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News for Foodies 07.27.23

Mon, 07/24/2023 - 13:26
A scene from a previous At the Common Table at Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, featuring some of that evening's chefs.
Laura Donnelly

Music at the Greek
Calissa Sounds has returned to the Water Mill restaurant with highlights such as Ashanti and Fat Joe on Thursday, Gorgon City next Thursday, and Wyclef Jean on Aug. 17. D.J. Samantha Ronson will spin on Aug. 24 and Sigala ends the summer on Aug. 31. On Aug. 6, a Sunday, Cristo and Rafael will play the music of the Gipsy Kings. D.J.s will also be in the lounge and on the terrace on Friday and Saturday nights.

The performances have a charitable component. According to the restaurant, last year's series raised more than $10,000 for Southampton Volunteer Ambulance, Southampton STARR Aqua Center, and the Headstrong Foundation. This year's beneficiary is the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance.

The music begins at 10 p.m. and tickets and reservations are required. A full schedule can be found on the restaurant's website.

The Common Table
Tickets for the Peconic Land Trust's At the Common Table dinner at Quail Hill are now on sale. The event will happen on Aug. 22 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The rain date is Aug. 23.

The dinner is set on the Amagansett farm with a long communal table with food from Colin Ambrose of Estia's Little Kitchen, Peter Ambrose of Events by Peter Ambrose, Justin Finney from Highway Restaurant, the private chef Jack Formica, Joe Realmuto of Nick and Toni's, Cheryl Stair from Art of Eating, Carolyn Stec of Sen, and Jason Weiner and Andrew Mahoney of Almond. Channing Daughters will provide special wine selections for the evening.

Tickets for the dinner are $400 per person and are limited. A cocktail hour ticket is also available for $150 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The cocktail ticket includes wine, beer, and a selection of appetizers. Proceeds will benefit Quail Hill Farm. Peconic Land Trust is also looking for sponsorships of the event.

Sharing the Harvest
Speaking of farm field celebrations, the Share the Harvest Farm's annual Summer Festival in the Field, featuring music from Conga Cartel, will take place on Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The East Hampton farm's event features small plates from some of its familiar local prepared-food purveyors like Aki's Kitchen, the Lettuce Lady, and East End Cowboy. Terry's Wood Fired Pizza will also be on site, as well as roasted Balsam Farms corn, Share the Harvest Farm side dishes, barbecue tidbits, and other treats of local origin.

Wolffer Estate Vineyards and Channing Daughters Winery will join Springs Brewery in providing beverage selections. Dessert is courtesy of SweetHampton Cakery, Sand Bars Ice Cream Sandwiches, Springs Salt, and others.

Tickets are $200, $100 for children under 12, and can be purchased on the farm's website.

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