The Backyard Restaurant at Sole East in Montauk is offering a new fall items on its menu. Diners can enjoy appetizer and entree options such as butternut squash soup, pickled beet and kale salad, apple and prosciutto flatbread, a charcuterie board, lamb ragu paccheri pasta, and grilled swordfish with a cauliflower puree.
These dishes are served by a warming fire in the dining room from Wednesday through Sunday. The restaurant is also open for lunch on weekends.
The restaurant will host a Halloween party on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. with free bar food, drink specials, and a D.J. Those dressed in costume will be entered to win a weekend stay in the hotel. Party admission is free.
In other restaurant news, Beacon in Sag Harbor served its last dinner of the season on Sunday. Gosman's in Montauk also closed for the season after the holiday weekend. The restaurant at the Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton is open for dinner on weekends this fall and has a happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Reservations are not required but can be made by phoning the hotel or by texting 301-717-6307.
And, in addition to a fall community supported agriculture program starting Oct. 20, Marilee's Farmstand in Sagaponack is now selling frozen wood-fired pies by Pizza Sin Nombre, based in Cutchogue. The stand is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cutchogue's Bedell Cellars will welcome Hamptons Raclette on Saturday for a fall pop-up party serving up melted, gooey cheese madness from noon to 4 p.m. The cheese will be served over a warm pretzel and potatoes. Each serving costs $16 to $18 depending on the cheese used. Music will be performed by Jeff LaBlanc.
At 4 that same day, the winery will celebrate the harvest with a sunset cocktail party pouring its new release of Musee from 2019. Passed appetizers will be provided by Fyr and Salt. Rich Olsen-Harbich, Bedell's winemaker, will discuss this year's harvest and the vineyard's winemaking philosophy, including the minimal use of agricultural chemicals, and fermenting their wines only with naturally occurring yeasts.
Tickets for the cocktail party and reservations for the raclette event are available on the Bedell website. Wine club members will receive a discount on tickets.
Golf and Celebrity Chef
On Oct. 24, Michael Symon will be the host of a barbecue dinner following a benefit golf outing for the Retreat. The restaurateur, television star, and author, will be on hand for the dinner and auction at Noyac Golf Club. Full information and tickets are available on the Retreat's website.
Sparkling Pointe Winery in Southold will have a local oyster showcase on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Raw oysters and prepared dishes will be supplied by Claudio's restaurant, First and South, Frisky Oyster, Fyr and Salt, North Fork Shack, and others. The oysters will include Fire Island Blues, Peconic Golds, Oysterponds, and Founders Oysters. A flight of six wines will be served with the oysters.
Tickets are $100; wine club members will pay $85. Advance ticket purchase is required on the website.