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News for Foodies 03.02.23

Mon, 02/27/2023 - 12:55
Sliders and tastes of favorite South Fork chefs will be featured in the annual Love Bites benefit for Katy's Courage this weekend.

Bites of Courage
The Katy's Courage annual Love Bites benefit will return to the Clubhouse in East Hampton on Saturday. This year's event honors Christina and Rudy DeSanti of Dreesen's Catering.

In addition to unlimited tastings from more than 20 chefs, there will be beer, wine, and specialty drinks on offer, plus music by D.J. Michael of East End Entertainment, a silent auction, and the event's annual golfing raffle with participating clubs such as Shinnecock, Maidstone, and the Bridge included for threesomes or foursomes, with some offering lunch and drinks afterward. 

Returning and new food purveyors such as the Clubhouse itself, Almond, Peter Ambrose, Golden Pear, Art of Eating, Jerri's Cakes, Dreesen's Donuts, Bell and Anchor, Elegant Affair, Grace and Grits, Maverick, Sen, Union Burger Bar, Sushi, and Steak, and more will provide tastings of their signature dishes.

The organization was named after Katy Stewart, who died of pediatric liver cancer, and supports education, children's bereavement initiatives, and pediatric cancer research.

The event takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $100 for one ticket and $150 for two. Tickets can be purchased at or through Venmo @KatysCourage.

Vodka and Sushi
On March 12, Sen Restaurant in Sag Harbor will feature Origen Vodka in a tasting menu of six-courses, each paired with a different cocktail.

Origen bills itself as the "world's first superfood spirit" and is infused with a blend of elderberry, artichoke, muscadine grape, and green tea. It has a coral pink hue from the ingredients.

The dinner, which costs $85 not including tax and tip, will consist of grilled artichokes with a yuzu remoulade; pickled arctic char with a wasabi apple broth; mini donburi with Long Island kelp, wheat berries, and a fried quail egg; a naruto roll of tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado, and red crab; Accabonac Farm short rib with a wasabi celery root and parsnip puree, and a fennel salad with citrus dressing, and jelly noodles with Origen Vodka macerated fruit and sorbet. The cocktails will be mixed with additions like sake, elderflower tonic, sherry, orange bitters, lychee, mezcal, chili oil, fizzy and other exotic ingredients ending with a stinging nettle tea with an Origen "corpse reviver" shot.

The dinner starts at 6 p.m. Reservations are essential and can be made by calling 631-725-1774 or emailing [email protected]. The vodka can be found at local spirits shops such as Sag Harbor Liquor, Wines by Morrell in East Hampton, Churchill's in Bridgehampton, and Amagansett Wine and Spirits.

Inlet Refreshed
Inlet Seafood has announced that it is under new management this season, while familiar names and faces remain.

Jun Lin, the sushi chef, and Lawrence Wallace, the restaurant's executive chef, are still in the kitchen as they have been for more than a decade. Amanda Jones is now director of operations, after her appointment last fall. A member of one of the six families that own Inlet jointly and supply the fish to the restaurant through their boats, she named Linda Wiegardt to general manager soon after her appointment. Ms. Wiegardt is a Montauk native and had been a senior staff member on the property. 

There are new cocktails, a redesigned sushi bar, and improvements throughout the space, while the same unpretentious integrity the restaurant is known for has been maintained.

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