and panko with French beans and roasted potatoes, pasta Bolognese, lamb chops, roasted chicken, short rib ravioli, and ratatouille are included in the price. Additional sides are available a la carte for $8. Upgrades to the entrees are a 10-ounce filet mignon for $25 and a bone-in aged rib eye for $40. Each comes with a choice of one side.

Dessert choices are apple tartlet, chocolate lava cake, cheesecake, and fresh berries and cream. 

Tax, tip, and beverages are also extra. Restaurant Week ends on Sunday. Reservations are recommended and can be made through Resy or by contacting the restaurant directly.

A 1770 Thanksgiving
The 1770 House will serve Thanksgiving dinner in its dining room and tavern as well as offer it to go this year. The East Hampton restaurant will serve a traditional four-course meal for $125, with tax, tip, and beverages extra, along with wine pairing suggestions for each course. The at-home meal will serve six to eight people for $500.

The restaurant meal begins with choices of fluke tartare, tuna sashimi, hot smoked salmon salad with blini, gnochetti with maitake mushrooms, apple tart with truffle and frisee, and foie gras with lentils. The second course choices are a Brussels sprouts salad and butternut squash bisque. The main courses are turkey with sausage stuffing, cranberry relish, sweet potatoes, green beans, and mashed potatoes; Montauk sea scallops with broccolini; braised lamb shank with saffron risotto, and roasted strip loin with spinach. The meal ends with either pumpkin creme brulee, chocolate layer cake, ricotta cheesecake with a hazelnut-graham crust, or sticky date cake with toffee sauce and gelato.

The takeaway meal features a 14-pound turkey trussed and seasoned with a meat thermometer included, ready to go into the oven with an estimated three-hour cooking time. Side dishes are prepared and just require reheating. They include gravy, stuffing, cranberry relish, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and green beans amandine. There is a choice of sticky date cake or cheesecake for dessert.

Orders must be placed by calling 631-324-1770 by Friday, Nov. 19, for pickup on Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Private Dining
For those who would like extra pampering over the holiday week, Highway Restaurant and Bar in East Hampton is offering private chef services. For traditionalists, it has a special Thanksgiving at-home menu with seasonal dishes. Those looking for something different can book the restaurant's pizza oven or choose from Asian-inspired selections.  Inquiries may be directed to [email protected]. The restaurant is also offering its Milk Pail apple pie to go and orders can be placed by calling 631-527-5372.

A Market Holiday
Schiavoni's Market in Sag Harbor has Thanksgiving covered with fully prepared single meals or enough to serve a family. Both options include roasted turkey, string beans amandine, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, candied carrots, gravy, fresh cranberry sauce, mac and cheese, classic or sausage stuffing, and a choice of apple or pumpkin pie for dessert. Each single dinner costs $44.95. A family dinner that feeds eight to 10 people costs $349.95. Orders should be placed in the market and will be ready for pickup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Loaves and Fishes in Sagaponack will offer turkey, roasted or prepped for the oven, sides such as candied sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, or cornbread stuffing, and pumpkin, pecan, and fruit pies for the holiday. The full menu and pricing is on its website. Orders must be placed by Sunday in person, by phone at 631-537-0555, or by email at [email protected].

Don't Forget Dessert
The Lobster Roll's Andrea Anthony is baking apple cranberry crumb pies for Thanksgiving. The pies feature spiced apples, a buttery crumb topping, and pops of fresh cranberries. A 10-inch deep-dish pie costs $32 and will serve six to eight people. Only 50 pies will be available for pickup on Nov. 24 at the Lobster Roll's new Southampton location (expected to open for dining this month). Place orders soon by emailing [email protected]

Time for Wine
Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton is resuming its in-store wine classes on Dec. 2.

This tasting will focus on the wines of the Pacific Northwest, which the store describes as "some of the greatest American wines that you never knew existed." They credit the area's diverse grape varieties and a group of talented winemakers who are creating high quality wines at a good value.

Class size is limited to 10 people for adequate spacing and participants must show proof of vaccination. Early registration is recommended in the store or on its website. The cost is $10.

On Wednesday, Highway Restaurant and Bar will have an Italian wine tasting and dinner, partnering with Vinifera Imports and Westhampton Fine Wine. The tasting, including chianti, barolo, and brunello wines, begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner follows at 7:15 with four courses featuring tuna crudo, pumpkin ravioli, veal saltimbocca, and vanilla panna cotta. The cost is $180 per person and reservations are required by Monday by calling 631-527-5372.

Manna Mondays
Mindy Crawford of Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack will be this week's speaker at Manna at Lobster Inn's Manna Mondays series of lectures. Ms. Crawford will speak on Wolffer's sustainable winemaking practices. The restaurant is open after the discussion. In addition to the regular menu, a special dinner featuring Wolffer wine pairings will be available for purchase. The free talks begin at 6 p.m.
 


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