Stir the Pot
Guild Hall's "Stirring the Pot" series of interviews with culinary luminaries will continue this year in August. Hosted by Florence Fabricant, a food and wine writer for The New York Times, the series will go off campus again to interact live and on site of various food and beverage purveyors.
On Aug. 7, she will be at Roberta's restaurant in Montauk where she will interview Brandon Hoy, one of the co-owners, as a chef there prepares mozzarella. A family-style pizza tasting lunch will follow, including wine or beer. The cost for this event is $160 with a $200 ticket that provides prime seating and the Roberta's cookbook. Members prices are $144 or $180. A swag bag will be part of the event, which begins at 11 a.m.
Sagaponack Distillery will be the destination on Aug. 21 where the discussion will center on the Foster family, who owns the site, as well as their farm and the ingredients it produces to go into their spirits, how they are distilled, and cocktail recipes that bring out their best qualities. There will be a tasting of a variety of liquors, a free cocktail, and snacks served. This event will start at 4 p.m. and costs $125 and $100 for members. Attendees must be 21 and older.
The last talk in the series will take place on Aug. 28 with Eric Ripert. Mr. Ripert is the chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin, a much lauded French seafood restaurant in Manhattan. He is also a part-time resident of Sag Harbor. The talk will be presented in the Hayground School's Jeff's Kitchen in Bridgehampton. The discussion will focus on his cookbook "Vegetable Simple" and he will prepare his grandmother's ratatouille recipe, which will be sampled by the audience. The price is $150 and $125 for members. For a higher price, attendees will also receive the cookbook.
The Bell and Anchor restaurant in Noyac has begun outdoor dinner service on its new patio, and is accepting outdoor reservations one day in advance through the restaurant's phone line 631-725-3400, where indoor dining reservations can also be made. Menu items currently include pan-roasted local fish, a vegan no-pasta lasagna, a cured Berkshire pork chop, lobster garganelli, and surf and turf.
Summer means drinks on the water and two South Fork establishments have made such gatherings a little friendlier on the wallet.
Bostwick's on the Harbor in Springs has a summer happy hour on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the bar and lounge area. Cocktails such as a Bostwick's Breeze, Grapefruit Nirvana, Lily Pond Lemonade, Pearfect Mule, and margaritas are $10, draft beer is $5, glasses of select wine are $10, and well drinks are $8. A number of small plates and bar bites such as shrimp cocktail, tuna poke, clams on the half shell, fried calamari, Korean barbecue sliders, and lobster rolls are available as well.
At Southampton's Manna at Lobster Inn restaurant, happy hour happens Sunday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the bar or lounge area. Drinks specials include $8 house wine, $5 drafts, and $8 frozen margaritas. Snacks such as ceviche, edamame, baked clams, burgers, and a cod sandwich are offered with special pricing under $10, and oysters are 50 percent off. Manna is at 5 Inlet Road in the old Lobster Inn space.
Sunday Supper in Sag
Lil Birdie has opened up tickets for its Sunday Supper dinner series for July. The weekly events will offer a six-course tasing menu that changes from week to week. The dinner menus are left up to the discretion of the chefs and are offered at $75 a head with a 25 percent deposit required to reserve a spot. Guests are invited to bring their own beverages.
Requirements for the guests are a fun attitude, an arrival time five minutes before the reservation, complete dinner parties for seating, no seating of parties more than 10 minutes late, and sharing any allergies at [email protected] after purchasing a ticket. The dates for July are the 10th, 24th, and 31st.
The Springs Brewery will be at the Springs Farmers Market this week with Never Left, Wasn't Here, a new pale ale. The can will have artwork by Brianna Ashe. Lazy Lightning I.P.A., with Ms. Ashe's art as well, will return along with Catchfly Kolsch, with artwork by Emma Turner. Editioned prints of the can artwork by Ms. Ashe and some of her other prints will be available for purchase.