March Into Savings
The 1770 House has announced a month of specials at its East Hampton restaurant and tavern. The tavern menu will be discounted 17.70 percent on Thursdays through March and there is a $59 two-course prix-fixe menu available both upstairs and downstairs.
The tavern menu features a la carte casual options like pizza, burgers, salads, soup, seafood, and meatloaf.
The prix fixe is focused on the restaurant's fine dining menu with first-course selections such as spicy Montauk fluke tartare, Japanese yellowtail sashimi, winter salad, shaved brussels sprouts and roasted squash with pear and blue cheese, beets and orange salad with arugula, carrot and coconut soup, plus seared Hudson Valley foie gras for an extra $8.
Main courses are Scottish salmon with chanterelles, Montauk sea scallops, roasted chicken with risotto, Berkshire pork tenderloin with roasted brussels sprouts, tagliatelle with lamb meatballs, and a prime filet mignon with green peppercorn-brandy sauce and home fries. A grass-fed angus New York strip steak frites is available for an extra $12.
Salty and Sweet
Tate's Bake Shop's latest cookie variety is salted caramel chocolate chip. The cookie has a caramel twist with chocolate chips sprinkled in, which amplifies the buttery taste of Tate's traditional cookie dough. The flavor is a limited edition and can be purchased on the Tate's website or through Amazon and retail stores across the country. The cookies are also certified kosher.
An Arty Party
Almond's March Artists and Writers dinner in Bridgehampton on Monday will feature a presentation by the artist couple George Negroponte and Virva Hinnemo. The restaurant will serve a three-course family style meal with either one glass of wine or draft beer for $59 plus tip. The dinner starts at 7, and reservations are essential through 631-537-5665.
The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill has chosen Elegant Affairs to run its cafe, which also has a new mural designed by Almond Zigmund.
The Elegant Affairs' Cafe at the Museum gives space and attention to local vendors and producers such as Blue Duck Bakery and Cafe, the Hampton Grocer, Mecox Dairy Farm, Sag Harbor Honey, Southfork Bakery, Southampton Cheese Shoppe, Springs Fireplace hot sauces, Channing Daughters Winery, Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Kidd Squid Brewery, Springs Brewery, and Westhampton Brewery.
There will be sandwiches and snack packs from the cheese shop, baked goods, coffee, beverages, and snacks from Sand Bars Handcrafted and North Fork Potato Chips. Entry to the cafe does not require museum admission, but museum members receive a 10-percent discount.
Ms. Zigmund's mural "Gridded Commune" from this year is site-specific and intended to welcome visitors to the cafe, suggesting it as a place of "conviviality and lively exchange," according to the museum. The composition is a "spatial field of dynamic patterns and vibrant color blocks that asserts itself in the space. The large figures, positioned in dialogue with one another, are set against a grey grid — echoing the museum's iconic architecture."