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News for Foodies 12.01.22

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 15:13
Nick and Toni's wine dinner next week will celebrate the feast of the seven fishes and some Italian wines, too.
Kelsey Roden

Dine and Wine
Nick and Toni's restaurant in East Hampton will have a wine pairing dinner celebrating the feast of the seven fishes next Thursday. A six-course menu will be paired with wines from Italy with special event pricing for wine orders made that evening through Domaine Franey.

Hors d'oeuvres, which are served with Bisson Vino Frizzante Travigniana from 2021, are baccala with squid ink aioli, fritto misto di mare, shrimp scampi, and roasted little neck clams with pancetta. An antipasti course is a local blackfish crudo with Dorigo Fruili Collo Orientali from 2020. The primi course is local squid with chestnut and salsa verde with Villa Vente Tre Able Bianco Emilia-Romagna IGT from 2021. This is followed by a pasta course of linguini with lobster fra diavolo with Bisson Golfo del Tigullio from 2021. The last course is codfish with fennel and olives paired with Di Majo Dorante Ramitello Molise D.O.C. 2016, followed by a dessert of panettone with candied fruit and whipped ricotta and panforte di Siena with chocolate and hazelnuts. The dessert course is served with Vigneti a Prua Late Harvest D.O.C. 2015.

The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $150, not including tax and tip. Reservations can be made on the restaurant's website.

Almond Artists
The Artists and Writers series of dinners at Almond restaurant in Bridgehampton continues on Tuesday with LoVid, a duo consisting of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus, at 7 p.m. Through performances, public art, textiles, prints, app-based art, experimental video, and immersive installations, they examine how technology relates to and shapes culture. 

A three-course family-style meal will be served with one glass of wine or draft beer for $59, tip included. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at 631-537-5665 or online.

A Persimmonious Drink
Origen Holistic Spirits, familiar from retailers like Sag Harbor Liquor, Wines by Morrell in East Hampton, Churchill's in Bridgehampton, and Amagansett Wine and Spirits has a special drink it is recommending for the holiday season. 

The Persimmonious, which was devised by Nick Mautone, has two ounces of vodka, one ounce of St. Germain elderflower liqueur, one ounce of lemon juice, one ounce of simple syrup, and a half of a persimmon, diced. It begins by muddling the syrup and persimmon in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. The rest of the ingredients can then be added and shaken. It should then be poured into two flutes or two coupe glasses and topped with champagne and a sprig of mint.

Silver Bell and Others
Bell and Anchor restaurant in Noyac is celebrating the holidays and invites others to join in the festivities by booking their parties there, large or small. Menus and seating can be customized to suit the group and gathering. Bookings can be made by calling the restaurant at 631-725-3400 or emailing [email protected].

Also thinking about the holidays is EHP Resort and Marina, which has one and two-bedroom cottages with fireplaces for holiday getaways. Guests may request holiday decor either predetermined or delivered to the room for guests to do the honors. Until Jan. 3, the resort will offer a regular or spiked hot chocolate upon arrival, cocktail classes with a holiday theme at Si Si restaurant, wine tastings, holiday cookie baking and decorating kits plus arts and crafts for children, a chauffeured ride to Buckskill Winter Club for ice skating, and a holiday lights tour to either Montauk or Sag Harbor with hot chocolate, holiday treats, music, and photo ops. A midweek stay through the end of December is 20 percent off the regular price. Reservations can be made through the website, where other special holiday events are noted, such as Santa visits, caroling, and candlelight tours.

On Shelter Island, Leon 1909 has a special holiday menu designed for groups and a private dining room for intimate affairs. Some of the menu highlights are a red-wine-braised brisket that serves eight to 10 people with a horseradish creme fraiche, olive bread and butter, mashed potatoes, a kohlrabi and apple salad, roasted baby carrots, and lemon meringue tart. There are also a whole salt-baked striped bass for eight to 10, a whole roasted duck for four to six guests, roasted capon for four to six, and a Sylvester Manor holiday glazed ham for eight to 10. All entrees have similar accompaniments customized for each dish. Information and pricing is available through the website

This article has been amended from the print and previous online versions to correct the spelling of a name provided in a press release and to clarify that the gratuity is included in the price for the Almond Artists and Writers dinner.

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