Those who have waited until the last minute for New Year's Eve plans may find solace in Amagansett at Wolffer Kitchen. The restaurant has planned a $100 four-course meal with an optional Wolffer wine pairing by Wolffer Estate Vineyard winemaker Roman Roth for an additional $50. Other beverages are also available a la carte.
The first course is a choice of Montauk tuna tartare or smoked burrata. Lobster pappardelle or Balsam Farms beet salad is course number two. The entree is Wolffer Wine braised short ribs or roasted Scottish salmon. Dessert is a flourless chocolate cake or salted caramel cheesecake. Vegetarian options are available as well.
Reservations begin at 5 and are available through Resy.
Happy Pizza Hour
Happy hour comes to some surprising places and Sag Pizza in Sag Harbor has a tempting one for thirsty and peckish patrons of its bar. From 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, there are small bites, known as cicchetti in Italy, such as provolone fritters, prosciutto arancini, penne fritto, and squash caponata crostini, offered for between $8 and $10. Specialty cocktails (a spicy paloma, Aperol spritz, and a Negroni finished off with prosecco), wine on tap, prosecco, and draft beer, are poured at wallet-friendly prices, from $6 to $12.
Wolffer Cider Sake
Harvest time at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack typically means grapes, but in recent years, it has also meant apples. The vineyard has added to its cider line by bringing New York State hand-picked apple juice and Ginjo-style sake yeast together in a slow and cold fermentation to create Oishii, its Japanese accented cider.
The apples in the mix are Idared, Granny Smith, Gold Rush, Pink Lady, Braeburn, Mutsu, and Jonagold. The cider should be served chilled or mixed into a negroni, martini, or other cocktails. It pairs well with sashimi, ramen, and other Japanese dishes, but also works with spicy Latin meals, and hard cheese.
A 375-milliliter bottle costs $11 and can be bought on site or shipped via UPS.
Sylvester Manor Online
Shelter Island's Sylvester Manor, which has its own farm stand in season, has opened an online farm store for the winter. Eggs and special "breakfast boxes" are available for purchase along with pork products such as spare ribs, center cut chops, bacon, chorizo, sweet Italian sausage, and more.
On Saturdays, the orders can be picked up on site from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or delivered to locations on Shelter Island (for a $15 fee) from 2 to 4 p.m. Orders must be placed before 8 p.m. on Thursday for that week. The online store can be accessed through the manor's website and the "shop" tab.
There is still time to participate in its winter egg share program as well, which starts on Jan. 6.
Montauk's Inlet Seafood is now closed for the winter and will reopen on Feb. 17 for Presidents Day weekend.