Ice Cream in Her Soul
For Christina Isaly, the owner of Rosie's in Amagansett, making ice cream is a family tradition. Her great-great-grandfather launched the Isaly Dairy Company in Ohio, and "my grandfather was about 19 years old when he invented the Klondike bar," she said, referring to the frozen treat that comes in a chocolate shell. "So I have always had ice cream in my mind and soul and blood."
The restaurant has had house-made ice cream on the menu since it opened three years ago, but this season, it is offering a rotating selection of exotic flavors such as Tahitian vanilla, roasted marshmallow, strawberry rhubarb swirl, frappuccino, pistachio, dark chocolate and sea salt, golden sesame, and dulce de leche. The cost is $4.50 for a small cup, and $6.50 for a large. Sorbets such as Meyer lemon, shiso, and strawberry are also available at the same price, and, for a kick of caffeine, there's an $8 affogato -- a scoop of Tahitian vanilla topped with an espresso shot.
News from Watermill, Wolffer
The Watermill Center will hold an artists dinner and a dance performance outdoors at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. The performance will be a rehearsal of "Get Dancing," a tribute to the choreographer Andy de Groat, which will be staged at Guild Hall next Thursday. It will be followed by a farm-to-table dinner prepared by the chef Adam Mayer. The cost is $250. Tickets are available on the Watermill Center's website. Guests will be required to present proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
Wolffer Estate Vineyards is organizing a weeklong wine-tasting and culinary tour of France's Rhone River Valley from March 24 to 31, 2022. Roman Roth, an owner and winemaker, will join guests on a river cruise that begins in Avignon and ends in Lyon. The cost starts at $3,448, and includes meals, wine, and off-ship tours. For more details, and to purchase a ticket, visit toursandwine.com.