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News for Foodies 07.28.22

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 13:25
The Maidstone Hotel has a seafood forward menu including deluxe sushi rolls and platters, market specials, and international preparations.

New on the Rock
Leon 1909 is Shelter Island's latest boite, set to open in early August. On West Neck Road in Shelter Island Heights, the restaurant's owners, Robert and Valerie Mnuchin, and chef, Mason Lindahl, will present a Provencal-style menu. The eatery takes its name from Ms. Mnuchin's grandfather.

Expect countryside European dishes employing what is best of the season locally. There will be handmade pastas and grilled main courses, complemented with a wine list focused on the Old World.

Menu highlights include a scallop crudo with buttermilk, pepita, and lime; striped bass with spicy peperonata, Picholine olives, and lemon, and grilled ribeye with herbed crispy potatoes. Specialty beers and cocktails including non-alcoholic options will also be available.

The restaurant's main room is set around a wood-burning hearth with a summery interior featuring rattan and blue canvas upholstery. There is also a large outdoor area covered by a pergola. Once open, Leon will serve dinner Thursday through Monday.

Seafood at the Seashore
The Maidstone Hotel has shifted its menu's focus to seafood this summer, offering sushi and cooked fish with a twist.

The East Hampton restaurant's chef, Andrew Doran, will feature a Montauk catch of the day such as black sea bass, fluke, porgy, or cod along with other fish such as yellowfin and bluefin tuna, skipjack, and monkfish. One of the menu options will be a single fish prepared three different ways, using flavors from Italy, Peru, and Japan.

A wide variety of sushi, including platters, and creative rolls such as a California sunshine roll with fresh crab, cream cheese, avocado, and carrot, and a Maidstone mari roll with salmon, asparagus, carrot, and cucumber will also be menu highlights.

They'll Grill for You
For those with cash burning a hole in their pockets looking for a different kind of backyard barbecue, Sushi Noz will bring Takashi Anezaki of the restaurant Ryoriya-So in Japan to your house for a Japanese barbecue omakase meal.

The two-star Michelin chef will cook a 15-course menu on your grill with items such as salmon belly, king crab, and unagi, plus unique options like A5 Miyazaki Wagyu beef and seasonal fruits from Japan. There are dates open through September. The meals are designed for parties from four to 15 guests for a sit-down dinner. It is possible to request a meal for larger parties as well.

The price per person is $500 with an additional $2,300 for Mr. Anezaki to be there along with experienced servers. Since everything required for the experience is coming from New York City, there is a flat $1,000 fee for transportation to the East End.

Further inquires and reservations can be made by calling 917-338-1792 or emailing [email protected].

Beatnic at the Beach
The Montauk Beach House has partnered with the vegan eatery Beatnic on a menu that launched last week in the hotel's pool area. Air-baked chicky dippers and fries, kale Caesar salad, a guac burger, Buffalo cauli poppers, summer street corn, and small batch mac 'n' cheeze anchor the menu with an exclusive vegan lobster roll rounding out the options.

"There are surprisingly few vegan options in the Hamptons, so we are excited to bring some of our Beatnic fan favorites," said Catey Mark Meyers, the president of Beatnic.

For those who have yet to experience it, a vegan lobster roll uses hearts of palm to mimic the lobster meat. They are seasoned with lemon juice, celery, red onion, and mixed with a vegan remoulade, dill, and Old Bay seasoning. The mixture is served on a vegan pretzel bun.

The menu will be available daily through Labor Day.

Cocktails on the Go
Astro's in Amagansett has entered the cocktails-to-go arena with 32-ounce versions ready for the beach, pool, or bay. Designed to serve up to six people, they can be ready on arrival to grab and go with online ordering.

Priced at $75 each, the options are a Pineapple Express, a blend of Dos Hombres mezcal, pineapple, lime, cilantro, and Tajin salt; a Portofino with vodka, Ramazzotti Rosato, lemon basil syrup, and Topo Chico; a Margarita, and Watermelon Sugar, a blend of tequila, watermelon, and lime.

Online orders can be placed by visiting

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