Witch Crafting Again
In another true sign of summer's arrival, the Ditch Witch food truck, which parks itself at Montauk's Ditch Plain Beach, will open for the season Friday at 8 a.m. serving up breakfast, sandwiches, salads, quesadillas, wraps, and more.
Balsam Farm Stand in Amagansett is also now open for the season.
Duryea's Orient Point opens Thursday for the summer. Its hours will be Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 9 p.m., and until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The waterfront restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining and a menu that will be familiar to those who have visited the Montauk mothership. Seafood and Mediterranean dishes are the focus with selections like lobster Cobb salad, lobster roll, tuna tartare, Greek-style spreads, octopus, falafel gyro, and local black bass. The drinks menu features beer, wine, and several specialty cocktail pitchers.
Its beach club will open on June 25 for weekends from noon to 8 p.m. and offers D.J.s, daytime beach lounging, and a casual menu borrowing from the restaurant and adding some beach-inspired options.
Reservations are being accepted on the Resy app this year for both the restaurant and beach club.
Jason Weiner, the executive chef and co-owner of Almond Restaurant, will be a featured chef in this year's Outstanding in the Field event at Foster Farm in Sagaponack. He will showcase the farm's potatoes and other vegetables, and there will be tastings of the family’s Sagaponack Farm Distilleries vodka.
Mr. Weiner's meal will be served Sept 5. A dinner created by Whitney Ellis will be served on Sept. 4. Tickets for the dinners are $425 each and available on the Outstanding in the Field website. They tend to sell out early.
Open in the Back
The Backyard restaurant at Montauk's Sole East resort has reopened for the summer. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, it has menu options such as clam chowder, tuna tartare, Greek salad, roasted chicken with polenta, and cavatelli pasta with lobster meat, jumbo shrimp, and tomato ragu. Its grilled choices include steak and a variety of fish with a selection of side dishes: creamy polenta, grilled asparagus, broccoli rabe, or truffle fries.
The bar has signature cocktails such as the Hot-Tauk with Tanteo tequila, jalapeno, lime and watermelon; the Montauk Melon with Ketel One vodka, basil, fresh lemon, watermelon, and a black lava salt and sugar rim, and the Paloma with Herradura, grapefruit juice, lime, Campari, and club soda. Live music returns on Memorial Day weekend.
Wolffer's Summer Kickoff
Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack will keep the red, white, and rose flowing this Memorial Day, with a special deal at the winery or online. Through May 30, it is offering 15 percent off any 12 bottles and 20 percent off any 24 bottles.
The wine stand will reopen next Thursday for full service of its food and drinks. Music returns as well with Lynn Blue Band starting things off on Friday, May 27. Yoga classes are held at the wine stand vineyard on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The vineyard offers tours and tastings by reservation.
In Amagansett, Wolffer Kitchen will be open seven days beginning Memorial Day weekend. The menu features pizzettas along with roasted meats and fish from the wood-fired oven. Brunch is served on the weekends and happy hour is every night from 5 to 6 p.m.
Claudio's Gets Wet
Claudio’s and AFLOAT USA magazine will present Aquaverse: An Aquaculture, Boating, and Seafood Showcase on Saturday from noon to 5:30 p.m.
Fresh seafood and a luxury boat show will be the centerpieces of the day, along with water toy demonstrations and educational events. It will take place at Claudio's in Greenport and in the surrounding harbor.
V.I.P. tickets include a private yacht charter to and from the event, restaurant reservations, a bottle of wine, and a hospitality lounge. General admission is free.
Manna Seafood Blockchain will offer talks on local oyster farming, seafood production, and aquaculture's future. A full schedule is at aquaverseusa.com.