Baking for a Cause
The South Fork Bakery will offer a culinary competition where bakers from the East End match their wits and oven mitts to make the best bar cookie on Sunday at Scoville Hall in Amagansett.
The participating bakers, from Dorothy's Baking Company, Hen of the Woods, Jerri's Cakery and Confections, Loaves and Fishes, the Savory Fig, and Veg on Board, are being encouraged to "think outside the brownie," according to Shirley Ruch, South Fork Bakery's founder and program director.
Judges for the competition are Andrea H. Schiavoni, a family court judge; Kathleen King, the founder of Tate's Bake Shop, and Billy Baldwin, an entrepreneur who founded Cookie Island, a former New York City company. Attendees will also choose their favorite for a "people's choice award."
The competition will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets are $75 and benefit the bakery, a nonprofit employing disabled adults. They can be purchased on the website or by calling 631-725-7166. Children under 12 can attend for free.
Cinco de Mayo
On Friday, Coche Comedor in Amagansett will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a la carte specials from 5 to 9 p.m.
Ceviche de pulpo with prickly pear, avocado, onions, jicama, and pickled chilies is the special appetizer, followed by roasted suckling pig with grilled ramps, mole, and hand-pressed tortillas. Rice pudding with mango and a crumble is for dessert.
Bridgehampton Inn's chef Alejandro Osorio, who was born and raised in Oaxaca, has assembled a fixed menu of fresh takes on traditional dishes for Friday night.
Pozole and tostadas are the first course, followed by zucchini blossoms, and then a sea scallop ceviche. The main event is halibut with mole followed by bunuelos with dulce de leche. The menu is $110 per person with optional sides for $18 each. They are guacamole, pico de gallo, esquites, shrimp cocktail, and chorizo.
Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 631-537-3660 or through Open Table.
An Event With Benefits
John Jermain Memorial Library will be the beneficiary of a special event at Baron's Cove restaurant in Sag Harbor on May 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. Hillary Davis and Stacy Dermont will speak about their cookbook "The Hamptons Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes Pairing Land and Sea" and offer samples of some of the recipes. Someone from the East End Food Institute will also speak about its programs with local farmers. There will be tastings of Sag Harbor Honey and appetizers like Pat LaFrieda sliders, chicken meatballs, and shrimp cocktail. The tickets also include one alcoholic beverage, soft drinks, and a dessert bar with coffee service. Herbs, food-related items, and the cookbook will be for sale or auctioned.
The $125 ticket will support the library's equipment and programs. An early-bird rate of $100 will be in effect until Sunday and tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
Bostwicks on the Harbor opens for the season on Thursday with Damian O'Donnell returning as chef.
Street Food on the Green, a new restaurant on the plaza in Montauk, has opened. Part of the Montauk Street Food and Seaside House Bar family, its spring hours are Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Also in Montauk, Hooked on South Etna has opened for the season. The menu is focused on locally sourced seafood, burgers, ribs, chicken, and salads to go or to eat at their picnic tables.
And Round Swamp Farm's three locations, in East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Montauk, will reopen Thursday for the season.
Sun Rises on Sunset
Sunset Harbor in Springs will open for the season on Wednesday with a redesigned Japanese restaurant at EHP Resort and Marina. Reservations are open on the resort's website and 631-810-9021. The restaurant will be open from Wednesdays through Sundays beginning at 5 p.m.
The menu offers typical Japanese fare like sushi, sashimi, hand rolls, Wagyu and Kobe beef, and dumplings. There are also creative appetizers, main courses, and luxury sushi roll options along with a family-style omikase menu of $155 per person.
The EHP Hospitality Group's Southampton outpost, Enchante will premiere Friday in the old Red Bar space in the village. The theme is "modern French-inspired bistro" and reservations can be made on the new restaurant's website.
Marram, a beachfront Montauk resort, is open for the season. While its restaurant will open later this month, it is offering wellness weekends and retreats through the spring. A beachfront bootcamp by Aarmy will be accompanied by meals by Daily Dose to address health and nutrition goals and concerns and a farm-to-table dinner by Tricia Williams, a chef and nutritionist. There is also a journaling retreat -- Pen, Paper and Ocean -- with AllSwell and Laura Rubin that will include yoga and meditation.
The weekends include two-night stays. The bootcamp will be led next weekend by Sophia Nichole. The journaling retreat will take place June 2 to June 4. Reservations can be made on Marram's website.