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News for Foodies 08.24.23

Mon, 08/21/2023 - 15:19
Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack will have a book signing to celebrate the publication of "Rose Revolution," which devotes a chapter to the winery.
Wolffer Estate Vineyard

Get to Know Carissa
Do you know the "bakery" in Carissa's Bakery, but not Carissa Waechter, one of the founders behind it? You can learn more about Ms. Waechter and her co-founder Lori Chemla at the at The Church in Sag Harbor on Friday, Sept. 1.

The two entrepreneurs will discuss the sourdough starter that began it all in Amagansett, the formulation of their salted soured pickled rye, and the bakery's support of regional farmers as well as their sustainable business practices. 

The talk begins at 6 p.m. and is $10 or free to members (with reservations required).

Say You Want a Revolution
Next Thursday, Wolffer Estate Vineyard will have a book signing featuring "Rosé Revolution," a book by Rasmus Emborg and Jens Honore revealing the history of rosé styles of wine. Through photos and prose they follow the wine through a once sagging reputation to its emergence as an undisputed star of the wine world. The book has a chapter on Wolffer and its role in popularizing rosé here and nationally.

Tickets to the signing, which are $50, include a glass of wine and light bites as well as a discussion with Roman Roth and Mr. Honore about the different rosés of the world. Participants will also receive a 50-percent discount on a signed copy of the book. The signing will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 and tickets are available on Tock.

White Mischief
EHP Resort and Marina's restaurant Si Si will hold an All White Extravaganza to say goodbye to summer on Sept. 3. The all-day affair with a dress-in-white theme can be reserved for the afternoon or evening with tables available from noon to 9 p.m. 

The restaurant is partnering with Teremana tequila and will have music from City of the Sun, Hector Romero, Chris Bachmann, Gr1fn, and a performance of the Samba Nova Dancers.

Reservations can be booked at

Chips and Bubbles
Sparkling Pointe winery will pair North Fork Potato Chips with its sparkling wine on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The flight of three wines and three different chip varieties is capped off with a lobster roll by Barrow Food House and a glass of its Topaz Imperial Rosé. Pearl Street Ossetra caviar can be added to the lobster roll for a supplement. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased on Resy.

Marilee's Heirloom Madness
Marilee's Farmstand is celebrating tomato season and its own prized heirlooms by selling homemade mozzarella from Villa Italian Specialties. The farm stand's hours are Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More Tomato Mania
Springs Brewery has a new beer celebrating the tomato, if not exactly using it in its creation. Called the Meat of the Tomato, it honors a saying of Clay Pigeon, a WFMU D.J., "meaning salt of the earth/really great," according to Lindsay Reichart, one of the brewery's founders. "It felt like a timely celebration of tomato season!" 

This weekend, you can find the beer (a pale ale made with Sagaponack malt grown at Foster Farm) at the Springs Farmers Market and at Sagaponack Distillery, which is having its own tomato celebration with heirloom tomato sandwiches, tomato martinis with Monte’s tomato juice, Bloody Marys, and more. 

Next Thursday, the brewery will be at the Beach Hut at East Hampton's Main Beach for a burger and beer night, with draft beer and other specials from 5 to 7 p.m. 


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