St. Patrick's at Rowdy
Rowdy Hall will mark St. Patrick's Day Friday through Sunday with a bonus date of March 26 to coincide with the Montauk Friends of Erin parade.
In addition to $8 imperial (19-ounce) pints of Guinness at the bar, the East Hampton pub will offer a two-course prix fixe dinner for $35 and à la carte options for lunch.
The dinner consists of an entree and an appetizer or dessert. The appetizer is Irish potato soup with bacon and cheddar cheese. Corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, or fish and chips are the entree choices. Dessert is a chocolate Guinness cake.
Bar patrons can also pair their Guinness pints with a shot of West Cork Irish whiskey for $12.
The Cookery on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton reopened on Friday after a short winter break. The shop, which offers cakes, muffins, and other sweet treats as well as soups, sandwiches, and frittatas, is open for the time being on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Spring Beverage Fun
In addition to serving cocktails and wine, the people in charge of beverages at the North Fork Table and Inn in Southold like to teach what they practice with single or group wine tasting and cocktail making gatherings.
Rather than a set class, the inn allows guests to make their own class, choosing the participants -- from one to six people -- the theme, and time, with at least 48 hours' notice.
Wine classes are led by the sommelier Matt Murphy, a chemist who pivoted to wine, gaining his training in award-winning Italian restaurants. A Taste of the North Fork will give you a sample of the terroir using the best known wines in the area. Classic Italian will cover some classics and some less familiar regions. Unspoken Love of Chardonnay will offer another side of the familiar grape, with France's crisp and more mineral versions sampled along with California's big fruit-forward varieties and some sparklers. The classes include a cheese board chosen to suit the wines being sampled.
Jorge Paz leads the cocktail classes. After stints in New York City restaurants like Maison Pickle and Juri, he moved to the Wall Street Hotel and then to the North Fork last year. His classes are the same range in size and are focused on specific brands of popular spirits. There is Gin Classics with The Botanist, Whiskey Classics with Maker's Mark, and Tiki Classics with Mount Gay. A cheese board also comes with these classes.
All preset classes are $140 per person with custom classes starting at $150 per person. Inquiries and reservation requests can be directed to [email protected] or 631-765-0177.
Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton has a class coming up on March 30 on decoding wine labels, but participants won't just study labels, they'll also get tastes of half a dozen "world-class wines" as they do so. The class, which runs from 6 to 7 p.m., will cover the meaning of the information on labels -- some of it "critical to understanding what's in the bottle," according to the shop. The cost is $25, and as of Monday there were still six spots in the class, which can accommodate 12 people. Reservations can be made in the shop or on its website.